US troops killed in Afghan ‘insider attack’

US troops killed in Afghan ‘insider attack’

  (BBC) Two US soldiers in Afghanistan have been shot dead in a so-called insider attack, US and Afghan sources say. A number of Afghan troops also died in the shooting at a remote military base in Wardak province, not far from Kabul. The US military called the attack a “betrayal”. The killer – a […]

Modest quake shakes wide area of S. California

Modest quake shakes wide area of S. California

(Reuters) – A flurry of three earthquakes measured at magnitudes of 4.6 and 4.7 rattled Southern California desert within moments of each other on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The quakes, which struck shortly before 10 a.m. local time about 22 miles south of the resort community of Palm Springs, were initially recorded as […]

Military plane crashes in eastern Washington state

Military plane crashes in eastern Washington state

(Reuters) – A military plane assigned to the Naval Air Station on Whidbey Island crashed in Washington state on Monday morning, base spokesman Mike Welding said. The plane went down sometime before 8:45 a.m. local time in Lincoln County in eastern Washington state, but specific details such as what caused the crash or the number […]

Honour for Palestinian convict angers Israel

Honour for Palestinian convict angers Israel

(Aljazeera) Israel has strongly criticised a French town after it granted honourary citizenship to a Palestinian convicted in the killing of an Israeli government minister. Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor on Monday called the honouring “humanly outrageous to honour a convicted murderer, no political view can justify it.” The Paris suburb of Bezons last month honoured Majdi […]