Syria war: Russian ‘friendly fire’ kills Turkish soldiers

President Vladimir Putin has sent condolences after a Russian air strike accidentally killed three Turkish soldiers in northern Syria. The strike hit a building near the town of al-Bab, believing it to contain Islamic State (IS) fighters rather than Turkish troops, Turkey’s military said. Eleven others were wounded in the so-called friendly fire incident. They were supporting Syrian rebels who are locked in a fierce battle to try to capture al-Bab from IS fighters. Russia and Turkey, who back opposing sides in the Syrian war, have been jointly conducting air…

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US election: ‘Cruel’ Trump claim annoys dead soldier’s family

Republican Donald Trump has been criticised by the family of a dead US soldier after saying as president he would have kept him alive. “Had I been president, Captain Khan would be alive today. We wouldn’t have been in this horrible, horrible mistake, the war in Iraq,” he said. The soldier’s father, Khizr Khan, said it was a “cruel” remark. He is campaigning for Hillary Clinton, who is making her first appearance with First Lady Michelle Obama. The two shared a stage at Winston-Salem in North Carolina. Introducing Mrs Obama,…

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Bodies of two soldiers killed at Uri to arrive in Kolkata tonight

A village in Jagatballavpur area of West Bengal’s Howrah district and another one in remote Sagar islands of Sunderbans archipelago have been waiting since Sunday for the mortal remains of two of the 17 martyred in the Uri attack in Kashmir. A spokesperson of Ministry of Defence told The Hindu that the special aircraft carrying the bodies of Sepoy Gangadhar Dalui of Jamuna Balia village in Howrah and Sepoy Biswajit Ghorai from Sagar island will arrive at 2000 hrs at the Kolkata Airport in a special Indian Air Force (IAF)…

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