The Latest: Investigators try to retrieve ship data recorderJACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) ? The latest on a U.S.-based cargo ship that sank in the Atlantic and the search for crew members. All times local:
17th century 'selfies' show at Dutch museum the Mauritshuis
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) ? These days, anybody with a smartphone can snap a selfie in a split second. Back in the Dutch Golden Age, they were called self-portraits and were the preserve of highly trained artists who thought long and hard about every aspect of the painting.
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Russian warships launched rockets on IS in Syria, minister tells PutinMOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told President Vladimir Putin during a televised meeting on Wednesday that four Russian warships in the Caspian Sea had launched 26 rockets at Islamic State in Syria. Putin replied that it was too early to talk about the results of Russia's operations in Syria and ordered Shoigu to continue cooperation with the United States, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Iraq on Syria. (Reporting by Alexander Winning, Andrei Kuzmin and Maxim Rodionov; Editing by Alison Williams)
Greek police say break migrant smuggler ring, arrest 12 people
Officers arrested 12 people from Pakistan, Egypt, Iraq and Syria in raids on apartments and other locations across Athens early on Sunday and confiscated hundreds of fake identity cards, passports and other documents, the force said. The smugglers were divided into six units which helped migrants travel from Turkey via the Greek island of Kos on to Macedonia and Italy on planes, buses and trains, the statement said. Police attached an organisation chart of at least 30 suspects, plus an unknown number of associates in Turkey, drawn up after what they called one of their biggest operations against people smugglers.
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Palestinian shot after stabbing Israeli in Jerusalem
JERUSALEM (AP) ? A Palestinian woman stabbed an Israeli man who then shot and wounded her in Jerusalem's Old City on Wednesday after Israel lifted some of the tight security measures imposed following a series of deadly Palestinian attacks, police said.
London Film Festival puts focus on women, onscreen and off
LONDON (AP) ? The London Film Festival opens Wednesday with "Suffragette," the story of British women who fought for the right to vote ? a milestone on a journey to equality that many believe is still unfinished.
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MSF demands international probe into deadly Kunduz air strike
Medical charity MSF Wednesday demanded an international probe into a deadly US air strike on an Afghan hospital, after reports said NATO's top regional commander thought American forces broke their own rules of engagement. Three separate investigations -- by the US military, NATO and Afghan officials -- are currently under way into Saturday's catastrophic strike in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz. "We cannot rely on an internal military investigation," Doctors Without Borders (MSF) chief Joanne Liu told reporters in Geneva, insisting that an "international humanitarian fact-finding commission" should probe the bombing.