US says it thought it was targeting ISIS; 83 reported killed

US says it thought it was targeting ISIS; 83 reported killed

Hours after a coalition airstrike killed Syrian ground forces, the US relayed its regret through Russia for the “unintentional loss of life,” a senior administration official told CNN. Russia, a strong ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, had notified the US military it was striking Syrian troops and not ISIS in eastern Syria. Another US official said the Pentagon trusted the Russian who placed the call informing them of the incorrect target and had little doubt something went wrong. [Original story, published at 6:47 p.m. ET] As a delicate ceasefire…

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Paralympics: 'Star Wars' actor's son wins gold

Paralympics: 'Star Wars' actor's son wins gold

Scroll down for Friday’s highlights. Brazil’s golden girl of athletics, Terezinha Guilhermina, ended her Rio 2016 roller coaster ride with third place in the T11 400-meter final. The 37-year-old qualified for the 100m and 200m finals earlier in the competition but was disqualified in both, recording a false start and also being illegally pulled by her guide. A silver medal in the T11-13 4x100m final softened the blow, and a bronze in her last appearance at her home Games ensured she finished on a high note. Guilhermina started the race…

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Transgender Briton is UK's first female combat soldier: report (AFP)

Transgender Briton is UK's first female combat soldier: report (AFP)

AFPon September 17, 2016, 10:04 pm Transgender Briton is UK’s first female combat soldier: report London (AFP) – A transgender soldier is set to become Britain’s first female to serve on the frontline, The Sun newspaper reported Saturday. Chloe Allen, who joined the army four years ago as Ben, told the tabloid it was “a great honour to make history”. The defence ministry in July announced a lifting of the ban on women serving in combat roles. The decision, which is being gradually implemented over three years, comes after the…

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Tears as Megan Gale recalls weight woe (The West Australian)

Tears as Megan Gale recalls weight woe (The West Australian)

AAA –The West Australianon September 17, 2016, 9:00 am Megan Gale breaks down in her first episode as the new judge on Foxtel’s Australia’s Next Top Model. The WA supermodel bursts into tears while judging the new contestants in the episode, which airs on Fox8 on Tuesday at 5.30pm. New Australia’s Next Top Model judge Megan Gale. Picture: Iain Gillespie/The West AustralianOne of the contestants is a wider shape than the typical model body, which made Gale bring up her tough time trying to break into the fashion industry. “I…

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‘I’m out too’: Nalder quits Cabinet

‘I’m out too’: Nalder quits Cabinet

DEAN Nalder has blindsided Premier Colin Barnett, tonight quitting Cabinet. His shock move follows the resignation of Liberal colleague Tony Simpson earlier today. And his scathing words will slice fresh wounds into the struggling Liberal-National Government, just six months out from the state election. Mr Nalder told The Sunday Times he had grown increasingly frustrated at the “erratic and illogical” decisions of the WA Premier. “Colin is making irrational decisions without consultation with respect to ministers or Cabinet,” he said. — Full interview, more revelations and analysis in tomorrow’s The…

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