The ancient city of Palmyra, in March 2014 (Photo: Getty Images)
The ancient city of Palmyra, in March 2014 (Photo: Getty Images)


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22 killed in hospital bombing in Afghanistan 

Airstrikes on a hospital run by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Kunduz, Afghanistan killed 22 people including MSF staff and patients, injuring up to 40 others. Barack Obama has pledged a full investigation into the bombing, which is thought to have been carried out by US-led Nato forces intending to target militants. MSF's general director called the incident a "war crime".
The Guardian

Isis blows up Palmyra arch 

Isis have destroyed the 2,000 year old Arch of Triumph in the ancient city of Palmyra, Syria. Syria’s chief of antiquities called the bombing, which took place on Sunday, "a crime in every sense of the word,” calling for the urgent liberation of Palmyra. Isis have destroyed several structures at the Unesco World Heritage site, as they believe that preserving ancient artefacts and monuments counts as idolatry.
The Guardian

Peston leaving BBC for ITV

The BBC's economics editor Robert Peston is to leave his job to become the political editor at ITV, and to host a new Sunday morning talk show, despite BBC counter-offers of more presenting roles including Newsnight.
The Guardian

British mother killed in Oregon shooting

A British woman who was studying at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon has been named as a victim of the mass shooting at the college last Thursday, in which nine people were killed. Kim Dietz was studying as a mature student at the same college as her 18-year-old daughter, who was unharmed. 
The Independent

American Apparel files for bankruptcy protection

American Apparel has filed for bankruptcy protection, reducing its debts by agreeing a restructuring deal with lenders. The company is known for controversial adverts, and allegations that its founder Dov Charney sexually harassed female staff.
The Guardian


The ancient city of Palmyra, in March 2014 (Photo: Getty Images)
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