Sunday, November 19, 2017
News Roundup

Suicide bombers attack Red Cross compound in Afghanistan

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Kabul, Afghanistan

Suicide bombers attack offices of Red Cross

In a shock to humanitarian aid workers, suicide bombers in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday assaulted the offices of the International Committee of the Red Cross, an organization that has worked in the country more than 30 years without a concerted attack and has received praise from all sides. All seven Western employees were evacuated; only one was injured. One guard was killed, and three attackers died in the assault.

Moscow

Dissident abruptly leaves Russia

Sergei Guriev, a prominent economist who has openly supported opposition figures, has resigned from several posts and abruptly left Russia under mounting pressure from investigators. He has been questioned repeatedly in a case that stems from a report he co-wrote that harshly criticized the treatment of an imprisoned oil tycoon and onetime political rival to President Vladimir Putin.

Topeka, Kan.

'Cold Blood' DNA tests inconclusive

DNA testing so far has been inconclusive on whether two men executed in Kansas for the 1959 killings that inspired the book In Cold Blood can also be linked to the unsolved slayings of a family weeks later in Osprey, south of Sarasota, a senior investigator said Wednesday. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation will continue testing material collected from the remains of convicted murderers Richard Hickock and Perry Smith.

Elsewhere

Rhode Island: Gov. Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island, the only independent governor in the nation, plans to switch to the Democratic Party as he faces a tough re-election fight next year.

Mexico: Hurricane Barbara made landfall on a sparsely populated stretch of Mexico's southern Pacific coast Wednesday in the second-earliest landfall since 1966, then quickly lost strength.

Paris: Police on Wednesday arrested a 21-year-old man described as a recent convert to Islam who they said confessed to stabbing a French soldier Saturday.

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