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October 16, 2018

US service member killed in fighter crash in Ukraine

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- A U.S. military service member was killed in the crash of a Ukrainian Air Force fighter jet in Ukraine on Tuesday. A Ukrainian Air Force pilot was also killed during what the Ukrainian Defense Ministry called "a training and combat flight." The Ukrainian Defense Ministry confirmed in a statement that an SU-27 fighter jet had crashed Tuesday afternoon "in the area of Ulanov, between the settlements of Berdychiv and Khmilnyk." According to an English translation of..
October 16, 2018

US military says 60 militants killed in Somalia airstrike

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- A U.S. military airstrike in central Somalia this weekend killed 60 Al Shabab fighters, the largest airstrike targeting the al-Qaeda affiliated terror group in more than a year, officials said Tuesday. U.S. Africa Command said in a statement that the strike occurred on October 12 near Harardere, a town 250 miles north of Mogadishu. “We currently assess this airstrike killed approximately sixty (60) terrorists,” said the statement. “This precision airstrike was th..
October 16, 2018

Dutch museum invites world to watch Rembrandt restoration

Rijksmuseum(AMSTERDAM) -- The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam announced plans Tuesday to give the public the chance to see the restoration of a Rembrandt painting next year in a process that will be livestreamed to people around the world. “The Night Watch,” commissioned in 1642 by members of Amsterdam’s civic guard, is Rembrandt’s only painting of a militia group. It will undergo research and restoration process that could take years beginning in July 2019, and people will be able to watch both online..
October 16, 2018

Russian church breaks away from wider Orthodox community in seismic rift over Ukraine

NIKOLAY PETROV/AFP/Getty Images(MINSK, Belarus) -- Officials from the Russian Orthodox Church have announced that the church is severing relations with the Patriarchate of Constantinople, in what is being seen as one of the biggest schisms in Orthodox Christianity in almost a thousand years. At a synod in Belarus on Monday, Russian Orthodox Church leaders said the church was cutting ties with the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, the seat of the global spiritual leader for 300 million O..