US Govt to Pay Families of 10 Civilians Killed By Drone Strike in Afghanistan

The US government has agreed to pay financial compensations to the families of 10 civilians killed by drones in Afghanistan. In a virtual meeting of key Department of Defense officials, the government said the reparation may include relocating the families to the United States. The government said seven children also lost their lives in the botched August 29 drone strike.
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Stephen D. McLeod, MD, selected as next CEO of American Academy of Ophthalmology

Longtime clinician, researcher and head of the Ophthalmology Department at UCSF will succeed David W. Parke II, MD, at Academy helm. The American Academy of Ophthalmology board of trustees recently announced the selection of Stephen D. McLeod, MD, as the Academy’s next chief executive officer. McLeod, 57, currently is the...
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RELIGJON: De grifformearde tsjerke yn Amearika beweecht nei herstrukturearring, bereidt him op foar fertrek

(RNS) — The Reformed Church in America’s 214th General Synod, taking place in Tucson, Arizona, voted Saturday (Oct. 16) to appoint a team to develop a restructuring plan for the nearly 400-year old denomination as it divides over LGBTQ ordination and same-sex marriage. Convention also approved regulations to allow churches to keep their buildings and assets if they leave the RCA.
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US vows to pay relatives of Afghans killed in drone strike

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Defense Department said that it is committed to offering condolence payments to relatives of the 10 people who were killed in an errant U.S. drone strike in Kabul, Afghanistan, in August. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said in a statement Friday that the Defense Department was...

CRYPTO CURRENCY NEWS: Bitcoin korrizjeart winst en Ethereum stabyl. Altcoins Op syk nei rjochting

Bitcoin corrects gains near USD 54,000. Ethereum is stable above USD 3,500, XRP slips below USD 1.08. SHIB surged 48%, and FTM is up over 30%. Bitcoin price extended its upward move above the USD 55,000 level before correcting lower. BTC is currently (13: 08 UTC) trading near USD 54,000, but it might remain relatively stable unless there is a break below USD 53,200.

AFRIKA NIJS: Kenia: Harkje nei ynheemse minsken op behâld, seit NGO Leader

The leader of a non-governmental organisation stated that Indigenous and local communities should have the opportunity to discuss their conservation, social, and economic issues. World Wide Fund for Nature Kenya CEO Mohammed Awer said conservation strategies developed in partnership with communities and indigenous peoples could help reduce any negative social...

US to offer ‘condolence payments’ to kins of 10 Afghan civilians killed in drone strike

The Pentagon said Friday that the U.S. would issue “condolence payments” to relatives of 10 Afghan civilians, including seven children, killed in an August drone strike—an attack military officials had initially defended as a “righteous strike” targeting an explosive-laden vehicle destined for militants and later admitted to being a “horrible tragedy” that claimed innocent lives.