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A double-loaded mortar tube was the source of the explosion that killed seven Marines and wounded eight other troops during a nighttime, live-fire training exercise last March in Nevada, a report says.
A last-minute U.N. invitation for Iran to join this week's Syria peace talks threw the long-awaited Geneva conference into doubt Monday, forcing U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon to rescind his offer under intense U.S. pressure.
Nine Taliban fighters and one member of the NATO-led international force were killed Monday when insurgents attacked an army base in southern Afghanistan, officials said. Their fighters had evaded security by wearing ISAF uniforms, according to an insurgent spokesman.