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American university attack hits at heart of Afghan liberal learning 8:02pm EDT

KABUL/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - With its spacious, leafy campus, foreign professors and English-language MBAs, the American University in Kabul offers young Afghan students the kind of Western-style education unimaginable for most of their peers.  Full Article

U.S. Navy ship fires warning shots at Iranian vessel 5:46pm EDT 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy ship fired warning shots toward an Iranian fast-attack craft that approached two U.S. ships, a Pentagon spokesman said on Thursday, in the most serious of a number of incidents in the Gulf area this week.  Full Article  

Turkey fires on U.S.-backed Kurdish militia in Syria offensive 4:33pm EDT 

KARKAMIS, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkish troops fired on U.S.-backed Kurdish militia fighters in northern Syria on Thursday, highlighting the complications of an incursion meant to secure the border region against both Islamic State and Kurdish advances.  Full Article