INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A wave of severe storms produced at least a dozen tornadoes in Indiana and Ohio, damaging homes and businesses but causing no serious injuries, authorities said Thursday, as crews worked to restore power and remove fallen trees.
By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Russia has agreed to a 48-hour humanitarian ceasefire in the divided Syrian city of Aleppo to allow aid deliveries, but security guarantees are awaited from other parties on the ground, U.N. officials said on Thursday. The United Nations has been pushing for a weekly 48-hour pause in fighting in Aleppo to alleviate suffering for some 2 million people, with major powers backing opposing sides in Syria's five-year-old civil war. "We have...agreement now from the Russian Federation for the 48-hour pause, we're waiting (for) it from the other actors on the ground.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday that Moscow was extremely concerned by the fighting between Syrian Kurdish and government forces in the northeastern city of Hasaka. She also said that the fighting was playing right into the hands of "terrorists and those who would like to ultimately destroy Syria". (Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin and Dmitry Solovyov)