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WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan recommended on Tuesday that President Barack Obama revise his plan and keep more than 1,000 U.S. troops in the country beyond 2016, just days after a deadly U.S. airstrike "mistakenly" hit a hospital during fierce fighting in the north.
Romania coach Lynn Howells ordered his team to "pull your socks up" at half-time and the East Europeans pulled off the biggest comeback in World Cup history against Canada on Tuesday. Romania captain Mihai Macovei got two second half tries as his side fought back from 15-0 down to beat their stunned Canadian opponents 17-15. Howells team could just sneak third place in Pool D and an automatic qualifying place for the 2019 World Cup if they beat Italy on Sunday.
The American air strike on a Kunduz hospital was a mistake, the top US commander in Afghanistan acknowledged Tuesday, as the Pentagon expressed deep regret for the deaths. The remarks came as commanding General John Campbell urged Washington to consider boosting its post-2016 military presence to repel a Taliban upsurge and stabilize a "tenuous security situation" in the war-ravaged nation. Three separate investigations are underway to determine what happened early Saturday in Kunduz when bombs rained down on the hospital operated by Doctors Without Borders and killed 22 people, but the Pentagon acknowledged that the attack was a tragic error.