In our news wrap Thursday, a major new military clash erupted between Turkey and Syria, with at least 29 Turkish soldiers reportedly killed in an airstrike on northwestern Syria’s Idlib province. Also, in India, the death toll from this week’s rioting between Hindus and Muslims reached 32. Security officials urged calm as they patrolled streets lined with charred buildings and wrecked shops.
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In the day's other news: A major new military clash erupted between Turkey and Syria.
The Turks say that at least 29 of their soldiers were killed in an airstrike in Idlib province in Northwestern Syria. They retaliated with artillery. Turkey has sent thousands of troops into Idlib to stop a Syrian offensive that has driven nearly one million refugees toward the Turkish border.
In India, the death toll reached 32 from rioting between Hindus and Muslims in New Delhi this week. Security officials urged calm today as they patrolled streets lined with charred buildings, burned cars and wrecked shops.
O.P. Mishra (through translator):
Through this march, we are trying to create faith in people's hearts. They don't have to tremble and have fear anymore. The police will take strict actions against the miscreants.
The riots erupted after months of protests against a citizenship law that excludes Muslim refugees.
Back in this country, police in Milwaukee worked to piece together the motive behind Wednesday's carnage at the Molson Coors Brewing Company. Investigators say a 51-year-old employee at the site shot and killed five co-workers, and then killed himself. It's not yet clear if the gunman knew his victims.
Federal officials have ordered the University of Southern California today to make major changes in handling complaints of sexual abuse. The U.S. Education Department found that USC failed for years to address allegations by hundreds of women against a former campus gynecologist.
Dr. George Tyndall is now facing criminal charges of sexual abuse.
Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh was sentenced today to three years in federal prison for a scam involving her children's books. The veteran Democrat earned hundreds of thousands of dollars in fraudulent sales of the books. She pled guilty to conspiracy and tax evasion.
And new numbers show that more and more people in the U.S. are getting heavier and heavier. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 42 percent of Americans are obese. That's a 40 percent increase over the last 20 years. Nearly 10 percent are severely obese, 10 times more than 50 years ago.