Dozens Injured from Tornado in Japan

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_b23adedb0d.jpgKAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images (TOKYO) -- A tornado in eastern Japan injured dozens of people Monday. According to Japan Today, 29 people are injured in the city of Koshigaya alone. Most of the Koshigaya victims are volleyball players at a local middle school. The tornado destroyed homes, uprooted buildings, and overturned cars, leaving debris scattered throughout the streets.

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US Base in Afghanistan Attacked by Taliban

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_77e618fa49.jpgManjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images (NANGARHAR, Afghanistan) -- Taliban militants attacked a United States base in eastern Afghanistan. No U.S. soldiers were killed and the attackers did not enter the base, the BBC reports. The militants allegedly set fire to Nato supply trucks outside the base, which led to a gun battle. Three insurgents were killed in the gunfire, the BBC reports.

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Russia Says American Evidence on Syria 'Does Not Convince Us at All'

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_7bbf7ad547.jpgOli Scarff - WPA Pool/Getty Images (MOSCOW) -- Russia is rejecting American evidence of chemical weapons use in Syria as "inconclusive" and urging the United States to declassify all of its intelligence. "What we were shown before and recently by our American partners, as well as by the British and French, does not convince us at all," Sergei Lavrov said, according to Interfax, in Russia's most direct rebuke yet to the American claims.

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Former President Charged with 'Inciting Murder'

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_c67ff03646.jpgPhoto by Sean Gallup/Getty Images (CAIRO) -- Egypt's top prosecutor has referred ousted President Mohammed Morsi for trial on charges of inciting the killing of opponents protesting outside his palace while he was in office. The accusations against the former president go back to violence outside the presidential palace in Cairo in December 2012. Seven people were killed in those clashes.

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Pope Makes Appeal for Peace at Weekly Appearance

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_4d0c4dae70.jpgVINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images (VATICAN CITY) -- In light of recent events in Syria, during his noontime prayer in St. Peter's square on Sunday, Pope Francis made an appeal for peace. The pontiff called for a day of prayer and fasting in Syria, the Middle East and the world on September 7.

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