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Obama offers condolences over MSF hospital bombing

The president offered his condolences to those killed in the attack Credit: Reuters

US President Barack Obama has offered his "deepest condolences" to the medical staff and civilians killed and injured in the bombing of the MSF hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan.

A statement from the White House said that the Department of Defence had launched a "full investigation".

"Michelle and I offer our thoughts and prayers to all of the civilians affected by this incident, their families, and loves ones," the statement said.

"We will continue to work closely with President Ghani, the Afghan government, and our international partners to support the Afghan National Defence and Security forces as they work to secure their country."

Family of Oregon shooter said they were 'shocked and deeply saddened'

The family of the Oregon college massacre suspect said they shocked and deeply saddened by the slaughter that left 10 dead including the gunman.

We are shocked and deeply saddened by the horrific events that unfolded on Thursday, October 1. Our thoughts, our hearts and our prayers go out to all of the families of those who died and were injured.

– The family, who were not named, said in a statement

When they were asked about their son's mental health, his father said he "has to have some kind of issue".

Obama declares state of emergency in South Carolina after severe storms

A motorcyclist navigates through flood waters in Garden City Beach, South Carolina Credit: Reuters

President Obama has declared a state of emergency in South Carolina after severe storms have battered the state causing widespread flooding.

The storms have been described as a "once in a 200 years" rainfall event.

South Carolina could get more rain in three days than it normally does in the entire season, AP reported.


Afghanistan corrects US 'apology' over hospital bombing

The head of US-led forces in Afghanistan offered condolences to the country's president after a hospital was bombed, the president's office said.

The office had earlier said Army General John Campbell apologised to President Ashraf Ghani, but it later retracted the statement.

A spokeswoman for the international coalition could not immediately confirm that Campbell phoned Ghani but said she was checking.

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