Twelve People Dead as Combatants Defy Cease-Fire in Eastern Ukraine
At least 12 people have been killed in eastern Ukraine where fighting between government forces and pro-Russian separatists continues despite a cease-fire that was declared earlier this month.
A Ukrainian military spokesman says nine soldiers were killed when their armored vehicle was attacked Sunday, while the government of Donetsk said at least three civilians were killed, another 32 people wounded in the rebel-controlled city earlier in the day.
This is the highest number of casualties reported since the cease-fire that took effect on September 5.
At least 3,500 people have been killed since the fighting began in April.
India's Modi to Meet With Obama
India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the White House Monday for the first of two days of meetings with U.S. President Barack Obama.
The new Indian leader took on rock star status Sunday at a reception in New York as a throng of Indian Americans cheered Mr. Modi during his first U.S. visit.
More than 18,000 Indian Americans gave the new prime minister a rousing reception as he spoke from a rotating stage at Madison Square Garden.
Mr. Modi assured the Indian expatriates that his government "will not do anything" to let them down. The Indian leader said there "is an atmosphere of hope and enthusiasm" in his country.