More Than 80 Killed in Pair of Explosions in Turkey

People gather for a peace rally just ahead of twin explosions at the main train station in Turkey's capital Ankara, on October 10, 2015. Photo Credit: ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images(ANKARA) -- More than 80 people were killed Saturday morning in twin explosions at a train station in Turkey's capital.

Turkey's Health Minister announced a death toll of 86, with 186 more injured as of Saturday morning. Twenty-eight of those hurt were in critical condition.

It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the bombings. In July, however, 33 people were killed in southern Turkey in an attack that was blamed on ISIS militants.

Kurdish demonstrators had been gathering for a peace rally to call for the end of conflict between the PKK -- the Kurdistan Workers Party militant group -- and the Turkish government in the area of the explosions.

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Kim Jong-Un Issues New Threats to US During Parade

Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images(PYONGYANG, North Korea) -- New threats from North Korea's supreme leader.

Showing off powerful tanks and missiles in the capital on Saturday for the 70th anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un held a parade as a way to flex the country's military muscles and make new threats.

As troops walked up and down the streets, Kim Jong-un stood on top of a balcony to make comments in Pyonyang's Kim Il-Sung square, saying the country's priority was to strengthen the power of the military so they could handle future wars, especially with the U.S.

According to The Telegraph, the event featured 800 tents, 700 trucks, and 200 armored vehicles.

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US and Russia May Soon Have Second Round of Syrian Airspace Talks

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Will there soon be another round of talks between the U.S. and Russia on airstrikes?

Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook issued a statement on Friday saying that Russia had contacted the U.S. about a second round of talks to deconflict the airspace over Syria where U.S. and Russian planes are now flying airstrike missions.

Cook said in the statement the Russian proposal is being reviewed and that talks could take place as early as this weekend.

It’s been eight days since the first round of talks, which were held over videoconference and which the Russians secretly recorded and quietly posted on YouTube the same day. 

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Angela Merkel Faces Threats From Bavaria on Refugee Crisis

Michele Tantussi/Getty Images(BERLIN) -- On Friday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel faced more backlash for the country's decision to take in so many refugees and migrants.

Prime Minister of Bavaria Horst Seehofer, the most conservative ally of Merkel's, threatened to bring the government to federal constitutional court if not limit was placed on the amount of migrants allowed into the country.

According to an interview with Bild newspaper, Seehofer said the state would take “self-defense measures to limit migration."

Seehofer also told Bild he wasn't against “sending people back to the border with Austria."

Merkel has so far emphasized that Germany will continue to bring in more refugees and migrants.

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Plan to Distribute Drugs and Arms to Terrorists Foiled by DEA

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Federal prosecutors claimed a victory on Friday in disrupting “a vast money laundering, drug trafficking and arms trafficking network” that attempted to supply dangerous weapons to a designated terrorist organization. 

During clandestine meetings in Brooklyn, Atlanta, and Paris, a Lebanese woman said “she had friends in Hezbollah” who could help launder drug money and “who were looking to purchase cocaine, weapons and ammunition,” according to the Drug Enforcement Administration. 

Iman Kobeissi met unwittingly with an undercover DEA agent posing as a narcotics trafficker and said her contacts in Iran wanted restricted technology, weapons, and aircraft parts.  She emailed him a list of machine guns, handguns and sniper rifles that needed “to eventually be delivered to Iran.” 

Kobeissi was arrested on Thursday in Atlanta where she was allegedly discussing the smuggling of blood diamonds out of Africa as a method to launder millions of dollars in drug proceeds. 

She was brought to Brooklyn where she was arraigned on Friday on federal conspiracy charges. 

The DEA said the case “shows the true relationship between narcotics trafficking and terrorist organizations.”

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Israeli Forces Kill 6 After Demonstrations in Gaza

iStock/Thinkstock(JERUSALEM) -- Friday was the deadliest day for Israel in a recent wave of violence this week.

During an incident in Gaza, demonstrators reportedly got too close to the buffer zone with Israel and the Israel Defense Forces opened fire, killing at least 6 people, injuring 60. The numbers are expected to rise.

Elsewhere, in Jerusalem, the West Bank and Israel turned out quieter than expected, and the Friday prayers in Jerusalem ended without incident.

There were a handful of stabbings again on Friday, two by Arabs, one by an Israeli Jew, and one by an Arab Israeli. The IDF shot and killed one of the attackers – and shot and injured another.

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Rare Tour Inside a North Korean Subway

ABC News(PYONGYANG, North Korea) -- Did you know that the capital of North Korea has a subway system?

The metro in Pyongyang was built between 1970 and 1980 and features old subway trains that are green and red.

The underground system also has painted pictures of Kim Jong-il, the former supreme leader of North Korea.

Watch ABC News’ Bob Woodruff get a rare tour of the subway.

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Expert: International War Crimes Charge Against US Unlikely After Hospital Bombing

Sayed Khodaberdi Sadat/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Despite claims by Doctors Without Borders that the U.S. bombing of a hospital in Afghanistan was a "war crime," a top legal expert ABC News spoke with said it is unlikely that international charges will be leveled in the incident, which left 22 dead.

However, there is the possibility that those involved in the bombing could be prosecuted by a U.S. military court.

Following the tragedy, officials with Doctors Without Borders, known internationally as Medecins Sans Frontieres or MSF, called the airstrike an "abhorrent and a grave violation of international humanitarian law," and suggested that a "war crime has been committed."

ABC News spoke to a number of leading war crimes experts, including the prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and former DePaul University law professor M. Cherif Bassiouni, who explained that the motive behind the strike will matter a great deal.

"In order for something to be called a war crime it has to be done intentionally," Bassiouni said. But the concept of a war crime under the Geneva Conventions can also include gross misconduct or gross negligence.

According to the International Committee of the Red Cross’s summary of the Geneva Conventions, which are the treatises widely accepted as the standard for international law, the military's knowledge of the nature of the location is also vital to the war crime determination.

Senior U.S. military officials have told ABC that the military was deliberately targeting Taliban fighters in the airstrike, but have not said if they knew they were targeting a hospital.

"Except in cases of recklessness, targeting errors are not war crimes," the ICRC's summary of the Geneva Conventions states, adding that it is "crucial for all those launching attacks to take all feasible measures to minimize incidental civilian harm or mistakes, for instance by verifying targets, selecting tactics, timing and ammunition, and giving the civilian population an effective warning, although a violation of that obligation is not a war crime."

MSF officials say the military had to have known this was a hospital because it had repeatedly provided the U.S. military with the hospital's coordinates, including as recently as one week before the attack.

Hospitals in war zones -- like many other civilians institutions including churches, mosques and schools -- are protected under Article 4 of the Geneva Conventions. Yet if an institution like this is considered dual purpose, meaning it is also being used to harbor enemy forces, it loses that protection under international law.

Yet even if it were proven that the Kunduz hospital had lost that right of protection due to infiltration by the Taliban, the U.S. military personnel responsible for the attack would have to prove it was a military necessity to strike that hospital, Bassiouni said.

"You are looking at two things," Bassiouni said. "One is military necessity and the second is proportionality. Was that really militarily necessary? Were these people really posing the type of threat to the U.S. forces who were there in order to necessitate attacking a hospital, violating the principle of neutrality of the hospital, with the potential injuries that could come out to all of the civilians there?”

The other possibility is the military could argue it had no idea the hospital was there. But again, according to Bassiouni, this could fall into the category of gross negligence, which is also grounds for prosecution.

There are currently three investigations underway: an internal military investigation headed by U.S. Brig. Gen. Richard Kim, plus an investigation led by the Afghan government and an investigation by NATO, both of which the U.S. is participating in. MSF has called for a fourth, impartial investigation to be launched by the International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission, an international panel designed to help mediate between conflicting parties. According to this commission, the parties would have to consent to such an inquiry by this body.

Bassiouni told ABC that after all the investigations are finished there may be sufficient evidence to prosecute in an international criminal court, but it probably won’t happen.

That’s because if anyone is ultimately held responsible for this mistake, such as the U.S. special operators who were known to be operating in the area, Bassiouni said, that person or persons will be mostly likely be prosecuted only under the United States Uniform Code of Military Justice.

Bassiouni argues that the U.S. is unlikely to turn any of their service members over to an outside body for prosecution even after facing its own military legal system.

There is no precedent during the Afghan or Iraq wars of the U.S. turning any convicted war criminals to international bodies.

For instance, in the case of Army soldier Robert Bales, who was convicted of killing 16 Afghan civilians in 2012, he was sentenced to life in prison under the Uniform Code of Military Justice in the United States and was not sent to Afghanistan or any other international criminal court for further prosecution.

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Pentagon to End Training of Syrian Rebels in Large Groups

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Pentagon will revise its struggling training program for moderate Syrian rebels, ending the training of large groups, a Defense Department official said.

The program has so far trained 125 rebels in two classes, producing unsatisfactory results when they returned to Syria to fight ISIS. There are 120 still being trained.

"We are not abandoning it; it still exists,” the official, who asked not to be named, told ABC News of the program. “We are going to redirect it out of existing authorities and funds."

The budgeted $500 million for the program remains, he added, but the focus of the training program will shift.

The official said that instead of training large groups of rebels, the focus will now be on training the leaders of rebel groups. The goal is that those leaders will become enablers of existing rebel groups.

Additionally, instead of vetting individuals, which has slowed down the planned training of 5,400 rebels, the process will be streamlined a year into the program to vet just the leaders of these groups, the official said.

Speaking Friday in London, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the adjustments to the program were intended to improve it.

“We have been looking now for several weeks at ways to improve that program,” he said. “I wasn’t satisfied with the early efforts in that regard, so we are looking to achieve basically the same kind of strategic objective, which is the right one, which is to enable capable forces on the ground to retake territory from ISIL and retake territory from extremism.”

The Pentagon has sent several alternative approaches to President Obama, he said.

U.S. Central Command’s Gen. Lloyd Austin revealed how much the program had been struggling when he told Congress last month that at the time only “four or five” rebels from the first graduating class of 54 rebels were still fighting ISIS, though officials have more recently cited 80 or 90 rebel fighters, when factoring in the second class of 71 trainees and others who have since joined.

ABC News also learned that rebel groups will be provided with ammunition, though it does not appear that weapons are included.

"We are going to enable existing forces to fight ISIL doing essentially what they have been doing without our help, but by enabling them they will be able to do it further," the defense official said, using the government’s acronym for ISIS.

The training center will be established in Turkey.

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2015 Nobel Peace Prize Winner Announced in Norway

iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(OSLO, Norway) — It wasn’t Pope Francis.

The 2015 Nobel Peace Prize is going to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet, the Nobel Committee announced Friday.

The Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet, the Nobel Committee said, is responsible for building a pluralistic democracy and a peaceful political process in the wake of a revolution, pulling Tunisia back from the brink of civil war.

Comprised of four key organizations — the Tunisian General Labour Union, the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts, the Tunisian Human Rights League, and the Tunisian Order of Lawyers — the Nobel committee said the award would go to the entire Quartet because they all represented key values in Tunisian society that served as a “great moral authority” for “peaceful democratic development.”

Pope Francis had been on the list of favorites among those placing bets on who would win this year’s prize. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry were also considered contenders.

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