(Image Source: Al Arabiya)

 

BY STEVEN SPARKMAN AND HARUMENDHAH HELMY

 

ANCHOR ALLIE SPILLYARDS

 

This is Newsy Now and here are the headlines you need to know.
 

A Turkish military helicopter crashed into a house near Kabul Friday, killing 12 Turkish soldiers on board and four Afghan civilians on the ground.
 

Al Arabiya reports the civilians were women and children. The cause of the crash is unknown so far, but reports say no insurgent activities have been reported in the area. Turkey’s part in the Afghan war is limited to patrols; its soldiers do not take part in combat.
 

Tornadoes ripped through a southeast Michigan town on Thursday, destroying 13 homes and damaging more than a hundred others. Fox News says up to six twisters were reportedly spotted in the area.
 

“Right now, there are no reports of any injuries. But police and firefighters are going door to door checking on people. The slow moving storm also packed golf ball sized hail and it is triggering floods.”

 

North Korea has announced it will launch a satellite next month to honor the 100th birthday of Kim Il-Sung. Here’s euronews.
 

“The satellite will be launched using a long-range rocket, and goes against a United Nations ban in place since North Korea’s last rocket launch in 2009.”
 

In Britain, the Archbishop of Canterbury is stepping down.
 

Rowan Williams, head of the 77-million-member Anglican Communion, announced he will accept a post as Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge, at the end of this year. The Crown Nominations Commission is tasked with choosing the next Archbishop.
 

Finally, Apple’s new iPad goes on sale today. Stores begin selling the device at 8 a.m. local time. CNN has clips from the first major openings.
 

“Sales at Sydney, Australia’s flagship Apple Store kicked off New Years Eve style. It was also a spectacle in Tokyo, where buyers lined up and had fun with it.”
 

Stick with Newsy for more news and analysis throughout the day. For Newsy Now, I’m Allie Spillyards, highlighting the top headlines, making you smarter, faster.

 

Newsy Now: March 16 (1400 GMT)

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Newsy Now: March 16 (1400 GMT)

 

(Image Source: Al Arabiya)

 

BY STEVEN SPARKMAN AND HARUMENDHAH HELMY

 

ANCHOR ALLIE SPILLYARDS

 

This is Newsy Now and here are the headlines you need to know.
 

A Turkish military helicopter crashed into a house near Kabul Friday, killing 12 Turkish soldiers on board and four Afghan civilians on the ground.
 

Al Arabiya reports the civilians were women and children. The cause of the crash is unknown so far, but reports say no insurgent activities have been reported in the area. Turkey’s part in the Afghan war is limited to patrols; its soldiers do not take part in combat.
 

Tornadoes ripped through a southeast Michigan town on Thursday, destroying 13 homes and damaging more than a hundred others. Fox News says up to six twisters were reportedly spotted in the area.
 

“Right now, there are no reports of any injuries. But police and firefighters are going door to door checking on people. The slow moving storm also packed golf ball sized hail and it is triggering floods.”

 

North Korea has announced it will launch a satellite next month to honor the 100th birthday of Kim Il-Sung. Here’s euronews.
 

“The satellite will be launched using a long-range rocket, and goes against a United Nations ban in place since North Korea’s last rocket launch in 2009.”
 

In Britain, the Archbishop of Canterbury is stepping down.
 

Rowan Williams, head of the 77-million-member Anglican Communion, announced he will accept a post as Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge, at the end of this year. The Crown Nominations Commission is tasked with choosing the next Archbishop.
 

Finally, Apple’s new iPad goes on sale today. Stores begin selling the device at 8 a.m. local time. CNN has clips from the first major openings.
 

“Sales at Sydney, Australia’s flagship Apple Store kicked off New Years Eve style. It was also a spectacle in Tokyo, where buyers lined up and had fun with it.”
 

Stick with Newsy for more news and analysis throughout the day. For Newsy Now, I’m Allie Spillyards, highlighting the top headlines, making you smarter, faster.

 

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