What We're Following This Morning

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded:

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An inquiry demanded: Doctors Without Borders has called for an international fact-finding mission into the U.S. airstrike on its hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, that killed 22 people. On Tuesday, General John Campbell, the top American commander in Afghanistan, told a Senate panel the decision to strike the hospital was “made within the U.S. chain of command.” He called it a mistake. Update: More here

A crackdown on human smugglers: The European Union is starting a naval operation to intercept human smugglers in the Mediterranean amid the most-severe migrant crisis in the region since World War II. Operation Sophia, as it’s being called, gives the EU the power “to board, search, seize and divert vessels suspected of being used for human smuggling or trafficking on the high seas, in line with international law.” Update: More here

Third time’s the charm?: Anheuser-Busch InBev has made another offer—of about $104 billion—to buy  SABMiller. SABMiller rejected two previous offers. Update: It rejected the third, too.