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Israeli air strike, artillery shells hit Gaza, 25 injured

December 8, 2017 11:56 pm
Israeli air strike, artillery shells hit Gaza, 25 injured

The undated photo shows the moment of an explosion after an Israeli airstrike on the besieged Gaza Strip. Over two dozen Palestinians have been injured in Israeli artillery and air strikes against the besieged Gaza Strip, amid escalating tensions in the occupied territories in the wake of the US president’s recognition of […]

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Honduran government gives security forces more power to suppress post-election unrest

December 2, 2017 11:00 pm
Honduran government gives security forces more power to suppress post-election unrest

The supporters of Honduran presidential candidate for the Opposition Alliance against Dictatorship coalition Salvador Nasralla clash with security forces during protests demanding the final results of the weekend presidential poll, in the capital, Tegucigalpa, on December 1, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The government in Honduras has suspended certain constitutional guarantees […]

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US military calls off plan to ban use of cluster bombs

November 30, 2017 9:01 am
US military calls off plan to ban use of cluster bombs

The Pentagon is shown in Arlington, Virginia, US, September 11, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) The US military has called off a planned 2019 ban on using certain cluster bombs, which release explosive sub-munitions, or bomblets. The Department of Defense said on Thursday the US military considers cluster bombs a legitimate […]

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Philippines kills 15 communist guerrillas

November 29, 2017 2:32 am
Philippines kills 15 communist guerrillas

This file photo taken on July 30, 2017 shows guerrillas of the New People’s Army (NPA) in formation in the Sierra Madre mountain range, located east of Manila. (Photo by AFP) Fifteen suspected communist guerrillas including six women have been killed in a gun battle, the Philippine military said on […]

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India probing interfaith marriages over ‘terror threats’

November 26, 2017 1:37 am
India probing interfaith marriages over ‘terror threats’

K M Ashokan (2-L), the father of 24-year-old Akhila, who converted to Islam in 2016 and took a new name, Hadiya, smokes while speaking with a friend, as police officers stand outside his house, at Vaikom in the Kottayam district of the southern state of Kerala, India, on November 23, […]

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Zimbabwe court declares military action against Robert Mugabe ‘constitutional’

November 25, 2017 11:00 pm
Zimbabwe court declares military action against Robert Mugabe ‘constitutional’

Zimbabwean soldiers are celebrated by citizens in the streets in Harare, on November 21, 2017 after the resignation of President Robert Mugabe. (Photo by AFP) A Zimbabwean high court has ruled that the military action leading to former President Robert Mugabe’s resignation was “constitutional” and not a coup. “Actions by […]

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Sexual allegations against Pentagon staff increased by 13 percent: Report

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Sexual allegations against Pentagon staff increased by 13 percent: Report

A file photo of US military forces (Reuters) The number of sexual and other misconduct allegations targeting senior Pentagon officials has increased over the past several years, a new report says. A report conducted by the Pentagon’s inspector general has found that “there was a 13 percent increase in complaints […]

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General John Nicholson says war in Afghanistan ‘still in stalemate’

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General John Nicholson says war in Afghanistan ‘still in stalemate’

General John Nicholson, the US and NATO commander in Afghanistan, delivers a press conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels, on November 9, 2017. (Photo by AFP) General John Nicholson, the top US Army commander in Afghanistan, has acknowledged that the war in the country “is still in a stalemate.” “We […]

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UK’s £1 billion Royal Navy’s HMS Diamond air-defense destroyer warship breaks down in Persian Gulf

November 24, 2017 11:30 pm
UK’s £1 billion Royal Navy’s HMS Diamond air-defense destroyer warship breaks down in Persian Gulf

The UK Royal Navy’s HMS Diamond (File photo) The UK Royal Navy’s HMS Diamond air-defense destroyer has left the Persian Gulf and is on its way back home after breaking down, an incident that highlights the long-standing reliability issues plaguing the latest generation of British warships sent to the region. […]

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Taliban commander killed in Afghan airstrike in Kapisa

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Taliban commander killed in Afghan airstrike in Kapisa

This image taken on April 28, 2010 in Kabul, Afghanistan shows air force helicopters during an air show in celebration of Victory Day. A Taliban commander has been killed in an Afghan government airstrike in the northeastern province of Kapisa. The early Friday morning airstrike in Nijrab district killed Dilawar […]

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