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Fighting intensifies as Ukraine lost five more soldiers in past 24 hours

Fighting intensifies as Ukraine lost five more soldiers in past 24 hours

Feb 03, – Five Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and 27 wounded in fighting with pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine’s eastern regions in the past 24 hours, Kiev military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said on Tuesday. Ukrainian military say fighting has been particularly intense around the town of Debaltseve, a major rail and road junction northeast of […]

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Pakistani teachers arming selves in response to Peshawar school massacre

Pakistani teachers arming selves in response to Peshawar school massacre

Feb 03, – Pens belong in our hands, not guns, taking her first shot on a paper Khan said. Association for primary schools have voted against permitting their schools’ teachers to carry guns. But for teachers going to work unarmed no longer feels like an option. When Pakistani Taliban militants stormed a Peshawar school on […]

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Pro-Russian insurgents pound Ukrainian troops after peace talks collapse

Pro-Russian insurgents pound Ukrainian troops after peace talks collapse

Feb 02, – Separatist rockets streaked across hills in eastern Ukraine on Monday as rebels pounded the positions of Ukrainian government troops holding a strategic rail town while both sides pressed ahead with mobilizing more forces for combat. Kiev’s military said five more Ukrainian soldiers were killed in clashes while municipal authorities in the big […]

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UN Report Says 1,375 Iraqis killed in January, most of them civilians

UN Report Says 1,375 Iraqis killed in January, most of them civilians

Feb 01, – The United Nations mission to Iraq said Sunday that violence in the country amid the war against the extremist Islamic State group killed at least 1,375 people in January. The U.N. Assistance Mission in Iraq, known as UNAMI, put the number of civilians killed at 790, while identifying the rest as security […]

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After deaths of 44 Filipino commandos in deadly clash a setback to peace with rebels

After deaths of 44 Filipino commandos in deadly clash a setback to peace with rebels

Jan 31, – A deadly clash between Philippines police and Muslim rebels in the south of the country has dealt a temporary setback to peace talks, Manila’s chief peace negotiator said on Saturday, appealing for renewed efforts to keep the process on track. The government has described last Sunday’s clash, which shattered a three-year ceasefire, […]

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Ukraine rebels announce new offensive as deadly shelling kills 30

Ukraine rebels announce new offensive as deadly shelling kills 30

Jan 24, – Pro-Russian rebels on Saturday launched an offensive on the key Ukrainian port city of Mariupol, in an escalation the European Union foreign policy chief warned could lead to a further “grave deterioration” of EU-Russian relations. Ukrainian authorities said at least 30 people were killed and more than 80 were wounded when rockets […]

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Dozen former French soldiers, including elite troops, join ISIS

Dozen former French soldiers, including elite troops, join ISIS

Jan 22, – A dozen former French soldiers, mostly from special forces and the Foreign Legion, have joined jihadists fighting in Syria and Iraq, a defense ministry source confirms, as the government readies a new multimillion anti-terror plan. Reports of French ex-military turning to jihad first appeared on Radio France Internationale (RFI) and in L’Opinion […]

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Nigeria: Hundreds feared killed in Boko Haram’s ‘deadliest massacre’

Nigeria: Hundreds feared killed in Boko Haram’s ‘deadliest massacre’

Jan 10, – Hundreds of bodies – too many to count – remain strewn in the bush in Nigeria from an Islamic extremist attack that Amnesty International says may be the “deadliest massacre” in the history of Boko Haram. Mike Omeri, the government spokesman on the insurgency, said fighting continues for Baga, a town on […]

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Pakistani army says airstrikes, gun battle kill 55 militants

Pakistani army says airstrikes, gun battle kill 55 militants

Dec 27, – At least 55 militants were killed in airstrikes and a gun battle with ground forces in Pakistan’s troubled northwest where the military launched a major offensive this year, officials said Saturday. The army intensified its offensive after the massacre of 150 people in a school in Peshawar this month, a carnage which […]

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Death toll rises to 83, India seeks help from Bhutan, Myanmar to hunt down militants

Death toll rises to 83, India seeks help from Bhutan, Myanmar to hunt down militants

Dec 26, – India has sought cooperation from Bhutan, Myanmar and Bangladesh in an offensive against a tribal militant group that had shot dead at least 83 people in Assam state this week, officials said on Friday. Police believe that a faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB), fighting for a separate state […]

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