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Rebels parade captured soldiers as Kiev marks independence day
Rebels parade captured soldiers as Kiev marks independence day

Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine paraded dozens of captured soldiers before a jeering crowd in mockery of Independence Day celebrations.

Rebels parade captured soldiers as Kiev marks independence day
Ukraine forces take another strategic city: Kiev
Ukraine forces take another strategic city: Kiev

Ukrainian troops have retaken the strategically-important city of Lysychansk in eastern Ukraine, as they press on with their offensive to stamp out a pro-Russian rebellion, President Petro Poroshenko said.

Ukraine forces take another strategic city: Kiev
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Muslim rebel attacks kill 18 in Philippines: military

An escalation of fighting between the Philippine army and a breakaway Muslim rebel group in the country's south killed 18 people in a single day of violence, the military said.

Muslim rebel attacks kill 18 in Philippines: military
Kiev promises 'restraint' as army nears rebels in Donetsk
Kiev promises 'restraint' as army nears rebels in Donetsk

Rebel strongholds in eastern Ukraine braced for more fighting on Thursday as Western leaders piled pressure on Kiev to strike a truce with pro-Russian separatists.

Kiev promises 'restraint' as army nears rebels in Donetsk
Somalia's President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. ©Reuters/Feisal Omar
Militants storm Somalia presidential palace

Islamist Shebab rebels carried out a major bomb and armed attack on Somalia's presidential palace late Tuesday, penetrating the heavily fortified complex in the capital Mogadishu before blowing themselves up.

Militants storm Somalia presidential palace
Obama, Hollande call on Putin to pressure Ukraine rebels on talks
Obama, Hollande call on Putin to pressure Ukraine rebels on talks

France and the United States on Monday urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to pressure pro-Moscow rebels in eastern Ukraine to agree a dialogue on reaching a ceasefire with Kiev.

Obama, Hollande call on Putin to pressure Ukraine rebels on talks
Democratic Republic of Congo military. ©Reuters/Kenny Katombe
UN to slap sanctions on Ugandan rebels in DR Congo

The UN Security Council decided to slap sanctions on Ugandan rebels Allied Democratic Forces, who are active in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, diplomats said.

UN to slap sanctions on Ugandan rebels in DR Congo
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Man shot dead in Thailand mosque attack: police

Gunmen opened fire at a mosque in insurgency-hit southern Thailand, killing one man and injuring another a day after Muslims began observing the holy month of Ramadan, police said.

Man shot dead in Thailand mosque attack: police
US President Barack Obama. ©Reuters/Kevin Lamarque
Obama seeks $500 mn to train, equip Syrian rebels

The White House has asked lawmakers for $500 million to train and equip vetted Syrian rebels, in what would be a significant escalation of US involvement in a conflict that has spilled into Iraq.

Obama seeks $500 mn to train, equip Syrian rebels
Unidentified members of OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine get out of a vehicle next to Alexander Borodai (R), Prime Minister of the self proclaimed "Donetsk People's Republic". ©Reuters/Shami
Four OSCE observers freed by pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine: official

Four OSCE observers who were abducted on May 26 by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine have been freed and have arrived at a hotel in Donetsk, a separatist leader said.

Four OSCE observers freed by pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine: official
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Four dead as India train derails, sabotage suspected

A passenger train derailed in eastern India on Wednesday, killing four people after a blast suspected to have been triggered by Maoist rebels, a top railway official said.

Four dead as India train derails, sabotage suspected
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49 killed in east Ukraine plane downing

Pro-Russian gunmen shot down a Ukranian military transport plane Saturday in the separatist east, killing all 49 people on board in the biggest single loss of life in the two-month insurgency.

49 killed in east Ukraine plane downing
Russia sending tanks, rocket launchers to Ukraine rebels: US
Russia sending tanks, rocket launchers to Ukraine rebels: US

The United States accused Russia of sending tanks and rocket launchers to pro-Moscow rebels in Ukraine.

Russia sending tanks, rocket launchers to Ukraine rebels: US
US mulls air strikes as Iraq militants advance on Baghdad
US mulls air strikes as Iraq militants advance on Baghdad

Militants have seized the Iraqi city of Tikrit as a jihadist offensive sweeps closer to Baghdad, prompting the UN Security Council to convene crisis talks Thursday while the US mulls air strikes on the rebels.

US mulls air strikes as Iraq militants advance on Baghdad
Police officer killed, plane shot down in Ukraine's east
Police officer killed, plane shot down in Ukraine's east

A Ukrainian plane was shot down as fighting continued in the east of the country on Friday, amid signs the government was losing control of parts of its border with Russia.

Police officer killed, plane shot down in Ukraine's east
Airport in east Ukraine's Donetsk shut after rebel raid
Airport in east Ukraine's Donetsk shut after rebel raid

The main airport in Ukraine's eastern city of Donetsk shut down on Monday after being raided by dozens of armed separatists who vowed to keep up their resistance a day after presidential polls.

Airport in east Ukraine's Donetsk shut after rebel raid
24 dead as Libya ex-general battles Benghazi Islamists
24 dead as Libya ex-general battles Benghazi Islamists

Libyan forces loyal to a rogue general, vowing to flush "terrorists" out of Benghazi, clashed with former rebel Islamist groups in the eastern city Friday, killing 24 people and wounding some 150.

24 dead as Libya ex-general battles Benghazi Islamists
Ban condemns water cuts in Syria's Aleppo
Ban condemns water cuts in Syria's Aleppo

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned rebels Friday for cutting water supplies to the besieged northern Syrian city of Aleppo, calling for services to be restored immediately.

Ban condemns water cuts in Syria's Aleppo
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British journalists shot and beaten in Syria kidnapping

Two British journalists were recovering in Turkey on Thursday after being shot and beaten by rebel kidnappers while covering the Syrian conflict, the Times reported.

British journalists shot and beaten in Syria kidnapping
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Red Cross says workers detained in east Ukraine freed

Nine Red Cross members whom rebels said they had detained in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk have been released, officials from the organisation told AFP Saturday.

Red Cross says workers detained in east Ukraine freed