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Brazil mobilizes 157,000 security force for World Cup

Brazil said Friday it is mobilizing 157,000 soldiers and police to ensure security during the World Cup, which opens in 20 days against a backdrop of violent protests and strikes.

Brazil mobilizes 157,000 security force for World Cup
Thai army invokes martial law to quell unrest
Thai army invokes martial law to quell unrest

Thailand's army declared martial law Tuesday after months of deadly anti-government protests, deploying armed troops in central Bangkok and censoring the media but insisting the move was "not a coup".

Thai army invokes martial law to quell unrest
Prince Harry visits WWII battle site in Italy
Prince Harry visits WWII battle site in Italy

Britain's Prince Harry visited an Italian World War II battlefield on Sunday where tens of thousands of soldiers died 70 years ago and unveiled the design of Britain's pavilion for the Milan Expo.

Prince Harry visits WWII battle site in Italy
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Attack on Ivorian village kills 13: minister

An armed gang attacked an Ivorian village near the border with Liberia, killing three soldiers and 10 civilians, Defence Minister Paul Koffi Koffi said.

Attack on Ivorian village kills 13: minister
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Malian soldier killed, 46 injured in crash

A Malian soldier was killed and 46 others were injured Thursday when their military transporter crashed, the army said.

Malian soldier killed, 46 injured in crash
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Militants kidnap, kill 20 Iraqi soldiers: officials

Militants attacked a military base in north Iraq, kidnapped 20 soldiers and later shot them dead, police and a morgue employee said.

Militants kidnap, kill 20 Iraqi soldiers: officials
Dozens die in Odessa blaze as Ukraine violence spreads
Dozens die in Odessa blaze as Ukraine violence spreads

More than 30 people were killed in a "criminal" blaze in Ukraine's southern city of Odessa, as violence spread across the country during the bloodiest day since Kiev's Western-backed government took power.

Dozens die in Odessa blaze as Ukraine violence spreads
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10 die in fire at Russian ammunition depot

Ten soldiers and civilian staff at a Russian military munitions depot burnt to death while fleeing a fire that sparked a series of explosions, the defence ministry said.

10 die in fire at Russian ammunition depot
Number of suicides in US military drops in 2013
Number of suicides in US military drops in 2013

The number of suicides in the US military dropped by 18 percent in 2013 but rose among part-time soldiers in the reserves, the Pentagon said.

Number of suicides in US military drops in 2013
Colombian drug bust seizes over a ton of marijuana
Colombian drug bust seizes over a ton of marijuana

The Colombian Army seized 1.3 tons of marijuana worth nearly a million dollars, allegedly owned by FARC leftist guerrillas, it said Saturday.

Colombian drug bust seizes over a ton of marijuana
Fort Hood gunman's motivation 'may never be known'
Fort Hood gunman's motivation 'may never be known'

Investigators said Friday they may never know exactly what drove a troubled US soldier to shoot dead three people and wound 16 earlier this week at Fort Hood.

Fort Hood gunman's motivation 'may never be known'
As Rwanda marks genocide, no justice for DR Congo massacres
As Rwanda marks genocide, no justice for DR Congo massacres

Twenty years after the genocide of Rwanda's Tutsi minority, the massacres of Hutu civilians who fled across the border into the DR Congo remain a taboo subject in Kigali.

As Rwanda marks genocide, no justice for DR Congo massacres
Remains of 'missing US soldiers' repatriated from Cambodia
Remains of 'missing US soldiers' repatriated from Cambodia

Remains believed to be those of three American servicemen killed in Cambodia more than four decades ago during the Vietnam War were repatriated Wednesday for identification in the United States.

Remains of 'missing US soldiers' repatriated from Cambodia
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IMF bails out Ukraine as UN rejects Russia's Crimea annexation

The IMF announced a $14-$18 billion bailout for Ukraine on Thursday as the UN General Assembly refused to recognise Russia's annexation of the Crimea peninsula.

IMF bails out Ukraine as UN rejects Russia's Crimea annexation
Israel bombs Syria army targets after Golan attack
Israel bombs Syria army targets after Golan attack

Israel launched air raids against Syrian army positions early Wednesday and issued a stark warning to Damascus just hours after a bomb on the occupied Golan Heights wounded four of its soldiers.

Israel bombs Syria army targets after Golan attack
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Armed forces weigh return to notorious Rio favelas

Hundreds of security forces could be deployed again to a notorious maze of slums in northern Rio, home to a major 2010 police action, after the death of three officers.

Armed forces weigh return to notorious Rio favelas
NATO airstrike kills five Afghan soldiers: Afghan officials
NATO airstrike kills five Afghan soldiers: Afghan officials

A NATO airstrike in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday accidentally killed five Afghan soldiers, government officials said, while the coalition said it was investigating reports of the incident.

NATO airstrike kills five Afghan soldiers: Afghan officials
Soldier shoots dead five colleagues, self in Indian Kashmir
Soldier shoots dead five colleagues, self in Indian Kashmir

A soldier in Indian Kashmir shot dead five of his colleagues in a military camp before turning the gun on himself.

Soldier shoots dead five colleagues, self in Indian Kashmir
Two Philippine TV journalists wounded in bomb blast
Two Philippine TV journalists wounded in bomb blast

Two journalists at a major Philippine TV broadcaster were injured on Saturday after a bomb exploded as they were covering fighting between soldiers and hardline Muslim rebels, a military commander said.

Two Philippine TV journalists wounded in bomb blast
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NATO soldier killed in Afghan multiple suicide attack

Six Taliban suicide attackers launched an assault on a joint Afghan-NATO base in the east of Afghanistan on Saturday, killing one NATO soldier during a prolonged firefight, officials said.

NATO soldier killed in Afghan multiple suicide attack