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.
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".
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.
An armed gang attacked an Ivorian village near the border with Liberia, killing three soldiers and 10 civilians, Defence Minister Paul Koffi Koffi said.
A Malian soldier was killed and 46 others were injured Thursday when their military transporter crashed, the army said.
Militants attacked a military base in north Iraq, kidnapped 20 soldiers and later shot them dead, police and a morgue employee said.
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.
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.
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.
The Colombian Army seized 1.3 tons of marijuana worth nearly a million dollars, allegedly owned by FARC leftist guerrillas, it said Saturday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A soldier in Indian Kashmir shot dead five of his colleagues in a military camp before turning the gun on himself.
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.
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.
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