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Five soldiers, three militants killed in Philippine clash

Five soldiers, three militants killed in Philippine clash

Five soldiers and three suspected members of a militant group blamed for deadly twin bombings at a cathedral in the southern Philippines were killed in a clash on Saturday, the military said.

Palestinian dies during arrest by Israeli army: officials

Palestinian dies during arrest by Israeli army: officials

The army confirmed the death of Mohammed Khatib, 24, in custody but said he had not resisted arrest.

Military helicopter crash kills 18 in Ethiopia

Military helicopter crash kills 18 in Ethiopia

A military helicopter crashed in Ethiopia's Oromiya region on Thursday and all 18 people aboard, including 15 soldiers, were killed, the state-affiliated news agency Fana said.

At least 12 killed in Rio security operations

At least 12 killed in Rio security operations

Rio de Janeiro's drug war hit a bloody crescendo on Monday when at least 11 suspected criminals and one soldier were reported killed in a huge military sweep through impoverished favelas and during a rush-hour police car chase.

Military fans out across Pakistan ahead of elections

Military fans out across Pakistan ahead of elections

Armed soldiers watched closely as election officials in Islamabad distributed ballot boxes and voting materials for polling stations across the city.

Turkey sacks 18,500 staff before expected end of emergency

Turkey sacks 18,500 staff before expected end of emergency

The Official Gazette said 18,632 people had been sacked including 8,998 police officers over suspected links to terror organisations.

Australia punished soldiers over Nazi flag-flying incident in Afghanistan: PM

Australia punished soldiers over Nazi flag-flying incident in Afghanistan: PM

Australian soldiers who flew a Nazi swastika flag over their fighting vehicle in Afghanistan more than a decade ago were ‘wrong’ and punished at the time, Australia's prime minister said on Thursday ...

Turkey detains 150 soldiers over alleged Gulen links

Turkey detains 150 soldiers over alleged Gulen links

Turkish police detained 150 soldiers over alleged links to the US-based preacher who Ankara says orchestrated an attempted coup in 2016, state-run Anadolu news agency said on Friday.

Australians mark Anzac Day in France, 100 years on

Australians mark Anzac Day in France, 100 years on

Some 8,000 Australians made the round-the-world trip to mark a special centenary Anzac Day, Australia's national day of remembrance on the Somme, scene of some of the most brutal battles of the 1914-18 conflict.

Two Pakistani soldiers killed in attack on Afghanistan border

Two Pakistani soldiers killed in attack on Afghanistan border

Though security has improved in Pakistan's remote areas bordering Afghanistan, sectarian militant attacks still occur.

Arab Israeli man shot dead after crashing into hitch-hiking stop

Arab Israeli man shot dead after crashing into hitch-hiking stop

An Arab Israeli man was shot dead by soldiers on Tuesday after crashing into a hitch-hiking stop in the occupied West Bank and then attempting to flee, officials said.

Boko Haram attack on Nigerian army base, villages kills 18

Boko Haram attack on Nigerian army base, villages kills 18

It was one of the most brazen attacks in recent months and was a precursor to a planned strike on Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State and the birthplace of the Islamist group.