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Hollande says boosted reserve force could form 'National Guard'

Saint-astier - French President Francois Hollande said Wednesday that a call to boost reserve forces had paved the way to a "National Guard.

Three French troops killed in Libya intelligence operation

Paris - Three French soldiers were killed during a mission to gather intelligence in Libya, President Francois Hollande said Wednesday in the first official confirmation that France has troops in the country where IS controls a key city.

Armed group kills 17 soldiers at Mali base

Bamako - Seventeen soldiers were killed and 35 wounded in central Mali in an assault on their base that authorities called a "coordinated terrorist attack".

Kenya security accused of murder and abduction: report

Nairobi - Security agencies are killing and abducting men in north-east Kenya who they suspect of links to Islamist extremists, a rights group said Wednesday.

Turkey army helped save Erdogan but risks losing clout

Istanbul - Support from the highest echelons in the army helped keep President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in power after the failed coup but Friday's events risk further undermining the military's status as a key player in Turkish politics.

'Unified' Libyan army on table at Tunis meeting

Tunis - The UN is set to host a second day of talks on Libya Sunday with the aim of creating a "unified" army in a country wracked by internal divisions and a jihadist threat.

Turkish army says 104 putschists killed in coup attempt

Ankara - A total of 104 coup plotters were killed after a bid to bring down the Turkish government, the acting army chief said on Saturday.

Venezuela's military to the fore as Maduro struggles

Caracas - Venezuela's military has been put on the frontline of a worsening national economic crisis by taking charge of food distribution and key ports amid dire shortages and mounting unrest.

Venezuela's woes deepen as Citibank shuts teller window

Caracas - Venezuela's howling economic woes have worsened as Citibank closed the government's overseas payments account and multinational firms are packing up and leaving.

Indian court orders investigation into army killings

New Delhi - India's top court on Friday ordered an investigation into use of "excessive and retaliatory" force by security forces in the insurgency-wracked state of Manipur, where a controversial law gives troops powers to shoot on sight.

Venezuela opposition asks for Vatican mediation

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition coalition called for the Vatican to join an international mediation effort with the government, but said it would not back down on a recall referendum against President Nicolas Maduro.

Venezuela president vows military boost to fight crisis

Caracas - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday the country must boost its military might, as he fends off attempts to remove him from office.

Israel closes Hebron after Palestinian attacks

Jerusalem - The Israeli army has imposed a closure on and around the West Bank city of Hebron, a military spokesman said Friday, following a series of deadly attacks in the region.

Honduras denies murdered activist was on army 'hit list'

Tegucigalpa - Honduran authorities on Wednesday denied a British newspaper report alleging their military had issued orders to kill a high-profile environmental activist who was murdered at her home in March.

Israel kills Palestinian teen 'mistaken for stone-thrower'

Palestinian - Israeli troops killed a Palestinian teenager Tuesday after apparently mistaking his group for stone-throwers as they returned from a swim, sparking outrage and debate about the security forces' use of firearms.

Israel kills Palestinian teen 'mistaken for stone-thrower'

Palestinian - Israeli troops killed a Palestinian teenager Tuesday after apparently mistaking his group for stone-throwers as they returned from a swim, sparking outrage and debate about the security forces' use of firearms.

Israel kills Palestinian teen 'mistaken for stone-thrower'

Palestinian - Israeli troops killed a Palestinian teenager Tuesday after apparently mistaking his group for stone-throwers as they returned from a swim, sparking outrage and debate about the security forces' use of firearms.

Iraq forces gain ground from IS west of Fallujah

- Iraqi forces gained new ground from the Islamic State group Saturday in a key area west of the jihadist bastion of Fallujah, security sources said.

17 killed in India army ammunition depot fire

Mumbai - A fire at a massive military ammunition depot on Tuesday killed at least 17 people and injured 19 more in central India, officials said.

U.S. calls for 'robust' NATO posture on eastern flank

Brussels - US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday that NATO was building a "robust" defensive posture on its eastern flank, as the alliance faces an increasingly aggressive Russia.

U.S. Senate confirms Army's first openly gay civilian leader

Washington - The US Senate unanimously confirmed America's first ever openly gay official to be the secretary of the Army.

Belgian prisons 'like North Korea' as strike crisis hits

Forest - Belgium faces a growing crisis in its prisons, with the army called in to help and inmates stuck in their cells 24 hours a day as the government struggles to end a strike by prison staff.

Germany to increase troops for first time since Cold War ended

Berlin - Germany is raising the number of its troops for the first time since 1990, ending a quarter of a century of successive cuts in the army since the end of the Cold War.

Belgian army fills in for striking prison staff

Brussels - Belgium took the unprecedented step on Monday of mobilising the army to fill in for striking prison staff to ensure inmates are able to take showers, walks and proper meals.

Trial opens of Israeli soldier who shot wounded Palestinian

Jaffa - The politically charged trial began Monday of an Israeli soldier accused of shooting dead a wounded Palestinian assailant as he lay on the ground.

Crisis with Guatemala over: Belize PM

Guatemala City - Belize's prime minister on Monday declared that a crisis with neighboring Guatemala prompted by a deadly shooting last week on their disputed border is "over.

Guatemala deploys 3,000 troops to disputed border with Belize

Guatemala City - Guatemala has deployed 3,000 troops to its disputed border with Belize following a shooting incident that killed a Guatemalan teen, Defense Minister Williams Mansilla said.

Amnesty accuses Nigeria's military over deadly Shiite clashes

Lagos - Amnesty International on Friday accused Nigeria's military of deliberately shooting dead more than 350 Shiite Muslims, burying them in mass graves and destroying evidence of the crime.

Israel soldier who shot Palestinian allowed home for Passover

Ramla - An Israeli soldier charged with manslaughter after shooting a prone and wounded Palestinian assailant in the head was released from custody Friday for the Jewish Passover festival, the army said.

El Salvador unleashes new elite force on gang bosses

Sansalvador - El Salvador on Wednesday deployed a new, heavily armed elite force of soldiers and police to hunt down gangs that have turned the country into one of the world's deadliest.
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U.S. Navy Seaman Christopher Hotella wipes down the canopy of an F/A-18E Super Hornet aircraft
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A Ugandan Army helicopter hunts for LRA members in Central African Republic.
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Elk Grove High School's drill team rounds the corner at the start of the parade.
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Joint airdrop resupplies Afghanistan outpost.
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Two AH-64D Apache attack helicopters
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A crowd began to gather just before the parade began to honor Staff Sergeant Michael Ferguson.
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President Obama watching the Navy vs. Army football game
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The US Army Medal of Honor
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EGHS's drumline.
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Staff Sergeant Ferguson's daughter wears her father's fatigues to show her support for her dad.
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Kristian Bush's father, an officer in the Army stationed in Korea in the center
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