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Going home or staying safe in NE Nigeria, an impossible choice

Maiduguri - "Boko Haram was in my house!" three-year-old Aisha said with a frown, sat next to her mother Hadiza in a run-down camp for internally displaced people (IDPs) in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri.

Mexico detains 30 Marines accused of disappearances

Mexico - Prosecutors in Mexico have arrested 30 Marines in connection with the disappearances of an unspecified number of people in the northern state of Tamaulipas in 2014, the Navy said Monday.

Brazil military chiefs exit in new turmoil for Bolsonaro

Bras - President Jair Bolsonaro will replace all three commanders of Brazil's armed forces, his government said Tuesday, the latest upheaval in Brasilia as the far-right leader braces against mounting criticism over an explosion of Covid-19 deaths.

US suspends Myanmar trade pact after bloodiest weekend

Yangon - The US suspended a trade pact with Myanmar Monday and led international condemnation of the junta's ruthless crackdown, as protesters and mourners took to the streets after the deadliest weekend since the military coup.

US suspends Myanmar trade pact after bloodiest weekend

Yangon - The US suspended a trade pact with Myanmar Monday and led international condemnation of the junta's ruthless crackdown, as protesters and mourners took to the streets after the deadliest weekend since the military coup.

Putin pilots bumpy all-terrain rig on Siberian holiday

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin, during a holiday in Siberia with Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, piloted an all-terrain vehicle through thick woodland and traversed a swaying rope bridge, Kremlin footage showed.

Protester killed in central Myanmar and two Australians in custody

Yangon - Security forces in Myanmar shot dead an anti-coup protester Sunday, as the Australian government confirmed it is assisting two nationals who were detained after trying to leave Yangon.

Protester killed in central Myanmar and two Australians in custody

Yangon - Security forces in Myanmar shot dead an anti-coup protester Sunday, as the Australian government confirmed it is assisting two nationals who were detained after trying to leave Yangon.

Health workers protest in Myanmar after deadly crackdown

Yangon - Doctors and nurses in central Myanmar rallied in the streets at first light on Sunday, avoiding a confrontation with security forces after another deadly weekend crackdown on anti-coup protesters.

Health workers protest in Myanmar after deadly crackdown

Yangon - Doctors and nurses in central Myanmar rallied in the streets at first light on Sunday, avoiding a confrontation with security forces after another deadly weekend crackdown on anti-coup protesters.

Myanmar soldiers and police flee to India with tales of violence

Aizawl - Shaking and clutching his T-shirt, Myanmar soldier Kyaw recalled the violence he said he was told to use on people in his own community -- orders that triggered his escape to India.

As Israel poll looms, 'no regrets' for ex-general in PM duel

Jerusalem - A year ago, centrist Benny Gantz got a shot at forming a government, but now he faces potential political oblivion, barely a week ahead of Israel's fourth election in two years.

At least 20 dead, 600 injured in Equatorial Guinea military camp explosions

Malabo - At least 20 people were killed and hundreds injured after four accidental explosions ripped through a military camp in Equatorial Guinea and obliterated neighbouring residential areas.

Myanmar protesters rally after overnight raids on opposition figures

Yangon - Thousands of Myanmar anti-coup demonstrators defied an ongoing military crackdown Sunday, following overnight raids in Yangon in which an official from Aung San Suu Kyi's party was beaten to death and several others were detained.

Refugees trickle across India border from Myanmar turmoil

Guwahati - A number of people have begun escaping the turmoil in Myanmar into India, some of them police refusing to take part in the violent crackdown on protests against a military coup there, officials and reports said.

Make-up artist and sniper prepared to die for Venezuela

Caracas - Dressed in camouflage, her face covered in mud, Ismaira Figueroa holds her position on a hill, rifle in hand, as she takes part in military exercises simulating an invasion."I feel like I was born to do this and if I had to die for this...

Czechs launch mass testing to battle Covid surge

Prague - The Czech Republic launched mass coronavirus testing at business premises on Wednesday, in a bid to stem the world's highest infection rate.

Israel army faces battle over beards

Apo - Israel's military is facing a challenge on the home front unrelated to traditional threats against the Jewish state: it's over facial hair, and activists say the army's future is at stake.

Mozambique forces, jihadists committing 'war crimes': Amnesty

Johanesburg - Jihadists, government forces and a "private militia" backing the authorities have indiscriminantly killed hundreds of civilians in troubled northeastern Mozambique, Amnesty International said in a report Tuesday.

Britain imposes more sanctions as Myanmar sees fresh clashes

Yangon - Britain slapped further sanctions on Myanmar's generals on Thursday for "overseeing human rights violations" since toppling civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, as clashes broke out between pro-junta supporters and anti-coup residents.

Clashes in Yangon as tensions rise over Myanmar coup

Yangon - Junta supporters wielding knives and slingshots clashed with residents in Myanmar's largest city on Thursday, as tensions rise after weeks of nationwide protests against the military coup that ousted Aung San Suu Kyi.

Myanmar grieves as funeral rites held for young anti-coup protester

Nay Pyi Taw - A sombre Buddhist funeral song rung out in Myanmar's capital as the body of a young woman, struck down during a rally against this month's military coup, was carried to a ceremony marking the end of her short life.

Myanmar grieves as funeral rites held for young anti-coup protester

Nay Pyi Taw - A sombre Buddhist funeral song rung out in Myanmar's capital as the body of a young woman, struck down during a rally against this month's military coup, was carried to a ceremony marking the end of her short life.

Harry and Meghan permanently quit UK royal life

London - Prince Harry and his American wife Meghan have permanently quit royal duties, Buckingham Palace said Friday, just over a year after they rocked the British monarchy by announcing plans to "step back" from their roles.

UK's Prince Harry to lose all honorary titles

London - Britain's Prince Harry will relinquish his honorary military appointments and patronages after confirming to Queen Elizabeth II that he and his wife Meghan Markle will not return as working royals, Buckingham Palace announced Friday.

Colombian military accused of 6,400 extrajudicial killings

Apo - Colombia's military carried out at least 6,400 extrajudicial killings and presented them as combat deaths between 2002 and 2008, a number significantly higher than previously estimated, a special court said Thursday.

Suu Kyi's lawyer 'hoping for best, preparing for worst'

Bangkok - The lawyer representing Myanmar democracy hero Aung San Suu Kyi said on Wednesday he is preparing for the worst in a trial he fears could take six months.

New Zealand to end military deployment in Afghanistan

Wellington - New Zealand will withdraw the last of its military personnel from Afghanistan in May, concluding a deployment that has lasted two decades, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Wednesday.

Myanmar under pressure at UN as anti-coup protests rage nationwide

Yangon - The UN's top rights body demanded Friday that Myanmar's military restore civilian rule and release Aung San Suu Kyi, echoing the calls of hundreds of thousands thronging cities nationwide in a seventh straight day of protests.

New rallies in Myanmar's Yangon despite military warnings

Yangon - Protesters started rallying across Myanmar's largest city of Yangon on Tuesday, defying warnings from the military threatening "action" against large gatherings.
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A crowd began to gather just before the parade began to honor Staff Sergeant Michael Ferguson.
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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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