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Kremlin denies Putin mistook US video for Russia's Syria campaign

Moscow - The Kremlin on Wednesday hit back at embarrassing media reports that President Vladimir Putin mistook a video of US attacks on Afghanistan for Russian strikes on Syria.

Venezuela president fires military brass amid unrest

Caracas - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro fired four top military commanders Tuesday including the head of a police force that is accused of attacking anti-government protesters during months of deadly unrest.

Five Mali soldiers killed in attack on military camp

Bamako - Five soldiers were killed Saturday in northern Mali, where a surge in violence has prompted calls for the UN to create a new anti-jihadist force for the region.

Seven US destroyer crew missing after collision: Japan coastguard

Toukyo - A US Navy destroyer collided with a Philippine-flagged container ship off the coast of Japan early Saturday, leaving seven crew members from the American vessel unaccounted for, the Japanese Coast Guard said.

Senior Venezuela official quits over crisis reforms

Caracas - A Venezuelan retired general said Wednesday he had resigned from a top defense advisory body over the government's contested constitutional reforms, the latest sign of division in the ruling camp.

Blast at British base in Cyprus injures police officer

Nicosia - A small explosion outside a police station at a British base in Cyprus injured a policeman on Tuesday, authorities said, adding that it was being treated as a criminal incident.

Thai army officers charged over online arms trading

Bangkok - Several Thai army officers were charged Friday over an online weapons market that saw soldiers sell grenades and bullets over social media, in a country where military weapons routinely turn up on the streets.

Teen killed as Venezuela army chief urges troops not to hurt protesters

Caracas - A teenager died in new protests against President Nicolas Maduro's government on Wednesday just as the head of the military warned troops not to commit "atrocities.

Venezuela commander urges troops not to hurt protesters

Caracas - The head of Venezuela's military warned his troops not to commit "atrocities" against protesters demonstrating in the country's deadly political crisis -- ahead of fresh clashes on Wednesday.

Canada to rely less on US defense in major policy shift

Ottawa - Canada will spend billions of dollars on defense and rely less on the United States, which has "shrugged off the burden of world leadership," its foreign minister said Tuesday, signaling a major foreign policy shift.

Fleeing hunger, Somali women raped in displacement camps

Afgooye - He was thin but strong, in a new uniform and boots. After forcing his way into Hawo's ragged shelter the man put a gun to her throat, then raped her, twice.

Ghana president vows justice after mob kills soldier

Accra - Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo said Tuesday the killers of a soldier who was lynched by a mob while out running would be brought to justice for this "heinous crime".

Brazil president backtracks on troop deployment after riots

Bras - Brazil's President Michel Temer called troops off the streets of the capital Thursday, backtracking after deploying them to guard government buildings following riots by protesters demanding his resignation.

China says US warship entered its waters 'without permission'

Bejing - The Chinese government charged on Thursday that a US warship had entered its waters in the South China Sea "without permission", prompting Beijing's navy to warn the vessel to leave.

Four killed in I.Coast clashes between ex-rebels and police: AFP

Bouak - Four people were killed and many hurt when police clashed Tuesday with former rebels barricading the road into Bouake, Ivory Coast's second biggest city, in the spillover from a corrosive army mutiny over pay.

Tunisia protester 'accidentally' killed in south

Tataouine - A young protester was killed Monday after a national guard vehicle "accidentally" ran him over in south Tunisia, raising fears of mounting social unrest in a region rocked by weeks of protest.

Nigeria army chief warns troops about 'politicking'

Abuja - Nigerian troops have been told not to get involved in politics, the army said Tuesday, in a warning likely to resonate given the country's history of coups and with the president currently abroad and ailing.

Sacked South Sudan army chief returns to Juba

Juba - Sacked South Sudanese army chief Paul Malong, returned to the capital Juba on Saturday claiming he had been asked to return by the authorities and insisting that he'd never had any intention of rebelling."If I want to rebel I can rebel here (in Juba).....

Rebels soldiers wound six while tightening grip on I.Coast city

Bouak - Renegade soldiers wounded six people in Ivory Coast's second-largest city on Sunday as they fired warning shots into the air to keep people in their homes, an AFP journalist reported.

Gunfire as I.Coast troops resume protest despite 'apology'

Abidjan - Disgruntled Ivorian soldiers took to the streets of Abidjan and two other cities on Friday, firing angrily into the air a day after publicly apologising for a string of recent uprisings.

Myanmar army chief compares Rohingya crackdown to Northern Ireland

Yangon - Myanmar's army chief defended his military's violent crackdown on Rohingya Muslims by comparing it to Britain's campaign to tackle sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland, according to a statement released by his office Friday.

Myanmar army chief compares Rohingya crackdown to Northern Ireland

Yangon - Myanmar's army chief defended his military's violent crackdown on Rohingya Muslims by comparing it to Britain's campaign to tackle sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland, according to a statement released by his office Friday.

Myanmar army chief compares Rohingya crackdown to Northern Ireland

Yangon - Myanmar's army chief defended his military's violent crackdown on Rohingya Muslims by comparing it to Britain's campaign to tackle sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland, according to a statement released by his office Friday.

South Sudan president sacks controversial army chief

Juba - South Sudan President Salva Kiir sacked his powerful, hardline army chief Paul Malong on Tuesday, a government spokesman said.

Canada floods force thousands from their homes

Montr - Floods in Canada have forced the evacuation of more than 2,000 people from their homes and into emergency centers, officials said on Tuesday.

Boko Haram attack in Chad kills nine troops, 40 jihadists: sources

Ndjame - Nine Chadian soldiers were killed in a Boko Haram attack on an army post in the Lake Chad region on Friday, local and security sources told AFP.

Four soldiers, six fuel thieves dead in Mexico clashes: officials

Puebla - Armed exchanges between troops and suspected fuel thieves in central Mexico have left 10 people dead, including four soldiers, authorities said Thursday.

Canada minister urged to resign for inflating military record

Ottawa - Canada's opposition on Monday called for Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan to resign or be sacked for overstating his military record in Afghanistan during a speech in India.

British soldier who killed Afghan fighter freed from jail

London - A British soldier jailed for killing an injured Taliban fighter in Afghanistan was freed on Friday after his sentence was reduced from murder to manslaughter, his lawyer said.

ASEAN to express 'grave concern' over tests despite N. Korea appeal

Manila - Southeast Asian countries will express "grave concern" over North Korea's nuclear weapons tests and ballistic missile launches, despite Pyongyang's appeal for support, according to a draft statement due to be released Friday.
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