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Australia to deploy 1,000 troops to Melbourne virus outbreak

Melbourne - Australia's military announced Thursday it would send 1,000 troops to Melbourne in an effort to help contain the country's only significant coronavirus outbreak over fears of a second wave.

Russia stages grand WWII parade ahead of vote on Putin reforms

Moscow - Columns of tanks and troops paraded through Moscow on Wednesday as Russian President Vladimir Putin presided over grand World War II commemorations to stir up patriotic fervour ahead of a vote on extending his rule.

Putin hails Russian war dead at giant new army cathedral

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin paid homage to Russia's World War II dead on Monday as he visited an enormous new Orthodox cathedral built to honour the military.

Mass grave found of Sudanese conscripts killed in 1998: prosecutor

Khartoum - Sudan's public prosecutor announced Monday the discovery of a mass grave containing conscripts allegedly killed after trying to flee a military camp in 1998 under ousted president Omar al-Bashir's regime.

First civilian killed in NW Syria raid since March: monitor

Beirut - Russian air strikes on northwestern Syria killed a civilian Tuesday, the first such fatality since a ceasefire went into force three months ago, a war monitor said.

First civilian killed in NW Syria raid since March: monitor

Beirut - Russian air strikes on northwestern Syria killed a civilian Tuesday, the first such fatality since a ceasefire went into force three months ago, a war monitor said.

First civilian killed in NW Syria raid since March: monitor

Beirut - Russian air strikes on northwestern Syria killed a civilian Tuesday, the first such fatality since a ceasefire went into force three months ago, a war monitor said.

Cameroon army confirms journalist died in custody, denies torture

Douala - Cameroon's army on Friday confirmed anglophone journalist Samuel Wazizi died in detention last year, accusing him of associating with terrorists but denying allegations he had been tortured.

French military races for recruits after lockdown setback

Saint-denis - At a recruitment centre north of Paris, three young men with hopes of becoming French soldiers pore over contracts received a month late as the COVID-19 crisis brought enlistment to a halt.

Venezuela captures 39 army 'deserters' over Maduro plot: minister

Caracas - Venezuela announced Thursday that its troops had captured 39 army deserters on the Colombian border, saying they were part of a recently derailed plot to overthrow President Nicolas Maduro.

Brazil to deploy army to fight Amazon deforestation

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro authorized the army Thursday to fight Amazon wildfires and deforestation, amid warnings the world's biggest rainforest is disappearing even faster than during record devastation last year.

Russia ditches Putin mosaic in army church

Moscow - A mosaic featuring Russian President Vladimir Putin will no longer be displayed in a grand military church being built outside Moscow after the leader objected, a cleric said on Friday.

Australia, New Zealand mark Anzac Day with driveway vigils

Sydney - Australians and New Zealanders held dawn Anzac Day vigils from the isolation of their own driveways on Saturday to honour their armed forces, as parades were cancelled and ceremonies closed to the public due to the coronavirus.

Cameroon admits army role in February killing of 13 civilians

Yaound - Cameroon's presidency admitted on Tuesday that three soldiers acting with militants killed 13 civilians including 10 children in an anglophone region in the west of the country in February.

Russian veterans urge Putin to postpone WWII parade over virus

Moscow - Russian veterans on Wednesday urged President Vladimir Putin to postpone a military parade to mark the 75th anniversary of Soviet victory in World War II, due to the coronavirus risk to participants.

Canada objects to US plan to post troops at border

Ottawa - Canada opposes a plan by the United States to send troops to its northern frontier to catch border jumpers who may be carrying COVID-19, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday.

Lebanon calls in army to enforce coronavirus lockdown

Beirut - Lebanon Saturday called in the army and security forces to ensure people stay at home to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus that has killed four people nationwide.

Australian police probe soldier who shot unarmed Afghan

Sydney - An Australian special forces soldier filmed shooting an unarmed Afghan man has been suspended from duty and the case referred to police, officials said.

Coronavirus: UN asks 9 countries to delay peacekeeper rotations

New York - The United Nations on Friday asked nine countries, including China, South Korea and France, to delay by three months the rotations of their UN peacekeeping forces due to the coronavirus outbreak.

For Putin, victory in Syria is personal

Moscow - When Turkey's president visited Russia last summer, the sun shone as he shared ice cream and admired fighter jets with a friendly Vladimir Putin.

Carnival cancelled, Haiti capital on lockdown after police attack army HQ

Port-au-prince - Haiti's capital was on lockdown Monday after police attacked the army headquarters to demand better working conditions, sparking a gun battle that left two servicemen dead and a dozen wounded.

Maduro says 'not afraid of military combat' in Venezuela

Caracas - President Nicolas Maduro on Monday said he is "not afraid of military combat," accusing his US counterpart Donald Trump of plotting to invade Venezuela with the support of regional allies.

Tearful Thai general says 'don't blame army' for soldier's rampage

Bangkok - An emotional Thai army chief on Tuesday urged a nation in mourning over a mass shooting "not to blame the army" after a soldier gunned down at least 29 people in a rampage linked to a debt dispute with a senior officer.

Guns and social media: the soldier behind Thailand's mass shooting

Nakhon Ratchasima - The 'pings' from the metal targets at a gun range ring out as a baby-faced shooter smiles for the camera -- a chilling prelude to the mall massacre by a Thai soldier who shared his prowess as a marksman on social media.

Iran unveils ballistic missile, 'new generation' engines

Tehran - Iran's Revolutionary Guards unveiled Sunday a short-range ballistic missile that they said can be powered by a "new generation" of engines designed to put satellites into orbit.

Nigeria to receive $308m stolen by ex-dictator: US

Washington - Nigeria is set to receive around $308 million seized from former military dictator Sani Abacha under a deal backed by the United States and the island of Jersey, US prosecutors said Monday.

US plans to relax restrictions on landmines

Washington - The US government plans to relax restrictions on the army's use of anti-personnel mines, reversing an Obama-era commitment that more than 160 countries have signed up to, and which aims to limit injuries to civilians, US media reported Thursday.

EU ministers debate more 'forceful' Libya role

Apo - European foreign ministers discussed Monday how to wield influence "more forcefully" in Libya and restore an arms embargo against the country's warring parties.

Venezuela opposition says govt. loyalists fired at them

Caracas - Venezuelan opposition lawmakers had to abandon plans to hold a session at the legislature on Wednesday after claiming to have been shot at by armed groups loyal to President Nicolas Maduro.

Israel hails 'breakthrough' towards laser air defence system

Jerusalem - The Israeli defence ministry has hailed a "breakthrough" in the development of cheaper laser-based air defences, as tensions soar in the region after Iran hit US targets in retaliation for a high-profile assassination.
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