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Damascus, Ankara in first border zone clash: monitor

Beirut - Syrian government forces and the Turkish military clashed on Tuesday for the first time since Ankara launched an offensive in northeastern Syria three weeks ago, a war monitor said.

Myanmar clashes between army and rebels force thousands from home

Ruili - An army helicopter buzzes overhead and ambulances travel up wet empty roads in Myanmar's northeast, ferrying aid to thousands of residents displaced by fresh clashes between rebels and the military.

19 dead in fighting between Myanmar army, rebels: military

Yingjiang - At least 19 people were killed Saturday in northern Myanmar when ethnic rebels attacked security force posts and a casino in an area bordering China, the most deadly flare-up in recent years that undercuts government efforts to win peace in the trouble...

19 dead in fighting between Myanmar army, rebels: military

Yangon - At least 19 people have been killed in clashes between Myanmar's military and an ethnic armed group on Saturday in northern Shan State, Myanmar army and local sources told AFP, the most deadly flare-up in recent years as fighting in the borderlands int...

US-backed forces in toughest Raqa fighting yet: spokeswoman

Birut - The US-backed Kurdish-Arab alliance fighting to wrest the Syrian city of Raqa from the Islamic State group was engaged Monday in its toughest fighting yet, a spokeswoman said.

NATO warns of risk of more heavy fighting in Ukraine

Brussels - NATO head Jens Stoltenberg warned Thursday there was still a risk of heavy fighting in Ukraine and urged Russia to halt its support for pro-Moscow rebels.

Ukraine rebels fill hospital as clashes flare around Mariupol

Novoazovsk - Wounded rebel fighter Islam Alibaterov limps painfully along the corridor of the hospital in the separatist-held town of Novoazovsk in east Ukraine.

Kiev says rebels massing forces, 12 killed in Ukraine

Donetsk - Kiev on Saturday accused pro-Russian Ukrainian separatists of massing forces for fresh offensives, with seven civilians and five soldiers killed in the latest fighting in the east.

Surrounded by rebels, Ukrainian soldiers battle on

Donetsk - The boom of incoming artillery fire from the Ukrainian position sends the pro-Russian rebels scrambling for cover."Everyone into the trenches!" yells separatist commander Zhigan as firing rumbles around."That one's a Grad missile.

Heavy shelling erupts near rebel-held Ukraine town after poll

Donetsk - Heavy shelling erupted Monday near the separatist held town of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, ending a calm period during weekend parliamentary elections.

Russia agrees to separate warring factions in Ukraine

Minsk - Russian Federation negotiators have agreed to a deal to keep Ukraine's armed forces from attacking anti-government separatists believed to be supported by Moscow.

Inside besieged Donetsk, civilians shelter from bombardment

Donetsk - Seven employees of a fitness centre huddled in its basement in the heart of rebel-held Donetsk on Thursday as the centre of the besieged city came under sustained shelling for first time.

Palestinian supporters storm pitch, fight with Israeli players

Bischofshofen - As the conflict in the Middle East rages on, its effects seem to be felt everywhere. Hatred between both pro-Israel and pro-Palestine supporters is becoming more apparent throughout the world.

Ukraine civilians flee deadly fighting on edge of Donetsk

Donetsk - Terrified civilians fled as intense clashes Monday between Ukrainian government troops and pro-Russian rebels left at least four people dead on the outskirts of the insurgent bastion of Donetsk.

Rebels attack Ukraine military compound despite truce

Donetsk - Pro-Russian rebels launched an attack on Thursday on a Ukrainian irregular troops unit in the heart of the eastern industrial city of Donetsk, an AFP reporter at the scene said.

Did facial bones 'evolve' for fighting?

Salt Lake City - University of Utah evolutionary biologists have proposed a new theory: hominin facial bones evolved for protection against the powerful blows of combat.

Blood and gunfire in Ukraine army attack on rebel checkpoint

- Blood flowing from a bullet wound, the grey-haired man lies in the middle of the roadblock waving weakly for help as shots ring out nearby and thick black smoke from burning tyres curls into the sky."I've called an ambulance.

South Sudan battles rage in key oil town

Malakal - South Sudan's military battled rebels in the streets of the key northern oil town of Malakal Wednesday, the army said, as conflict in the world's newest nation entered its second month.

Op-Ed: If Brooks Orpik fights, he doesn't end up unconscious

I have watched the replays a million times. And I'm convinced that what happened between Boston and Pittsburgh Saturday night could have been prevented if the National Hockey League (NHL) stopped messing with "The Code."

Fighting intensifies in Darfur

The UNAMID peacekeeping force claims that rebels have seized the towns of Golo and Rockero in the Jebel Marra region, as fighting rages in several parts of Darfur.

2 high school students hold hands as punishment for fighting

Mesa - After getting into a fight at PE class, two U.S. high school students were given the choice of being suspended or be publicly humiliated in the school courtyard.

Cinematic-MRI captures twins 'fighting' in womb, live birth

London - A fascinating video shows a pair of twins "fighting" inside the womb before they were born. The remarkable footage, captured by the Imperial College London's fetal care center, is the raw unprocessed movie image taken by the cinematic-MRI machine.

Video: 'Superhero' knocks out guy on street, cops watch

Seattle - In Seattle, Washington, there is a "mutual combat law" in effect. "Superhero" Phoenix Jones took advantage of this law to deliver his own brand of justice.

Israeli citizen killed — Fighting breaks out on Egyptian border

An Israeli construction worker, part of a team building the security border fence between Israel and Egypt, was killed this morning by terrorists who have crossed into Israel through the southern border.

Mother accused of encouraging teen daughter to fight

Elgin - An Elgin, IL mother stands accused of not only encouraging her teen-aged daughter to fight, but also of driving her to the scene to do so.

Dana White says Cain Velasquez will fight Frank Mir at UFC 146

The president of the UFC responded to a fan on Twitter on Saturday and said that the match between Cain Velasquez and Frank Mir at UFC 146 will happen.

Heavy Fighting Breaks in Daynile District Northwest of Mogadishu

Mogadishu - Heavy battle between Al-Shabaab and government troops backed by AMISOM broke in Daynile which is one of the last strongholds of Al-Shabaab in Mogadishu’s surrounding area.

Op-Ed: NHL: Does fighting belong in hockey?

It's an age-old part of the game of hockey that can put fans on their feet in seconds, but with the recent crackdown on head shots and after a summer of tragedy, is it time to take fighting out of the game?

Op-Ed: How Libya was won, by NATO and special forces

Last week NATO shamelessly weighed-in on the side of the rebels with the help of special forces on the ground. Without it, the rebels would never have won. There is now talk that NATO has broken international law. So what role did they really play?

Rebel Militias Battle in Benghazi (UPDATED)

(UPDATED) - Heavy firing was heard around 3am last night as rebel militias did battle in Benghazi. It is now said to involve undercover pro-Gaddafi units. This is will be updated as more information comes in.
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Ratel Infantry Fighting Vehicles.
Ratel Infantry Fighting Vehicles.
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Snowball fighting has been banned in some communities in Belgium.
Snowball fighting has been banned in some communities in Belgium.
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Up to 5.3 million people in South Sudan are in danger of starvation over the next few months.
Up to 5.3 million people in South Sudan are in danger of starvation over the next few months.
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Staff Sgt. Ray Perez-Rosa  an infantryman with Troop C  6th Squadron  8th Cavalry Regiment  jumps ov...
Staff Sgt. Ray Perez-Rosa, an infantryman with Troop C, 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, jumps over a water-filled ditch while on a foot patrol to counteract indirect fire near Combat Outpost Baraki Barak, May 21, 2013
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