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South Korean actress faces Thai jail for reality TV stunt

Bangkok - A South Korean actress faces up to five years in a Thai jail for catching endangered giant clams in a reality TV stunt, an official said Saturday, despite the show's extensive apology.

Thailand orders phone users in Muslim-majority south to submit photos

Bangkok - An order for mobile phone users in Thailand's restive south to submit a photo of themselves for facial recognition purposes is causing uproar from opponents who see it as further curtailing the rights of the Muslim-majority population.

Two monks shot dead as violence flares in Thailand's deep south

Bangkok - Gunmen in Thailand's deep south shot dead two Buddhist monks and wounded two others inside a temple, police said Saturday, capping a week of deadly violence as the prime minister vowed to "punish" those responsible.

S. Korean tourists found drowned after golf-buggy collision

Bangkok - The bodies of two South Korean men who drowned while golfing in northern Thailand have been found, police said Thursday, after their wives' buggy collided with their own, knocking them into a river.

Yemen separatists call for southern uprising

Aden - Yemen's southern separatist movement on Wednesday called for an uprising against President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, accusing the government of negligence and corruption.

IS kills one of dozens of hostages in southern Syria

Beirut - The Islamic State jihadist group has executed one of dozens of Druze hostages abducted from Syria's southern province of Sweida last week, a journalist in the area and a monitor said Sunday.

IS killed hostage from Syria's Sweida

Beirut - The Islamic State jihadist group has executed one of dozens of Druze hostages abducted from Syria's southern province of Sweida last week, a journalist in the area and a monitor said Sunday.

IS killed hostage from Syria's Sweida: media, monitor

Beirut - The Islamic State jihadist group has executed one of dozens of Druze hostages abducted from Syria's southern province of Sweida last month, a Syrian news website and a monitor said Sunday.

Nearly 250 dead in IS attacks on south Syria: new toll

Beirut - The death toll in coordinated Islamic State group suicide bombings and shootings in southern Syria rose to nearly 250 overnight, more than half of them civilians, a monitor said Thursday.

More than 180 dead in IS attacks on southern Syria

Beirut - A string of suicide blasts and raids claimed by the Islamic State group killed more than 180 people in southern Syria on Wednesday, in one of the jihadists' deadliest ever assaults in the country.

Dozens dead in IS attacks on southern Syria: monitor

Beirut - A string of suicide attacks in Syria by the Islamic State group has killed at least 40 people, mostly pro-regime fighters, in one of the jihadists' deadliest operations in months, a war monitor said Wednesday.

Syria rebels begin leaving zone near Golan: state media

Damascus - Hardline rebels and civilians began leaving a southwestern sliver of Syria near the Israeli-annexed Golan on Friday under a surrender deal, state media, as the evacuations turned deadly with a car accident.

Syria rebels agree to surrender zone bordering Golan: monitor

Beirut - Syrian rebels have agreed with government backer Russia to the negotiated surrender of a sensitive southwestern zone bordering the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights, a monitor said Thursday.

Air strikes kill seven civilians in southern Syria: monitor

Beirut - Air strikes on Tuesday killed seven civilians in a sensitive southwestern province of Syria bordering the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, a war monitor said.

Syrian regime advances fast on rebels in south

Beirut - Syrian regime forces backed by Russia made sweeping advances on Monday against rebels holding out in the country's vital southern zone.

Syrian regime advances fast on rebels in south

Beirut - Syrian regime forces backed by Russia made sweeping advances on Monday against rebels holding out in the country's south, a monitor and state media said.

Army raises flag in Daraa, cradle of Syria revolt

Ramtha - Syria's army entered rebel-held parts of Daraa city on Thursday, state media said, raising the national flag in the cradle of the uprising that sparked the country's seven-year war.

Syria army enters and raises flag in Daraa, cradle of revolt

Damascus - Syria's army entered rebel-held parts of Daraa city on Thursday, state media said, raising the national flag in the cradle of the uprising that sparked the country's seven-year war.

IS seizes village in south Syria: monitor

Beirut - An Islamic State group affiliate seized a village in southern Syria overnight from rebels who had agreed to a regime takeover, a Britain-based monitor said Thursday.

Air strikes, clashes hit IS pocket in south Syria: monitor

Beirut - Russian air strikes and fierce clashes on Wednesday rocked a sliver of territory in southwestern Syria held by the Islamic State group, a war monitor said.

Tens of thousands return home after south Syria ceasefire deal

Beirut - Tens of thousands have returned to their homes in southern Syria since a ceasefire deal between regime ally Russia and rebels to end more than two weeks of deadly bombardment, a monitoring group said Sunday.

Syria regime pounds south, rebel evacuations postponed

Beirut - Regime forces bombarded southern Syria on Sunday, as the evacuation of rebel fighters under a ceasefire deal for the region was postponed, a monitor and an opposition official said.

Thousands head home in south Syria after ceasefire deal: monitor

Beirut - Thousands of displaced Syrians were heading home Saturday after rebels and the government reached a ceasefire deal in the south following more than two weeks of deadly bombardment, a monitor said.

Syria rebels say close to deal with Russia on south

Beirut - Rebels in southern Syria said on Friday they were close to reaching a deal with regime ally Russia including a ceasefire and the handover of some territory.

Syria regime reaches deal with rebels in south

Ramtha - The Syrian regime on Friday reached a deal with rebels for the surrender of the remaining opposition-held cities and towns in the southern province of Daraa, the cradle of the uprising against Bashar al-Assad.

Paving the way: Syria highway traces winning regime strategy

Beirut - From second city Aleppo all the way down to the border with Jordan, Syria's longest highway cuts through fertile fields of green, buzzing industrial zones and four major cities.

Regime pounds south Syria after rebels say talks with Russia 'fail'

Beirut - Syria's regime and its ally Russia resumed air strikes on the south of the country on Wednesday after rebels said talks over a government takeover had "failed".

Syria rebels mull tough Russian terms for southern handover

Beirut - Rebels in Syria's south on Wednesday discussed a Russian proposal to hand over their remaining territory in exchange for a halt to the regime's blistering offensive, rebel sources said.

Over 270,000 displaced by south Syria violence, UN says

Ramtha - More than a quarter of a million people have fled a Russian-backed government onslaught on southern Syria, the United Nations said Monday, in the latest civilian exodus in the seven-year war.

Battered south Syria towns in talks on regime takeover

- Rebels controlling several towns in southern Syria were on Friday considering a deal for a regime takeover in exchange for an end to fierce bombing, state media and a monitor said.
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South African  parabats  do a mass jump from two Hercules transports. Photo by Janet Szabo.
South African 'parabats' do a mass jump from two Hercules transports. Photo by Janet Szabo.
People appear to be going about their lives as normal in the town of Yala in Thailand’s restive so...
People appear to be going about their lives as normal in the town of Yala in Thailand’s restive south.
A friendly local Muslim man waves as a train passes.
A friendly local Muslim man waves as a train passes.
People go about their travels in cars and on motorbikes along the main road that heads towards Malay...
People go about their travels in cars and on motorbikes along the main road that heads towards Malaysia from the Thai border town of Sungei Golok.
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Peaceufl student demonstration in Pretoria
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Food, a staple at the Cup, right along side beer, wine and mixed drinks.
A typical squatter camp in South Africa  known officially as an  informal settlement.
A typical squatter camp in South Africa, known officially as an "informal settlement."
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The annual Carolina Cup held in Camden South Carolina each spring  features both steeple chase and f...
The annual Carolina Cup held in Camden South Carolina each spring, features both steeple chase and flat horse races.
A map of southern Sudan showing the region wishing to secede from the north.
A map of southern Sudan showing the region wishing to secede from the north.
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Thai police perform security checks on bags inside the entrance to Sungai Golok Railway Station.
Thai police perform security checks on bags inside the entrance to Sungai Golok Railway Station.

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