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Syrian army declares unilateral fighting freeze in south

Damascus - The Syrian army on Monday unilaterally announced a halt to fighting in the country's south that would coincide with a new round of peace talks in the Kazakh capital Astana.

Yemeni government rejects southern autonomous council

Riyadh - The government of war-ravaged Yemen on Friday rejected a self-proclaimed autonomous body in the formerly independent south whose formation is seen as an open challenge to the president's authority.

Yemeni government rejects southern autonomous council

Riyadh - The government of war-ravaged Yemen on Friday rejected a self-proclaimed autonomous body in the formerly independent south whose formation is seen as an open challenge to the president's authority.

Yemeni government rejects southern autonomous council

Riyadh - The government of war-ravaged Yemen on Friday rejected a self-proclaimed autonomous body in the formerly independent south whose formation is seen as an open challenge to the president's authority.

Car bomb hits Thailand's troubled south, injures 51

Pattani - More than 50 people including children were injured on Tuesday when a car bomb exploded outside a supermarket in Thailand's insurgency-plagued south, police said, the largest attack for months on a civilian target there.

Car bomb hits Thailand's troubled south, injures 51

Pattani - More than 50 people including children were injured on Tuesday when a car bomb exploded outside a supermarket in Thailand's insurgency-plagued south, police said, the largest attack for months on a civilian target there.

Car bomb hits Thailand's troubled south, injures 51

Pattani - More than 50 people including children were injured on Tuesday when a car bomb exploded outside a supermarket in Thailand's insurgency-plagued south, police said, the largest attack for months on a civilian target there.

Libya govt urges 'intervention' over southern clashes

Tripoli - Libya's unity government has called for "urgent intervention" by the international community to end military escalation in its south, warning of a possible "civil war".

Le Pen finds fertile ground in south of France

Saint-rapha - Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has won over voters in many parts of France, and on the southern Riviera coast there is little doubt in many minds that she can become president in May.

Thai army, rebel negotiators agree 'safety zone' for unrest-hit south

Kuala Lumpur - Thai army and Muslim rebel peace negotiators agreed Tuesday to create a "safety zone" in Thailand's insurgency-hit south, a small but significant step in talks to end a bloody 13-year conflict.

Iraq forces retake key town on Mosul southern front

- Iraqi forces retook a key town from the Islamic State group Monday, a crucial objective on the southern front of the offensive to wrest back the city of Mosul.

Iraq forces retake key town on Mosul southern front

- Iraqi forces retook a key town from the Islamic State group Monday, a crucial objective on the southern front of the offensive to wrest back the city of Mosul.

Iraq forces retake key town on Mosul southern front

- Iraqi forces retook a key town from the Islamic State group Monday, a crucial objective on the southern front of the offensive to wrest back the city of Mosul.

Noodle shop bomb kills 1, wounds 18 in restive Thai south

Pattani - One person was killed and 18 others were wounded, some of them critically, when a bomb exploded outside a noodle shop in Thailand's far south, police and witnesses said Monday.

More than 300 dead in southern Haiti from hurricane: senator

Port-au-prince - Hurricane Matthew killed more than 300 people as it smashed through southern Haiti, a senator from the region said.Senator Herve Fourcand said that figure is still preliminary, as some areas hit by the powerful storm are still inaccessible.

School security guard gunned down in tense Thai south

Bangkok - A security volunteer was gunned down by suspected rebels while guarding a primary school in Thailand's insurgency-plagued south, police said Thursday.

Inquest finds Thai forces killed four unarmed Muslims: lawyer

Bangkok - An inquest has ruled that security forces gunned down four unarmed Muslim men in Thailand's conflict-hit south, a lawyer said Wednesday, a rare finding that could pave the way for landmark prosecutions of state officials.

Inquest finds Thai forces killed four unarmed Muslims: lawyer

Bangkok - An inquest has ruled that security forces gunned down four unarmed Muslim men in Thailand's conflict-hit south, a lawyer said Wednesday, a rare finding that could pave the way for landmark prosecutions of state officials.

Bomb at Thai school kills three including four-year-old

Narathiwat - A four-year-old girl and her father were among three people killed Tuesday when a bomb hidden in a motorcycle's fuel tank exploded outside a school in Thailand's insurgency-plagued south.

Thai rights activists charged over report on army torture

Bangkok - Three prominent Thai rights defenders were charged Tuesday with criminal defamation over a rare report describing torture suffered by detainees in the restive south, police said.

Yemen launches southern operation against Qaeda militants

Aden - Yemeni forces backed by air power from a Saudi-led Arab coalition launched an operation Saturday to drive Al-Qaeda fighters out of a southern provincial capital, military officials said.

Southern Libya could be new frontier for IS: Experts

Paris - A potentially critical conflict has gone largely unnoticed in southern Libya yet could open up a gateway to sub-Saharan Africa for the Islamic State group, analysts say.

Thai car bomb injures seven in rebellious south

Bangkok - A car bomb detonated outside an urban police station in Thailand's restive south Saturday, injuring at least seven people and offering a reminder of the region's simmering violence as the ruling junta eyes full peace talks with the insurgents.

Tribes kill 21 Shiite rebels in south Yemen: local official

Aden - At least 21 Yemeni Shiite rebels were killed Friday when residents in a tribal southern region opened fire at their vehicles, a local official and witnesses told AFP.

Dozen wounded as car bomb rips through southern Thai town

Narathiwat - Around a dozen people were wounded when a car bomb detonated by remote control ripped through a karaoke bar in Thailand's Muslim-majority deep south on Friday, officials told AFP.

Pakistan police arrest five Al-Qaeda suspects

Karachi - Pakistan police have arrested five suspected members of Al-Qaeda's newly formed South Asia chapter in the southern city of Karachi, officials said Friday.

North Korea's leader returns to public view with a vengeance

Seoul - He's baaaack; and there are some 10 senior leaders of the North Korea's ruling Workers Party who are not particularly happy about it.

Bill Clinton, party scramble to keep Senate Democratic

Conway - Bill Clinton returned to Arkansas in a bid to keep the US Senate Democratic, but he is fighting a Republican wave that could claim all Deep South senators for the first time in a decade.

Three dead, dozens wounded in Thai car bomb

Bangkok - A car bomb exploded on Friday outside a hotel in insurgency-wracked southern Thailand, killing three people and wounding more than 30 others, police said.

Dalai Lama concerned about all global issues Special

Pretoria - The Office of Tibet in South Africa has celebrated the birthday of the country’s spiritual leader, Tenzin Gyatso, better known as the 14th Dalai Lama, as well as introducing the new Representative, Nangsa Chodon.
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The annual Carolina Cup held in Camden South Carolina each spring, features both steeple chase and flat horse races.
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Thai police perform security checks on bags inside the entrance to Sungai Golok Railway Station.
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A typical squatter camp in South Africa, known officially as an "informal settlement."
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Peaceufl student demonstration in Pretoria
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The train track running through Conway, South Carolina following the Waccama River.
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One tail gate stepped it up a notch with a portable propane grill for their grilling pleasure.
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Cup goers await the first race of the day.
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The flag of the new Republic of South Sudan.
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A map of southern Sudan showing the region wishing to secede from the north.
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