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Fishing boats finds WW2 mustard gas bomb in catch

Danish fishermen fishing around the island of Bornholm, south of Sweden, found a dangerous mustard gas bomb among their catch after trawling the hazardous region of the Baltic Sea.

Hezbollah, Israel on edge as border fighting erupts

Beirut - Tensions are escalating along Israel's border and occupied territories, as a Hezbollah unit launched a strike that killed at least four IDF soldiers, initial reports said.

British inquiry into Iraq war delayed to after election

London - A long-awaited public inquiry into Britain's role in the Iraq war will not be published until after an election in May, it was reported Wednesday, sparking criticism of the delay.

Op-Ed: Southern Syria a different story from the media narrative Special

Most of the media focus on Syria these days is to do with the violence of Islamic State. They control large areas in the north and east of the country. In the south however, there is a different situation.

UNICEF declares 2014 a 'devastating year' for children

According to a UNICEF statement released on December 8, an estimated 230 million children live in countries and areas affected by armed conflicts.

Remembering Canada's war contributions through 5 photos

Today in Canada is Remembrance Day, a time when we honour all those who have been involved in war up to the present. Here we look at five pictures, each representing a different period of war Canada was involved in, a few before it was even a country.

UK Falklands veteran tries to trace family of soldier he killed

Derby - British soldier Gordon Hoggan still has horrifying nightmares about killing an Argentinian marine with his bayonet during the Falklands War.But he hopes to find peace by discovering the man's identity and giving his family back his helmet.

Op-Ed: How did Syria get this way? Special

The conflict in Syria is now in its fourth year. A once beautiful country has been torn apart, yet despite all this the people remain some of the warmest and most reslient I have ever met. This is a photo essay of my time in the country last year.

Op-Ed: Why ISIS is not as strong as it appears

The myth of ISIS has been created by ignorance, sensationalism and fear. Its strengths are exaggerated and its weaknesses are underestimated — some of the worst mistakes you can make when facing an enemy.

Sanctions taint Norway love affair with Russian liberators

Oslo - In the far north of Norway, sanctions imposed on Russia have left a bitter after-taste as the region celebrates the anniversary of its liberation from Nazi rule by the Soviet army.

Peace group calls for Canada not to follow United States in Iraq Special

Edmonton - An information picket held by the Edmonton Coalition Against War and Racism (ECAWAR) on September 27 called for Canada to stay out of the current conflict in Iraq.

Shark-munching Spinosaurus was first-known water dino

Washington - There once was a dinosaur, bigger than a T. rex, that swam with the sharks -- and ate them for dinner.

Ukraine defence minister warns of 'great war' with Russia

Kiev - Ukraine's defence minister warned on Monday that a "great war" had broken out with Russia over his country's future that could claim tens of thousands of lives.

'Far Cry 4' inspired by Nepalese Civil War

The development team of Ubisoft upcoming open-world shooter, 'Far Cry 4' has revealed that the story and setting was inspired by the Nepalese Civil War.

Hamas resumes rocket fire as 72-hour truce ends

Gaza - Israel resumed air strikes against Palestinian facilities in the Gaza Strip on Friday in response to missiles fired by Hamas militants marking the end of a 72-hour ceasefire.

Nagasaki marks 69th anniversary of U.S. atomic bombing

Tokyo - Tens of thousands marked the 69th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Nagasaki on Saturday, as the city's pacifist mayor urged the Japanese government to listen to increasing concerns over controversial plans to expand the role of its military.

France condemns Israel for Palestinian 'slaughter'

Officials called for a cease-fire between Israel and the Gaza strip. Despite their official support of the country they are demanding an immediate cease-fire.

Siegfried Sassoon war diaries published online

Cambridge - The diaries of war poet Siegfried Sassoon, who wrote many poems about the horrors of World War I, are being published online for the first time.

Al Jazeera reporters evacuate building after shots are fired

Two "precise" shots fired into the Al Jazeera prompted an evacuation Tuesday morning. There are no reports of any fatalities from their branch on the Gaza Strip.

Israeli, Palestinian students 'cross the ocean' to create change

Washington D.c. - As the death toll from the ongoing hostilities between Israelis and Palestinians continues, five Israeli and five Palestinian students have "crossed an ocean" so they can meet, learn, talk and find the peaceful future they desperately want to see.

Photo Essay: Wall of Healing offers reconciliation, reflection Special

Nashville - The Vietnam Veterans Memorial “Wall That Heals” offered both visitors and citizens of Middle Tennessee an opportunity to learn, remember and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country during the Vietnam War.

Healing soldiers on the battlefront

Los Angeles - Knowing precisely the microbes present in a wound could greatly aid in the prevention and treatment of infections. This is especially important when dealing with the severe injuries that soldiers can suffer in combat.

North Korean authorities call comedy film an 'act of war'

A trailer for the upcoming comedy called "The Interview" has aroused international interest and a response for action from North Korean (NK) authorities themselves.

Op-Ed: At last something we can't agree on, Iraq

Washington - It is often said that Republicans never met a war they didn’t like. That is usually said by Democrats. Republicans say Democrats never met a war they like didn’t like.

Peace envoy in Norway would testify on Sri Lanka war 'atrocities'

A report on Sunday said that Erik Solheim, a top Norwegian peace envoy, said he would testify to any international war crimes investigation over "atrocities" committed during Sri Lanka's separatist conflict.

Op-Ed: Should Obama have swapped a soldier for Taliban detainees?

No Man Left Behind — this policy is as old as America herself. Regardless the country or the outcome, we have routinely swapped captured enemy fighters in order to return our soldiers to American soil.

Britain's Iraq inquiry to see parts of Blair-Bush letters

London - Britain's government agreed to give extracts of letters from Tony Blair to George W. Bush to an inquiry into the Iraq war, overcoming the main hurdle to publication of the long-awaited report.

French rout in Vietnam 60 years ago a watershed in colonial history

Hanoi - Sixty years ago, French troops were crushed by Vietnamese fighters in a landmark battle that led to the country's independence, dented Paris's prestige and fuelled independence movements in other colonies.

Controversy drives Condoleeza Rice from speaking at Rutgers

New Brunswick - Bush-era Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has decided not to present this month's commencement address at New Jersey's largest university in the face of student protests.

Obama urges Putin to back down in Ukraine

Global leaders are continuing to raise concerns about Russia's recent actions in Ukraine. As of now there are enough troops on the Ukrainian border to seize the country within twelve hours.
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