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81 'blue helmets' stand firm against Golan militants

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Forty three peacekeepers from Fiji have been forced to surrender their weapons and were taken hostage near the Quneitra crossing, but 81 Filipino blue helmets "held their ground" and refused to disarm.

Rescuers seek survivors of China landslide

54 minutes ago

Hundreds of rescuers are hunting for survivors of a massive landslide in southwestern China that killed at least 14 people.

140 held in US pro-immigration protest

54 minutes ago

At least 140 demonstrators rallying for looser immigration rules have been arrested outside the White House for civil disobedience.

Activists: Over 100 Russian soldiers killed in Ukraine

2014-08-29 08:48

More than 100 Russian soldiers have been killed in eastern Ukraine in a battle helping pro-Russian separatists fight Ukrainian troops, the Russian presidential human rights council says.

Jewish community 'forced out' of Guatemala village

2014-08-29 06:08

A community of 230 Orthodox Jews from several countries have began leaving the Guatemalan Indian village where they have lived for six years after claims and counterclaims of discrimination and threats.

UN to hold emergency meeting on Ukraine

2014-08-29 08:48

The UN Security Council is to hold an emergency meeting on the Ukraine crisis following reports that Russia had sent hundreds of troops to shore up separatists in east Ukraine.

 
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Japan hangs gangster and killer arsonist

2014-08-29 08:48

Japan has executed a mobster and a killer arsonist, bringing to 11 the total number of death sentences carried out since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took power in 2012.

IS 'waterboarded' Syria captives

2014-08-29 07:43

At least four Western hostages held by the Islamic State in Syria, including murdered American journalist James Foley, had been waterboarded in the early part of their captivity.

US military to send tanks to Europe for drills

2014-08-28 22:37

US Army troops equipped with tanks will head to Eastern Europe soon to reassure Nato allies anxious over Russia's intervention in Ukraine, Pentagon officials have said.

Gaza children left orphaned by bloody war

2014-08-29 05:00

50 days of bloody fighting in and around the war torn Gaza Strip has cost the lives of nearly 500 children, but it has also turned hundreds more into orphans.

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Kiev forces clash with 'reconnaissance' group

2014-08-28 21:04

Ukraine says its forces have clashed with a reconnaissance group that had entered its territory from the Russian-controlled Crimean peninsula.

Lebanese army, gunmen clash at Syrian border

2014-08-28 21:04

Gunmen have killed at least one Lebanese soldier when they attacked an army post at the border with Syria near a town seized by Islamist insurgents, a security source says.

Indian court orders DNA tests to settle cow dispute

2014-08-28 19:36

A court in India's southern state of Kerala has settled a legal dispute between two women over the ownership of a cow after conducting DNA tests, a news report says.

UN: 43 Golan Heights peacekeepers seized

2014-08-28 18:09

A group of 43 UN peacekeepers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights have been detained by militants fighting the Syrian army, the UN says.

Syrian planes bomb border post near Israel

2014-08-28 17:24

Syrian jets have shelled rebel positions near a border crossing close to the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights that was seized by rebels in some of the heaviest clashes in the strategic area this year.

Islamic State executes more than 160 Syria troops

2014-08-28 21:04

Islamic State fighters have executed more than 160 Syrian soldiers it captured during its storming of a key northern air base, a monitoring group says.

2 000 in shelters as Kashmir border troops spar

2014-08-28 19:36

Thousands are sleeping in shelters near the de-facto border in Kashmir, as Indian and Pakistani border troops trade regular fire across the border of the disputed Himalayan territory.

Armoured column seen in south Russia near Ukraine

2014-08-28 18:09

A Reuters reporter saw a column of armoured vehicles and dust-covered troops, one of them with an injured face, driving through the Russian steppe just across the border with Ukraine.

Israelis search forest for missing US student

2014-08-28 17:24

Israeli police and volunteers searched a forest on the southern edge of Jerusalem for a 23-year-old American student who went missing last week while out for a hike.

Ukraine: Russia invades with 2 tank attacks

2014-08-28 16:26

Ukraine says two columns of Russian tanks with support military vehicles have fired on a border post and entered a key Ukraine town.

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