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Afghanistan: British troops leave Helmand outpost

British troops have pulled out of their last outpost in Helmand.<p>The only British troops in Helmand are now in their main base at Camp Bastion, which they will leave later this year.<p>At the peak of the operation there were 137 bases.<p>All but five of the 453 British service personnel who have died in …

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South Sudan: Ceasefire comes into effect

<b>A ceasefire to end a five-month conflict that has displaced 1.5 million people in South Sudan has come into effect.</b><p>President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar signed the deal on Friday.<p>Troops would defend themselves if they came under attack, said the president's spokesman, but he added the …

Egypt charges 200 people with terrorism

Egypt's prosecutor general has charged 200 people with terrorism, accusing them of launching deadly attacks across the country, in the first mass trial of armed fighters since Mohammed Morsi's exit last year.<p>The accused are said to belong to Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, a Sinai-based group founded after …

Yemen on alert for al-Qaeda attacks

An explosion near the home of Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi in Khourmaksar, Aden, has caused no casualties.<p>But Yemen remains on high alert over threats from al-Qaeda.<p>The armed group has lost ground to the government in the last few days, raising fears of revenge attacks in the capital …

Voters can't name their MEPs as poll highlights disengagement with EU

Only one in 10 UK voters say they can name a member of the European parliament in their region, and even fewer have ever contacted one, according to a new poll that highlights widespread public disengagement with the EU.<p>The Opinium/<i>Observer</i> survey, conducted a fortnight before European elections …

Vietnamese protests against China gather pace, fuelling regional tension

Protesters staged one of Vietnam's largest ever anti-China demonstrations on Sunday, decrying Beijing's deployment of a deep-water drilling rig in contested waters as territorial tensions soar.<p>Some 1,000 people, from war veterans to students, waved banners saying "China don't steal our oil" and …

Ukraine Seizes 100,000 Ballots Already Marked 'Yes' For Eastern City To Break Away [Report]

The men — which Ukrainian media have described as "armed terrorists" — were found with ballots in the trunk of their car on the outskirts of the city, a police source told the Ukraine Observer.<p>Many cities in eastern Ukraine have been under siege for about a month, including Donetsk, where the …

Thai gov't supporters warn on unelected premier

BANGKOK (AP) — Supporters of Thailand's embattled government warned the country's judiciary and senators against any attempt to install an unelected …