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Poland to recruit 35,000 strong paramilitary force to combat threat from Russia

Poland will shortly start enrolling the first volunteers in a 35,000-member paramilitary force aimed at parrying a perceived threat from Russia, Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz said.<p>"Enrolment of the first members of the territorial defence force will start in September," Mr Macierewicz said at …

UCLA gunman killed estranged wife before campus attack | Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A former University of California, Los Angeles, graduate student shot dead his estranged wife at her Minnesota home before driving halfway across the country to UCLA, where he killed a professor and himself, authorities said on Friday.<p>Mainak Sarkar, who killed a UCLA …

Crime

UN to ask Syria to approve airdrops of humanitarian aid

The United Nations is to formally ask the Syrian government to approve airdrops of humanitarian aid to areas besieged by forces loyal to Bashar al-Assad, UN aid chief Stephen O’Brien has told the security council. The request, which is likely to be relayed to the Syrian government this weekend, …

Middle East