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U.S. drone strike in Pakistan kills six suspected militants

DERA ISMAIL KHAN Pakistan (Reuters) - Missiles from U.S. drones hit a gathering of militants and a suspected training camp in northwest Pakistan in two separate attacks on Tuesday, killing at least 8 people, intelligence officials said.<p>Attacks by U.S. drones have intensified in recent months after …

German military faces a major challenge from disrepair

When Germany dispatched a naval ship to the Horn of Africa last month for joint anti-piracy operations with other European powers, the vessel arrived without a vital mission component. Its Sea Lynx helicopters – meant to search for seafaring thugs – were back home in Germany, grounded due to …

Korean navy boats exchange warning shots

North and South Korean naval patrol boats have briefly exchanged fire near their disputed maritime border, according to the South's defence ministry, which said the North's vessel had violated the boundary.<p>The incident took place about 9:50am (00:50 GMT) on Tuesday near the South Korean border …

Four Indians wounded in new Pakistan border clashes

SRINAGAR India (Reuters) - Thousands of Indians fled their homes in the disputed Kashmir region on Tuesday as Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged gunfire again, a day after the highest civilian death toll in a single day in more than a decade.<p>An Indian villager stands next to the wall of a house …

China, Russia and US test the boundaries of international airspace

A recent spate of dangerous mid-air encounters between American military aircraft and Chinese and Russian planes over the Pacific Ocean are the result of increasingly assertive strategies by both US adversaries to project power far beyond their borders, according to the top US Air Force commander …

US drone strikes 'Taliban camp' in Pakistan

A US drone has fired missiles at a suspected Taliban training camp in northwest Pakistan, killing six people, intelligence officials have said, in the third such strike in as many days.<p>Three missiles from the unmanned aircraft hit the camp in the Shawal area of South Waziristan just after midday on …

Vladimir Putin battles Canada in art promoted to celebrate birthday

Russian President Vladimir Putin is celebrating his 62nd birthday in the wilderness of Siberia as supporters from across Russia create tributes in his honour.<p>Putin celebrated his birthday Tuesday in the Siberian forest some "300-400 kilometres from the nearest populated area," his press secretary …

Russia celebrates Vladimir Putin’s 62nd birthday

The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, is celebrating his 62nd birthday in the wilderness of Siberia as supporters from across Russia create tributes in his honour.<p>Putin marked his birthday on Tuesday in the Siberian forest some “300-400km (185-250 miles) from the nearest populated area”, his press …

Israel shells south Lebanon after border blast wounds soldiers: source

JERUSALEM/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese Hezbollah fighters detonated a bomb on Lebanon’s border with Israel on Tuesday, wounding two Israeli soldiers and drawing artillery fire in response.<p>An injured Israeli soldier is evacuated to a hospital in the northern city of Haifa October 7, 2014. A blast on …

East Ukraine rebels keep up drive to take airport

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Defense officials in Ukraine said Tuesday there has been no letup in efforts by pro-Russia separatist fighters in the east to …