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Rebels take South Sudan town Bor after ‘coup attempt’ – BBC News

BBC NewsSouth Sudanese rebels have taken over a key town, the military has said, as fighting continues after Sunday’s reported coup attempt. “Our soldiers have lost control of Bor to the force of Riek Machar,” said army spokesman Philip Aguer. President Salva Kiir …Troops clash in South Sudan, African states to mediateReutersSouth Sudan town falls […]

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Fresh Gunfire in S. Sudan Capital After Alleged Coup Attempt – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaFresh fighting erupted in South Sudan’s capital on Tuesday, a day after President Salva Kiir said his government had stopped an attempted coup. Witnesses in the capital, Juba, say sporadic gunfire could be heard throughout the day as soldiers patrolled the …Gunfire erupts in South Sudan’s capital JubaSydney Morning HeraldThousands seek refuge from […]

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Japan sets out defence strategy amid China tensions – BBC News

BBC NewsJapan’s cabinet has approved a new national security strategy and increased defence spending in a move widely seen as aimed at China. Over the next five years, Japan will buy hardware including drones, aircraft and amphibious vehicles. The military will …Japan security plan focuses on island disputeUSA TODAYJapan new security plan focuses on island […]

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South Sudan: Gunfire continues in tense capital, Juba – BBC News

BBC NewsFresh gunfire has erupted overnight in the South Sudanese capital, Juba, a day after the government said it had quashed an attempted coup. There are reports of heavy weapons being fired near a military headquarters just outside Juba. Several thousand …UN chief urges South Sudanese army leaders to exercise “maximum restraint …XinhuaSouth Sudan Puts […]

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Google moves into military robotics realm – USA TODAY

USA TODAYGoogle is scooping up robotics firms like nobody’s business, buying eight in six months. The tech giant confirmed Friday its latest acquisition with Boston Dynamics, an engineering company known for developing battlefield bots for the U.S. military.Google buys robotics design company Boston DynamicsTechSpotGoogle buys maker of fascinating, creepy robotsPCWorldThe 5 craziest robots in Google’s […]

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Peter O’Toole’s personality was big enough to fit his roles – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesWas there ever an actor who aged more gracefully, more beautifully than Peter O’Toole, who died Saturday at age 81? I know the conventional wisdom is otherwise, insisting that, physically at least, O’Toole bore the ravages of a hard-lived life. I said as much …‘Lawrence of Arabia’ star Peter O’Toole dies at 81Fox […]

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South Sudan claims coup attempt – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A South Sudanese official says a group of disgruntled soldiers and politicians led by a former vice president have attempted to overthrow the government. South Sudanese Foreign Minister Barnaba Marial Benjamin said Monday …South Sudan declares curfew after troops clash around capitalReutersSouth Sudan’s Kiir Imposes Curfew After Failed Coup in […]

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Syria conflict: ‘Barrel bombs’ dropped on Aleppo – BBC News

BBC NewsSyrian government aircraft have dropped barrels laden with explosives on rebel areas of the northern city of Aleppo, opposition activists say. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said 22 people were killed, 14 of them children.Syria: children killed as Aleppo hit by worst bombing in six monthsTelegraph.co.ukSyrian helicopter bomb raids kill 36 […]

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Gaza fighters head to Syria as refugees flow in – BBC News

BBC NewsRecent videos posted on the internet show Palestinian militants doing target practice with rifles and training to storm buildings while Islamic music plays. They come from the Gaza Strip, where Islamist groups are committed to armed struggle with Israel. But the …Gaza flooding drives 40000 from their homesgulfnews.comIsrael begins fuel transfer for Gaza powerSky […]

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4 top Ukraine officials investigated in crackdown – USA TODAY

USA TODAYKIEV, Ukraine (AP) —Ukrainian authorities on Saturday conceded to one of the demands of weeks-long protests gripping the capital, opening investigations against four top officials and suspending two of them from office over the violent police response to a …Ukraine moves against some officials over police violenceWashington PostUkraine President Suspends Officials over Protest CrackdownVoice […]

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Mandela goodbye for ANC members ahead of state funeral – BBC News

BBC NewsMembers of the African National Congress have paid final tributes to Nelson Mandela at a ceremony ahead of Sunday’s funeral. President Jacob Zuma and other ANC leaders attended the event, which included a multi-faith service and a musical tribute.Mandela’s Body Flown to Home Province for Funeral and BurialNew York TimesNelson Mandela’s remains flown to […]