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Desertions, casualties cut Afghan forces sharply in 2014 - U.S.

Mar 04, 2015

Desertions, casualties cut Afghan forces sharply in 2014 - U.S.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Afghan security forces fell sharply during 2014, thanks partly to desertions and casualties, according to newly declassified U.S. military data released on Tuesday that could add to the debate over planned U.S. troop withdrawals. #facebook #United States #Brazil #France #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Entertainment #author
Abandoned villa now a symbol of Boko Haram losses in former stronghold

Mar 04, 2015

Abandoned villa now a symbol of Boko Haram losses in former stronghold

DIKWA, Nigeria (Reuters) - A black and white Boko Haram flag still flutters on top of a deserted villa in the Nigerian town of Dikwa, overlooking a courtyard filled with dirty mattresses and charred vehicles. Inside the villa's pink and white walls, blood trickled into corridors and a pile of insurgents' bodies lay in a heap in a wardrobe. The scene was the result of a dawn attack by troops from neighbouring Chad, who are driving deep into Nigerian territory in an offensive aimed at helping end a six-year insurgency that has killed thousands and now sucking in neighbouring armies #facebook #India #China #Brazil #France #markets #Argentina #Nigeria #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico #author
Fugitive ex-NSA contractor Snowden seeks to come home - lawyer

Mar 04, 2015

Fugitive ex-NSA contractor Snowden seeks to come home - lawyer

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian lawyer for Edward Snowden said on Tuesday the fugitive former U.S. #United States #Japan #Brazil #Technology #Arabic #Government #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #author
Israel must investigate civilian killings in Gaza war - U.N. envoy

Mar 04, 2015

Israel must investigate civilian killings in Gaza war - U.N. envoy

GENEVA (Reuters) - A United Nations envoy called on Israel on Tuesday to investigate the killing of more than 1,500 Palestinian civilians, one third of them children, during the 2014 Gaza war, and to make the findings public. Makarim Wibisono, a former Indonesian ambassador, issued his first report to the U.N. #Business #facebook #United States #Brazil #France #Middle East #markets #Italy #United Kingdom #Entertainment #author
Iraqi forces try to seal off Islamic State around Tikrit

Mar 04, 2015

Iraqi forces try to seal off Islamic State around Tikrit

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Thousands of Iraqi soldiers and Shi'ite militiamen sought to seal off Islamic State fighters in Tikrit and nearby towns on Tuesday, the second day of Iraq's biggest offensive yet against a stronghold of the Sunni militants. Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani, who has helped coordinate Baghdad's counter-attacks against Islamic State since it seized much of northern Iraq in June, was overseeing at least part of the operation, witnesses told Reuters. #facebook #United States #China #Brazil #Technology #France #Arabic #Russia #Entertainment

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FIFA World Cup History Just Fontaine's unbreakable record

May 09, 2014

FIFA World Cup History Just Fontaine's unbreakable record

Just Fontaine however holds the record for the highest number of goals scored in a single tournament: representing France at the 1958 World Cup in Sweden, Fontaine scored 13 as Les Bleus finished third in Scandinavia. #Sports #World Cup #Brazil #France #football #KickingAround #2014 FIFA World Cup #World Cup History #Just Fontaine #13 #1958 World Cup
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