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Egyptian troops and police on Tuesday raided homes in search of suspects in an attack that killed 16 soldiers on the border with Israel and prepared to close smuggling tunnels to Gaza, security officials said.
An AFP correspondent witnessed large trucks loaded with bulldozers headed to Rafah, a town on the border with the Palestinian Gaza Strip More >
Israeli soldiers have shot dead one Palestinian and wounded two others early Monday at a checkpoint near East Jerusalem, Palestinian medical and security sources say.
The victim, 40-year-old Akram Dair from a village in the West Bank near Ramallah, was driving in a car with two other Palestinians when border guards opened fire on them, the More >
A MASSIVE manhunt was under way after an armed man shot dead two female paramilitary gendarmes in a village in southeast France.
“Two female soldiers from the gendarmerie were killed by firearm” on Sunday evening in the village of Collobrieres, local government chief Paul Mourier told AFP.
He said he had asked for the entire Var department More >
A THREE-man news team is missing on a remote Philippine island notorious for Islamist militants and kidnappings, police say.
Jordanian Baker Atyani and his two Filipino crew failed to return to their hotel on Jolo island on Tuesday, provincial police chief Antonio Freyra said.
They were working for the Dubai-based Al Arabiya network.
“The Jolo More >
UNLIKELY candidates for box office stardom, a team of Japanese physicists may soon be in high demand with moviemakers after devising a formula to predict how successful a film is likely to be.
The team from Tottori University devised a set of mathematical models that measure how much money was spent on advertising before a movie is released, over More >
The United States voiced fears that Syria’s government is planning a new massacre, as regime helicopters fired on rebel stronghold towns and raging violence killed over 100 people.
On the political front, the newly elected leader of Syria’s exiled opposition urged President Bashar al-Assad to hand over power to his deputy, in line with a plan More >