Tuesday, 23 January 2018
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Italy evacuates dozens from Alpine hotel threatened by avalanche

Added: 23.01.2018 20:11 | 0 views | 0 comments

Italy used helicopters on Tuesday (Jan 23) to airlift almost 100 tourists and staff from an Alpine hotel near the border with Austria because of a high risk of avalanche, an army spokesman said.

From: www.straitstimes.com

Last major challenger to Egypt's Sisi calls off campaign after arrest

Added: 23.01.2018 19:37 | 0 views | 0 comments

The last challenger seen as a potential threat to the re-election of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was detained on Tuesday (Jan 23), and halted his campaign after the army accused him of breaking the law by running for office without permission.

From: www.straitstimes.com

North Korea to hold military celebration on eve of Olympics

Added: 23.01.2018 15:12 | 0 views | 0 comments

North Korea has decided to mark the founding of its army on Feb. 8, the day before the Winter Olympics opening ceremony.

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Brexit reality dawns for France: Army of customs officers hired to check UK lorries

Added: 23.01.2018 15:10 | 0 views | 0 comments

FRANCE will recruit nearly 100 extra customs officers this year to prepare for the consequences of a hard trade border with Britain after Brexit.

Tags: UK, Army, France, Brexit
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U.S. Army helicopter crash in California kills two soldiers: official

Added: 22.01.2018 13:12 | 1 views | 0 comments

A U.S. Army Apache attack helicopter crashed early Saturday morning in California, killing two soldiers, a spokesman for the Army said. An investigation is ongoing into the crash of the AH-64 Apache helicopter on the sprawling National Training Center at Fort Irwin in southern California, Lieutenant Colonel Jason Brown, U.S. Army spokesman, said in a statement emailed to Reuters. Another Army spokesman said that the pilot and the co-pilot were killed, but did not give their names, saying their families had yet to be notified.

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Heavy casualties after overnight battle at Kabul hotel

Added: 22.01.2018 13:07 | 0 views | 0 comments


Gunmen in army uniforms who stormed Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel late on Saturday and battled Afghan Special Forces through the night killed more than 30 people and wounded many more, although the final toll of dead and wounded may still be higher. Grace Lee reports.

Tags: Hotels, Army
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'Shoot me' if I become a dictator - Philippine leader tells troops to protect constitution

Added: 22.01.2018 11:53 | 0 views | 0 comments

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday instructed the army and police to shoot him if he became a dictator and stayed on beyond his term, a scenario his foes are warning against, amid moves by his loyalists to change the constitution. ......

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Turkish military operation in Syria's Afrin has begun: Erdogan

Added: 22.01.2018 11:04 | 0 views | 0 comments


Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday a military operation in Syria's Kurdish-controlled Afrin region had begun after cross-border shelling by the Turkish army. Turkey's army said on Saturday it hit shelters and hideouts used by militants from three groups - the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), PYD and YPG, after militants fired on Turkish positions inside Turkey.

Turkish army launches new strikes on Kurdish militia in Syria

Added: 22.01.2018 6:06 | 0 views | 0 comments


The Turkish army said it launched new strikes Saturday against the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia in northern Syria, amid mounting expectations of a cross-border ground operation. The army said it hit in "legitimate self defence" camps and refuges used by the YPG in response to fire coming from the Afrin region controlled by the militia group, which Turkey deems to be a terror organisation. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has repeatedly threatened over the last days to launch a ground operation, also including pro-Ankara Syrian rebels, to oust the YPG from Afrin and the area.

British army chief calls for higher defence spending to keep up with Russia

Added: 22.01.2018 4:45 | 0 views | 0 comments

January 22, 2018 12:45 PM
LONDON (AFP) - Britain would struggle to match Russian military capabilities on the battlefield and risks falling further behind potential adversaries without vestment, the head of the army will warn on Monday (Jan 22).

From: www.straitstimes.com

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