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Merchant ship shot at in Strait of Hormuz

Unknown assailants in a speedboat shot at a merchant vessel as it sailed through the Strait of Hormuz between Iran and Oman on Sunday, the NATO Shipping Centre (NSC) said. The unidentified merchant ship reported being shot at twic

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Injured Indian fishermen sue Pentagon in Dubai

Three Indian fishermen injured when a US naval ship fired on their boat off the UAE in 2012 are launching a civil case against the Pentagon to seek compensation, their lawyers said. One Indian was killed and three others were inju

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Shots fired at Cannes, actors flee for cover

A man was arrested at the Cannes film festival on Friday after firing a starting pistol during a live TV broadcast on the palm-lined waterfront, sending actors Christoph Waltz and Daniel Auteuil running for cover. French TV statio

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12 Syrian soldiers killed in Turkish firing

Turkey's military has fired on Syria 87 times, killing 12 Syrian soldiers and destroying several tanks in retaliation for Syrian shells and mortars landing on Turkish territory, a Turkish newspaper reported on Saturday. Turkey

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Mauritania president hurt in 'accidental shooting'

  Mauritania President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz was "lightly wounded" after a military patrol accidentally fired on his convoy, the government said.   Abdel Aziz is undergoing treatment at

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Syrian tanks fire, 20 dead as monitors awaited

At least 20 people were killed as Syrian tank forces battled opponents of President Bashar Al-Assad in Homs on Monday, residents said, ahead of a planned visit by Arab League monitors to verify whether he is ending a violent crackdown on unrest.

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Yemen forces fire to stop protesters

Forces loyal to Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh opened fire to stop tens of thousands of protesters approaching his compound in the capital Sanaa on Saturday, injuring at least 10 people, witnesses said. In a separate incident in the s

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Plain-clothed men fire on Yemen protesters

Plain-clothed gunmen opened fire on protesters in Yemen's southern city of Taiz on Saturday, wounding at least seven people, witnesses said, and a Gulf envoy was due to arrive to help revive a plan to end the crisis. Protesters have been d

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Syrian forces fire on mourners; six killed

Syrian forces killed at least six people on Saturday when they fired on mourners calling for the end of President Bashar Al-Assad's rule at mass funerals of pro-democracy protesters shot a day earlier. Witnesses and rights campaigners said

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Two Koreas exchange fire

North Korea on Tuesday fired  dozens of artillery shells at a South Korean island, setting  buildings on fire and prompting a return of fire by the South,  Seoul's military and media reports said.   A witness said

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