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Australia commits 600 troops, planes to anti-IS campaign

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Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Sunday Australia would deploy 600 troops to the United Arab Emirates to join the US-led international coalition gearing up for war against Islamic State jihadists.

Posted: September 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Ukraine, rebels exchange prisoners in peace deal

A Pro-Russian rebel secures territory after the bombing of a local mine on the front line in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. Two volleys of rocket fire rang out in Ukraine's eastern, rebel-held city of Donetsk, underscoring the difficulties of enforcing a cease-fire almost a week after it was signed. The city council of Donetsk confirmed in a statement Thursday there had been multiple explosions during the morning, but reported no casualties. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

Government and rebel forces have exchanged dozens of prisoners captured during fighting in Ukraine as part of a cease-fire agreement sealed earlier this month.

Posted: September 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Soldiers told: Keep support for Jovito Palparan to yourselves

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With colleagues offering words of support for retired Major General Jovito Palparan, the Armed Forces of the Philippines on Wednesday told its active force to keep their opinions to themselves.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Military gets 27,300 new M4 assault rifles

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The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Thursday received 27, 300 units of 5.56mm M4 rifles as part of modernizing the military’s firepower capability.

Posted: August 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

3 soldiers hurt in clash with NPA rebels in Davao del Norte

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Government troops on Wednesday clashed anew with communist rebels in Kapalong, Davao del Norte, leaving three soldiers wounded, military officials said.

Posted: August 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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