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Ukraine pays tribute to Russian woman who fought on its side

Sep. 17, 2022 16:24 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — An honor guard fired a three-gun salute toward cloudy skies as friends and comrades-in-arms gathered in Kyiv to bid farewell to a Russian woman who was killed while fighting on Ukraine’s side in the war with her native country. Olga Simonova, 34, was...

Armenia, Azerbaijan report 99 troops killed in border clash

Sep. 13, 2022 21:05 PM EDT

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Fighting on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan killed about 100 troops Tuesday as attacks on both sides fed fears of broader hostilities breaking out between the longtime adversaries. Armenia said at least 49 of its soldiers were killed; Azerbaijan...

Diana's death stunned the world — and changed the royals

Aug. 30, 2022 08:32 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Above all, there was shock. That’s the word people use over and over again when they remember Princess Diana’s death in a Paris car crash 25 years ago this week. The woman the world watched grow from a shy teenage nursery school teacher into a glamorous celebrity...

Western nations pledge more military support for Ukraine

Aug. 11, 2022 12:12 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Western countries agreed Thursday to continue long-term funding to help Ukraine’s military keep fighting nearly 5½ months after Russia invaded its neighbor, saying 1.5 billion euros ($1.5 billion) has been pledged so far and more is coming. The money...

15 soldiers killed by roadside bombs in north Burkina Faso

Aug. 10, 2022 08:48 AM EDT

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — At least 15 soldiers were killed in northern Burkina Faso when their vehicles hit land mines, including a rescue team that hit a second explosive device when they were rushing to help, the army said. The explosions took place in the Bam area of the...

Amnesty Intl says Myanmar army has laid landmines in Kayah

Jul. 19, 2022 21:38 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s military has laid landmines that have killed and injured people in and around villages in Kayah, a conflict-affected region near the border with Thailand, Amnesty International said Wednesday. The human rights groups said its researchers who visited the...

2 Egyptian peacekeepers killed, 5 others injured in Mali

Jul. 05, 2022 14:11 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Two United Nations peacekeepers from Egypt were killed and five others seriously wounded when their vehicle hit a landmine planted by suspected jihadis in northern Mali on Tuesday, the U.N. said. The deadly attack comes just days after the renewal of the mandate...

Rebel land mine wounds 7 soldiers in central Philippines

Jul. 05, 2022 09:00 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A land mine set by suspected communist guerrillas wounded seven soldiers in the central Philippines on Tuesday, in one of the insurgents’ first known attacks since President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. took office last week. Army troops were checking reports...