Hundreds of casualties in Syrian air raid

At least 110 people have been killed in a string of Syrian government air strikes on a marketplace in Douma, a rebel-held town near Damascus, activists said. At least 300 people were injured, with the death toll, most of them civilians, likely to rise as many of the wounded were[…]

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Govt seeking clarity on Tunis casualties

Government is trying to verify reports that South African citizens are among those wounded in an attack on a museum in the Tunisian capital Tunis, Deputy International Relations and Co-operation Minister Luwellyn Landers said on Thursday. “Officials from the SA embassy in Tunis are working with authorities to verify reports[…]

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Civilian deaths mount in eastern Ukraine

Intense fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine has killed at least 22 civilians, local officials say, as Ukraine presses an offensive to close in on the separatists. Ukrainian forces have been pushing rebel units back towards their two main urban strongholds of Donetsk and Luhansk and[…]

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30% increase in Afghan child casualties

The year 2013 saw a 30-per-cent increase in the number of children killed or injured in fighting in Afghanistan compared with 2012, UNICEF reported Thursday. UNICEF officials in Afghanistan expressed concern with the sharp spike, initially reported by the United Nations Security Council in May. At least 545 children were[…]

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