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Body of Marine killed in plane crash arrives in Ventura

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 09:31
The body of Marine Staff Sgt. Robert Cox returned to his family in Ventura Sunday evening, escorted by more than 100 motorcyclists from the Patriot Guard Riders, a volunteer honor guard.

Former Marine's trial to begin for drive-by shooting that killed Texas student

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 09:22
A former Marine corporal will stand trial this week in the 2016 fatal shooting of a University of North Texas student.

Russia deploys military police at 'safe zone' in Syria

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 09:08
Russia has deployed military police to monitor the cease-fire in a safe zone in the eastern suburbs of Syria's Damascus, the chief of the Russian General Staff said on Monday.

64 years after Korean War, North still digging up bombs

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 08:56
In the 10 years he has been digging up ordnance from the Korean War, Maj. Jong Il Hyon has lost five colleagues to explosions. He carries a lighter one gave him before he died. He also bears a scar on his left cheek from a bomb disposal mission gone wrong.

Red Cross chief visits besieged city on Yemen's front lines

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 08:41
The executive directors of UNICEF and WHO are also in Yemen to urge for much-needed humanitarian aid.

Fate of 39 Indians missing in Iraq for 3 years still unknown

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 08:33
The abducted workers, mostly from northern India, had been employed by an Iraqi construction company. Thousands of Indians worked and lived in Iraq.

Motorcade to escort remains of Marine killed in plane crash

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 07:03
Dan Baldassare was among 15 Marines and a Navy sailor who died when the military transport plane slammed into soybean fields in the Mississippi Delta on July 10.

New al-Shabab video calls Trump 'brainless billionaire'

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 05:41
U.S. earlier this year approved expanded military operations against al-Shabab, including more aggressive airstrikes and considering parts of southern Somalia areas of active hostilities.

Serbia's president urges resolving Kosovo relations

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 05:31
Serbia and Kosovo have agreed to participate in EU-mediated talks to advance their efforts to join the bloc. Serbian nationalists have urged ditching the EU bid over Kosovo.

Turkish opposition journalists on trial for aiding 'terror'

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 04:21
As part of the crackdown, about 160 journalists are currently in jail, mostly on terrorism-related charges, while more than 150 media outlets, from broadcasters to newspapers and magazines, have been shut down.

Japan ends probe of US Navy ship collision; no input from US

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 04:12
The U.S. military holds the right to investigate its naval vessel and has not cooperated with Japan's investigation.

At least 8 dead after suicide bombers hit camps in Nigeria

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 03:23
Boko Haram's eight-year insurgency has killed more than 20,000 people, spilled into neighboring countries and created one of the world's largest humanitarian crises.

China warns India of its 'resolve' amid border standoff

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 02:13
While the sides have exercised restraint thus far, heated rhetoric in both Beijing and New Delhi has raised concern over a renewal of hostilities that resulted in a brief but bloody frontier war between the sides in 1962.

After Mosul victory, Iraq mulls future of Shiite militias

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 01:52
The Shiite militias stepped into a vacuum when the Iraqi army largely dissolved after IS overran Mosul and pushed within 80 miles of the Iraqi capital.

UN: Moroccan peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 01:45
Hundreds of people have been killed in Central African Republic and roughly 100,000 displaced in the past two months.

US student freed after week held in China over taxi dispute

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 23:30
An American university student is free following a weeklong detention in China for allegedly injuring a taxi driver who was roughing up his mother during a fare dispute, in a case that drew objections over the student's treatment from U.S. lawmakers.

The Navy is tracking sea turtles released by the Virginia Aquarium. Here's why.

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 23:21
Grinch, the green sea turtle, has a reputation for being a little difficult to work with at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center.

Often unheralded, enlisted sailors integral to success during Talisman Saber

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 23:02
The sailors of the USS Bonhomme Richard remained in the thick of the action during massive, monthlong Talisman Saber drills that wrap up Tuesday off the Australian coast.

Changes to Air Force PME program prove popular with airmen

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 23:01
Recent changes to the Air Force’s professional military education program for enlisted airmen were met with enthusiastic praise in work centers, dining facilities, online communities, and pretty much anywhere airmen talk.

Servicemember charged with sexually assaulting woman in South Korea

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 23:01
A U.S. servicemember stationed at Osan Air Base has been charged with sexually assaulting a South Korean woman at a hotel in Seoul’s trendy Gangnam district, officials said.