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2 Turkish Soldiers Shot Dead in Kurdish Town

Two soldiers were shot dead Tuesday in Turkey's mainly Kurdish southeast in an attack believed to be the work of Kurdish rebels, security sources said.

The soldiers, wearing civilian clothes, came under fire while walking on the main street of Yuksekova town, a hotbed of Kurdish militancy in the province of Hakkari, which borders Iran and Iraq, the sources said.

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French Journalist 'to Sue' Strauss-Kahn for Attempted Rape

A French writer is set to launch legal action for attempted rape against former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn, just days after he was released from house arrest in New York on sexual assault charges.

Tristane Banon, 32, indicated she would send "a complaint for attempted rape" against Strauss-Kahn to prosecutors, likely on Tuesday, her lawyer David Koubbi told the news magazine L'Express on its website.

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13 Killed in U.S.-Mexico Border Town Gunfight

At least 13 gunmen were killed Monday in a gun battle with soldiers in Mexico's far northeastern state of Tamaulipas, an army source said.

The afternoon shootout took place near the border town of Rio Bravo, the military source told Agence France Presse, speaking on condition of anonymity.

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S. Korea Marine Judged Unstable before Shooting

A South Korean Marine who killed four colleagues in a shooting spree had been found to have mental problems and was drinking alcohol before his rampage, a military official said Tuesday.

The 19-year-old corporal identified only as Kim fired at least a dozen rounds Monday at a Marine Corps barracks on Gangwha island west of Seoul, killing four Marines and injuring one other.

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Russia, NATO Clash over Libya Campaign

Russia and NATO on Monday failed to narrow their differences over the Western air campaign in Libya, as alliance warplanes stepped up their bombing of regime targets.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused NATO of interpreting a U.N. resolution any way it wished, after talks with NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen that showed up differences rather than secure any agreement on a solution.

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British Soldier Missing in Afghanistan Found Dead

A British soldier reported missing in Afghanistan on Monday has been found dead with gunshot wounds, the defence ministry in London said.

The soldier's body was found following an extensive search of the Nahr-e Saraj district in Afghanistan's troubled southern Helmand Province after he was reported missing from an International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) checkpoint.

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Nigeria Steps Up Security in the North after 20 Killed

Authorities stepped up security Monday as they launched a probe into multiple attacks that killed 20 people in northeastern Nigeria, including a bomb blast at a police barracks.

The police barracks bombing killed at least 10 people Sunday evening in the troubled city of Maiduguri where Islamists are active.

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Mladic Refuses to Plea before U.N. Court

Former Bosnian Serb military Chief Ratko Mladic on Monday refused to enter a plea before a U.N. war crimes court and the judge ordered his removal from the courtroom for disruptive behavior.

Security guards removed the 69-year-old after court president Judge Alphons Orie lost patience with his constant interruptions. As he was being taken from the courtroom, an angry Mladic shouted at the three judges, telling them they were not "allowing me to breathe".

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Rights Group: Almost 300 Arrested in Belarus Crackdown

Belarus arrested almost 300 people in a massive nationwide crackdown on Independence Day protests against the regime of authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko, a rights group said Monday.

The Vyasna rights group said that 200 people were arrested in the capital Minsk during Sunday's protests while another 80 were arrested in other parts of the country including the regional centers of Grodno, Gomel and Mogilev.

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S. Korean Marine Kills Four in Shooting Spree

A South Korean Marine corporal went on a shooting spree on Monday, killing four colleagues and wounding one other on an island near the tense border with North Korea, the military said.

The 19-year-old corporal, identified only as Kim, was himself injured by an exploding hand grenade, they said, adding that investigations are under way into whether he tried to commit suicide.

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