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Peacekeepers open fire on Central African Republic protesters

African peacekeepers fired into a crowd of protesters in the capital of the Central African Republic on Monday, killing one person and injuring around 40 more, in a shooting set to escalate tensions in the strife-torn country. The Chadian soldiers, part of a UN-mandated force, opened fire on stone-throwing protesters…

France suspends Afghan training after troops killed

President Nicolas Sarkozy on Friday suspended French military training operations in Afghanistan and said he was mulling an early withdrawal after a renegade Afghan soldier shot dead four French troops. “The French army stands alongside its allies but we cannot accept that a single one of our soldiers be wounded…

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