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Two monks shot dead as violence flares in Thailand's deep south

Two monks shot dead as violence flares in Thailand's deep south

Gunmen in Thailand's deep south shot dead two Buddhist monks and wounded two others inside a temple, police said Saturday, capping a week of deadly violence as the prime minister vowed to ‘punish’ those responsible.

Thai security forces kill two linked to deadly shooting at school

Thai security forces kill two linked to deadly shooting at school

Two insurgents believed to be tied to a motorcycle drive-by shooting at a school in Thailand's south were shot dead Saturday, police said, as UNICEF warned of trauma for children near the scene of the lunchtime violence.

`Trans Run Qatar' from south to north in December

`Trans Run Qatar' from south to north in December

A group of long distance runners from different nationalities are planning a race from the southern end of the country to the northern border in an event named "Tran Run Qatar" on December 16 and 17.

Two army rangers shot dead in Thailand's restive south

Two army rangers shot dead in Thailand's restive south

Two army rangers were gunned down and four more wounded in a night-time ambush by suspected militants in Thailand's south, officials said Wednesday.

Thailand deports Mozambican fugitive in sweep on foreign villains

Thailand deports Mozambican fugitive in sweep on foreign villains

Thailand has extradited a Mozambican fugitive wanted for a string of kidnaps for ransom and murders, police said Wednesday, as a crackdown deepens on foreign gangsters using the Southeast Asian country as a bolt-hole.

Thousands head home in south Syria after ceasefire deal: monitor

Thousands head home in south Syria after ceasefire deal: monitor

Thousands of displaced Syrians were heading home Saturday after rebels and the government reached a ceasefire deal in the south following more than two weeks of deadly bombardment, a monitor said.

Syria rebels mull tough Russian terms for southern handover

Syria rebels mull tough Russian terms for southern handover

Rebels in Syria's south on Wednesday discussed a Russian proposal to hand over their remaining territory in exchange for a halt to the regime's blistering offensive, rebel sources said.

N Korea soldier shot six times as he defected to South

N Korea soldier shot six times as he defected to South

A North Korean soldier involved in an extremely rare and dramatic defection to the South was shot six times by his own side as he drove to the heavily guarded border and ran across under a hail of bullets.

Philippine troops find beheaded Vietnamese captives in south

Philippine troops find beheaded Vietnamese captives in south

Philippine soldiers have found the beheaded bodies of two Vietnamese sailors abducted a year ago by Islamist militant Abu Sayyaf group near the restive southern island of Basilan, an army spokeswoman said ,,,

UN envoy slams deadly attack in Libya's south

UN envoy slams deadly attack in Libya's south

The United Nations envoy to Libya on Friday condemned a deadly attack by forces loyal to the unity government on a military base controlled by forces backing a rival administration.

3 soldiers killed in day of bloodshed in Thai south

3 soldiers killed in day of bloodshed in Thai south

Three Thai soldiers were gunned down in front of terrified shoppers at busy evening market in Thailand's conflict-riddled 'Deep South', police said Friday, in a day of of bloodshed undermining progress in peace talks.

Bomb kills three including four-year-old at Thai school

Bomb kills three including four-year-old at Thai school

A four-year-old girl and her father were among three killed Tuesday when a bomb hidden in a motorcycle's fuel tank exploded outside a school in Thailand's insurgency-plagued south.