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Aided by Portugal's 'Schindler,' WWII refugees are trying to help others

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 07/03/2017 - 04:24
Portuguese consul official defied his government's orders and issued nearly 30,000 transit visas in summer 1940, about a third of which went to Jewish refugees desperate to escape Nazi-occupied France.
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Afghan official: 4 civilians killed in a roadside bombing

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 07/03/2017 - 01:40
No one has immediately claimed responsibility for the attack but the Taliban have stepped up their assaults against Afghan security forces since announcing their annual spring offensive in April.
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Philippines: Top militant believed hiding in war-torn city

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 07/03/2017 - 00:46
The militants aligned with the Islamic State group attacked Marawi on May 23 and are confined in a small area but still putting up resistance to government forces who've retaken most of the city.
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Iraq on cusp of Mosul victory but IS strikes back; 15 killed

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 07/03/2017 - 00:35
After days of fierce battles, the territory held by the militants in Mosul is rapidly shrinking, with IS now controlling just over 1 square kilometer in all, or about 0.40 square miles.
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Fort Carson pushing boundaries with hydrogen-fueled rig of the future

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 07/02/2017 - 22:49
On the outside, it looks like a sporty version of a mid-sized Chevrolet pickup. But the Army has little interest in its camouflage-chic paint job, its custom wheels or its knobby tires. The Army wants what's under the hood.
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Syrian President Bashar Assad will be face of new bank note

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 07/02/2017 - 22:35
A new 2,000 Syrian Lira ($3.9) bank note with the face of President Bashar Assad will go into circulation Sunday, the Syrian Central Bank announced.
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Hodges: Rotational forces best way to counter assertive Russia

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 07/02/2017 - 22:01
A rotational brigade in Eastern Europe deters Russian aggression better than a permanently based armored unit in Germany, the Army’s top commander in Europe said following a study that questioned the cost of sending U.S.-based units on deployments to the Continent.
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Five North Korean defectors sail to safety in the South, officials say

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 07/02/2017 - 22:01
Four men and one woman were found Saturday evening after South Korea’s coast guard responded to a military request to check an unidentified boat off the peninsula’s east coast.
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Independence Day celebrations return to US bases across Japan

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 07/02/2017 - 22:00
Independence Day celebrations, including plenty of colorful fireworks, are making a triumphant return to U.S. bases in Japan, a year after such events were scaled back in the wake of a brutal slaying on Okinawa.
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French media reports: 8 injured in shooting near mosque

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 07/02/2017 - 20:17
French media reports say eight people have been injured in a shooting near a mosque in the southern city of Avignon in what appears to be a criminal settling of scores.
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Aid helicopter crash kills 8 after Indonesian volcano erupts

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 07/02/2017 - 20:15
A rescue helicopter crashed while heading to help evacuate residents near an active volcano on Indonesia's main island, killing all eight people on board, officials said Monday.
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CHICAGO (June 30, 2017)

Photos - Sun, 07/02/2017 - 11:00

Team Navy competes against the United Kingdom's basketball team during the 2017 Warrior Games at McCormick Place in Chicago. Team Navy is comprised of athletes from Navy Wounded Warrior - Safe Harbor, the Navy's sole organization for coordinating the non-medical care of seriously wounded, ill, and injured Sailors and Coast Guard members, providing resources and support to their families. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex Van'tLeven (Released) 170630-N-LQ926-966
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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 29, 2017)

Photos - Sun, 07/02/2017 - 11:00

U.S. Navy ships assigned to Carrier Strike Group 5 sail in formation during a live-fire gunnery exercise. The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) is the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, providing a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Burke (Released) 170629-N-OI810-1112
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