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Dozens killed in shoot-out at South Sudan peace meeting

Local officials from the states of Unity, Lakes and Warrap had been brought by the UN to the remote Unity town of Mayendit in an attempt to quell inter-ethnic tensions and bring a halt to a spate of cattle raids. 

Brian Shivers, dissident Irish republican, convicted of murdering 2 British soldiers

Brian Shivers was convicted on Friday of the murders of Mark Quinesy and Patrick Azimkar outside a military barracks in Co Antrim in 2009, the first such killings for more than a decade in Northern Ireland. 

6 US marines killed in helicopter crash in Afghanistan

The helicopter came down in Helmand province, where the marines maintain a substantial presence. There were no signs of insurgent activity at the time of the accident, officials said.

Israel indicts extremists over army base rampage

The raid was orchestrated in the hope of scuppering Israel’s efforts to evacuate unauthorised settlement outposts in the West Bank, and follows an increase in attacks by extremists on mosques and private Palestinian property.
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