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A slaughter, then oblivion, mark France's deadliest day in World War One

A cemetary.The bloodiest day for the French Army in World War One - indeed in its entire history - draws no national tributes, no eulogies by dignitaries, few wreaths laid in respect.

Chinese military's ability to wage war eroded by graft, its generals warn

A Chinese military parade.As tensions spike between China and other countries in Asia's disputed waters, serving and retired Chinese military officers as well as state media are questioning whether China's armed forces are too corrupt to fight and win a war.

First UN female force commander takes the reins in Cyprus

UN's first fermale force commanderMajor General Kristin Lund has officially assumed her duties as Force Commander of the United Nations peacekeeping force in Cyprus where the top UN official, Lisa Buttenheim, is also a woman.

WHO declares Ebola epidemic an international health emergency

The WHO has declared Ebola an extraordinary event.West Africa's Ebola epidemic is an "extraordinary event" and now constitutes an international health risk, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday.

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