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US force in Afghanistan may be cut to under 10 000 troops

US forces in Afghanistan may be cut to under 10 000The number of US troops in Afghanistan may drop well below 10 000 - the minimum demanded by the US military to train Afghan forces - as the longest war in American history winds down, Obama administration officials briefed on the matter say.

Three dead in east Ukraine, Putin warns of 'abyss'

Soldiers in Ukraine.Separatists attacked a base of the Ukrainian national guard overnight and Kiev said three separatists were killed, the worst bloodshed yet in a 10-day pro-Russian uprising in east Ukraine, overshadowing crisis talks to resolve the conflict.

Search for Malaysia Airlines jet refocuses on drone scans of seafloor

A Bluefin-21 underwater vehicle used to hunt for MH370 wreckage.A deep-sea drone completed its much-anticipated first full scan of the seabed in the remote Indian Ocean, the team looking for a missing Malaysian jetliner said on Thursday, as an air and surface search became less likely to yield results.

An-70 passes Ukraine state trials

An Antonov An-70 cargo aircraft.Antonov has announced that its An-70 airlifter has completed its user trials, carried out jointly by the company and the Ukraine Ministry of Defence’s State Scientific and Test Centre (SSTC), and that the aircraft is ready for production.

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