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Source: The Guradian

Four Israeli soldiers injured, two seriously, in border blast

Today 00:36 GMT

Four IDF soldiers have been wounded, two seriously, in an explosion on Saturday along Israel’s border with Gaza, the Israeli military said.

Israel, however, has begun to soften its line recently, appealing for international aid, and may be less inclined to strike hard militarily, even if targeted by rocket fire and border attacks.

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Source: Global News

Veterans say they are in ‘combat against our own government’

Thursday 19:07 GMT

A group of Canadian veterans and their supporters is expected to show up on Parliament Hill on Thursday to protest what they call unfair treatment at the hands of the federal government.

READ MORE: Trudeau should apologize for ‘insulting’ comments on veterans, Conservatives say. A veteran in Edmonton, Brock Blaszczyk, recently confronted Trudeau directly on the issue of pensions for injured servicemen and women, leading the prime minister to explain that although Ottawa is moving to spread financial assistance out over veterans’ lifetimes and offering new programs, those who have taken the government to court “are asking for more than we are able to give right now.”. Veterans Affairs Minister O’Regan defended his government’s plan repeatedly in the House of Commons last week, citing examples of how it would apply in individual situations. “A corporal who served five years in the regular forces and suffered 100 per cent disability is entitled to nearly $6,000 a month in benefits, an additional $1,000 a month for caregiver support, nearly $72,000 through the critical injury benefit, and additional financial assistance to modify her vehicle and her home to meet her needs,” O’Regan said.

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Source: NBC News

How VR helped injured skier Laurenne Ross realize her Olympic dream

Saturday 09:00 GMT

A devastating knee injury at the end of last season jeopardized American skier Laurenne Ross’ Olympic dream, but with the help of virtual reality (VR) technology that let her train even away from the slopes, this downhill racer is ready to make her mark in PyeongChang.

With results from the 2017-2018 season crucial in determining who would represent the country at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, Ross knew she had to be on the slopes for the start of the season in October.

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Source: The Guradian

‘Unspeakable numbers’: 10,000 civilians killed or injured in Afghanistan in 2017

Saturday 09:00 GMT

More than 10,000 civilians were killed or injured in the violent attacks in the war in Afghanistan last year, the United Nations has said.

Despite the decline in overall figures, Danielle Bell, Unama’s human rights director, said: “It is the fourth consecutive year where we’ve seen more than 10,000 civilians killed or injured. She had been injured by a bullet during a military skirmish in Zabul province in September.

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Source: Washington Post

One injured in possible shooting incident near NSA

Thursday 11:47 GMT

At least one person was injured in a shooting Wednesday morning at one of secure entry gates at the National Security Agency in Anne Arundel County and authorities briefly closed Route 32 during the investigation.

Officials said the driver of the stolen SUV may have mistakenly taken a restricted exit to an NSA security post and ignored police orders to stop, possibly because there were drugs inside the SUV, according to officials.

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Source: Fox News

Vehicle attempts to enter National Security Agency campus; several injured

Thursday 15:27 GMT

A man was taken into custody Wednesday morning after a black SUV attempted to enter the National Security Agency campus in Maryland without authorization, the incident ending with the bullet-riddled vehicle being stopped by barriers outside the gate, officials said.

“Weapons were discharged in the course of the incident, which remains under investigation at this time,” the agency said in an updated statement. “Several individuals were transported to area hospitals; however, preliminary reports do not presently indicate that there are injuries attributable to gunfire.”

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Source: Washington Post

Shooting reported at South Florida high school; 20 may be injured

Thursday 20:57 GMT

Police have taken the person suspected of opening fire at a South Florida high school into custody, Broward Sheriff’s Office said.

At least 20 people may have been injured, but that number may be as high as 50 people, according to Dan Booker, a fire chief from a nearby city. Runcie said officials did not receive any threats he was aware of made before the shooting.


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