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Syrian army, rebels fight on Golan where peacekeepers held

EIN ZIVAN Golan Heights/MANILA (Reuters) - Heavy fighting erupted on Monday between the Syrian army and Islamist rebels on the Golan Heights, where 44 peacekeepers from Fiji are being held by militants and scores of their fellow blue helmets from the Philippines escaped after resisting capture.

Nation

'Unknown gunman' disrupts funeral, kills man and injures another

BUTTERWORTH: A man was killed and another injured after they were shot by an unidentified gunmen in Kg Selamat, Tasek Gelugor, while they were attending a funeral there at 10.45pm Monday night.

World

U.S. Secret Service director resigns under fire

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned under fire on Wednesday after a series of security lapses came to light that exposed gaping holes in the protective cocoon around President Barack Obama.

World

Special report - Flaws found in Ukraine's probe of Maidan massacre

KIEV (Reuters) - For millions of Ukrainians, it was a crime against humanity. In February, more than 100 protesters were gunned down in the Maidan uprising that toppled the president, Viktor Yanukovich. The victims are now known as “the Heavenly Hundred.”

World

Suspected Boko Haram fighters mount deadly attacks after Nigeria 'ceasefire'

MAIDUGURI Nigeria (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram militants have killed dozens of people in five attacks on Nigerian villages that occurred after the government announced a ceasefire to enable 200 abducted girls to be freed, security sources and witnesses said on Saturday.

Nation

Two gunned down by cops in Penampang believed to be Sulu army recruiters

KUALA LUMPUR: Two men shot dead by police in the vicinity of a shophouse in Penampang Baru, Sabah Thursday evening are suspected to be members of the Sulu Rebel Army and the "driving force" behind the recruitment of new members.

World

Army clears protesters, fires warning shots in Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso's army cleared thousands of protesters from the capital and opened fire at state TV headquarters on Sunday, killing one person, as it sought to restore order following the resignation of President Blaise Compaore two days ago.

Nation

Situation back to normal after shootout in Penampang

KOTA KINABALU: The situation in Penampang Baru where police enforced a lockdown after a shootout with suspected robbers has returned to normal.

Community

Need more surveillance to curb crime

KUCHING: An Opposition-elected representative is seeking cooperation from the state Government to table a private member’s bill to curb crime by installing more surveillance cameras and increasing community’s crime prevention efforts.

World

Lax security in focus after attack at Canada's parliament

OTTAWA/TORONTO (Reuters) - Security in Canada's capital came under criticism on Wednesday after a gunman was able to run through the unlocked front door of the main parliament building and get close to Prime Minister Stephen Harper before being taken down in a flurry of gunfire.