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Special police force deployed in Nigerian state of Kaduna: Buhari on Twitter

Special police force deployed in Nigerian state of Kaduna: Buhari on TwitterA special police force has been deployed to flashpoints in the northern state of Kaduna on Sunday in the wake of communal violence over the last few days that has killed 55 people, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Twitter. The Kaduna state government imposed a 24-hour curfew on Sunday after violence broke out on the streets of the state’s capital city, also called Kaduna.



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Deployed Soldier`s Dog Found Safe Two Months After Escaping Foster Home

Deployed Soldier`s Dog Found Safe Two Months After Escaping Foster HomeDavid Powell can breathe a sigh of relief after a deployed soldier`s dog in his car was found after being missing for two months.



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Deployed soldier surprises son at graduation

Deployed soldier surprises son at graduationU.S. Army Sgt. Damon Solomon surprised his son Tyler at his high school graduation Saturday in Marshfield, Massachusetts.



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Military Husband Celebrates Gender Reveal With Comrades While Deployed to Japan

Military Husband Celebrates Gender Reveal With Comrades While Deployed to JapanIn a cute video, he found out what his wife would be having while 3,000 miles away.



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Deployed dad surprises son for his birthday

Deployed dad surprises son for his birthdayAirman Mark Coffelt, who had been deployed to Qatar, surprised his son, Ronin, for his 9th birthday.



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National Guard deployed, part of Trump’s plan for ‘sealing up’ southern border

National Guard deployed, part of Trump’s plan for ‘sealing up’ southern borderThe move was approved by the Secretary of Defense and championed by President Trump. NBC’s Maya Rodriguez is a the border with the story.



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Riot police deployed as protests continue in St Louis at former officer's acquittal over death of black suspect

Riot police deployed as protests continue in St Louis at former officer's acquittal over death of black suspectSt. Louis police in riot gear broke up a protest that turned rowdy on Sunday night with property damage including broken storefront windows, ordering protesters to disperse and making several arrests. Demonstrators gathered in central St. Louis for the third straight night to protest the acquittal of former police officer Jason Stockley, 36, of first-degree murder in the 2011 shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith, 24. As it had on Friday and Saturday nights, the protest started peacefully but turned disorderly after dark. Demonstrators broke windows and attempted to block a ramp to an interstate highway, police and witnesses said. Police also reported confiscating weapons including at least one handgun from protesters. The violence evoked memories of the riots following the 2014 shooting of a black teenager by a white officer in nearby Ferguson, Missouri. People run as demonstrators march in response to a not guilty verdict in the trial of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley Credit: Jeff Roberson/AP Police confiscated plastic spray bottles containing an unknown chemical that was on officers, who were then decontaminated, police said. "This is no longer a peaceful protest," St. Louis police said on Twitter, adding that one officer was injured. "Police continue to make arrests after property damage in Downtown #STL," another tweet said. Sunday's gathering was the largest of the three nights with more 1,000 protesters. Police in turn deployed their largest show of force. Officers in riot gear marched through the streets. Others in large vehicles ordered people to leave over a loud speaker. "Do they think this will make us feel safe?" said Keisha Lee of Ferguson, shaking her head. Police arrive as demonstrators march in response to a not guilty verdict in the trial of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley,  Credit: Jeff Roberson/AP Police ordered a group of news photographers to stand up against a wall. One of them who posted the incident live on Facebook was placed in handcuffs when his video cut out. The photographers were released after about 30 minutes. Earlier in the evening, a handful of demonstrators threw bottles in response to a police officer making arrests, the first indication that the protest could turn violent. "Agitators are breaking multiple windows at Olive & 10th. Officers are heading to scene," police tweeted. Protesters broke large ceramic flowerpots at the entrances to several downtown buildings. A few took chunks of the ceramic and hurled them at windows, drawing in the police.The protests began on Friday shortly after the acquittal on Friday, when 33 people were arrested and 10 officers injured, police said. Violence flared anew on Saturday night when about 100 protesters, some holding bats or hammers, shattered windows and skirmished with police who were in riot gear, resulting in at least nine arrests. Protests in St Louis continue Credit: Joshua Lott/Reuters More serious clashes broke out in 2014 in Ferguson, a suburb of St. Louis, following the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a white police officer who was not indicted. The Ferguson protests gave rise to Black Lives Matter, a movement that has staged protests across the United States. An informal group known as the Ferguson frontline has organized the protests, focusing on what it describes as institutional racism that has allowed police to be cleared of criminal wrongdoing in several shootings of unarmed black men. "Windows can be replaced. Lives can't," said Missy Gunn, a member of Ferguson frontline and mother of three children including a college-age son. She said she feared for him every night. As activists marched through central St. Louis, drummers set the beat for the chant: "If we don't get no justice, y'all don't get no peace." Smith was shot in his car after Stockley and his partner chased him following what authorities said was a drug deal. Prosecutors argued that Stockley planted a weapon in Smith's car, but the judge believed the gun belonged to Smith.



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Dutch soldiers deployed against St Martin looting in wake of Hurricane Irma

Dutch soldiers deployed against St Martin looting in wake of Hurricane IrmaDutch troops were fanning out across part of the hurricane-hit island of St Martin on Friday as shots were heard and officials admitted there had been some looting. "The situation is serious," Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said when asked about looting, adding authorities were being hampered in their efforts to deal with it as communications were cut off when Hurricane Irma roared through on Wednesday. Shots had been heard on the island, a top marine official revealed, but said it was unclear where they had come from. Hurricane Irma makes landfall in the Caribbean, in pictures "Shots have been fired, but not in a structured fashion," Major General Richard Oppelaar, the commander of the Marine Corps, told reporters in The Hague. "I can't deny there are some weapons around," he said, adding in some areas the situation remained "grim" and the atmosphere was tense. "The supermarkets are empty, so people are out searching," Oppelaar said, adding in principle security was under control with soldiers trying "to be as visible" as possible. Hurricane Irma: shocking devastation caught on camera 01:31 About 200 Dutch soldiers have now arrived on the island, which is divided between France and The Netherlands, to help deliver aid and restore order, he added. The badly damaged airport and port have now "been opened for military purposes," Rutte told reporters, adding "we are doing everything possible to get aid to the area." He said food, water and security were the priorities on the island, known in Dutch as Sint Maarten. "There are people on the streets armed with revolvers and machetes," one witness told the Dutch daily newspaper AD on Friday. Hurricane Irma | Key articles "The situation is very serious. No one is in charge." "We will not abandon Sint Maarten," Rutte vowed, adding officials were also sending medicines, tents, tarpaulins, building materials and hygiene kits as fast as possible to the Caribbean. "The military has two tasks after arriving there. Firstly to ensure that there is food and water, but also to ensure security," Rutte said. British soldiers board a Royal Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, before they are flown to help out in the areas affected by Hurricane Irma as winds of up to 175mph left death and destruction in the Atlantic Credit: PA Dutch officials have confirmed that two people were killed, and 43 wounded, 11 of them seriously, on the Dutch part of St Martin by the Category Five storm, before it was downgraded Friday to a four as it barrelled towards Cuba and Florida. King Willem-Alexander is to visit Curacao on Sunday from where the Dutch aid operation is being coordinated, and may then travel on to Sint Maarten. A fund launched by the Dutch Red Cross in the hours after the storm pummelled the island as already raised some 850,000 euros for the Dutch territory. Hurricane Irma | Advice for travellers  



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More troops deployed as Canada braces for worse flooding

More troops deployed as Canada braces for worse floodingWith heavy rains persisting and waters still rising over much of waterlogged eastern Canada, the nation’s military on Sunday tripled the number of troops urgently working to evacuate thousands of residents. New evacuations were ordered in Pierrefonds, on the northwestern shore of the Island of Montreal, after three temporary dikes ruptured, quickly sending water levels higher. Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre declared a state of emergency for his city, particularly four western neighborhoods.



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'A few dozen' US troops deployed to Somalia: Pentagon

'A few dozen' US troops deployed to Somalia: PentagonThe United States is deploying “a few dozen” troops to Somalia to assist the national army and conduct unspecified security operations, a US military spokeswoman said Saturday. The soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division, a light infantry unit trained for air assaults, will mainly train and equip Somalia’s army “to better fight Al-Shabab,” an Al-Qaeda linked extremist group, the spokeswoman for the US Africa Command based in Germany, Samantha Reho, told AFP.



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