World News Briefs -- June 6, 2013

Syrian Tanks In Golan; Austria Withdraws Peacekeeping Forces -- YNet News

Rebels, government forces clash in battle of Quneitra – small town near border crossing between Israel, Syria – injuring Filipino peacekeeper, prompting Austria to withdraw forces, Israel to lodge complaint with UN.

In wake of ongoing battles in the Golan Heights, Austria has announced it is withdrawing its forces from the UNDOF peacekeeping force active in the region. During the battles, a Filipino peacekeeper was wounded.

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US: Russian warships in the Mediterranean are resupplying the Syrian regime.

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Syria: North Korean military 'advising Assad regime'.

US condemns assault on Syrian city of Qusayr.

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Israel prepares for chemical attacks.

Arabs press Iran on atomic reactor safety.


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U.S., Germany, Italy commit to training roles in post-2014 Afghanistan.

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North, South Korea move to end rupture in ties.

China pledges faster economic reform, says opposes protectionism.

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Egypt's gathering economic gloom leaves millions facing food shortages.

Tunisian soldiers killed in blast near Algerian border.

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D-Day anniversary commemorations begin in France.

U.S., Russia tangle on the U.N. stage, despite shared interests.

Brussels rejects IMF claim that €130bn Greek bailout was bungled.

Bulgaria wants faster foreign help in bus bomb investigation.

British MPs raise alarm over Chinese equipment in UK phone networks.

French jobless rate climbs to highest level in 15 years.

Anti-Putin protesters face trial over Bolotnaya clashes.

Bible becomes unlikely top-seller in secular Norway.


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U.S. sanctions top members of MS-13 gang.

Nicaragua: Chinese company to get canal concession.

US and Venezuela 'hope to restore ambassadors'.

Venezuela expels US film-maker charged over post-election unrest.

Tropical Storm Andrea heads for Florida's Gulf Coast.

US baseball players face sanctions for doping.

Florida octogenarian claims record Powerball jackpot.


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Guantanamo prison getting reinforcements.

Gitmo detainees claim genitals being searched.


Bilderberg: world's most secretive conference.

FBI and Microsoft take down $500m-theft botnet Citadel.

10 things you didn't know about Apple and its employees.

World bodies say global food prices to rise.

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