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Saudi Arabia pledges US$3 billion to Lebanon to help strengthen their military.
The Chaparrastique volcano in El Salvador erupts, forcing 5,000 people to leave their homes.
The passenger ferry "MS King Seaways", en route from Newcastle, England, to Amsterdam in the Netherlands, catches fire in the North Sea; a man is arrested on suspicion of arson.
Iraqi insurgency (post-U.S. withdrawal)
18 people are killed in attacks across Iraq, including a military general in a bombing in the northern city of Mosul.
Islamist protests in Egypt (July 2013–present)
A bomb targeting an Egyptian military intelligence building north of Cairo in the village of Anshas wounds four soldiers.
Two rockets are launched at Israel from Lebanon. Israel fires 20 artillery shells into Lebanon in retaliation.
Syrian civil war
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says barrels packed with explosives dropped from Syrian Air Force aircraft have killed 517 people in the northern province of Aleppo since 15 December.
A suicide bomb attack
A suicide bomb attack at the Volgograd-1 railway station in the southern Russian city of Volgograd kills at least 16 people and wounds 40 others.
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