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A video appears to show four US soldiers in Afghanistan urinating on three apparently lifeless men on the ground (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk). The soldiers seem to be aware that they are being filmed. (more…)

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Thousands of grave markers at Arlington National Cemetery (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) near Washington may need to be replaced because they contain misspelled names, and incorrect ranks and dates of birth and death, said a US Army report to Congress last week. (more…)

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After saying the US should not forget the difficult lessons learned in Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, US defence secretary (photo, from guardian.co.uk) has warned that his country should avoid future land wars. (more…)

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A wave of protest is spreading in North Africa and the Middle East.

In Bahrain, following the violent removal of anti-government demonstrators, protests have been banned and the military has been ordered to tighten its grip, state TV reports. (more…)

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Weeks of protest in Egypt forced president Hosni Mubarak (photo, bbcimg.co.uk) to step down. He has handed his power over to the Supreme Council for the Armed Forces. (more…)

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Openly gay soldiers, sailors and airforce men and women are now allowed to fight for America, after a US Senate vote on Saturday.

The change of legislation won’t take immediate effect, but president Barack Obama is expected to sign one of his campaign promise into a law next week. (photo, from aljazeera.net) (more…)

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A 14-year-old boy has been arrested by the Mexican army, who suspects him of being a hired killer for a drug cartel. He was trying to catch a plane with two of his sisters, from Cuernavaca to the US. (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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Britain’s most senior officer, said on Sunday that al-Qaeda can never be completely defeated. (more…)

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Col Russell Williams (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) has been given a life sentence with no chance of parole for 25 years for two murders and sexual assaults. (more…)

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A list of rules for campaining ahead of November’s general election has been published by Myanmar authorities. The rules prevent candidates from making speeches that “tarnish” the ruling military government. (more…)

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