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Netanyahu refuses to apologise to Turkey

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said yesterday that he would not apologise to Turkey over an Israeli raid that killed nine Turks on a ship bound for Gaza, reiterating his position after Turkey acted to downgrade relations with Israel.

Royal Marine killed by roadside bomb

A Royal Marine has been killed by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan.

Chinese commandos in campaign against Xinjiang's Islamist 'rebels'

Security forces will comb through cities 24 hours a day to conduct identity checks and searches

50 years of war: Adaptable 'Commando' comic still going strong

"It seemed a straightforward job, risky but straightforward. Flying a helicopter full of gold out of South Vietnam before the advancing North Vietnamese Army got their hands on it. As an ex-Australian Air Force chopper pilot, Brendan Beckett thought the job would give him no real trouble. So how did he come to be tied to a post, knee-deep in rising water?"

The Devil's Rock (18)

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A silent tribute, then a burst of applause as Marines repatriated

Even by Wootton Bassett standards, yesterday's repatriation was a solemn affair. As the bells marked the arrival of the cortege carrying Marine Sam Alexander MC and Lt Ollie Augustin, silence descended.

Two British soldiers killed in bomb blast

The families of two Royal Marines killed in an explosion in Afghanistan have paid tribute to their loved ones.

Marine killed by roadside bomb in Afghanistan

A Royal Marine has been killed by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan.

BBC Trust upholds Panorama complaints

The BBC Trust has upheld three complaints about an edition of Panorama examining the deadly storming of an aid flotilla by Israeli commandos.

US forces storm captured yacht after pirates kill four hostages

Four American sailors were shot dead by their pirate captors early yesterday even as US military personnel on nearby naval vessels were trying to negotiate for their release, the US Central Command confirmed. At least 15 pirates were also taken into custody aboard the USS Enterprise aircraft carrier.

The big freeze: An ice-cold adventure in the Cairngorms

First, learn how to 'self-arrest' as you slither down a mountainside. Next, rely on counting footsteps to find your way. Then dig yourself in for the night.

Joe Gores: Mystery writer and former San Francisco private investigator

Joe Gores, who died on 10 January aged 79, was a mystery writer and former San Francisco private investigator whose books included Hammett, Come Morning and Spade & Archer.

South Korean commandos rescue crew from pirates

South Korean navy commandos rescued all 21 crew aboard a chemical ship hijacked by Somali pirates in the Arabian Sea.

Held aid workers 'treated like terror suspects'

Seven British aid workers held captive on a ship in the Libyan sea have been told they may be treated as "terrorists" when they reach land, sources on board said today.

Police to get extra terror training with the SAS

Police are being given more powerful guns and extra training to prepare for a possible Mumbai-style terror attack in the UK, it was reported today.

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