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Previously secret documents indicate Margaret Thatcher knew about possible SAS involvement in 1984 Indian army raid

The hijacking of the truth: Film evidence 'destroyed'

Protesters say Israel had an assassination list. Israel says soldiers fired only in self-defence. So what really happened on 31 May? Catrina Stewart reports

Israel warns Gaza-bound 'Rachel Corrie' to stop

Israel yesterday served notice that an Irish pro-Palestinian aid ship would not be allowed to fulfil its goal of reaching the Gaza coast this morning. The Rachel Corrie was last night pressing on towards the enclave, following the original flotilla that was halted by Israeli commandos at the cost of nine lives on Monday.

I killed six of the terror nine, commando tells newspaper

An Israeli naval commando, said to have shot dead six of the nine people killed on the Turkish ship carrying activists heading to Gaza, has given an account to an Israeli newspaper of the lethal events on the Mavi Marmara.

Gaza flotilla reporter describes 'brutal' Israeli assault

A British journalist today told how Israeli commandos had carried out a "brutal" assault on the boat he was on as it attempted to take aid to Gaza.

'Wallander' author tells of ordeal on Gaza convoy

'We heard gunfire, then at 4.30 in the morning, they came for us'

Draped in Palestinian flags, Turkey's martyrs of the flotilla are laid to rest

Thousands of mourners yesterday attended the funerals of eight men killed in the Israeli naval raid on a Turkish ship carrying pro-Palestinian activists trying to break the Gaza blockade. The display of solidarity – which included a huge banner proclaiming "You head to heaven. May God bless your martyrdom" – came on a day that the country's President Abdullah Gul said "Israel made one of the greatest mistakes in its history." The coffins of the dead men, draped in Turkish and Palestinian flags, were carried through crowds from Istanbul's Fatih mosque to cars to take them to a city cemetery. The men, seven Turks and a US citizen of Turkish origin, ranged in ages from 19 to 60. A ninth man was due to be buried today.

Israeli mood: Support for attack is thin on the ground

Sole dissenting voice at security cabinet meeting before error-ridden operation

Israel's 'gunboat diplomacy' provokes global outrage

At least nine activists killed in commando raid on aid ship

Blast kills Marine in Afghanistan

A marine from 40 Commando Royal Marines has been killed in an explosion in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence said. He was killed on Sunday evening in an explosion while on foot patrol near Sangin in northern Helmand. His family have been told.

Marine killed in Afghan blast 'a perfectionist'

A British Marine who was killed in an explosion in Afghanistan was a "perfectionist" who prided himself on being the best, his widow said today.

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Liberals and conservatives of the Church negotiate their way through a curate's egg of a story

One woman's silent quest for peace on India's wild frontier

For 50 years Manipur has been riven by a bloody feud between militants and the state. For the last 10, Sharmila Irom has starved herself in a bid to stop it

Navy warship rescues troops and civilians

Hundreds of Britons stranded by the air chaos were heading home on board a Royal Navy warship tonight.

20,000 back Wellington boot assault ex-marine

More than 20,000 people have signed up to a campaign supporting a Royal Marine Sergeant dismissed from the forces after assaulting an Afghan prisoner with a Wellington boot.

Marines dismissed for attack on Afghan prisoner

Two Royal Marines have been dismissed from the forces after being found guilty of assaulting a suspected Taliban bomber in Afghanistan.

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