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A man facing forcible eviction from his home took four people hostage and shot them dead before turning his gun on himself yesterday after he barricaded himself inside his apartment in the German city of Karlsruhe during a police siege of the building.
Elite French police arrested 10 suspected Islamists in early morning raids today in several cities, including Marseille, a police source said.
It had seemed remarkable enough that two of the first five in the JCB Triumph Hurdle market – Minsk and Dildar – were yet to leave the ground in public. Still less accountably, however, Dildar was actually eased in the betting after duly making a winning start to his hurdling career at Taunton yesterday.
Hopes of easing fraught diplomatic relations come as Islamabad faces fresh political crisis
South Korean navy commandos rescued all 21 crew aboard a chemical ship hijacked by Somali pirates in the Arabian Sea.
An al-Qa'ida plot to launch co-ordinated "Mumbai-style" terror attacks in Britain, France and Germany involving shooting sprees on civilian targets by small groups of roaming gunmen has been uncovered in Pakistan.
Michael "Micky" Burn led a troop of army commandos as part of what has been described as the greatest raid of all time – the daring, successful but costly Operation Chariot against the vital Nazi dry dock and submarine base at Saint Nazaire, Brittany in 1942. Half the 28 men on his motor launch were among the 169 British commandos or sailors killed while 215 men, including Burn, were captured and spent the rest of the war as POWs. They had, however, succeeded in crippling the Saint Nazaire dock and Burn received a Military Cross for gallantry for carrying out his mission despite being wounded.
Bill Millin was the "Mad Piper" who played allied commandos ashore under heavy German fire at Sword Beach in Normandy on D-Day, on the extreme eastern flank of Operation Overlord.
<i>IoS</i> investigation finds Afghan army and police riddled with addicts, illiterates and insurgents
Group of Israeli naval reserve officers calls for commanders to be held to account
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 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.
At least nine activists killed in commando raid on aid ship
Liberals and conservatives of the Church negotiate their way through a curate's egg of a story
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
In his rise to the Hollywood A-list, James McAvoy has already donned a tuxedo, dabbled in intrigue and played a tortured author. They are all on-screen experiences which will stand him in good stead if his latest rumoured leading role comes to fruition – a biopic of the James Bond creator, Ian Fleming.