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

DUP leader talks to paramilitaries

Democratic Unionist Party leader Peter Robinson has held talks with loyalist paramilitary groups to secure their full support for peace, it was revealed last night.

Games Review: Bionic Commando Rearmed

PlayStation 3 (PSN), Xbox 360 (XBLA), Sony, £6.99/£6.80

Marine killed by friendly fire a victim of inadequate training

A royal marine shot dead by another British soldier in Afghanistan was the victim of inadequate training procedures which led to the "friendly fire" incident, an inquest has found.

Team of female commandos to protect cricketer from his fans

When the India cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni went for a haircut in his home town of Ranchi a couple of years ago, so many adoring female fans showed up that the police had to be called.

French commandos seize Somali pirates after yacht hostages freed

Controversy swirled last night around a daring French commando raid on Somali pirates who had been holding a luxury French sailing cruise ship in the Indian Ocean.

Coleridge country's pleasures are measureless to man

pring is here, so celebrate by exploring the Somerset countryside that inspired the poet and keen walker. Raymond Whitaker takes a hike

Commandos sent home after naked bar stunt

Eight Barnstaple-based British commandos have been flown home from Norway after reportedly stripping and urinating on each other during an Arctic training exercise.

Farzana Shaikh: Pakistan's army will still be the final arbiter

Tomorrow's election will make little difference

Cost of staging Olympic Games could be twice original estimate

Planners of the 2012 London Olympics have admitted for the first time that the cost of staging the Games would be "significantly higher" than previous estimates.

Maxine Frith: The pointless new Minister for Aerobics

Most fat people know they are fat. They do not need a campaign to inform them of that fact

Royal Mail staff to get £5,000 in shares

£3bn bail-out for postal operator. Workforce will own 20%. Funds to plug pensions deficit

Commando admits he performed brutal initiation on soldier

ELITE BRITISH soldiers in Iraq subjected their comrades to humiliating initiation ceremonies that included dousing victims in urine and faeces, a court martial heard yesterday.

Commando admits he inflicted brutal rituals on soldier

Elite British soldiers in Iraq subjected their comrades to humiliating ceremonies that included dousing victims in urine and faeces, a court martial heard yesterday.

Referee's light touch forces All Blacks into late dash

New Zealand 23 - South Africa 21
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MacGyver returns, but with a difference: Handyman hero of classic 1980s TV series to be recast as a woman

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Arsenal vs Monaco: Monaco - the making of Gunners' manager Arsene Wenger

Monaco: the making of Wenger

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Cricket World Cup 2015: Chris Gayle - the West Indies' enigma lives up to his reputation

Chris Gayle: The West Indies' enigma

Some said the game's eternal rebel was washed up. As ever, he proved he writes the scripts by producing a blistering World Cup innings
In Ukraine a dark world of hybrid warfare and murky loyalties prevails

In Ukraine a dark world of hybrid warfare

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Homage or plagiarism?

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Broadchurch ends as damp squib not even David Tennant can revive

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