News A US Predator drone flies over Kandahar Air Field, southern Afghanistan

The move follows on from the 2010 agreement to enhance defence co-operation including sharing aircraft carriers, joint expeditionary forces and training

Market Report: BAE lifted by hopes more deals are in air

Jet makers were yesterday fighting to show what lucrative contracts they are close to securing at the Paris Air Show, and punters flew in to BAE Systems on hopes it is close to agreeing long-awaited Middle Eastern deals.

Sir Roger Carr named as new BAE chairman

Sir Roger will replace Dick Olver, who has held the role for nine years

Pair remanded after allegedly threating to blow up Pakistan International Airways flight

Two friends who allegedly threatened to blow up an aeroplane and kill its passengers and crew were today remanded to custody.

William Hague admits divided G8 ‘has failed’ over
Syria conflict

Foreign ministers from the G8 failed to patch up deep divisions over Syria during a meeting in London.

Human Rights Watch say crudely aimed attacks on civilian areas have killed more than 4,000 Syrians since July

Syria airstrikes 'target civilians,' says report

Human Rights Watch say crudely aimed attacks on civilian areas have killed more than 4,000 people since July

A Nigerian Islamist group has released screen shots of a video purporting to show dead hostages

British hostage feared killed in Nigeria

Foreign Office urges media not to speculate as it investigates claims by Ansaru terrorist group

Cameron backs AgustaWestland despite Indian bribery scandal

David Cameron threw his weight behind UK helicopter maker AgustaWestland on a trip to India yesterday despite the company being engulfed in a corruption scandal in the country.

A meteor trail is seen in this frame grab made from a dashboard camera on a highway in Kazakhstan

Why dash cams are an essential part of any Russian driver's kit

The car in front suddenly reverses and smashes into the bonnet. Immediately the driver and a man who appears to be a lawyer disembark and confront the driver of the vehicle they have rammed.

Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma's opposition leader

Burma's opposition leader ready to help end conflicts

Burma’s opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has offered to help negotiate an end to conflicts between the government and ethnic minority groups, after coming under pressure to speak out about alleged government abuses against the Kachin minority.

Russia and India sign weapons deals

Russia and India signed weapons deals worth billions of dollars today as president Vladimir Putin sought to further boost ties with an old ally.

BAE wins £2.5bn fighter plane deal

Defence giant BAE Systems has won a £2.5 billion deal to sell 20 aircraft to Oman, helping to sustain thousands of jobs in the UK.

BAE Systems issues profits warning over Saudi deal delay

BAE Systems issued a profits warning yesterday, as negotiations over a key multibillion dollar contract to supply Typhoon aircraft to Saudi Arabia look set to drag into next year.

BAE Systems sends out profits alert

BAE Systems issued a profits warning yesterday, as negotiations over a key multi-billion dollar contract to supply Typhoon aircraft to Saudi Arabia look set to drag into next year.

Engineer of China's first aircraft carrier dies watching first flight

As China celebrated the first landing of a fighter jet on its new aircraft carrier at the weekend, it reserved a special hero's mention for a senior engineer on the programme who died of a heart attack after witnessing the historic event.

Beijing lands jet on aircraft carrier

China has carried out its first successful landing of a fighter jet on its first aircraft carrier.

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Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
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People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
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Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
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Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

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A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
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Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
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A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

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Growing mussels

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