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

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A US investigation today found that both American and Pakistani forces were to blame for an incident that killed 24 Pakistani troops in a remote area along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border last month, inflaming already strained bilateral ties.

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The Government's controversial decision to continue giving money to India, a nation that has more billionaires than the UK and an aid programme of its own, is directly linked to developing trade and investment opportunities, a senior minister admitted yesterday.

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US 'unlikely' to sell F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan

The sale of 66 American F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan, which would cause fury in Beijing, now appears unlikely to go through, according to sources. Taiwan has repeatedly asked Washington to agree to sell it the advanced fighters, citing the need to counter the growing military strength of China, which views the island as a breakaway province.

Fighter pilot says sorry to daughter of man he shot down

From across the other side of India’s long, hot border with Pakistan a moving message of condolence and regret has been delivered over a notorious incident that played out at the height of hostilities almost 50 years ago.

UFO sighting files released in UK

The latest batch of UFO files released today contain sightings of mysterious lights over the Glastonbury Festival, a "flying saucer" outside Retford town hall and the bizarre story of "Mork and Mindy's" visit to East Dulwich.

Paraphernalia: The Curious Lives of Magical Things, By Steven Connor

It doesn't do to bite the hand that feeds one. But have a look through this newspaper. If you're reading this online, have a look through the global interwebs. What you find is that it's all about stuff. Stuff you don't need, most of it. Much of it, stuff you don't want which, thanks to the genius and sheer effort of marketing and advertising, you somehow come to believe you do want. Some of it (insurance is a good example) is stuff they are pretty certain you will never need, which is why they persuade you that you need it urgently, or else.

After 37 years, post-mortem proves Allende killed himself

Report on Allende's death was part of inquiry into hundreds of murders committed by Pinochet regime in Chile

Fox warns of more cuts to armed forces

There will be further substantial changes to the armed forces, including significant cuts in the Army, Navy and RAF, the Defence Secretary Liam Fox said yesterday.

Lockheed fights off cyber attack

The US aerospace group Lockheed Martin has revealed that it had to fight off a "significant and tenacious" cyber attack on its systems last week.

Eurofighter down to last two in £6.6bn India race

A fighter aeroplane made by a European consortium that includes Britain's BAE Systems has reached the final shortlist of two contenders as India ponders where to award a £6.6bn contract for 126 aircraft.

Spares shortage keeps Typhoon jets grounded

Pilots of the RAF's most advanced fighter jets are being grounded because shortages of aircraft spares mean they cannot put in enough flying hours to keep their skills up to date, MPs warned today.

Video: Fighter jets refuel mid-air off Libya

F16s deployed on missions in the Libyan war zone, refuel mid-air as part of Operation Odyssey Dawn.

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