News Liam Culverhouse has been jailed for six years for causing the death of his 20 month old daughter

A soldier left traumatised after being severely wounded during a surprise attack in Afghanistan and witnessing the deaths of five of his colleagues was jailed for six years yesterday for killing his 20-month old daughter.

Solider killed in Afghanistan blast

A soldier has been killed in an explosion in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence said today.

RAF serviceman dies after explosion in Afghanistan

A member of the Royal Air Force who was injured in the same explosion that killed a Royal Marine in Afghanistan has died of his injuries. The serviceman was seriously wounded when his vehicle was caught in an explosion south of Kabul on Thursday.

Security forces kill 30 Afghan insurgents

Security forces in Afghanistan have killed 30 suspected insurgents in a series of clashes around the country.

Storm disrupts David Cameron's Afghanistan plans

David Cameron flew into Afghanistan today to pay a pre-Christmas visit to troops - but his plans were left in tatters by bad weather.

Soldiers from the US 234th Infantry Division. The Pentagon report suggests that any large-scale withdrawal should be delayed until 2014

Hasty Afghan withdrawal would be a disaster, US military warns

Secret report says end to combat operations would undermine gains and worsen security

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very different Watson and Holmes to the traditional duo in Guy Ritchie’s second big budget 'Sherlock Holmes' movie

The return of Sherlock Holmes

Even his creator failed to kill off the world's greatest detective, so it's no surprise that he is back in the new series of the BBC's acclaimed updating. Gerard Gilbert goes on set with stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman

Afghan President Hamid Karzai cut short a European trip and returned to Kabul today

Hamid Karzai blames Afghanistan bomb on terror group

Afghan president Hamid Karzai today blamed a Pakistan-based terror group for the devastating suicide bombing against a Shiite shrine in Kabul.

IEDs claim three more UK soldiers

Three British soldiers have been killed in two days in Afghanistan.

Soldier killed in Afghanistan named

A soldier shot dead in Afghanistan was named tonight as Private Matthew Haseldin, from 2nd Battalion, The Mercian Regiment.

Soldier shot dead by insurgents in Helmand

A soldier was shot dead in Afghanistan yesterday, the Ministry of Defence said.

Soldier's final letter home inspires song

A teenage soldier whose final letter to his parents became a symbol of sacrifice when it was published in The Independent is to be remembered in a charity single.

'In the provinces a woman has to stay at home. The insecurity makes her a paralysed person'

Although things are improving in rural areas, old fears and prejudices remain

Royal Marine killed by roadside bomb

A Royal Marine has been killed by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan.

Four killed in Afghanistan blast

A car bomb has exploded outside a bank in a major southern Afghanistan city, killing four people, officials said.

Afghan government official assassinated

A local government official has been assassinated in southern Afghanistan - the third official killed in Helmand province in a week.

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