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Flt Lt Cunningham was killed at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire after he was accidentally ejected while his aircraft was on the ground

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Olympic slogan 'inspire a generation' launched at Kew Gardens

London 2012 today marked 100 days to go to the start of the Olympics by launching their slogan for the Games: 'Inspire a generation'.

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The remaining fuel from a stricken cargo ship which ran aground in rough seas has been removed in a clean-up operation.

RAF Chinook helicopter makes emergency landing in US

An RAF Chinook helicopter has made an emergency landing during military exercises in the United States, the Ministry of Defence said today.

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As Britain's fallen soldiers come home, US warns of greater risks on road ahead

Unpublished Pentagon dossier reveals 'danger' of rushing Afghan withdrawal. Kim Sengupta reports

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Pulling troops out early 'could play into the hands of the Taliban'

Teenager charged over comment on Afghanistan troops

A teenager will appear in court after allegedly making comments on Facebook about the deaths of six soldiers in Afghanistan last week, police said.

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RAF hides true scale of unmanned Taliban war

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Mika on dangerous tackle charge

The Hull KR forward Constantine Mika will appear before the Rugby Football League's disciplinary committee tonight charged with making dangerous contact with an opponent. Mika was called in after the RFL's review panel studied an incident in Rovers' defeat at Warrington on Sunday. He faces up to a two-match ban.

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