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The governor of Okinawa has approved controversial plans to relocate a US Marine base to a less populous area – but said he would keep pressing to move the base off the of the Japanese island altogether.

DVD: Essential Killing (15)

In which Vincent Gallo runs.

Letter from the editor: An interesting thought

Funny lot, you i readers. Funny ha-ha, not funny peculiar. Keep it pithy if you want to get letters published, we said, and you have – mostly.

Mila Kunis too busy for romance

Mila Kunis wouldn't wish herself "upon anybody" at the moment.

Hackers leak email addresses of US military

Hacking group Anonymous has released 90,000 email addresses it claims belong to members of the US military, stolen in a cyber attack on a government contractor.

Korean marines killed in shooting rampage

A corporal in South Korea's marine corps went on a shooting rampage yesterday, killing four comrades and wounding another on a Yellow Sea island base near the country's tense border with North Korea.

South Korean marine kills four in shooting spree

A corporal in South Korea's marine corps went on shooting rampage today, killing four fellow soldiers and wounding another on a Yellow Sea island base near the country's tense border with North Korea, officials said.

Guru guilty of sweat-lodge deaths

US prosecutors yesterday charged a Marine Corps reservist with shootings at four military buildings around Washington, including the Pentagon, and said they found he had bomb-making materials.

Julius Cavendish: It may not be safe yet, but progress was made thanks to aggressive US tactics

View from Sangin: A tentative peace accord struck at the start of the year is holding, at least to the extent that it still exists

Tributes pour in to Marines killed in blast

In a morning of close quarters combat in the heart of Taliban country, a Royal Marine team found themselves trapped in an ambush. Their section commander, a corporal, fell shot to the ground. Sam Alexander grabbed a heavy machine-gun and traded fire with insurgents just 15 metres away while charging forward. Running out of ammunition, he fired with his 9mm pistol until that too was spent. But he had done enough: the enemy fled.

Group Captain John Gard'ner: New Zealand fighter pilot who fought in the Battle of Britain

John Gard'ner was one of the last surviving New Zealand fighter pilots who helped win the Battle of Britain. A volunteer for the RAF, he was also one of the few survivors of an early disaster of that battle, when his sluggish, single-engine Defiant aircraft was shot down by vastly superior Luftwaffe Messerschmitts over the Channel.

From Iraq to Omaha: donkey's $40,000 trip

It took 37 days and a group of determined animal lovers, but a donkey from Iraq is now a United States resident.

Terry Downes: Forgotten man of the fight game still packs a punch

Britain's oldest surviving world champion is in fine voice after winning a battle with cancer, but where is his MBE? Alan Hubbard meets Terry Downes

Western Australia: A beach break with a difference

A scientific research project in Western Australia offers the chance to explore the coastline by day and track turtles at night.

US Navy approves gay weddings on bases

The US Navy has authorised its chaplains to perform same-sex wedding ceremonies on military bases once the ban on gays in the military is lifted, but some members of Congress argue the authorisation violates another federal law.

WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning to be moved to new prison

The US army private suspected of giving classified data to WikiLeaks is being moved from a Marine jail south of Washington to a state-of-the-art facility at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas, where Pentagon officials said more extensive mental, emotional and physical health care will be available.

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