Bradley Manning allegedly gave secret documents to the WikilLeaks site

US Army orders court martial for Bradley Manning

The US soldier accused of passing documents to WikiLeaks in the biggest leak of classified information in US history should face a court martial, a senior US army officer has recommended.

US Defence Secretary condemns 'urinating marines'

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has condemned as "utterly deplorable" a video that purports to depict four US Marines urinating on the corpses of Taliban fighters.

Yousuf Gilani asked aid groups to help rebuild areas affected by the fighting

Pakistan PM sacks defence secretary

Pakistan's prime minister has sacked the defence secretary, his office said today, in a move likely to ratchet up tension with the powerful military and raise fears of instability in a country vital to efforts to bring peace to Afghanistan.

US student found dead in Barcelona

Spanish police are investigating the death of a US student in Barcelona but say so far do not suspect foul play.

Points of view: a Q&A following a performance of The Riots

Tottenham sees its own drama on stage

A documentary about the riots is being performed right where the trouble started. John Nathan attended

Points of view: a Q&A following a performance of The Riots

A riots drama that goes back to the scene of the crime

Tottenham is staging a play about last year's disturbances. John Nathan attended

Benjamin Colton Barnes, the war veteran in whose car weapons were found

War veteran found dead after park manhunt

The body of an Iraq war veteran suspected of shooting a park ranger is believed to have been found last night. Twenty-four-year-old Benjamin Colton Barnes apparently died after trudging into chest-deep snow in the Washington state park while trying to elude SWAT team members and other police who were on his trail.

Republican spotlight on Santorum

A late surge in the polls and a negative ad from one of his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination has put Rick Santorum under the spotlight ahead of voting in the first primaries next week.

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MoD demands release of Pakistani man held in US

Ministry of Defence officials have demanded the release of a Pakistani man who has been held without charge by the United States military for the past seven years in a case that could sorely test British-American relations.

Kim Jong-il lies in state in a glass coffin in Pyongyang yesterday

China reaches out to 'Great Successor' by pledging support

US treads cautious line as North Koreans mourn for Kim Jong-il

Free-thinker Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011)

The death of a free-thinker

Patrick Cockburn pays his tribute to the wit, warmth, and humanity of his friend Christopher Hitchens

Hollywood Left and Right, By Steven J Ross

Arlen Specter, the Republican-turned-Democratic Senator, once observed: "When Hollywood speaks the world listens" .

Data 'extracted from US drone'

Military experts are in the final stages of recovering data from a US spy plane captured by Iranian troops, it was reported yesterday.

Luke Donald on the18th green after sinking a putt for a birdie

Donald seals double and lets the tears roll

Never has a 50-footer across the final green for an eagle and a victory been so overshadowed. Like everyone who understands the vagaries and rigours of professional golf, the winner Alvaro Quiros would have appreciated why Luke Donald was commanding the spotlight. Here was history to hail.

Judy Lewis: Actress eventually revealed as the love child of Clark Gable and Loretta Young

Though a successful actress and television producer, and later a qualified counsellor to young people, Judy Lewis will be best remembered as the love child of two of the biggest stars of Hollywood's golden age, Clark Gable and Loretta Young; Lewis was 31 years old before her mother eventually confessed the truth to her.

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