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Ben Roberts-Smith defamation trial: former soldier objects to answering questions about SAS missions

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A former Australian soldier has objected to answering questions about how many SAS missions he went on under the command of Ben Roberts-Smith in Afghanistan in 2012, his lawyer telling the federal court his expected e...

Maëlys De Araujo: former French soldier sentenced life in prison for girl’s murder

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A former French soldier has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of an eight-year-old girl he abducted from a wedding reception near Chambery in the French Alps, which had triggered a six-month police searc...

Maelys de Araujo: former French soldier tells court girl’s death was ‘a mistake’

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A former French soldier who admitted kidnapping and killing an eight-year-old girl he abducted from a wedding reception has insisted her death was “a mistake” but still refuses to give details of how she died. At his ...

Two army instructors cleared of racially abusing Muslim trainee soldier

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Two army instructors have been cleared of calling a trainee soldier “Paki Rambo” and suggesting his father was a suicide bomber. Cpl Robert Mehers and Sgt Christopher Tolley were accused of racially abusing Rifleman K...

Joy as baby given to US soldier during Afghan withdrawal is reunited with relatives

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An infant boy handed in desperation to a US soldier across an airport wall in the chaos of the American evacuation of Afghanistan has been found and reunited with his relatives. The baby, Sohail Ahmadi, was just two m...

Ukrainian soldier killed in fighting with pro-Russia separatists

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Ukraine has said one of its soldiers was killed in fighting with pro-Russia separatists in the east of the country, as tensions with Moscow rise. Kyiv has been battling a pro-Moscow insurgency in two breakaway regions...

Bob Dole: soldier, politician and Republican of the old school

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In the Apennine mountains in 1945, Bob Dole was hit by fire from a German machine gun. Through sheer force of will, endless hours of strengthening, an experimental drug and the extraordinary kindness of a doctor who p...

Former soldier charged with murdering couple at their Somerset home

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A former soldier has been charged with the murder of a husband and wife who died at their home in a Somerset village as their children slept upstairs. Collin Reeves, 34, is accused of murdering his neighbours Stephen ...

Family of Kenyan woman allegedly murdered by UK soldier to sue MoD

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The family of a young Kenyan woman allegedly murdered by a British soldier almost a decade ago plans to sue the Ministry of Defence to demand answers over her death. The body of Agnes Wanjiru, 21, was found in 2012 af...

‘She did not deserve to die like this’: family seeks justice for Kenyan woman allegedly killed by UK soldier

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A vibrant sisal plant in a public cemetery on the outskirts of Nanyuki in Kenya marks the grave of Agnes Wanjiru, the woman allegedly murdered by a British soldier in March 2012. It is easy to miss the grave due to he...

Yorkshire Regiment names soldier who died on army exercise on Salisbury Plain

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A soldier who died during an army training exercise on Salisbury Plain on Friday has been named as Pte Jethro Watson-Pickering. The 23-year-old was from the village of Boosbeck, North Yorkshire, and had been “part of ...

Canadian soldier guilty of drugging comrades with cannabis cupcakes

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A Canadian soldier accused of drugging comrades with cannabis-laced cupcakes during a live-fire training exercise has been found guilty by a military judge. Sandra Cogswell was convicted on eight counts of administeri...

Ben Roberts-Smith: first Afghan witness tells court he saw ‘a big soldier’ kick his uncle off a cliff

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“A big soldier”, an Australian SAS trooper, kicked a handcuffed Afghan villager down a steep embankment, before the man’s body was later seen being dragged into an orchard, a court has heard in a pivotal day of eviden...

Ben Roberts-Smith wrote threatening letters to SAS soldier and set fire to his own laptop, court told

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Victoria Cross recipient Ben Roberts-Smith has been accused in court, by newspapers defending a defamation claim, of writing an anonymous threat letter to another SAS soldier, warning him he would “go down” for murder...

Body discovered after search for Belgian far-right soldier

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Belgian police have said a body has been found in the search for a fugitive far-right soldier. Hundreds of security forces scoured a swath of north-east Belgium after the disappearance on 17 May of Jurgen Conings, who...

Heavily armed awol Belgian soldier flagged as threat in February

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The Belgian government is facing a crisis after it emerged that a heavily armed soldier who made threats to a high-profile virologist then went on the run was flagged as a “serious threat” by the security services thr...