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Two trainee soldiers persistently bullied Northern Irish colleague, court told

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Two trainee soldiers in the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment carried out a “persistent” bullying campaign against a colleague from Northern Ireland, suggesting he was a member of the IRA and was involved in car bomb...

Guinean soldiers claim to have seized power in coup attempt

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An elite national army unit has announced it has seized power in Guinea and deposed the country’s president, Alpha Condé, in an attempted coup, after heavy gunfire was heard near the presidential palace in the capital...

Palestinian boy shot by Israeli soldiers during clashes on Gaza border dies

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A 12-year-old Palestinian boy shot last week by Israeli soldiers during clashes along the border with Gaza has died of his injuries, the territory’s health ministry said on Saturday. Omar Hassan Abu al-Nile was hit la...

Wildfires in Algeria leave more than 40 dead including soldiers – video

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More than 40 people have died as wildfires sweep through parts of Algeria. Dozens of fires have hit the Kabyle region 60 miles (100km) east of Algiers with remote villages and limited access to water complicating  eff...

Fijian-born soldiers given right to live in UK despite legal battle loss

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A group of Fijian-born soldiers who sued the government after being classified as illegal immigrants have been granted leave to remain in the UK, despite losing their legal battle against the Ministry of Defence (MoD)...

‘Idiotic’: Fury in Ukraine after female soldiers made to march in heels

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Ukrainian authorities have found themselves buried in controversy after official pictures showed female soldiers practising for a parade in heels. Ukraine is preparing to stage a military parade next month to mark 30 ...

Soldiers deployed in Eswatini in crackdown on anti-monarchy protests

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Government forces in the southern African kingdom of Eswatini fired gunshots and teargas on Tuesday to break up protests calling for reforms to its system of absolute monarchy, witnesses said. A dusk-till-dawn curfew ...

Bangladesh soldiers set to patrol streets as national Covid lockdown looms

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Bangladesh authorities are preparing to enforce a sweeping national lockdown to combat a deadly resurgence of Covid-19 infections, with public transport networks closing and soldiers ready to patrol the streets. Thous...

International Booker winner David Diop: ‘It’s war that’s savage, not the soldiers’

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David Diop, the first French novelist and the first writer of African heritage to win the International Booker prize, along with his translator Anna Moschovakis, likes to seek out stories in historical gaps and missin...

French soldiers kill Mali jihadist blamed for RFI journalists’ murder

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French soldiers have killed a Malian jihadist suspected of being responsible for the kidnapping and death of two French journalists in 2013. Florence Parly, the defence minister in Paris, said French forces in the Sah...

‘It’s not easy to take a life’: is coping with PTSD harder for US soldiers?

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When anthropologist Sarah Mathew traveled to the borderlands of Kenya and South Sudan in 2008 to study warfare, she asked an interview subject if he had ever been shot. She did not expect to be shown a completely fres...

‘Hundreds’ of photos exist of Australian soldiers drinking from dead Afghan’s prosthetic leg, court told

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There are “hundreds” of photos of Australian soldiers drinking from a prosthetic leg – allegedly taken from a slain Afghan – at an unauthorised bar at Australia’s military base in Afghanistan, a court has heard. The ...

Eritrean soldiers killed 19 civilians in latest Tigray atrocity, locals claim

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Eritrean soldiers killed 19 civilians in a village at the foot of an internationally celebrated rock-hewn church in Tigray three weeks ago, witnesses, relatives and local residents have claimed, the latest alleged atr...

Black-owned paper’s ‘soldiers’ fight to give African American perspective

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Just five blocks away from the crossroads of 38th and Chicago, where the world watched Derek Chauvin murder George Floyd last May, sits the oldest Black newspaper in Minnesota: the Spokesman-Recorder. The almost 87-ye...

French soldiers accuse government of trying to ‘silence’ warnings of civil war

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Serving members of the French military have fired a second salvo at Emmanuel Macron’s government in an open letter accusing it of “cowardice, deceit, perversion”, just weeks after a first letter warned the country was...

French soldiers to face military court over letter warning of ‘civil war’

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At least 18 soldiers who signed an open letter warning of the risk of “civil war” in France and the need to fight the “perils” of “Islamism” and “anti-racism” are to face military sanctions, amid a bitter row between ...

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