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Ukraine claims capture of another Russian soldier

Kiev - Ukraine's security service on Wednesday announced the capture of a Russian army major who was allegedly delivering explosives to pro-Kremlin rebels in the former Soviet state's separatist east.

Canada: Soldier shot, killed at National War Memorial in Ottawa

An attack on the Canadian government has shocked the nation as a soldier has been reportedly shot while standing guard at the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa. The soldier reportedly died while in hospital [UPDATED]

Israeli soldier missing in Gaza is dead: Army

Jerusalem - The Israeli army on Sunday announced the death of Hadar Goldin, the Israeli soldier who went missing in action during fighting in the Gaza Strip two days ago.

Hamas military wing claims abducted Israeli soldier

Gaza - The armed wing of the Palestinian Hamas group claimed on Sunday night that it had kidnapped an Israeli soldier, prompting celebrations in the streets of Gaza City.

Op-Ed: Should Obama have swapped a soldier for Taliban detainees?

No Man Left Behind — this policy is as old as America herself. Regardless the country or the outcome, we have routinely swapped captured enemy fighters in order to return our soldiers to American soil.

A Ukrainian soldier's life under siege

Sebastopol - It's seven in the morning and the alarm clock buzzes: a new day dawns for Oleksandr -- a Ukrainian soldier in Crimea living under siege from a foreign army.For the past week, this 27-year-old aviation mechanic has been stuck at his base in Belbek, Seva...

Israel exonerates soldier who killed Palestinian protester

An Israeli soldier who killed a Palestinian protester has been cleared and exonerated of all charges. Israel's Army defends the verdict, but an Israeli human rights group criticizes the decision.

Egyptian photojournalist captures the moment of his own death

Cairo - An Egyptian photojournalist caught his own death on camera. The video shows grainy footage of an Egyptian soldier taking aim, and then shooting him dead.

Spain's famous 'soldier' con artist arrested in Madrid

Madrid - Popularly known as "Capitán Timo", and believed to have been scamming for over half a century, Spain's most famous con artist, José Manuel Quintia, has finally been arrested in Madrid.

U.S. Army soldier pleads guilty to killing 16 Afghan civilians

An American soldier pleads guilty to an attack on Afghan civilians that halted military operations, and led to the Taliban calling off peace talks.

Video: Woolwich ‘suspect’ Michael Adebolajo speaking at UAF demo

A new video uncovered shows one of the Woolwich crazed jihadist Muslim extremists responsible for the murder of soldier Lee Rigby attending a Harrow demonstration organised by the far-left UAF, which has a Muslim extremist as its vice-chair.

EDL protest in Newcastle against Woolwich murder of Lee Rigby

Newcastle - On Saturday, 25 May, thousands of patriotic English protested in Newcastle against the cold-blooded murder of soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich, London.

Graphic video: Soldier hacked to death in London terror attack

Police reportedly shot two men after they hacked a soldier to death with a machete in a suspected terror attack that happened in John Wilson Street, Woolwich, south-east London, close to a military barrack.

Video: Soldier's parachute deploys and sucks him out of plane

Luckily this US soldier landed safely after his reserve parachute accidentally deployed and he was sucked off the launching ramp of the plane and into the wild blue yonder.

'Rudely displaying' assault rifle gets soldier arrested

Army Master SGT C.J. Grisham, a decorated war veteran, was on a Boy Scout hike with his 15-year-old son when he was arrested after being accused of "rudely displaying" a firearm. The incident was captured on video.

Tiny infrared camera could give every soldier sight in the dark

A new 1280 x 720 night vision camera with five microns pixels has been developed by DARPA-funded DRS Technologies, Inc. The new camera is practical and could end up saving the government a lot of money.

'Collateral Murder': Soldier relives infamous WikiLeaks video

By now, most people know about the infamous "Collateral Murder" video, taken in Iraq, released by WikiLeaks, and which put Bradley Manning behind bars. On the 3rd anniversary of the release of the video, someone who was at the scene speaks out.

Soldier rescues cat in Afghanistan: 'He was my saving grace'

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jesse Knott was serving in Afghanistan when he found an abused kitten. After seeing evidence of the abuse, he took the kitten back to his office to care for him.

Stray dog saves 2 British soldiers from bomb, up for Crufts award

Hailsham - A nearly starved stray dog has a new home and is a finalist for an award at the prestigious Crufts Dog Show after saving two British soldiers stationed in Afghanistan from hidden bombs.

Soldier laid off 3 days before qualifying for army pension

Sergeant Lee Nolan, an Iraq war veteran, was just 72 hours away from qualifying for a full Army pension before he was made redundant.

Debt collector berates disabled veteran - 'you should have died'

Phoenix - A federal law suit has been filed against a Minnesota-based law and collections firm after an employee with the firm told a disabled Army veteran he “should have died”.

U.S. soldier who opposed Iraq war arrested, deported from Canada

An American soldier who moved to Canada to avoid the Iraq war has been arrested at the border after following a deportation order.

Soldier gives birth in Afghanistan, didn't know she was pregnant

On Tuesday, a British servicewoman, who was apparently unaware of her pregnancy, gave birth to a son at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan.

Army officers 'attacked, verbally abused' during the Olympics

London - Afghanistan? Iraq? No, this is happening in Britain. British soldiers have now been advised to travel around in groups and not to display their recognisable military daysacks when in civilian clothing.

Baker City Miner’s Jubilee celebrates 30th Anniversary Special

Baker City - On July 20-22, Baker City held its 30th anniversary of Miner’s Jubilee, a 3-day celebration of the town’s gold mining heritage that goes back to the 1800’s. Since then, panning or mining for gold in Baker County has become a way of life.

Lily Allen in Twitter row with soldier

Lily Allen has been involved in another social media row with a Scottish Soldier. The soldier is under investigation following alleged racist comments.

8 U.S. troopers died of opiate overdose in Afghanistan

Investigative reports have shown that 8 U.S. soldiers died from a heroin overdose or by mixing prescription and other opiate drugs during 2010/2011.

Military wife becomes champion for Veterans with PTSD Special

Evansville - Finding support for a veteran with PTSD is difficult, but finding support as a spouse of a vet with PTSD can be even more disappointing. Shawn Gourley has worked hard to ease this struggle for everyone affected by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Azhar Ahmed to stand trial for offensive Facebook comment

Huddersfield - The 19-year-old pleaded not guilty in court, but he will be tried later this year for "sending a grossly offensive message" in comparing the attention the deaths of British soldiers received to those of many Afghan civilians.

US flying massacre suspect to Kuwait — Afghans furious

Kandahar - Lawmakers in Afghanistan are furious that the US has chosen to fly its soldier, accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians, to Kuwait.
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