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Cuban defence minister dies

September 4th, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Sep 4 (IANS) Gen. Julio Casas Regueiro, Cuban defence minister and a longtime aide of President Raul Castro, has died of a heart failure at the age of 75, ... Read more...

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Plan for mosque next to Sandhurst may endanger Brit soldiers: Ex-Army chief

April 10th, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 10 (ANI): Former head of the Armed Forces Lord Guthrie has warned that plans for a mosque overlooking Sandhurst could lead to attacks on the Royal Military Academy.The Daily Mail ... Read more...

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Ivory Coast President negotiating exit with UN

April 6th, 2011 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Abidjan, Apr 6 (ANI): The United Nations has said the Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo's departure from power is being negotiated following a fierce assault by forces loyal to his rival Alassane ... Read more...

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Prince William’s RAF colleagues given role at royal wedding

April 2nd, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 2 (ANI): Prince William's military colleagues will line the route when he leaves Westminster Abbey after tying the knot with Kate Middleton.Two groups of 12 comrades who have served ... Read more...

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Burmese Junta resigns, expected to contest polls as civilians

April 28th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Myannamar, April 28 (ANI):The military Junta in Myannamar, including the Prime Minister, has resigned and is expected to contest general elections to be held this year as civilians. The Prime Minister, ... Read more...

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Low turnout in Sri Lankan parliamentary elections (Lead)

April 8th, 2010 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 8 (DPA) The turnout for Thursday's parliamentary elections in Sri Lanka appeared to be much lower than for the presidential polls in January, officials said. The voter turnout was around 25 ... Read more...

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MI6 chiefs to be quizzed in Iraq war probe

November 17th, 2009 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov. 17 (ANI): The current and former chiefs of the UK's intelligence service, MI6, will be the first witnesses to testify and give evidence in the official inquiry into the Iraq ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka’s military chief resigns, may run for presidency

November 12th, 2009 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Nov 12 (DPA) Sri Lanka's military chief, General Sarath Fonseka, who helped the government forces secure victory over Tamil rebels, resigned from his post Thursday amidst reports he was considering running ... Read more...

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China should not interfere in Indian affairs: IAF vice-chief

October 14th, 2009 - 8:28 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.14 (ANI): A day after China objected to Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's visit to Arunachal Pradesh, the Vice Chief of the Indian Air Force, Air Marshal P ... Read more...

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Queen reprimands Brown over equipment shortage in Afghanistan

September 7th, 2009 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 7(ANI): Britain's Queen Elizabeth has reportedly reprimanded Prime Minister Gordon Brown for handling the war in Afghanistan poorly, especially on the issue of equipment shortage for troops.Leading historian ... Read more...

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Former UK armed forces chief wants probe on UFO sighting

August 17th, 2009 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.17 (ANI): So disturbed was the British Government over reports of US Air Force personnel seeing an Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) on December 27, 1980 in the Rendlesham Forest area in ... Read more...

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William and Harry both set sights on military action in Afghanistan

June 19th, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 19 (ANI): British Prince William is desperate for an opportunity to fight for his country, while his younger brother Harry hopes that he will once again get a chance ... Read more...

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Prince William to join the SAS

August 1st, 2008 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 1 (ANI): British royal Prince William, will become the first member of the Royal Family to be join the SAS.In preparation for his role as the head of the ... Read more...

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Prince William’s naval team seizes

July 3rd, 2008 - 10:56 am ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) Prince William was part of a naval team that raided a smugglers' speedboat on the Atlantic Ocean and seized cocaine worth Read more...

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Prince William’s Navy ship pulls off PS40m cocaine bust

July 2nd, 2008 - 11:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 2 (ANI): Prince William has been involved in a 40 million pounds cocaine bust during his first week of operations with the Royal Navy, reports the Ministry of Defence.HMS ... Read more...

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UK armed forces ’stretched beyond their capabilities’ in Iraq and Afghanistan, says its chief

June 25th, 2008 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 25 (ANI): Britain's armed forces have been left stretched beyond their capabilities in two major military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, the head of the Armed Forces has admitted. ... Read more...

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