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Soldier suicide figures revealed

More British soldiers and veterans committed suicide last year than were killed in battle, according to reports. The Ministry of Defence confirmed that in 2012, seven serving soldiers were confirmed to have killed themselves, while a further 14 died in suspected suicides but inquests had yet to be held. The Government does not record suicides among former soldiers, but an ...

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France marks Bastille Day amid train crash aftermath

France is preparing to mark Bastille Day as investigations continue into the country’s worst rail disaster for 25 years. Six people were killed when a train derailed at Bretigny-sur-Orge, south of Paris, at 17:14 (15:14 GMT) on Friday. The French train operator SNCF says the crash may have been caused by a fault on the tracks. The French president is ...

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France marks Bastille Day amid train crash aftermath

France is preparing to mark Bastille Day as investigations continue into the country’s worst rail disaster for 25 years. Six people were killed when a train derailed at Bretigny-sur-Orge, south of Paris, at 17:14 (15:14 GMT) on Friday. The French train operator SNCF says the crash may have been caused by a fault on the tracks. The French president is ...

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France marks Bastille Day amid train crash aftermath

France is preparing to mark Bastille Day as investigations continue into the country’s worst rail disaster for 25 years. Six people were killed when a train derailed at Bretigny-sur-Orge, south of Paris, at 17:14 (15:14 GMT) on Friday. The French train operator SNCF says the crash may have been caused by a fault on the tracks. The French president is ...

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Belfast violence: Police attacked in second night of trouble

14 July 2013 Last updated at 01:32 BST Police have been attacked with petrol bombs in north Belfast in a second night of violence in the city. Petrol bombs, stones, bottles and fireworks are among the missiles thrown at officers in the Woodvale area. An additional 400 police officers from around the UK have been brought into Northern Ireland, following ...

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Belfast violence: Police attacked in second night of trouble

14 July 2013 Last updated at 01:32 BST Police have been attacked with petrol bombs in north Belfast in a second night of violence in the city. Petrol bombs, stones, bottles and fireworks are among the missiles thrown at officers in the Woodvale area. An additional 400 police officers from around the UK have been brought into Northern Ireland, following ...

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Belfast violence: Police attacked in second night of trouble

14 July 2013 Last updated at 01:32 BST Police have been attacked with petrol bombs in north Belfast in a second night of violence in the city. Petrol bombs, stones, bottles and fireworks are among the missiles thrown at officers in the Woodvale area. An additional 400 police officers from around the UK have been brought into Northern Ireland, following ...

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Suicide bomber strikes Iraq cafe as attacks kill 47

Kirkuk: Violence in Iraq has killed 47 people, with the deadliest attack a suicide bombing that ripped through a crowded cafe, leaving 38 dead, police and doctors said. The bomber struck at a cafe in the city of Kirkuk last night as people thronged the streets after the iftar meal that breaks the fast during the Muslim holy month of ...

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French train crash: Rescue workers comb Bretigny-sur-Orge site

13 July 2013 Last updated at 05:18 BST An investigation has begun into a train crash at Bretigny-sur-Orge, south of Paris, in which six people died. The intercity train had just left Paris and was heading towards Limoges when it derailed, crashing into a station platform and injuring at least 30 people. The train and…

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US urges Egypt’s army to free Morsi, supporters defiant

CAIRO: The United States on Friday called on Egypt’s military to free deposed president Mohamed Morsi, as tens of thousands of his supporters vowed to keep fighting for his reinstatement. US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the United States agreed with Germany’s earlier appeal for Morsi to be released and was “publicly” making the same request. The deposed Islamist ...

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