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Military drills in Murmansk

Russian soldiers held military exercises in Murmansk on Tuesday (25 April) in order to highlight the army’s readiness to fight in severe weather conditions.

Russian soldiers held military exercises in Murmansk on Tuesday (25 April) in order to highlight the army’s readiness to fight in severe weather conditions.

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NATO builds up military forces in Baltic region

Some 800 British troops have joined NATO forces in Estonia, as part of efforts to deter any Russian agression in the Baltic region

Some 800 British troops have joined NATO forces in Estonia, as part of efforts to deter any Russian agression in the Baltic region

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Iran marks national Army Day with parades

Trucks carrying missiles drove past a podium in Tehran draped with images of President Hassan Rouhani. There was an air display by fighter jets and bombers.

Trucks carrying missiles drove past a podium in Tehran draped with images of President Hassan Rouhani. There was an air display by fighter jets and bombers.

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US military broadens nude photo-sharing probe

US Marine Corps seeks to contain fallout over the sharing of nude photos of female service members without their consent, promising punitive measures.

US Marine Corps seeks to contain fallout over the sharing of nude photos of female service members without their consent, promising punitive measures.

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Iraqi PM Abadi visits Mosul amid major anti-ISIL gains

Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi flew into Mosul on Tuesday, a day rich in symbolism and success for US-backed forces battling to liberate the west of the city from ISIL…

Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi flew into Mosul on Tuesday, a day rich in symbolism and success for US-backed forces battling to liberate the west of the city from ISIL…

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US begins rolling out missile defence system in South Korea

The US says it has begun deploying a controversial missile defence system in South Korea just 24 hours after the North launched four ballistic missiles, breaking UN…

The US says it has begun deploying a controversial missile defence system in South Korea just 24 hours after the North launched four ballistic missiles, breaking UN…

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NATO members fail to agree on defence spending

NATO members will make efforts to reach a spending target of two percent of their GDP on defence, but have failed to agree on whether or not every country must meet the…

NATO members will make efforts to reach a spending target of two percent of their GDP on defence, but have failed to agree on whether or not every country must meet the…

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Iraqi forces capture Mosul airport from ISIL

After nearly three years under ISIL control, Mosul airport is captured by Iraqi security forces, state television announces.

After nearly three years under ISIL control, Mosul airport is captured by Iraqi security forces, state television announces.

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Russian warships welcomed home after Syria mission

Russia’s navy holds an honouring ceremony in Severomorsk to welcome back the crews of the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier and the Pyotr Veliky heavy nuclear-powered missile cruiser returning from S

Russia’s navy holds an honouring ceremony in Severomorsk to welcome back the crews of the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier and the Pyotr Veliky heavy nuclear-powered missile cruiser returning from S

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More than 2000 a day are fleeing Mosul - UN

The UN says this is several hundred more each day than before US-led coalition forces began a new phase of their battle to retake the city from ISIL.

The UN says this is several hundred more each day than before US-led coalition forces began a new phase of their battle to retake the city from ISIL.

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Dismay in Israel at guilty verdict for soldier

Israelis have been expressing their reactions to the manslaughter verdict given to an Israeli soldier for killing an disarmed Palestinian after a knife attack on a colleague.

Israelis have been expressing their reactions to the manslaughter verdict given to an Israeli soldier for killing an disarmed Palestinian after a knife attack on a colleague.

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Iraqi forces advance against ISIL in Mosul but suffer losses in south

The Iraqi army says it has made gradual progress in eastern Mosul as it tries to wrestle the city from the control of the so-called Islamic State.

The Iraqi army says it has made gradual progress in eastern Mosul as it tries to wrestle the city from the control of the so-called Islamic State.

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Civilians flee eastern Mosul as Iraqi forces battle ISIL

Scores of people fled for safety on Saturday on the third day of the renewed US-led offensive to retake the northern city from the Islamic State group.

Scores of people fled for safety on Saturday on the third day of the renewed US-led offensive to retake the northern city from the Islamic State group.

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Video: Training Afghanistan's women soldiers

Women in Kabul's military training academy are proud to serve and protect their country, despite opposition and threats

Women in Kabul's military training academy are proud to serve and protect their country, despite opposition and threats

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Putin says Russian military threat to NATO is 'imaginary'

The Russian president has been speaking at a gathering of foreign policy experts, after NATO sealed plans to boost forces on Russian borders.

The Russian president has been speaking at a gathering of foreign policy experts, after NATO sealed plans to boost forces on Russian borders.

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Confusion over refuelling requests for Russian warships

Russia has denied making a refuelling request to Spain for a fleet of its warships which has been sailing for the past week en route for Syria.

Russia has denied making a refuelling request to Spain for a fleet of its warships which has been sailing for the past week en route for Syria.

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Iraqi army advances on Mosul, as ISIL strikes back

Day nine of the battle for Mosul: 78 villages have been liberated from the so-called Islamic State, according to the Iraqi army.

Day nine of the battle for Mosul: 78 villages have been liberated from the so-called Islamic State, according to the Iraqi army.

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Libya: Freed ISIL migrant girl relives kidnap ordeal

The horror of life in the clutches of ISIL has been described by a 12-year-old girl, one of a group of Eritrean female captives of the extremists to have been freed by pro-government forces in…

The horror of life in the clutches of ISIL has been described by a 12-year-old girl, one of a group of Eritrean female captives of the extremists to have been freed by pro-government forces in…