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Wearing Afghan police uniform, man kills 3 NATO troopsupdated: Mon Jul 02 2012 06:10:00

A man wearing the uniform of an Afghan national police officer shot and killed three members of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force in violence-plagued southern Afghanistan, the coalition said.

Londoners shocked by Olympics missile possibility updated: Mon Apr 30 2012 18:40:00

The British Ministry of Defence might place surface-to-air missiles on a water tower in a densely populated London neighborhood as part of security for the Olympic Games this summer, a ministry official said Sunday.

Prince William deployed to Falkland Islandsupdated: Thu Feb 02 2012 13:11:00

Prince William has arrived in the Falkland Islands for a routine deployment as part of a four-man search and rescue crew, Britain's Ministry of Defence said Thursday.

Prince William to be deployed to Falkland Islandsupdated: Thu Nov 10 2011 15:09:00

Prince William is to be deployed next February to the Falkland Islands in his role as a search and rescue pilot, the British Ministry of Defence said Thursday.

UK auction clears out '007's warehouse'updated: Tue Aug 16 2011 06:35:00

Aspiring James Bonds no longer need to be On Her Majesty's Secret Service to get kitted out with UK government-issue armored cars and expensive watches -- now they just need to be online.

Missing British soldier found dead in Afghanistanupdated: Mon Jul 04 2011 18:55:00

A British soldier who was reported missing from a checkpoint in Afghanistan early Monday was found dead later in the day, the British Ministry of Defense announced.

NATO forces investigate possible friendly fire incident in Afghanistanupdated: Mon Dec 06 2010 08:50:00

The International Security Assistance Force announced Monday that it is investigating a possible friendly fire incident in southern Afghanistan that resulted in the death of a British soldier.

British soldier killed in Afghanistanupdated: Wed Nov 17 2010 19:11:00

A British soldier has been killed in Afghanistan, Britain's Ministry of Defense said Wednesday.

British soldier killed in southern Afghanistanupdated: Sun Nov 14 2010 13:56:00

A soldier died Sunday in southern Afghanistan, the British defense ministry said in a statement.

British Ministry of Defence told streamlining on its wayupdated: Fri Aug 13 2010 13:16:00

Britain's military chiefs have been told to prepare for a "leaner and less centralized" Ministry of Defence.

Fire put out at British nuclear weapons baseupdated: Wed Aug 04 2010 08:22:00

Fire crews have extinguished a fire at a nuclear weapons base west of London, the British Ministry of Defence said Wednesday.

2 British soldiers killed in Afghanistanupdated: Thu Jul 22 2010 01:02:00

Two British soldiers died in gunfire in southern Afghanistan, the British Ministry of Defence said.

3 troops killed in Afghanistanupdated: Thu Jul 08 2010 13:46:00

Three service members from the NATO-led forces in Afghanistan were killed in action Thursday, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said.

June deadliest month of Afghan war for coalition troopsupdated: Thu Jun 24 2010 10:59:00

June has become the deadliest month of the Afghan war for coalition troops, a grave milestone in the nearly nine-year-old conflict.

6 NATO-led troops killed in Afghanistanupdated: Wed Jun 23 2010 21:09:00

Six NATO-led troops were killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said.

British marine killed after firefight with insurgentsupdated: Tue Jun 15 2010 04:38:00

A British marine died during an exchange of fire with insurgent forces in Afghanistan's Helmand Province, Britain's Ministry of Defence said Tuesday.

4 U.S. troops among 5 killed in Afghanistanupdated: Wed Jun 09 2010 09:10:00

Four Americans and a Briton were killed in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday, military officials said.

Two British soldiers killed in Afghanistanupdated: Sat Jun 05 2010 07:11:00

Two British soldiers were killed in a gunfight with insurgents in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Britain's Ministry of Defence said in a statement Saturday.

British soldier killed in Afghanistanupdated: Wed May 26 2010 09:31:00

A United Kingdom soldier was killed Wednesday in Afghanistan's Helmand Province, Britain's Ministry of Defence said in a statement.

Afghan lawmakers reject most of Karzai's Cabinet picksupdated: Thu Jan 21 2010 09:17:00

Afghan President Hamid Karzai's second attempt to seat a new Cabinet failed Saturday with the parliament rejecting a majority of his selections.

Militants, troops killed in Afghan fightingupdated: Sat Jan 16 2010 08:25:00

Fourteen militants and three international troops died in fighting over the past 24 hours in Afghanistan, authorities said Saturday.

UK to probe Iraq abuse, killing claimsupdated: Wed Nov 25 2009 14:04:00

British Defence Secretary Bob Ainsworth announced a public inquiry Wednesday into allegations that Iraqis were killed and abused after a firefight more than five years ago in the southern part of the country.

UK Iraq war abuse probeupdated: Wed Nov 25 2009 14:04:00

CNN's Atika Shubert reports on an investigation into allegations that British troops humiliated and abused Iraqis.

UK authorities examine claims of troop abuse on Iraqisupdated: Sun Nov 15 2009 01:34:00

British authorities are investigating at least 30 claims that soldiers abused Iraqi civilians during the war, the British Ministry of Defence said Saturday.

Alligations of abuse by troopsupdated: Sun Nov 15 2009 01:34:00

Philip Shiner, a lawyer representing Iraqis accusing British troops of abuse, describes the abuse claims he is hearing about.

UK names 5 troops killed in Afghan shootingupdated: Wed Nov 04 2009 19:42:00

The British Ministry of Defence Wednesday named the five troops who were killed in Afghanistan in a shooting blamed on a "rogue" Afghan policeman.

British Royal Marine killed in Afghan blastupdated: Sun Aug 30 2009 09:42:00

A British Royal Marine was killed Saturday by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan, Britain's Ministry of Defence said in a statement.

UFO 'appeared above jazz stage at Glastonbury'updated: Tue Aug 18 2009 10:17:00

An alien with a lemon-shaped head and a jazz-themed encounter with a UFO at the Glastonbury Festival are among hundreds of UFO sightings detailed in the latest batch of documents released Monday by the UK's Ministry of Defence.

Video allegedly shows British soldier abusing Iraqisupdated: Mon Aug 17 2009 17:37:00

As British authorities prepare to resume an inquiry into a hotel clerk's death in Basra while held by British soldiers in 2003, a video has emerged allegedly showing a British soldier abusing Iraqi prisoners.

DNA tests to identify World War I bodiesupdated: Mon Aug 10 2009 12:17:00

DNA testing to try to identify hundreds of bodies buried in a mass grave during World War I will start this week, the British and Australian ministries of defense announced Monday.

Three British soldiers killed in Afghanistanupdated: Fri Aug 07 2009 09:54:00

Three members of the British military have been killed in Afghanistan, the British military said Friday.

Bomb kills at least 7 in southern Afghanistanupdated: Fri Jul 17 2009 07:46:00

At least seven people were killed Friday in a roadside bombing in a southern Afghan border town, Afghan officials said.

2 British soldiers killed in Afghanistanupdated: Fri Jul 10 2009 06:54:00

Two British soldiers were killed in separate incidents Thursday in Afghanistan's Helmand province, the British military said Friday.

Disabled man finishes marathonupdated: Sat May 09 2009 20:19:00

A disabled British Army Major completes the London Marathon after two weeks on the course, as CNN's Asieh Namdar reports.

Man who wouldn't walk again finishes marathonupdated: Sat May 09 2009 20:19:00

British soldier Phil Packer was told a year ago that he would never walk again, but on Saturday he finished the London Marathon.

Four British soldiers die in Afghanistan in a dayupdated: Fri May 08 2009 23:10:00

Four British soldiers have been killed in one day in separate attacks in Afghanistan, the British Ministry of Defense announced Friday.

Karzai on troop withdrawalupdated: Fri May 08 2009 23:10:00

iReporter Billy Dennis asks Afghanistan's president when U.S. troops might withdraw from his country.

Disabled veteran closes in on London Marathon finishupdated: Thu May 07 2009 22:03:00

Last summer, Phil Packer was told he would probably never walk again. On Saturday, he plans to finish the London Marathon.

Four British troops killed in Afghanistanupdated: Wed Feb 25 2009 18:31:00

Four British soldiers died Wednesday in Afghanistan, bringing the number of international troops killed since Friday in the war-torn country to 11.

British soldier killed in Afghan blastupdated: Fri Jan 02 2009 07:10:00

A British soldier was killed on New Year's Day by an explosion in southern Afghanistan, Britain's Ministry of Defense said Friday.

Two NATO troops die in Afghanistanupdated: Thu Dec 25 2008 07:19:00

A British Royal Marine was killed during combat on Wednesday in southern Afghanistan, the British Defense Ministry confirmed on Thursday.

UK: Jet captain reported UFO sightingupdated: Mon Oct 20 2008 06:50:00

Thousands of documents about reported UFO sightings -- ranging from calm accounts by professional pilots to unhinged rants about the extraterrestrial menace -- have been released by the British Ministry of Defence.

Soldier from Prince Harry's regiment killedupdated: Thu Oct 16 2008 05:31:00

A British soldier from Prince Harry's regiment has died in an explosion in Afghanistan, the British Ministry of Defense says.

Campaigners urge fake fur for palace guardsupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 11:42:00

Animal rights campaigners were holding a meeting Tuesday with Britain's Ministry of Defence to argue against the use of bearskin in the iconic furry headgear worn by royal guards at Buckingham Palace.

UK, Danish soldiers killed in Afghanistanupdated: Fri Jul 25 2008 08:36:00

One Danish and one British soldier have died in fighting over the last 24 hours in southern Afghanistan's volatile Helmand province.

UK pays $5.5M for death, abuse of Iraqisupdated: Fri Jul 11 2008 11:50:00

The UK Ministry of Defence confirmed Thursday that it has agreed to pay £2.83 million ($5.58 million) to the family of an Iraqi who died while being detained by UK troops and several other men who were mistreated.

Prince William helps bust $80m drug smuggling boatupdated: Wed Jul 02 2008 13:54:00

Britain's Prince William has helped the U.S. Coast Guard bust a drug smuggling boat carrying cocaine worth a minimum of $80 million.

Secret UFO files released by UK governmentupdated: Thu May 15 2008 04:02:00

Britain's Ministry of Defense has released files on UFO sightings dating back to the 1970s, including witness accounts and the government's response.

Britain's X-files releasedupdated: Thu May 15 2008 04:02:00

CNN's Phil Black reports on why Britain?s Ministry of Defence says it's revealing everything it knows about UFOs.

Time.com: Britain Releases its X-Filesupdated: Wed May 14 2008 09:00:00

This week Britain's Ministry of Defence begins releasing all its files about UFOs on a government website, free for download

Time.com: Flying Saucers, Tiny Helicopters Compete in British War Gameupdated: Wed May 07 2008 16:00:00

Emotion-detecting robot cars will face off against eavesdropping flying saucers in the English countryside when scientists, academics and schoolchildren compete later this year to design the next generation of military equipment

British airstrike kills Afghan civiliansupdated: Wed Mar 12 2008 15:10:00

The British government says its troops were responsible for an airstrike Tuesday that killed two women and two children in southern Afghanistan. At least 10 others were injured.

UK troops threatened for wearing uniformsupdated: Fri Mar 07 2008 13:40:00

British Royal Air Force commanders are urging more than 2,000 personnel at a base in eastern England not to wear their uniforms in public after the troops reportedly faced months of verbal attacks from nearby anti-war residents.

No uniforms off baseupdated: Fri Mar 07 2008 13:40:00

Royal Air force personnel are being warned not to wear uniforms off-duty for fear of harassment. CNN's Alphonso Van Marsh reports.

UK's Prince Harry sees combat in Afghanistanupdated: Fri Feb 29 2008 02:09:00

The UK's Prince Harry has been serving on the frontline in Afghanistan and seen combat, but his deployment will be reviewed after the news was leaked by a U.S. Web site, the UK Ministry of Defense confirmed Thursday.

Brown hails Afghan battle successupdated: Mon Dec 10 2007 11:24:00

Fresh from a trip to Iraq, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown arrived in Afghanistan Monday on an unannounced visit to meet with Afghan leaders and British troops who are part of NATO's International Security Assistance Force.

Courthouse car bomb kills fiveupdated: Wed Nov 21 2007 09:55:00

A car bomb struck a police checkpoint in central Ramadi Wednesday morning, killing five people, an Iraqi Interior Ministry official has said.

Afghan bomb kills British majorupdated: Sat Oct 06 2007 13:46:00

Prince William's former Sandhurst academy platoon leader was killed in an explosion in southern Afghanistan, making him the highest-ranking British officer to die since operations started there nearly six years ago.

UK soldier killed in Afghanistanupdated: Fri Oct 05 2007 05:44:00

A British soldier was killed and two others were wounded in a blast in southern Afghanistan, the British Defence Ministry said on Friday.

40 militants dead in Afghan battleupdated: Wed Sep 05 2007 21:40:00

Afghan and coalition forces engaged in another fierce battle with Taliban militants in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing more than 40 insurgents in the 12-hour engagement in northern Kandahar province, the U.S. military said.

Bomb kills 2 British troops in Afghanistanupdated: Wed Sep 05 2007 00:15:00

Two British soldiers were killed and another soldier and an interpreter were wounded in a bomb blast Wednesday in the Helmand province of Afghanistan, Britain's Defense Ministry said.

UK: Basra pullout was pre-plannedupdated: Mon Sep 03 2007 01:01:00

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has dismissed a suggestion that a withdrawal by UK troops from their base in the southern Iraqi city of Basra was a defeat, insisting it was an "organized" move.

Friendly fire kills 3 Britonsupdated: Sat Aug 25 2007 04:24:00

Friendly fire kills 3 Britons

U.S. jet 'bombs British troops'updated: Sat Aug 25 2007 04:24:00

Three British soldiers were killed in a suspected "friendly fire" incident involving a bomb dropped from a U.S. fighter plane during a clash with Taliban militants in Afghanistan, military officials said Friday.

UK soldier killed in Afghanistanupdated: Fri Apr 13 2007 19:00:00

A British soldier on a routine patrol was killed in a firefight with Taliban militants in southern Afghanistan Friday, the British Defense Ministry said.

UK: 15 'ambushed' in Iraqi watersupdated: Wed Mar 28 2007 08:39:00

Satellite tracking data shows that a group of 15 British military personnel captured by Iran last Friday never strayed outside Iraqi waters, according to Britain's Ministry of Defence.

Iran says British sailors 'confess' to illegal entryupdated: Sat Mar 24 2007 08:48:00

Iran says the 15 British sailors and marines seized by Iran in the Persian Gulf have confessed to trespassing into Iranian territory, the semi-official FARS News Agency reported Saturday.

2 sailors killed in UK nuclear submarine accident updated: Wed Mar 21 2007 14:09:00

Two Royal Navy sailors were killed in an accident aboard HMS Tireless, a nuclear submarine, Britain's Ministry of Defense said Wednesday.

1 dead, 3 injured in UK helicopter collisionupdated: Wed Jan 10 2007 12:33:00

One person was killed and three were injured Wednesday in a mid-air collision of Royal Air Force helicopters, the British Ministry of Defense said.

Children die as UK troops attackedupdated: Thu Oct 19 2006 04:09:00

Two children were killed and three British soldiers were wounded in a suicide attack in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province Thursday, police and military officials said.

Afghanistan: 3 UK soldiers killed updated: Wed Sep 06 2006 19:59:00

Three British soldiers died on Wednesday in southern Afghanistan in separate incidents in Helmand province, the British Defense Ministry said.

Three UK troops die in Afghanistanupdated: Tue Aug 01 2006 04:03:00

Three British soldiers were killed Tuesday when their vehicle came under fire in southern Afghanistan, according to the British Ministry of Defense and NATO.

Two British troops killed in Basraupdated: Mon May 29 2006 05:19:00

Two British soldiers have been killed in a roadside bomb attack in Basra, the UK Ministry of Defence said.

Hang on to your hardwareupdated: Wed Feb 01 2006 10:56:00

Laptops are a business traveler's lifeline, so the theft of these vital work tools can be devastating.

Disappearing text messages unveiledupdated: Wed Dec 14 2005 09:13:00

It sounds like something only Tom Cruise would have access to in a "Mission Impossible" film, but thousands of British people are now sending self-destructing text messages.

State Department memo warned of post-war 'planning gaps'updated: Thu Aug 18 2005 00:24:00

Little more than a month before the start of the Iraq war, State Department officials said they warned U.S. military planners about possible "serious planning gaps" for the post-war period, according to newly declassified documents obtained by George Washington University.

Military bugle goes electronicupdated: Mon Aug 08 2005 11:28:00

The Last Post, one of the most traditional military sounds, is going high-tech with a press-of-the-button electronic version of the bugle to play the stirring ceremonial call.

U.S. relief crew on way to Russian subupdated: Fri Aug 05 2005 03:12:00

A U.S. Navy crew and two robotic submersibles left for Russia's Pacific coast Friday in a race against time to rescue seven Russian sailors trapped in a mini-sub, U.S. Naval officials said.

Iraq bomb kills British soldierupdated: Sun May 29 2005 04:30:00

A British military convoy has been hit by a roadside bomb on a southern Iraq highway, killing one British soldier and wounding several others.

UK soldiers jailed over Iraq abuseupdated: Fri Feb 25 2005 20:53:00

A military court has sentenced three British soldiers to prison for abusing Iraqi detainees in southern Iraq.

Probe into 'abuse victims' claimsupdated: Fri Feb 25 2005 05:48:00

British defense officials are investigating accounts given by five men who claim to be the victims of an abuse scandal at a British base in Iraq.

UK troops killed in Iraq crashupdated: Sun Jan 30 2005 15:39:00

Up to 15 British troops have been killed in the crash of a transport plane in Iraq, according to the UK Press Association.

One dead as Black Watch attackedupdated: Mon Nov 08 2004 10:49:00

A British soldier with the Black Watch Regiment has been killed and two others were wounded when a roadside bomb ripped through the armored vehicle they were traveling in near Baghdad, the British Ministry of Defense has said.

Weather hampers Canada sub rescueupdated: Wed Oct 06 2004 03:07:00

A Canadian submarine bought off Britain four days ago is drifting in rough seas as British ships try to reach it to tow it ashore.

Rescue mission for crippled subupdated: Tue Oct 05 2004 18:09:00

Britain has launched a rescue operation to recover the crew of a Canadian submarine after a fire on board the vessel, the UK Ministry of Defense has said.

Fire idles Canada sub in Atlanticupdated: Tue Oct 05 2004 14:19:00

Britain launched a rescue operation to recover the crew of a Canadian submarine after a fire on board the vessel in the Atlantic, the UK Ministry of Defense says.

Czech chopper crash kills 6 troopsupdated: Thu Sep 09 2004 08:39:00

Six British soldiers have been killed in a helicopter crash during military exercises in the Czech Republic, the Czech ministry of defense says.

British soldier killed in Basraupdated: Mon Aug 09 2004 13:59:00

A British soldier has been killed during a gun battle with insurgents in Iraq's southern city of Basra, according to a spokesman from the British Ministry of Defence.

Detained UK sailors return to Iraqupdated: Fri Jun 25 2004 01:43:00

Eight British servicemen detained for three days in Iran after their boats strayed into Iranian territorial waters have returned to their base in southern Iraq, UK officials said.

Iran: British vessels confiscatedupdated: Mon Jun 21 2004 08:42:00

Iran has confiscated three British vessels that had crossed into Iran's territorial waters and arrested eight sailors aboard the ships, the Iranian foreign ministry says.

UK to send more troops to Iraqupdated: Thu Jun 17 2004 11:53:00

Britain will send an extra 270 troops to Iraq as part of a rotation of forces based there, according to the British Ministry of Defense.

New jets 'too heavy to take off'updated: Sun May 16 2004 04:41:00

British defense chiefs have admitted to "concern" over a £5 billion ($8.77bn) order for U.S. fighter jets said to be too heavy to take off from Royal Navy ships.

Court allows Iraqi death challengeupdated: Tue May 11 2004 07:17:00

A British court has cleared the way for 12 Iraqi families to challenge the UK government's refusal to hold independent inquiries into the deaths of their relatives.

Trapped explorers led out of Mexican caveupdated: Thu Mar 25 2004 09:30:00

British Royal Navy divers on Thursday led to safety all six explorers trapped in a warren of caves in eastern Mexico.

UK troops 'ill prepared for Iraq' updated: Tue Mar 16 2004 04:08:00

Britain's failure to prepare its troops properly for the postwar situation in Iraq stretched the force to its limit and cost it goodwill with Iraqis, according to a parliamentary report.

Afghan blast kills UK soldierupdated: Wed Jan 28 2004 02:04:00

An explosion near a British military base in the Afghan capital of Kabul has killed a British soldier and wounded four others, the British Ministry of Defense has confirmed.

UK defense 'overspent billions'updated: Fri Jan 23 2004 03:49:00

Britain's Ministry of Defence came under fire on a third front in a week Friday when a report highlighted cost overruns on heavy equipment to the tune of £3.1 billion (US$5.6 billion) in the year to last March.

UK: Troops set to get body armorupdated: Thu Jan 22 2004 02:18:00

The British Ministry of Defense says it is considering making enhanced body armor available to all UK troops in the wake of a political row over the death of a soldier in Iraq.

Soldier shot in Iraq: Armor a jokeupdated: Thu Jan 15 2004 09:46:00

Revelations that a British soldier had to hand back his body armor shortly before he was killed in Iraq has prompted calls for Defense Secretary Geoff Hoon to quit.

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