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The US military is investigating how technical data about a helicopter used in President Barack Obama's fleet was found on an Iranian computer.


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Police in Peru say they have airlifted the last of the tourists stranded near the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu after floods destroyed road and rail links. Nearly 1,300 travellers were flown out by helicopters on Friday, a local policeman told the Associated Press. A total of nearly 4,000 tourists and local residents have now left the area following last Sunday's heavy flooding. The Machu Picchu site, which attracts more than 400,000...


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A US military analyst, Bradley Manning, has been arrested on suspicion of leaking classified combat video and documents to a whistle-blower website.


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Japan says it is stepping up efforts to cool overheating fuel at the tsunami-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Army helicopters dumped tonnes of water to try to prevent a meltdown of fuel rods. Water cannon are set to join the operation on the ground and it is hoped electricity will be restored soon.


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The use of Apache gunships in Libya by a gung-ho David Cameron means that the UK is about to make a deeper mess in Libya than there is now. Just as Bush and Blair did in Iraq, and just as NATO is presently doing in Afghanistan, we’ll probably set Libya back 50 or 100 years into ethnic and religious tribalism. It takes generations for cultures to change. Do Cameron and Obama and Sarkozy never read their history books — about the centuries...


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Thirty US troops, said to be mostly special forces, have been killed, reportedly when a Taliban rocket downed their helicopter in east Afghanistan. Seven Afghan commandos and a civilian interpreter were also on the Chinook, officials say. US sources say the special forces were from the Navy Seal unit which killed Osama Bin Laden, but are "unlikely" to be the same personnel. This is the largest single US loss of life in the Afghan...


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The US military is trying to confirm whether insurgent fire brought down a helicopter in Afghanistan with the loss of 38 people, most of them Americans. The dead included Navy Seals, Afghan commandos, US Air Force personnel, a dog handler, the Chinook crew and a civilian interpreter. The 30 US deaths are the largest single American loss of life in the conflict.


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China has denied a report that Pakistan gave it access to the wreckage of a US "stealth" helicopter used in the covert raid to kill Osama Bin Laden in May.


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New helicopter-style drones with 1.8 gigapixel colour cameras are being developed by the US Army.


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