US secretary of state John Kerry stands with dignitaries as a US marine raises the US flag over the newly-reopened embassy in Havana. Photograph: AFP Photo/Pablo Martinez 0:50

Watched over by US secretary of state John Kerry, US marines raised the American flag at the embassy in Cuba for the first time in 54 years on Friday,(...)

Gun-toting citizens are showing up at military recruiting centres around the US. Photograph: Rose Baca/The Dallas Morning News via AP

Armed civilians who have volunteered to guard military recruiting stations across the US in the wake of the mass shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee, h(...)

The burial of Liam Flynn at Arlington National Cemetery. Photograph: Marty Katz

A US military investigation into the Black Hawk helicopter crash that killed an Irish member of the US Marines and 10 others off Florida’s coast in Ma(...)

Sgt Liam Flynn (33), originally from Clane in Co Kildare, was killed on March 10th when the military helicopter he was travelling in crashed in a coastal area near Pensacola off Florida’s Panhandle. Photograph: Reuters

An investigation has found that pilot error caused a Black Hawk helicopter to crash off the Florida coast, killing an Irish member of the US Marines a(...)

A UH-1Y huey helicopter flies into the Tribhuvan International Airport after a search and rescue operation in Kathmandu, Nepal. The Nepali army has been told a missing US marines helicopter with eight on board may have come down in a river.  Photograph: Thor J. Larson/Reuters/US Marine Corps/Handout 2:32

Military helicopters flew over eastern Nepal and a team sent up a drone on Thursday to search for a missing US Marines Huey chopper, as the death toll(...)

Vietnamese female soldiers of Liberation Force march during a military parade as part of the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City. Photograph: Kham/Reuters

Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, was decked out in hammer-and-sickle banners as soldiers marched through the nation’s financial center, 40 (...)

A Filipino fisherman in the foreground with  US Navy amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay  to the rear during a landing exercise on a beach at San Antonio, Zambales province, Philippines,  on April 21st, 2015, as part of annual Philippine-US joint military manoeuvres some 220km  east of the Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea. Photograph: Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images

Filipino activists denounced China’s coastguard on Tuesday for allegedly turning water cannon on Philippine fishing boats in disputed waters, near wh(...)

The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7th, 1941 Photograph: Reuters

The remains of as many as 388 “unknown” US military members who died when the USS Oklahoma was sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor will be(...)

The burial of Irish US marine Liam Flynn at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia yesterday. Flynn, from Clane, Co Kildare, was aboard a Black Hawk helicopter that crashed last month in Navarre, Florida. Photograph: Marty Katz/washingtonphotographer.com 1:30

Irish-American Liam Flynn, the US special forces marine killed in a helicopter crash off Florida last month, was laid to rest at an emotional ceremony(...)

Volunteer Shia fighters  supporting Iraqi  forces in  combating  Islamic State  drive through the village of Fadhiliyah, which pro-government forces retook from IS militants last month,   in Iraq’s Anbar province  on February 24th, 2015. Photograph: Amhad Al-Rubaye/AFP Photo

A wave of bomb attacks around Baghdad killed 37 people and wounded dozens more on Tuesday, as at least seven explosions struck in or near the Iraqi c(...)