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Irish ambassador to London Dan Mulhall lays a wreath at the Cenotaph memorial in Whitehall, central London, during the annual Remembrance Sunday service. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Irish ambassador to Britain Dan Mulhall today laid a wreath at the Cenotaph in London to mark Remembrance Sunday - the first time Ireland has taken pa(...)

 Queen Elizabeth II attends the annual Remembrance Sunday Service at the Cenotaph on Whitehall, London. Photograph:  Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan, yesterday joined in Remembrance Day ceremonies in Enniskillen and Belfas(...)

 Police on the scene of today’s  attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. Photograph: Jawad Jalali

A Taliban suicide bomber attacked police headquarters in the Afghan capital on Sunday, killing at least one person and wounding six, police and the i(...)

Shane McCoy on a US navy humanitarian mission to Ghana in 2004

It came down to a flip of a coin, and Shane McCoy won. On January 11th, 2002, McCoy was a 27-year-old photographer with the United States navy station(...)

Rob O’Neill pictued in Butte, Montana in 2013. O’Neill is a former member of the elite US Seals, the principal special operations force of the US Navy. Photograph: Walter Hinick/Reuters/The Montana Standard

A former member of the Navy Seals has come forward claiming to have shot the al-Qaeda leader during the daring operation in Pakistan in 2011. Two year(...)

US president Barack Obama meets his national security and public health teams in the Roosevelt Room at the White House yesterday. Photograph:  Mark Wilson/Getty Images

1. The voters are mad as hell...but Republicans are less crazy than before. Tuesday’s heavy losses by Democrats in the Senate, the House and governors(...)

In Colorado, sitting Democrat Mark Udall has been lambasted for his negative “war on women” ads against Republican congressman Cory Gardner. Photograph: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Senate: Kentucky (Republican) Likely Republican hold Mitch McConnell – the would-be Senate majority leader if Republicans pick up the six seats they (...)

Turkish gendarmes stand next to bodies retrieved from the sea after a boat sank in the Bosphorus strait near Istanbul today.  Seven people were rescued. Photograph: Osman Orsal/Reuters

At least two dozen migrants lost their lives today when a boat sank near Istanbul in northern Turkey, sparking a major air and sea rescue operation(...)

US soldiers at a base near Najaf, Iraq, in 2004. “The government does a very good job of sending people to war and a very poor job of bringing them home.”  Photograph: AP Photo/Saurabh Das

When I close my eyes, I can easily flash back to a time when it was cool to call people in uniform “pigs” and “baby killers.” If you had any family me(...)

Marine listening to music before withdrawal from Camp Bastion in Helmand province at the weekend.  The last US  marines unit and British combat troops in Afghanistan have officially ended their operations. Photograph:  Omar Sobhani

Combat operations in the province of Helmand officially ended yesterday for US marines and British troops stationed there, bringing an end to a decade(...)

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