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JFK diary calls Hitler 'stuff of legends'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kennedy (far right) toured Europe after his military service A diary kept by President John F Kennedy as a young man travelling in Europe, revealing his fascination with Adolf Hitler, is up for auction. Kennedy, then 28, predicted “Hitler will emerge from the hatred that surrounds him now as […]

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Symbolic strength

Image copyright EPA Image caption Afghan forces have been under intense pressure from the Taliban in Helmand The Taliban’s capture of the strategically-located Sangin, once considered the deadliest battlefield for US and British troops in Afghanistan, will increase the group’s mobility in the north of the province and give it control of an important supply […]

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Bastions of democracy

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption London’s tight security stopped the attacker from accessing parliament The attack on the British parliament building was stopped quickly, and security forces locked down the area within minutes. But the attacker still managed to enter Westminster and fatally wound an unarmed police officer, before he was shot. Prime Minister […]

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Afghan Taliban capture crucial town of Sangin

Image copyright AFP Image caption The struggle for Sangin is part of a wider battle for control in Helmand province The Taliban have captured the crucial south Afghan district of Sangin after a year-long battle, officials say. Government forces say they have made a tactical retreat from the centre of Sangin. A spokesman for Helmand’s […]