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From TheJournal.ie Seventy years on Japan looks for WWII remains Japan

Seventy years on Japan looks for WWII remains

The remains of some 1.13 million Japanese soldiers still lie in a vast area somewhere between Russia and remote southern Pacific islands.

From TheJournal.ie Over 400 Irish troops celebrate St Patrick's Day overseas this weekend St Patrick's Day

Over 400 Irish troops celebrate St Patrick's Day overseas this weekend

Blessing the shamrock, a fun run and a feed of Irish stew are among the activities our troops are getting up to this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Child soldiers 'increasingly recruited in Syria' Syria

Child soldiers 'increasingly recruited in Syria'

Save the Children said that both sides of the conflict are using boys as soldiers and even human shields.

From TheJournal.ie Bloody Sunday families offered €58k compensation Northern Ireland

Bloody Sunday families offered €58k compensation

The families of 13 people killed by British paratroopers at a civil rights march in Derry in 1972 are continuing negotiations with the Ministry of Defence.

From TheJournal.ie French-led troops surround fabled Timbuktu Airport

French-led troops surround fabled Timbuktu

The move by French troops follows the seizure of the city’s airport.

From TheJournal.ie Extract: Black humour, Scud-Burgers, bitter coffee - life in the Lebanon Read Me

Extract: Black humour, Scud-Burgers, bitter coffee - life in the Lebanon

In his new book, Tom Clonan details the ups and downs of his tour of peacekeeping duty in Lebanon in the 1990s and how ‘Mary Robinson wears no knickers’ becomes a common greeting…

From TheJournal.ie Column: ‘Surely it’s time Ireland embraced the memorial poppy’ Opinion

Column: ‘Surely it’s time Ireland embraced the memorial poppy’

It’s not about choosing sides – Ireland should lose its timidity and commemorate fallen Irish soldiers, writes David McCann.

From TheJournal.ie Afghan bombing kills three NATO troops and translator Afghanistan

Afghan bombing kills three NATO troops and translator

Three Nato soldiers and their translator have been killed in a bombing in eastern Afghanistan.

From TheJournal.ie Hidden History: The Irish and the American Civil War American Civil War

Hidden History: The Irish and the American Civil War

Did you know that nearly 200,000 Irish men (and some women) served in this war – and tens of thousands of them were killed in action?

From TheJournal.ie Obama assassination plot uncovered in US murder case Obama

Obama assassination plot uncovered in US murder case

Prosecutors say that four soldiers had planned to overthrow the US government.

From TheJournal.ie Syrian government warplanes pound Aleppo rebels - NGO Civil War

Syrian government warplanes pound Aleppo rebels - NGO

The fighter jets have repeatedly hit areas held by the rebels in two districts of the city today.

Video: Archive footage shows off our wartime expertise Defence Forces This post contains videos

Video: Archive footage shows off our wartime expertise

Try to keep a straight face please ladies and gents.

From The42 Hollande compares footballers to French soldiers Conjecture

Hollande compares footballers to French soldiers

The French President also believes money has little to do with the national team’s problems.

From TheJournal.ie President to lay wreath as events commemorating fallen soldiers held around Ireland The Fallen

President to lay wreath as events commemorating fallen soldiers held around Ireland

National Commemoration Day marks the deaths of Irish men and women in past wars and on UN service.

From TheJournal.ie In colour: America through World War II In Pictures This post contains images

In colour: America through World War II

Amazing colour photos from the 1930s and 1940s.

From TheJournal.ie Prime minister of Guinea-Bissau arrested by the military

Prime minister of Guinea-Bissau arrested by the military

The African country has seen a huge number of coups – no leader in almost 40 years has ever finished his time in office.

From TheJournal.ie No survivors found after 12-hour search at Pakistani avalanche Avalanche

No survivors found after 12-hour search at Pakistani avalanche

At least 117 soldiers, and potentially as many as 130, are missing after a major avalanche close to the Indian border.

From TheJournal.ie Avalanche buries 130 Pakistani soldiers - report Pakistan

Avalanche buries 130 Pakistani soldiers - report

An army base on a remote Himalayan glacier was struck by snow earlier this morning with rescue efforts now underway.

WATCH: Chinese soldiers pass around a live grenade Hot Potato This post contains videos

WATCH: Chinese soldiers pass around a live grenade

Don’t try this one at home…

From TheJournal.ie Bombs, Skype, and no tea: What Christmas is like for the Irish troops in Lebanon Camp Shamrock

Bombs, Skype, and no tea: What Christmas is like for the Irish troops in Lebanon

A lot of us take for granted that we’ll spend Christmas Day with our families. But for Irish troops in Lebanon, Christmas is like any other day on patrol. Niamh Fleming-Farrell talks to the troops to find out what it’s like.

From TheJournal.ie Elation as final US troops roll out of Iraq Iraq War

Elation as final US troops roll out of Iraq

The last American soldiers whooped and hugged as they crossed the border into neighbouring Kuwait.

From TheJournal.ie Govt committed to Ballymurphy justice campaign Ballymurphy

Govt committed to Ballymurphy justice campaign

Following the Attorney General’s decision to hold new inquests into the deaths of 10 people who were shot dead in west Belfast in 1971, the Department of Foreign Affairs has reiterated its support for the victims’ families.

From TheJournal.ie Syrian violence takes an even bloodier turn Syria

Syrian violence takes an even bloodier turn

Syrians have been snatched from their homes and killed during Syria’s bloodiest month yet in its eight-month-old uprising.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should we wear poppies to honour the Irish war dead? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should we wear poppies to honour the Irish war dead?

More than 50,000 Irish people died in the First and Second World Wars. Should we wear the poppy to commemorate them?

From TheJournal.ie Obama: All US troops will leave Iraq by end of the year Iraq War

Obama: All US troops will leave Iraq by end of the year

The US president has declared an end to the Iraq war, with only security guards to remain in the country.

From TheJournal.ie Al-Shabab display bodies of African Union peacekeepers Somalia

Al-Shabab display bodies of African Union peacekeepers

The fighters displayed around 70 bodies of the troops after a battle in Mogadishu yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Yemen: 50 dead as violent clashes continue Yemen

Yemen: 50 dead as violent clashes continue

The bloodshed during clashes between civilians and armed forces over the past two days has drawn international condemnation.

From TheJournal.ie At least 23 killed in Yemen protests Yemen

At least 23 killed in Yemen protests

A child was among the people killed as the latest spurt of violence in the country’s capital, Sanaa, entered its second day.

From TheJournal.ie Column: ‘When the adrenaline is racing, you never feel tired’ Read Me

Column: ‘When the adrenaline is racing, you never feel tired’

Patrick, an Irish explosives specialist in South Lebanon, describes his working day defusing IEDs on the Blue Line.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know this morning…