Last UK prisoner Shaker Aamer released from Guantánamo Bay after 14 years without a trial: reports

British man set to return home after being held for 14 years without trial in detention camp where he was beaten by US military

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WWI roll call shows senior officers were mown down just like the ranks

More than 500 members of Britain's military elite, mainly young officers but also a significant number from the senior ranks of the army, were killed in the 1914-18 war, many in the earliest battles, according to a roll call of honour released on Wednesday by the world's oldest defence thinktank.

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World War I: How reporters struggled to predict the impact of Franz Ferdinand's assassination

"It is not to be supposed," wrote a correspondent for the Manchester Guardian analysing the significance of the assassination 100 years ago on Saturday, "that the death of the Archduke Francis Ferdinand will have any immediate or salient effect on the politics of Europe."

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British diplomats warned Thatcher: Reagan could become known as bumbling 'bozo'

Newly released papers from 1982 reveal UK diplomats' early opinion of president who became Thatcher's close ally

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Nearly 4,000 WWI diaries detailing trench warfare, gas attacks and horseback battles made available online

First-hand accounts of trench warfare, gas attacks and horseback battles digitised by National Archive and Imperial War Museum

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'Campaign to Stop Killer Robots' says UN must stop development of weapons that engage targets without human intervention

An international coalition of disarmament and human rights groups has said that UN-sponsored talks in Geneva this week must seize the opportunity to ban the development of fully autonomous weapons, dubbed "killer robots".

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British soldier tells inquiry board about unit's 'degrading' abuse of Iraqis

Duncan Aston tells al-Sweady public inquiry how sergeant stamped on head of dead Iraqi after firefight in Iraq in 2004

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New evidence: CIA and MI6 were told before invasion that Iraq had no active WMD

BBC's Panorama reveals fresh evidence that agencies dismissed intelligence from Iraq foreign minister and spy chief

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Most countries do little to combat corruption in arms trade

Transparency International estimates cost of corruption in defence sector amounts to at least $20bn a year

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Most countries do little to combat corruption in arms trade, study finds

Transparency International estimates cost of corruption in defense sector amounts to at least $20 billion a year

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Human rights court: CIA beat and sodomized wrongly detained German citizen

CIA agents tortured a German citizen, sodomising, shackling, and beating him, as Macedonian state police looked on, the European court of human rights said in a historic judgment released on Thursday.

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UK government pays Libyan dissident's family £2.2 million over MI6-aided rendition

Sami al-Saadi, wife and four children were secretly flown from Hong Kong to Tripoli where he was tortured by Gaddafi police

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Human rights group: 'Killer robots' should be banned

Autonomous drones that could attack without human intervention would make war easier and endanger civilians, says report

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UN: New generation of secret British courts could conceal torture collusion

The new generation of secret courts proposed by the government could suppress evidence of British collusion in torture, according to the chief UN official responsible for investigating wrongdoing by security and intelligence agencies.

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Bush and Blair's pre-Iraq conversation must be disclosed, U.K. tribunal rules

Extracts of a phone conversation between Tony Blair and George Bush a few days before the invasion of Iraq must be disclosed, a tribunal has ruled.

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