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Friday 31 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Soldier

All time
# Taliban
'All you could hear was gunshots': Soldier on scenes at Kabul airport as civilians tried to flee
“I have never seen people jumping over fences because they are that desperate to get away.”
# Russia
Russian serviceman shoots dead eight fellow soldiers at military base in Siberia
The defence ministry said his actions “could be the result of a nervous breakdown”.
# Larium
Retired soldier brings High Court action over being prescribed anti-Malaria drug for overseas service
He spent 25 years in the Defence Forces including periods in Liberia and Chad.
# Courts
Former soldier settles case over health problems he claims were caused by anti-malaria drug
He brought proceedings over what he claimed were the effects of taking Larium while he served with the Defence Forces.
# War of Independence
Body of British soldier exhumed from bog in Clare
Private George Duff Chalmers, who was 18 when he died, will be reburied in Dublin.
# Soldier
World's first total penis and scrotum transplant takes place in US
Doctors hope the man will regain near-normal urinary and sexual functions.
# Israel
Journalists ordered to leave courtroom in trial of Palestinian teenager accused of hitting two Israeli soldiers
A video showing the incident went viral in December.
# Tension
North Korean soldier defects to South, triggers gunfire at border
The soldier cross the border in thick fog and made his way to a guard post.
# Under fire
Dramatic video shows North Korean soldier being shot as he attempts escape across border
The defector was shot at least four times in his desperate escape bid.
# Controversy
Pregnant widow of killed US soldier says phone call from Donald Trump made 'me cry even worse'
Myeshia Johnson told ABC’s Good Morning America in an interview that she has nothing to say to the president.
# Sergeant La David Johnson
Mother of US soldier killed in Niger accuses Trump of 'disrespecting' her son
Hours earlier, Trump denied the claims that were made, saying that he had proof.
# Recruitment
Over 1,000 Defence Forces members bought their way out in the last five years
Representatives say the government needs to improve pay and conditions to stop people leaving and encourage new recruits to join.
# Elor Azaria
Israeli soldier sentenced to 18 months for shooting dead injured Palestinian
A video of the shooting was shared widely online.
# Caught on Camera
Court allows partial release of video showing British soldier murdering Taliban fighter
Alexander Blackman was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a wounded Taliban soldier.
# History
Transgender soldier becomes first woman to serve on frontlines of British Army
Chloe Allen joined the army in 2012 as a man named Ben.
# Bundoran
Search resumes for man in his 20s who got into difficulty swimming off Donegal coast
The search resumed at first light.
# Manhunt
Police capture soldier suspected of killing 11 on tropical island
Nine guns, along with ammunition, were recovered several hours after the shooting.
# Derry
66-year-old former British soldier arrested over Bloody Sunday shootings
Families of victims have welcomed the development.
# World War II
Italian woman who had baby with German soldier reunited with daughter after 71 years
“I never imagined that I would one day be able to hug her”.
# thanks mate
Red Devil catches team-mate after parachute fails to open
Neither of the soldiers were injured in the incident.
# come on in
This North Korean soldier found a very simple (but dangerous) way to defect
He walked into South Korea.
# Oops
This six-year-old girl went to meet the Queen... but was hit in the face
Poor little Maisie.
# messer
'Spinning' Buckingham Palace guardsman facing army investigation
Dance like the Ministry of Defence isn’t watching.
# Hamas
Israel announces death of missing soldier, while 12 die in air strikes on Gaza
Nine of the victims were killed in the southern town of Rafah and three other in central Gaza, the sources said.
# Ceasefire
Hamas agrees to 24-hour humanitarian truce
This followed a statement by Israel that it would resume its raids on Gaza.
# brain chip
US to try new experiment to restore soldiers' memories
The US says it is carefully weighing the ethics of the experiments.
# Prisoner of War
Only US soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan freed after five years
Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl was freed in exchange for the release of five Afghan prisoners from Guantanamo Bay.
# together again
Watch this soldier's emotional reunion with his bomb-sniffing dog
Oh yeah. The feels are coming.
# inspired by cadbury
Dad moves messy daughter's bedroom to the driveway to teach her a lesson
He just wanted to give the bed a good airing.
# Happy Birthday
Little girl has no idea Dad is home from Afghanistan and hiding in a box
So many feels.
# santa baby
Returning soldier dresses up as Santa to give his mother a heartwarming surprise
Please allow us one final Christmas-related cry.
# Golan Heights
Shatter: No indications Irish troops in Syria are a target
The Minister for Defence said we must accept we are putting troops in harm’s way when we deploy them to these types of operations.
# Wikileaks
Julian Assange: Bradley Manning didn't get a fair trial
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange said the conviction of Bradley Manning on 20 out of 22 counts set a “dangerous precedent”.
# Woolwich
Woolwich accused disrupts court hearings, shouting: ‘I’m a soldier’
Michael Adebolajo asked to be referred to as Mujaahid Abu Hamza, and accused the trial judge of trying to ‘stifle the truth’.
# lee rigby
Second man charged with murder of Lee Rigby
Michael Adebolajo has also been charged with attempted murder of two police officers.
# Investigation
Man arrested after French soldier stabbed in the neck
Sources close to the investigation said the 22-year-old man arrested was a supporter of radical Islam.
# Said and done
Knitting on the Late Late Show and Shatter's apology: The week in quotes
“I was told there would be at least one nun sitting in the Late Late Show audience, knitting. And sure enough, there she was”.
# France
French soldier stabbed in neck outside Paris
Comparisons have been drawn between the attack and the killing of a British soldier earlier this week.