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NATO pushes for bigger crisis response brigade
Canada will send troops, jets and warships to participate in a massive NATO training exercise next year in a deployment that could be the first step towards deeper involvement in the alliance's long-term strategy to counter a resurgent Russia.
Two tank columns from Russia enter Ukraine
Two columns of tanks and military vehicles rolled into southeastern Ukraine from Russia on Thursday after Grad missiles were fired at a border post and Ukraine's overmatched border guards fled, a top Ukrainian official said.
Iran unveils new missiles, drones
Iran on Sunday unveiled two new missiles and two new drones it said have been added to its arsenal, in a ceremony attended by President Hassan Rouhani.
Blinded on Mount Sinjar – the boy refugee called 'Anonymous'
He was left to lie on his back in the dust under the harsh glare of the sun, in temperatures in excess of 50 degrees. His eyes had dried out. His body had gone into shock and he became unable to blink. His corneas were scorched by the light and heat.
RSPCA 'put down cat for having long hair'
Richard and Samantha Byrnes, from Tring, Hertfordshire, suffered two years of trauma after an RSPCA inspector seized their cat, 16-year-old Claude claiming he was too thin with matted fur.
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