Kat Baker

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The Sun and Daily Mail accused of 'fuelling prejudice' in report on rising racist violence and hate speech in UK

<i>The Sun</i> and <i>Daily Mail</i> have been singled out in a report on “hate speech” and discrimination in the UK.<p>The European Commission against Racism and …

Human Rights

Mexico: Pastor accused of raping 8-year-old girl ordered to buy her father beer as compensation

Human rights groups have reacted angrily after 55-year-old man arrested on a charge of aggravated rape.<p>A pastor accused of raping an eight-year-old …

News Events

The prestigious honour which puts them centre stage at the height of the London tourist season is in recognition of the 25th anniversary of the Corps …

The British Army's New Field Hospital

A state-of-the-art new medical facility is being put to the test for the first time.<p>33 Field Hospital are on exercise testing the “Project HAPTIC” …

British Army's highest ranking IRA informer to be investigated over 24 murders

The army double agent was known as Stakeknife, responsible for finding and killing those it believed passed information to the British security services during the Troubles<p>The IRA's most senior security force informer is to be investigated about at least 24 murders.<p>The army double agent was known …

From 1860-1916 the British Army required every soldier to have a mustache

The iconic, much-imitated 1914 Lord Kitchener Wants You poster.Alfred Leete via Wikimedia CommonsToday I found out that uniform regulation in the British Army between the years 1860 and 1916 stipulated that every soldier should have a moustache.<p>Command No. 1,695 of the King's Regulations …

British airstrikes against Isis forces in Syria 'high risk and pointless'

Tory chair of defence select committee and former ambassador warn David Cameron against extending bombing mission<p>David Cameron would be guilty of embarking on a “high-risk and pointless endeavour” if he sought to extend the British bombing mission against Islamic State forces in Iraq to Syria, a …

Going to war alone ‘unthinkable,’ says British general amid military cuts

Britain going to war without the help of its international allies is “almost unthinkable,” Major General Patrick Sanders, commander of the 30,000-strong British Army Iron Division, has said.<p>Sanders said the UK should “<i>always expect to be part of a wider force,</i>” such as NATO, when involved in …

12 Tips from a British Army Sniper

Written by Mike Turner on The Prepper Journal.4.18/5 (141) Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from Mike Turner. …

British Library declines Taliban archive over terror law fears

<b>The British Library has declined to store a large collection of Taliban-related documents because of concerns regarding terrorism laws.</b><p>The collection, related to the Afghan Taliban, includes official newspapers, maps and radio broadcasts.<p>Academics have criticised the decision saying it would be a …

Badass sheep promoted to lance corporal in the British Army

LONDON – You know that feeling you sometimes get when you look around at people your age who are much more successful than you? That strange mixture …

Hezbollah and the Syrian Army Capture the Al-Nabwa' Neighborhood in Al-Zabadani

On Friday morning, the Syrian Arab Army’s 63rd Brigade of the prestigious 4th Mechanized Division – in coordination with Hezbollah, the Syrian Social …

Isis are threatening to capture a vital highway in Syria - the loss of which could push millions of refugees out of government-held areas

Islamic State (Isis) forces in Syria are threatening to capture a crucial road, the loss of which could touch off a panic and the exodus of several …

Middle East

US reportedly plans to revamp Syrian rebel training program after early failure

The Pentagon is overhauling its plan to train and equip a fighting force of moderate Syrian rebels against ISIS after many of the program's first 54 graduates were attacked and a number of its fighters captured in late July, according to a published report.<p>The New York Times, citing four Defense …

Army fully able to tackle small, large scale war: Gen Raheel

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Sunday, addressing a ceremony on Defence Day at the GHQ to honour the martyrs of the …

Syrian Army Captures the Al-Tayyim Oil Fields Amid a Large Sandstorm Sweeping Through Deir Ezzor

On Sunday morning, the people of Deir Ezzor woke-up to their yearly dust storm that submerges this densely populated desert-city in eastern Syria …

Syrian army, Islamic State battle for central oilfield

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters battled government forces on Tuesday at central Syria’s Jazal oilfield, the last such facility still partly under state control, a group monitoring the conflict reported.<p>Clashes broke out at dawn at the site which has been shut down by several days of …

'Fridge vests' to save soldiers' lives

A portable air conditioning vest to cool down soldiers fighting in deserts could soon begin testing with the British Army.<p>The units designed by a small family firm blast chilled air around the torso and can lower the temperature around the body by as much as 20C, to keep soldiers cool and even save …