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Military court releases audio of moment marine sergeant shot Afghan

A shocking audio recording of the moment an injured Afghan insurgent is shot by a Royal Marine sergeant was released by a military court yesterday.<p>The pistol shot to the helpless man's chest can be clearly heard – followed by the marine telling the man: "Shuffle off this mortal coil, you cunt," and …

The Rolling Stones by Gered Mankowitz – in pictures

As the Rolling Stones celebrate their 50th anniversary, veteran photographer Gered Mankowitz is selling his classic pictures of the band. Focusing on the years 1965-67, many of the 800 prints are previously unseen. The entire collection is up for sale as a whole, but those with smaller pockets will …

Eyewitness: The Rolling Stones

First published on Thu 7 Nov 2013 06.23 EST

Lionel Messi could have signed for Chelsea from Barcelona for £210m – with a little help from adidas

Lionel Messi would have been playing for Chelsea this season if adidas had their way, according to reports in Spain.<p>Barcelona superstar Messi has a …

Chelsea v Schalke: Jose Mourinho warns Blues he will not tolerate more complacency as shown against Newcastle

Chelsea manager expected to make wholesale changes against Schalke after lackluste defeat by Newcastle at the weekend<p>Jose Mourinho has accused his <b>Chelsea</b> players of complacency during their defeat by <b>Newcastle United</b> on Saturday and has warned them he will not tolerate a repeat performance.<p>The …

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League Group B football match v Juventus Getty Images

It’s time for Sunderland’s Jozy Altidore to prove he is not the new Emile Heskey

club metro opinion<p>Sunderland can put aside their Premier League woes tomorrow night as they host Southampton in the Capital One Cup.<p>The visitors are …

17 Stunning Photos Of Chef Charlie Trotter's Food

One of America's greatest culinary talents, Charlie Trotter, was found dead today in his Chicago home at age 54.<p>Trotter was a self-taught pioneer of American cuisine and mentored many of the best chefs, including Grant Achatz and Graham Elliot Bowles. "Charlie was an extreme father figure to me …

20 of the most ridiculous TripAdvisor reviews

Since it was founded in 2007, holiday review site TripAdvisor has become a favourite forum for disgruntled travelers to vent their frustrations about …

One of those things we pretend doesn’t happen but does

“Ninety-nine percent of my landlords don’t want Afro-Caribbeans or any troublesome people,” one of the rental agents said during BBC’s exposé of …

These 'Forbidden' Places Are Actually Easy To Visit, If You're Smart

You've watched the news and listened to the folklore, but some destinations you've considered off-limits might be much easier to visit than you think.<p>These "forbidden" spots will add just the right splash of thrill to your next vacation.<p><b>Iran</b><p><b>Why it's "forbidden:"</b> "Argo" didn't quite paint Iran as …

Finding Solitude on Mount Fuji

The snarling, fierce gazes of mighty beasts illuminated by my headlamp light send a momentary jolt of adrenaline through my sleep-deprived body. Upon further inspection, the fearsome pair is revealed to be stone shisa statues, mythical dog-lion creatures that act as guardians from evil spirits. …

Hundreds moved from homes as Indonesia volcano erupts again

A volcano has erupted for the third time in as many months on the western Indonesian island of Sumatra.<p>Some 1,300 people have been moved out of four villages near the Mount Sinabung volcano. No casualties have been reported.<p>The authorities took action after the volcano spewed a seven-kilometre …

Pakistan army carries out successful missile test

Pakistan’s military says it has carried out a successful test fire of a new short-range surface-to-surface missile.<p>The NASR missile is said to be able to hit a land target within a range of 60 kilometres and is capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear weapons.<p>The test came a day after the …

Skydivers survive mid-air plane collision - video

How nine US skydivers and two pilots survived a mid-air plane crash 12,000ft (3,600m) above Wisconsin. Mike Robinson says after his plane was hit from above he jumped out, but he and others had to make sure they avoided burning debris as it fell to the ground. One plane broke into pieces, while the …