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U-2 Spy Plane Still Flying High

One of the oldest planes the United States Air Force still flies is used to carry out some of America’s most sensitive and critical missions. Whether it’s aiding NATO troops in Afghanistan, providing surveillance over North Korea or examining Japan’s hurricane ravaged coast, the high altitude U-2 keeps flying despite initial plans to retire it […]

China supports Pakistan in row over Nato border attack

China has lent diplomatic support to Pakistan, saying it is “deeply shocked” over the deaths of the Pakistani soldiers bombarded by Nato helicopters. Beijing’s support came as Afghan officials again claimed the air strikes were called in after they were first targeted from the Pakistani side of the border. Warning of “serious consequences”, the Pakistan […]

Nato ‘hits Pakistan checkpoint’

26 November 2011 Last updated at 06:58 GMT Pakistani officials have accused Nato helicopters of firing on a military checkpoint near Pakistan’s Afghan border, killing at least 12 soldiers. The attack is reported to have take place in the Pakistani tribal region of Mohmand after Nato helicopters flew over the border from Afghanistan. Nato said […]