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Secret Army Units Stirred Up N. Ireland Violence: Adams

British PM visits site of shooting, calls for 'hunting down' of gunmen

(Newser) - Sinn Fein head Gerry Adams says Northern Ireland’s chief constable “made a huge mistake bringing in undercover British Army units” to Northern Ireland after two UK soldiers were killed at a barracks Saturday, the Daily Telegraph reports. “You don't understand the history if you don't appreciate that... More »

Girl's Barracks Death May Be Drug-Related

Victim acquainted with soldier; family IDs her on MySpace

(Newser) - Army investigators believe the death of a 16-year-old civilian girl at a barracks on Fort Lewis was possibly drug-related. A spokesman wouldn't say what drugs may have been involved, and toxicology results aren’t expected for at least a week. The dead girl was identified by her family on her... More »

Dead Girl, 16, Found in Army Barracks

Fort Lewis investigating after 1 civilian teen found dead, another unconscious

(Newser) - A 16-year-old girl was found dead and another girl the same age was found unconscious in an Army barracks at Fort Lewis, Wash., early Sunday, the Tacoma News-Tribune reports. The girls were found by emergency personnel responding to a 911 call. A soldier who allegedly knew at least one of... More »

Iran Scoffs at Paying $2.65B for Bombing

Tehran hints at countersuit in Beirut barracks case

(Newser) - Iran reacted to a federal court ruling today by scoffing at paying a $2.65 billion penalty for its alleged role in a 1983 bombing, the AP reports. "The American judge's ruling is baseless," a spokesman said of yesterday's decision. "This ruling against Iran is politically motivated.... More »

Judge Fines Iran $2.65B for '83 Blast in Beirut

Families of 241 slain servicemen awarded record amount

(Newser) - A federal judge ruled today that Iran must pay $2.65 billion to the families of the 241 Americans killed in the 1983 suicide bombing of a Marine barracks in Beirut. Iran allegedly supported Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, which claimed responsibility for the attack. The judge called the judgment the... More »

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