Browning gets the bullet! Army replaces trusty pistol with Glock handgun after 50 years

Browning gets the bullet! Army replaces trusty pistol with Glock handgun after 50 years25,000 Glock handguns are being purchased by Ministry of Defence First time since 1967 that British troops have been issued new sidearmMoD said more traditional Browning guns became too expensive to maintainExtensive testing and 40,000 rounds fired before the Glock was chosen PUBLISHED: 00:00 GMT, 11 January 2013 | UPDATED: 14:42 GMT, 11 January 2013 It is the handgun of choice for the good guys in countless Hollywood movies, from Die Hard to Mission Impossible. Now the Glock has been chosen by the Ministry of Defence to replace the trusty old Cold War-era Browning pistol after almost 50 years. More than 25,000 are being purchased for Britain’s Armed Forces under a 9million contract

Italian police find five-year-old Afghan boy hidden in suitcase of "family friend taking him to Germany"

Italian police find five-year-old Afghan boy hidden in suitcase of ‘family friend taking him to Germany’ Assim's journey may have lasted three monthsHe is believed to be from central Afghanistan | UPDATED: 15:20 GMT, 20 December 2012 Anything to declare Undocumented boy is believed to be from the Hazara ethnic group, central Afghanistan A five-year-old Afghan boy has been found hidden in the suitcase of a man getting off a ferry in Venice. Ali Shaker, 35, of Afghanistan, told Italian police after disembarking from a ferry from Greece, that he was a family friend who was taking the boy to see relatives in Germany on behalf of the boy's parents

Aesha Mohammadzai: Brave Time cover girl tortured by Afghan husband wants to "live and love"

Brave Time cover girl whose Afghan husband sliced off her nose pictured enjoying her new life in America as she reveals she's 'not scared to look in the mirror anymore' Aesha Mohammadzai moved to the US in 2010 and lives in Maryland Tortured by her Afghan husband when she tried to escape forced marriageBut her facial rebuilding treatment at hospital is now reaching halfway point | UPDATED: 20:26 GMT, 18 December 2012 A young woman who was brutally tortured in Afghanistan by her husband after she tried to escape their abusive forced marriage is on the road to recovery as doctors continue to rebuild her face.

Afghanistan: Pictures of Kabul

Welcome to Kabul: Panoramic postcards from the war-torn city circled by mountains (and some of them make you want to visit) | UPDATED: 08:51 GMT, 13 December 2012 Kabul, the war-torn capital of Afghanistan, is not a city for the faint-hearted, and few tourists venture there.

Afghanistan

Welcome to Kabul: Panoramic postcards from the war-torn city circled by mountains (and some of them make you want to visit) | UPDATED: 21:11 GMT, 12 December 2012 Kabul, the war-torn capital of Afghanistan, is not a city for the faint-hearted, and few tourists venture there. Years of war since it was occupied by the Soviet Union in 1979 to the present day have ravaged the city's sprawling neighbourhoods that are now home to 3.2 million people. But as these spectacular picture postcard snaps show, the world's fifth fastest growing metropolis, which stands wedged between the Hindu Kush mountains and the Kabul River, is still as stunning as ever.

Army given a 25-day Christmas break as thank you for the Olympics… and to try and cut its gas and electric bills

Army given a 25-day Christmas break as thank you for the Olympics… and to try and cut its gas and electric bills All 110,000 military and civilian personnel must take 'block leave' from December 14 until January 7The decision means that all barracks and military sites will be closed for almost a month | UPDATED: 23:36 GMT, 2 December 2012 The Army has been ordered to take a 25-day Christmas holiday to try to cut its electricity and gas bills.