Firefighter shooting: Town bids mournful goodbye to firefighters slain on Christmas Eve

Town bids mournful goodbye to second firefighter slain by deranged gunman who lured him to his death on Christmas EveMichael Chiapperini's widow, Kimberly, tells throng of mourners: 'Even though I’m surrounded by wonderful people, it’s incredibly lonely. My heart is broken'Chiapperini served West Webster, New York as a volunteer fire fighter and police lieutenant The father was killed by a 62-year-old ex-con who set his own home ablaze in order to lure emergency personnel into his assault rifle's line of fireFuneral of second fire fighter also killed in maniacal attack to be held Monday | UPDATED: 04:54 GMT, 1 January 2013 A second firefighter was laid to rest in Upstate New York on Monday, exactly one week after he and a close colleague were shot to death by a crazed gunman in a horrific Christmas Eve shooting. Tomasz Kaczowka, 19, who worked as a 911 dispatcher and volunteer firefighter, was remembered during a solemn ceremony at St Stanislau Church in Rochester

Assad"s highest ranking military police officer defects Syrian regime and flees to Turkey

Assad's highest ranking military police officer defects Syrian regime and flees to TurkeyGen. Abdul-Aziz Jassem al-Shallal said army has become a 'gang for killing'The defection comes as military pressure builds on the regime from rebel assault He appeared in a video on Al Arabiya TV saying he is joining 'the people’s revolution' | UPDATED: 19:37 GMT, 26 December 2012 The man who heads Syria’s military police has joined the uprising against President Bashar Assad’s regime, Maj.

Talented enthusiast builds Britain"s largest four-jet engine model aeroplane

Just like the real thing! Talented enthusiast builds Britain's largest four-jet engine model aeroplane (and it can fly at speeds of 150mph) | UPDATED: 23:25 GMT, 20 December 2012 At first glance, it looks like any normal fighter jet patrolling the skies. But actually, this impressive jet – which has a massive 20-ft wingspan – is Britain's largest four-jet engine model aeroplane.

Japan scrambles F-15s after Chinese government plane flies near disputed East China Islands

Japan scrambles F-15s after Chinese government plane flies near disputed East China Islands First time Chinese aircraft has 'violated airspace over disputed islands'China says it is merely carrying out a normal operationJapan has issued formal protest after sending six F15s to the area | UPDATED: 19:46 GMT, 13 December 2012 Japanese fighter jets were scrambled today after a Chinese plane was spotted over the disputed East China Sea Islands. The F-15s were sent to the remote islands which are controlled by Tokyo but claimed by Beijing as the territorial row between the two nations grows. It is the first time a Chinese aircraft has violated the airspace over the islands known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China

Ministry of Defence chief Bernard Gray spends 23,000 on hotel stays in his first ten months in the job

MoD chief runs up 23,000 hotel bill and you pay! Outrage at expenses when department faces huge cutbacksBernard Gray ran up the huge bill in his first ten months in the jobEarns 220,000 as Chief of Defence Materiel, in charge of equipmentShadow defence minister says people will be 'shocked' at 'luxurious lifestyle' | UPDATED: 00:11 GMT, 13 December 2012 Luxury: Bernard Gray, pictured, Chief of Defence Materiel, has spent 23,000 on luxurious hotels in his first ten months in the job.

Incredible time lapse video captures every plane landing at San Diego airport within five-hour period

Incredible time lapse video captures every plane landing at San Diego airport within five-hour period | UPDATED: 22:13 GMT, 2 December 2012 It could be an image taken straight from World War II – a fighter jet squadron flying out to battle. Except these aren't fighter jets, they are commercial airplanes.

RAF pilot"s secret Battle of Britain diary reveals what life behind enemy lines was like

Shot down today… a most novel experience: What Battle of Britain hero wrote in extraordinary diary George Barclay wrote it despite MoD's security ban on such journals He joined RAF aged 20 and survived being shot down THREE times Airman escaped occupied France by turning his uniform inside outKilled in action, aged 22, commanding Hurricane squadron at El AlameinHis family unaware of diary, which has now been published, until recently | UPDATED: 15:38 GMT, 28 November 2012 In his short career, he survived being shot down from the sky three times and escaped from the Nazis in occupied France

Hector "Macho" Camacho: Mother wails over her son"s dead body on display at open-casket wake in Puerto Rico

Agony of mother of slain boxing champion Hector 'Macho' Camacho as she lays out her son's body during open-casket wakeHector Camacho, 50, shot while sitting in a car in his native Puerto RicoHe was removed from life support on Sunday Friends and family mourned the loss of the welterweight champion at wake'They killed him,' mother cries | UPDATED: 04:43 GMT, 28 November 2012 Family, fans and fellow boxers said goodbye Tuesday to Hector 'Macho' Camacho at a memorial and wake for the slain former world champion fighter known for his flamboyance in and out of the ring. Hundreds of people filed past Camacho's open casket, displayed inside a gymnasium decked out for the occasion with black carpet and curtains. The boxer wore white, along with a large gold crucifix and a necklace spelling out his nickname, 'Macho,' in capital letters

NHS patient, 104, left waiting 12 hours for a lift from hospital after medics refused to call him a taxi over health and safety fears

NHS patient, 104, left waiting 12 hours for a lift from hospital after medics refused to call him a taxi over health and safety fears | UPDATED: 13:37 GMT, 26 November 2012 104-year-old Jack Jones was left waiting for over 12 hours for an ambulance home after a short visit to A&E NHS chiefs have apologised to a 104-year-old patient after they left him waiting for 12 hours for a lift home because they refused to let him call a taxi – over health and safety fears. Jack Jones was in tears after medical staff said he would have to wait for an ambulance to give him a lift home after he was discharged from hospital following a fall