Margaret Thatcher"s war with treacherous Francois Mitterrand over Exocet missile

Maggie's war with treacherous Mitterrand over Exocet missile: Archive files reveal 'James Bond' plot to hijack aircraft carrying French-made weapons Leaders clashed over sale of French Exocet missiles in 1982Strain revealed in files released under 30-year rule by National ArchivesMI6 plan 'appropriate to a James Bond movie' was proposed to steal missiles | UPDATED: 11:43 GMT, 28 December 2012 In his memoirs, former Defence Secretary Sir John Nott describes France as Britain's 'greatest ally' during the Falklands War. But behind the scenes, the relationship between the two countries was strained almost to breaking point over the sale of French Exocet missiles in 1982, newly released documents reveal.

The new class of RAF pilots who will remain firmly on the ground

New class of RAF pilots who will stay firmly on the ground and control unmanned vehicles from thousands of miles away | UPDATED: 16:59 GMT, 15 December 2012 The Royal Air Force will create a new breed of a pilots – who may never have to fly into battle. The new class of air force personnel will remain firmly on the ground, and control unmanned aircraft remotely

Syria: Video captures bravery of teenage boy, 17, risking his life to save total stranger

Staggering bravery of the boy, 17, who risked his life to rescue stranger shot by a sniper in Syria only to find she was dead Teenager's selfless attempt to rescue the woman filmed in Aleppo Russia says President Assad is losing control of the country to the rebels Syrian government denies firing scud missiles at rebel areas MSF – also known as Doctors Without Borders – says tens of thousands of Syrians are trapped by fighting in Deir al-ZorReports that survivors in Aleppo are being starved out by Assad's regime | UPDATED: 09:43 GMT, 14 December 2012 Body pressed flat against the pavement, a 17-year-old boy is caught on film putting his own life in danger to rescue a total stranger shot by a sniper in Syria. The woman had been walking through the streets of war torn Aleppo with her son when a gunman opened fire and shot her. Rebel fighter Abdullah, 17, spotted the woman and decided he had to get her to safety.

Girl, 7, cured of leukaemia after scientists "reprogramme" immune cells to destroy the cancer

Girl, 7, cured of leukaemia after scientists 'reprogramme' immune cells to destroy the cancer New therapy creates 'guided missile' T-cells by attaching antibodies to them Nine of 12 patients in the study, including two children, responded to treatmentExperts call for more trials and it could be some time before treatment is available here | UPDATED: 19:22 GMT, 10 December 2012 A seven-year-old girl has been 'cured' of leukaemia after a new therapy in which her T-cells — the immune system's killer cells — were bio-engineered to become 'guided missiles' to seek out and destroy the leukaemia, a new study shows.