US army releases photographer’s final image, showing blast that killed her

Image shows accidental mortar explosion in Afghanistan that killed Hilda Clayton and four Afghan national army soldiers

Related: ‘The camera is not a shield’: life and death as a war photographer

The US army has published the final photo of a combat photographer who captured on camera the blast that killed her in an accidental mortar explosion in Afghanistan nearly four years ago. The army’s professional journal says the image illustrates how women are increasingly exposed to dangerous situations in the military.

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Who needs runways when you’ve got the Lockheed Fury?

Soldiers on the battlefield could soon have an extra set of eyes watching over them. Lockheed is currently developing a high altitude, long endurance (HALE) unmanned aerial vehicle called the Fury. But unlike other HALE platforms like Boeing's Phanto…

Rex Tillerson: ‘America first’ means divorcing our policy from our values

Secretary of state spoke of a separation between American values and policies that support its interests, a distinction that alarmed former diplomats

The US secretary of state, Rex Tillerson has said Donald Trump’s “America first” approach to the world means decoupling US foreign policy from values such as human rights and freedom.

Addressing state department diplomats and staff Tillerson said that there were times when insistence that foreign countries abide by US values got in the way of the pursuit of national interests.

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Australia’s journalism is in mortal danger. Politicians should join the fight to save it | Gay Alcorn

Redundancies at Fairfax, hot on the heels of cuts at News Corp, are not just devastating for the journalists. They will hurt the communities they serve, too

Here we go again. Another round of huge job cuts at Australia’s traditional media, this time at Fairfax, although News Corp is doing much the same. Journalists on strike at the Age, Sydney Morning Herald and the Australian Financial Review, once again saying that removing a quarter of the editorial staff, or 125 full-time-equivalent jobs, will be devastating.

Not just devastating for the people who lose their jobs, but for the capacity of the media to report news their communities need. Hashtags like #fairgofairfax and #savetheage pop up – again. The media union thunders – again – about companies cutting journalism to the bone and beyond, while in the same breath insisting that “quality journalism” is their business.

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