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'Beasting' in the military and today's news

Kevin Anderson | 10:59 UK time, Thursday, 13 July 2006

Royal Welsh barracksTwo nights ago, we had planned to talk about 'beasting' in the military, basically physical punishment training. But on Tuesday, we quickly changed direction after the bombings in Mumbai. Tonight, we're hoping to have the discussion about whether 'beasting' is necessary to instill military discipline or rather it amounts to unnecessary bullying.

And of course, we have more breaking news today as Israel imposes a blockade on Lebanon after two soldiers captured by the militant group Hezbollah.

Read on for other stories that caught our eye.

Richard noticed this story in South Africa, which has appointed it's first ever black cricket captain. He's replacing the current captain who's injured.


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