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Suicides in the US military surged to a record 349 last year, according to the Associated Press.
The number of deaths due to suicide is far higher than the 295 killed in combat in Afghanistan.
In 2011, the figure was 301. US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta said the numbers revealed "an epidemic" within the armed forces.
The Army recorded 182 suicides, the Marine Corps 48, the Air Force had 59 suicides and the Navy 60.
US Embassy says two American soldiers have been killed and two others injured in a helicopter crash south of Morocco.
An American navy jet has crashed into some apartments in Virginia. Witnesses say two buildings were set on fire. A navy spokesperson said the two crew members ejected safely.
A US jet fighter has crashed close to Virginia Beach in the United States. Unconfirmed reports say the plane struck a block of flats. Two buildings are reported to be on fire. The jet was from Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach.