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23 October 2007 Military News

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  • Voting in UN-monitored ballot on self-determination for Tokelau moves to atolls UN News Centre 23 Oct 2007 -- Voting in the referendum to determine whether Tokelau, a group of three small and isolated atolls, should have self-government in free association with New Zealand has moved to the atolls themselves, the United Nations team of observers monitoring the ballot has reported.
  • Myanmar: UN envoy to visit earlier than planned UN News Centre 23 Oct 2007 -- Myanmar has agreed to allow United Nations Envoy Ibrahim Gambari, who is currently touring regional capitals to garner support ahead of a planned visit to the country in mid-November, to visit even sooner, the spokesperson for the world body announced today.
  • Neighbors Fear Ethnic Conflict in Burma If Government Collapses VOA 23 Oct 2007 -- While Burma's neighbors have condemned the military government's violent crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators, experts say Southeast Asian nations fear a sudden collapse of the Burmese government
  • Analysis: Pakistan's Riddles cfr.org 23 Oct 2007 -- Serious questions loom over Pakistan's efforts to return to a democratic form of government as its inability to rein in violent militants and its dissident security institutions grow increasingly apparent
  • Successful launch of Thales Alenia Space's Node 2 onboard the Discovery Shuttle Thales 23 Oct 2007 -- The Node 2 Harmony, the interconnecting element developed in Italy by Thales Alenia Space, has been successfully launched today from the Kennedy Space Centre, Florida (USA) towards the International Space Station.



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