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12 February 2005 Military News

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  • NEPAL/POLITICS VOA 12 Feb 2005 -- Hundreds of soldiers are patrolling the highways outside Nepal's capital of Kathmandu to head off a blockade threatened by communist insurgents. The rebels ordered the blockade to coincide with the ninth anniversary of their movement, which aims to topple Nepal's monarchy.

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  • Successful launch of the new Ariane 5 ECA EADS 12 Feb 2005 -- The new, more powerful European launcher Ariane 5 ECA has just been successfully launched from the European spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.
  • TOGO VOA 12 Feb 2005 -- At least two people have been killed in Togo, as security forces moved to quell a protest against the country's new leader, the son of the long ruling Gnassingbe Eyadema. The protest came as the West African regional group ECOWAS tried to convince Togolese authorities that the new president, who was installed by the military, should step down.



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