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14 October 2012 Military News

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  • Hu Jintao likely to quit as head of China's military: analysts CNA 14 Oct 2012 -- Analysts in Taiwan and Hong Kong said it is possible that Chinese President Hu Jintao will step down from the chairmanship of the Central Military Commission, which controls the People's Liberation Army (PLA), in the upcoming once-in-a-decade leadership transition in Beijing.
  • FM spokesman: Iran's nuclear stance irrevocable IRNA 14 Oct 2012 -- Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast on Sunday stressed that Iran's stance on its absolute nuclear rights is irrevocable.
  • Supreme Leader: Not following western models prerequisite for formation of Islamic life style IRNA 14 Oct 2012 -- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Sunday that having faith and restraining from imitating western life style would help establish and promote Islamic life style.
  • Former Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk Dies VOA 14 Oct 2012 -- Chinese state media reports that Cambodia's King Norodom Sihanouk, one of Southeast Asia's defining leaders, has died in Beijing. He was 89. King Sihanouk led Cambodia to independence, but war and his role in the murderous reign of the Khmer Rouge marred his life and times.
  • Russia Launches US Telecoms Satellite RIA Novosti 14 Oct 2012 -- Russia's Proton-M carrier rocket with a US telecoms satellite, Intelsat-23, blasted off on Sunday from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan, a Russian Federal Space Agency spokesman said.
  • Austrian Makes Recordbreaking Skydive RIA Novosti 14 Oct 2012 -- Austrian Felix Baumgartner has completed a record-breaking skydive, jumping from a helium balloon 39 kilometers above the Earth.
  • Skydiver Breaks Record for Highest Jump VOA 14 Oct 2012 -- Austrian Felix Baumgartner has become the first skydiver to break the speed of sound.



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