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09 January 2015 Military News

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  • French Police Kill 3 Gunmen to End Hostage Crises VOA 09 Jan 2015 -- French authorities say the two armed suspects in this week's Charlie Hebdo attack have been killed and their hostage freed during a police raid northeast of Paris. A separate raid in the capital killed another gunman holding multiple hostages at a kosher supermarket in the capital, but police said three hostages died in that operation.
  • French Forces Kill Charlie Hebdo Suspects, Market Gunman; 4 Hostages Dead RFE/RL 09 Jan 2015 -- French media say three gunmen holed up with hostages at two locations in Paris and in a nearby village were killed when security forces stormed the premises.
  • NSA Head Calls for Varied US Response to Cyberattacks: Reports Sputnik 09 Jan 2015 -- The US government should respond to cyberattacks in a variety of ways, including implementing economic sanctions, National Security Agency (NSA) head Admiral Michael Rogers said, as quoted by Time magazine.
  • Ban commends success of Sri Lanka presidential election, peaceful transfer of power UN News Centre 09 Jan 2015 -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated the people of Sri Lanka on the successful conclusion of the country's presidential election, and welcomed the constitutional transfer of power.
  • Two leading Ebola vaccines show 'acceptable safety' – UN health agency UN News Centre 09 Jan 2015 -- The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that two promising Ebola vaccines appear safe and could soon be tested in West Africa, as the agency wrapped up an expert meeting in Geneva earlier today.
  • Phase-3 Trials of Ebola Vaccines Set to Begin VOA 09 Jan 2015 -- The World Health Organization reports phase-3 trials of possible Ebola vaccines are set to begin at the end of January and early February in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. Experts who attended a high-level WHO meeting on Thursday reviewed data from clinical trials on three potential vaccines and agreed they were safe and could proceed to the next phase.
  • Yingluck Impeachment Trial Revisits Thailand's Political Divide VOA 09 Jan 2015 -- Thailand's former prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, appeared in the National Legislative Assembly Friday to face impeachment charges over the country's rice price subsidy scheme that lost an estimated $16 billion. Bangkok moves to impeach Yingluck have again stirred Thailand's deep political divisions.
  • Spain's Moroccan enclave: The story behind the picture IRIN 09 Jan 2015 -- Late last year an image went viral. In it two golfers, dressed in white on lush green fairways, appear oblivious as in the background around a dozen migrants try to scale a border fence in an attempt to enter Europe.
  • Nigeria's President Launches Re-election Campaign VOA 09 Jan 2015 -- A spokesman for Nigeria's ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) predicted President Goodluck Jonathan will successfully win re-election on February 14 this year.



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