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08 May 2015 Military News

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  • Britain's Conservatives Win Majority VOA 08 May 2015 -- British Prime Minister David Cameron won another five-year term as his party surged to an outright majority of seats in parliament in Thursday's election, far more than opinion polls had predicted.
  • US, Europe Mark 70th Anniversary of VE Day VOA 08 May 2015 -- The U.S. and Europe marked Friday the 70th anniversary of what is known as Victory in Europe Day, or VE Day - the day in 1945 when Nazi troops laid down their arms, ending World War II on the continent.
  • With U.S. In Putin's Doghouse, Russia Promotes China As Key WWII Ally RFE/RL 08 May 2015 -- An indelible image from World War II shows U.S. and Soviet soldiers shaking hands at the Elbe River two weeks before the Nazi surrender -- the most powerful Allies meeting at Europe's heart after closing in on Germany from opposite sides.
  • Ebola's silver lining: Guineans learn to have faith in hospitals IRIN 08 May 2015 -- Until Ebola, the main hospital in Gueckedou was often deserted. Now, on a Saturday afternoon, the place is bustling. Doctors and nurses move efficiently from patient to patient. Families sit on straw mats beside the beds of their loved ones, talking quietly as they wait.
  • Over 50,000 Flee Burundi Amid Pre-Election Violence – UN People's Daily 08 May 2015 -- Over the last weeks more than 50,000 Burundians have fled to neighboring Rwanda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to a spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
  • Unrest in Burundi sends thousands fleeing, threatening years of refugee gains - UN agency UN News 08 May 2015 -- The eruption of pre-election violence in Burundi last month has seen over 50,000 people flee to neighbouring countries and threatens to undo some of the most promising developments in recent refugee history in Africa, the United Nations body tasked with protecting displaced people said in Geneva today.
  • Nepal: UN agency stresses urgent funding needs to get food to earthquake victims UN News 08 May 2015 -- Two weeks after a devastating earthquake hit Nepal¸ the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has warned that "severe logistical challenges" are getting in the way of aid reaching hundreds of thousands of survivors in some of the country's hardest-hit areas.



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