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05 October 2015 Military News

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  • Kyrgyz Voters Choose Russia RFE/RL 05 Oct 2015 -- With the ballot counting all but over in Kyrgyzstan's parliamentary vote, the results drive home the extent to which that Central Asian republic has resigned itself to a place in Moscow's orbit.
  • Monitors Praise Kyrgyz Elections Won By Social Democrats RFE/RL 05 Oct 2015 -- Kyrgyzstan's Social Democratic Party (SDPK) has won the country's parliamentary elections which international election monitors have praised for being competitive but in need of better administration and increased transparency of parties' funding.
  • UN, humanitarian community struggling to meet unprecedented needs of refugees UN News 05 Oct 2015 -- The global refugee crisis is so great that the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), other UN agencies and their partners today said that they are struggling to respond to and meet all the humanitarian needs they face.
  • Burundi's descent into hell IRIN 05 Oct 2015 -- It's not unusual to find dead bodies in Bujumbura these days. We discover them on the streets, in drainage channels, bushes and rivers.
  • Burkina Faso: Ban meets with transition President Kafando to discuss situation in country UN News 05 Oct 2015 -- In a meeting today with Michel Kafando, the Transitional President of Burkina Faso, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed his sympathy for the lives lost and the many injured during the coup d'état that took place on 16 September 2015.
  • U.S. Sanctions North Caucasus Militants For IS Recruiting Efforts RFE/RL 05 Oct 2015 -- The United States has hit two North Caucasus militants involved in recruiting fighters for the Islamic State (IS) group with new financial sanctions, as Washington and others countries struggle to fight the success of similar recruiting efforts.
  • China to Send Senior Official to North Korea VOA 05 Oct 2015 -- China plans to send a senior official to North Korea this week for commemorations of the founding of North Korea's ruling party, North Korea's state media said on Sunday.
  • North Korea Releases Student Held Since April VOA 05 Oct 2015 -- North Korea Monday released a New York University student who had been detained for five months after illegally entering the country.
  • Senior Judge Blasts German Gov't Plans to Gag Spy Whistleblowers Sputnik 05 Oct 2015 -- A judge in Germany has said the country's justice minister Heiko Maas is attempting to quietly push through legislation that would criminalize whistleblowing and 'would be an attack on democracy and freedom of the press'.



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