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# Military

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# Syria
UN envoy arrives in Syria for talks on chemical weapons probe
Meanwhile the US Defence Secretary has suggested that forces are being moved into place in case Obama opts for military action.
# Egypt
"Stop arms shipments to Egypt," says Amnesty
The organisation has said that the arms are being used to kill protesters, so deliveries
# Wikileaks
US prosecutors demand 60 years for whistleblower Bradley Manning
The 25-year-old former army intelligence analyst has been convicted on a raft of espionage and theft charges that could see him jailed for more than a century.
# Mumbai
Divers find another body on Indian submarine after it exploded
Eighteen crewmen were on board the submarine when it exploded and sank, but the navy says some bodies may never be found because of the high temperature of the fire.
CIA papers reveal that Area 51 does exist
Declassified CIA documents provide proof that Area 51 is a real place, but there is no mention of UFOs.
# Cairo
Irish citizens told to avoid all non-essential travel to Egypt as violence escalates
Scores were killed in a crackdown on camps of Morsi loyalists this morning. A month-long state of emergency has been declared in the country.
# Mumbai
All eighteen sailors on Indian submarine that exploded feared dead
No signs of life have been found on board by divers who entered the vessel. A board of enquiry will investigate what happened.
# Whistleblower
Verdict due in Bradley Manning WikiLeaks trial
Private Bradley Manning is accused of giving hundreds of thousands of pages of classified documents and videos to WikiLeaks.
# Shannon
Two US military planes landed at Shannon in one day last month
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said that the aircraft contained no arms, ammunition or intelligence gathering equipment.
# vengeance
France vows: Mali hostage death will not 'go unpunished'
“We found a body 10 days ago in northern Mali… we will determine the cause of death and nothing will go unpunished,” French president Francois Hollande said.
# sitdown sunday
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
# Morsi
Egypt army appeals for peaceful pro-Morsi protests
The military said it supported the right to peaceful protest, but warned that violence would “harm social peace”.
# The Troubles
'No confidence' in leadership of PSNI unit reviewing unsolved Troubles murders
A report published yesterday found that the some military cases relating to state involvement were reviewed with less rigor than others.
# oh my
The French army's new warplane is monstrous
Is this the future of European military airspace?
# David Petraeus
CIA director who quit after sex scandal joins investment company
David Petraeus resigned in November after admitting an affair with his biographer, 20 years his junior.
# Property Porn
Photos: Here's an unusual 150-year-old mansion up for sale for €90 million
Let’s have a gawk.
# Nigeria
'Dozens' killed in Nigeria gun battles
Mobile phone network coverage in some parts of Borno was crippled last year after an Islamic group burned down a series of telecommunication masts.
# Dictatorship
Nobel peace laureate says Pope Francis was not complicit in 'Dirty War'
“He was not complicit with the dictatorship, he did not collaborate,” says human rights activist and Nobel laureate Adolfo Perez Esquivel.
# Military
Searchable form of 1922 military census goes online today
A census cataloguing the Free State Army’s total manpower will go live later this morning.
# Shooting
Fort Hood army shooter loses bid to avoid death penalty
Major Nidal Hasan is accused of going on a shooting spree in 2009 that left 13 dead and 32 wounded at the army base in Texas.
# Egypt
Egypt military chief warns of collapse of state
The Defence MInister said failure to resolve the situation “could lead to grave repurcussions”.
# Conflict
Explainer: What is happening in Mali?
It is almost three weeks since French and Malian troops began a battle to wrest back the north of the country from Islamist rebels.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Ireland have compulsory military service?
Though it’s unlikely to happen, some Nordic countries and Austria are among those to operate a compulsory draft. Should Ireland have one too?
# Austria
Voters in Austria likely to maintain compulsory military service
Austria looks set to remain one of the few European countries with compulsory military service as voters go to the polls in a referendum being held today.
# Bomb Squad
Four homemade explosive devices made safe in Dundalk
The viable Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) were found in a derelict house in a residential area this afternoon.
# America
'Stormin Norman' Schwarzkopf dies at 78
The US general led Operation Desert Storm during the 1991 Gulf War.
# Syria
Head of Syrian military police defects to opposition - reports
Latest reports say Major General Abdul-Aziz Jassem al-Shallal appeared in a video aired on Al Arabiya TV yesterday saying he is joining “the people’s revolution.”
# Drone
Iran says it decoded data from captured CIA drone
Tehran now claiming it will reverse-engineer the drone and build its own version.
# Budget 2012
Here's where Ireland overspent by €1.118 billion on last year's Budget
Nine Departments and agencies needed extra top-ups to their funding in 2012. Here’s where the overflow went.
# Military
Cuts to Reserve Defence Force after Value for Money review
Minister Alan Shatter has announced significant changes to the make up of the reservists.
# alan ryan
Man arrested over shots fired at Alan Ryan’s paramilitary funeral
Gardaí investigating the discharge of firearms on September 8 arrested a man in his 40s this afternoon.
# Syria
Air strikes across Syria amid deadly clashes
Most of the army’s air strikes targeted the Idlib province in the northwest, Aleppo and Damascas province.
# Massacre
Afghanistan massacre: survivors find hope for justice in video testimony
US Staff Sgt Robert Bales is accused of slipping away from his remote camp in Afghanistan last March and massacring 16 civilians – including nine children.
# Sandy
PHOTOS: Fuel shortages and traffic jams as New York tries to get back to normal
The United States is facing a bill of tens of billions of dollars in the wake of ‘Superstorm’ Sandy.
# Korea
GALLERY: South Korea prepares for Armed Forces Day 2012
South Korea’s annual celebration of its armed forces is this Tuesday, and the rehearsals are intense…
# alan ryan
Alan Ryan funeral scenes: "Wholly unacceptable and belongs in the past" - Mayor
The Mayor added his voice to people who have spoken out against the paramilitary-style funeral in Dublin at the weekend.
# In Reserve
No decision made on future of Reserve Defence Forces
The government and Defence Forces have denied speculation that training for Army and Naval reservists has been “shut down”.
# At Sea
Irish boat detained by Naval Service over fishing rules
The boat was stopped at around 2.30am this morning off the Cork coast.
# Classified
Navy Seal releases book on bin Laden hit operation
The book has triggered concerns that classified information may be released to the public.