SOMNIA - Spotlight on Military News and International Affairs

Sunday, 30 August 2015 - Updated at 1235 hrs EDT

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Los Angeles Times
The busboy who cradled a dying RFK has finally stepped out of the past

The Associated Press
F-16s escort flight to a landing at Denver IAP after ‘disturbance on the plane’

The Associated Press
With heavy hearts, pilots perform at Stewart IAP air show - Photo

United Press International
U.S. Navy orders more P-8A Poseidon aircraft

United Press International
First Norwegian F-35 rolls off production line

The Washington Post
NASA worried that Greenland’s melting could speed up

CBC Radio’s Day 6
Ex-marine remembers Hurricane Katrina and rescuing his neighbours

United Press International
Tropical Storm Erika downgraded to tropical depression

Thomson Reuters News
Sharper forecasts may help avert repeat of Katrina disaster

Hawaii News Now
Hawaii researchers find sunken tanker - More

CBC News
Six people start a year of isolation in Hawaii dome

The Globe and Mail
Video: Sarah Palin, Trump discuss ‘idiots in the press’ - Video

The Telegraph
Britain orders £46m air defence radar to protect Falklands from Argentina

The Telegraph
Falklands plan tantamount to surrender to Argentina, warns wounded veteran

The Telegraph
Britain ‘owes Afghan interpreters a debt of honour’

The Telegraph
Air Commodore Paddy Teakle’s medals stolen

The Telegraph
Armed patrols and spot checks planned for European trains

Thomson Reuters News
Dutch plan tougher asylum policy

The Associated Press
Germany, France, Britain press for EU action on migrants

Der Spiegel
German Companies See Refugees as Opportunity

The Associated Press
Poland’s mixed feelings over memorial to rescuers of Jews

The Telegraph
Nazi gold train: Inside Hitler’s labyrinth on the trail of hidden legend

The Telegraph
Nazi gold train: Russia may lay claim to any treasure

The Associated Press
Egypt summons British ambassador over Al-Jazeera comments

The Associated Press
Mali militia agrees to leave occupied northern town

The Associated Press
US businessman arrested in Sierra Leone 'blood diamond' case

The Washington Post
As migrant tragedies shock Europe, a bigger crisis looms in Middle East

The Independent
Ukraine’s forces held up by red tape

The Associated Press
Turkey announces first airstrikes on ISIS as part of U.S.-led coalition - More

The Independent
Pictures show young Palestinian girl biting Israeli soldier trying to detain boy

The Associated Press
Gunmen kill head of Yemeni security in Aden

Thomson Reuters News
Saudi-led coalition air strike kills 36 Yemeni civilians

The Associated Press
Afghan official says forces retake district from Taliban

Press TV
US considered nuking Afghanistan after 9/11: report

Thomson Reuters News
Gunmen attack small Pakistani airport, kill two engineers - More

Thomson Reuters News
Susan Rice discusses militant attacks in talks in Pakistan

Thomson Reuters News
Swiss reject Indian request for help in arms deal bribery case

The Associated Press
Police say Bangkok bombing suspect is not cooperating - More

CBC Radio’s Day 6
How censors are keeping Chinese citizens in the dark about ‘Black Monday’

The Associated Press
China approves prisoner amnesty to mark WWII anniversary

United Press International
North Korean airline is ranked worst in the world - More

United Press International
Kim Jong-un idolization focus of North Korea’s Youth Day

Thomson Reuters News
Shinzo Abe’s security bills target of mass protests in Tokyo - More

Thomson Reuters News
Bid to lift Guatemala president’s immunity advances in Congress

The Associated Press
Dominica digs out from Tropical Storm Erika

The New York Times
On This Day: August 30

Books

David Miller | The Globe and Mail
Bob Rae: What’s Happened to Politics?

Owen Bennett-Jones | London Review of Books
Suburban Jihadis

Anonymous | The New York Review of Books
The Mystery of ISIS

James Salter | The New York Review of Books
The Wright Brothers: They Began a New Era

Sue Halpern | The New York Review of Books
Elon Musk: The Man for Mars

Lives Lived

Elaine Woo | Los Angeles Times
Frank E. Petersen Jr. has died aged 83

The Washington Post
Paul Royle has died aged 101 - More

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