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Russian ally Kyrgyzstan sets U.S. air base closure deadline

BISHKEK (Reuters) - Kyrgyzstan on Thursday gave the United States until July next year to shut its airforce base at Manas, a staging post for U.S. troops and supplies in the Afghanistan conflict but now deemed unnecessary as foreign forces pull out.Full story

Kyrgyz "mob rule" derails gold field sale: president

BISHKEK (Reuters) - An emotional Kyrgyzstan president on Tuesday said "mob rule" had wrecked the sale of a gold field, blaming local clans for tripling the asking price and scaring off investors. Full story

U.S. military plane crashes in southern Kyrgyzstan

BISHKEK (Reuters) - A U.S. military refueling plane exploded in mid air and crashed in southern Kyrgyzstan on Friday, the Central Asian country's Emergencies Ministry said. Full story

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An American military tanker refueling plane has crashed in the rugged mountains of Kyrgyzstan. NBCNews.com’s Dara Brown reports.

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Man addresses protesters in the village of Tamga in Dzhety Oguz district

A man addresses protesters in the village of Tamga in Dzhety Oguz district May 31, 2013. Kyrgyzstan imposed a state of emergency on the northern district on Friday to protect Centerra Gold's Kumtor mine from protesters, but more unrest against the Canadian investor flared up in the country's south.