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October 24, 2014
OIL AND GAS
Shell assessing gas discovery off the Gabonese coast
The Hague, Netherlands (UPI) Oct 22, 2014
Shell announced Wednesday it made a substantial discovery of natural gas in the deep waters off the coast of the West African nation of Gabon. The company said it ran into a 656-net foot column of natural gas in its Leapord-1 frontier exploration well off the Gabonese coast. The well was drilled in water more than a mile deep into a basin trapped beneath a deep layer of submarine salt. "Shell and partners [at China National Offshore Oil Corp.] are planning to undertake an appraisal progr ... read more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

All in a flap: Seychelles fears foreign bird invader
It was just a feather: but in the tropical paradise of the Seychelles, the discovery of parakeet plumage has put environmentalists in a flutter, with a foreign invading bird threatening the national parrot. ... more
EPIDEMICS

'Every nation' must help in fight against Ebola: Liberia
Liberia's president has made an impassioned plea for all nations to commit to the fight against Ebola ahead of a meeting by EU foreign ministers Monday, under pressure to scale up their response to the escalating epidemic. ... more
OIL AND GAS

Libyan operations give production boost to OMV
Austrian energy company OMV said Monday its quarterly production was boosted by the resumption of operations in war-torn Libya. ... more
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OIL AND GAS

Tamar partners intent on selling Israeli gas to Egypt
The partnership in control of one of the largest natural gas basins off the coast of Israel announced their intention to sign an export deal with Egypt. ... more


UAV NEWS

US drone crashes at Niger airport
A US drone crash-landed at Niger's main airport for unknown reasons on Monday, the US army said, forcing the closure of the runway for several hours. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

No single explanation for biodiversity in Madagascar
No single "one-size-fits-all" model can explain how biodiversity hotspots come to be, finds a study of more than 700 species of reptiles and amphibians on the African island of Madagascar. By ... more
AFRICA NEWS

Nigeria tries 59 soldiers on mutiny charges
Fifty-nine Nigerian soldiers appeared before a military tribunal on Wednesday charged with mutiny and conspiracy to commit mutiny over claims that they refused to fight Boko Haram militants. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
What a Star Wars laser bullet really looks like

Cheaper silicon means cheaper solar cells

Electronics industry gets 2 ways to snoop on self-organizing molecules

Cooling with molecules

Strengthening thin-film bonds with ultrafast data collection

Special UO microscope captures defects in nanotubes

Quantum holograms as atomic scale memory keepsake

AFRICA NEWS

Horn free: Lagos tries to tackle noise pollution
Nigeria's chaotic megacity Lagos on Wednesday sought to impose a one-day ban on the use of the car horn, hoping to raise awareness about damaging noise pollution and improve quality of life. ... more
EPIDEMICS

Nuclear help for faster Ebola diagnosis
The UN nuclear agency said Tuesday that it will provide specialised equipment to West African countries hit by the Ebola outbreak to help faster diagnosis. ... more
OIL AND GAS

Gas find puts reserves above 20 tcf mark for Statoil
A new natural gas discovery offshore Tanzania puts the total amount of reserves there at 21 trillion cubic feet, Norwegian energy company Statoil said Tuesday. ... more
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CIVIL NUCLEAR

France and South Africa sign nuclear energy agreement
Paris and Pretoria signed Tuesday an agreement which could open the way for French nuclear giant Areva to bid to build eight nuclear reactors in South Africa worth up to $50 billion (39.5 billion euros). ... more
IRON AND ICE

Zooming in on 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko
The European Space Agency (ESA) has posted new and impressive images of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on the Rosetta blog. The images were returned by ESA's Rosetta spacecraft, which arrived a ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Aerostat surveillance system being evaluated by CBP

Intelsat General To Study Commercialization of USAF Satellites

Russian Bank Offers 5 Billion Rubles for GLONASS

ESA spaceplane progressing towards Vega launch

BAE Systems Australia producing more missile decoy systems

Turkish cruise missile tipped for F-35

US-led strikes kill more than 500 militants in Syria

TERROR WARS

Travel warnings, Jihadists, changing French holiday plans
With France's autumn school holiday approaching, a time when many leave to soak up foreign sun, travel companies are complaining that bookings are in free-fall after the beheading of a Frenchman in Algeria. ... more
WATER WORLD

Zimbabwe signs $1.5 bn power deal with China's Sinohydro
Energy-starved Zimbabwe signed a $1.5 billion (1.2-billion-euro) deal with China's Sinohydro on Friday for a project to boost power generation at the Hwange coal-fired power station. ... more
AEROSPACE

2 dead in Algeria military plane crash
An Algerian air force plane crashed Monday in the south of the country during a training exercise, killing the two soldiers on board, the defence ministry said. ... more
DEMOCRACY

Burundi opposition under threat as elections approach
Arrests, harassment, a clampdown on free speech: with less than a year before elections in Burundi, critics say the government is doing all it can clamp down on political challengers. ... more
WATER WORLD

Sri Lanka faces EU fish export ban
The European Union moved Tuesday to ban Sri Lanka from selling its seafood to the massive EU market in a bid to stop illegal fishing by the second biggest exporter to the bloc. ... more

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WOOD PILE

Mozambique's Frelimo accused of timber smuggling to fund vote drive
Mozambique's ruling Frelimo party boosted campaign funds for upcoming elections by smuggling timber to Chinese buyers, a local watchdog has charged. ... more
AFRICA NEWS

Cameroon vows to 'totally wipe out' Boko Haram after hostages' release
Cameroon's President Paul Biya on Monday vowed his government would go after the Islamist group Boko Haram "until it's totally wiped out". ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
China launches first mission to moon and back

Two families of comets found around nearby star

Organic molecules in Titan's atmosphere are intriguingly skewed

U.S. holds test on Aegis tracking capability

Thales providing satcom capability to Qatar

NASA uses ultra-black nano-coating for solar coronagraph

Cosmonauts complete 3rd EVA for October

EPIDEMICS

Preliminary Ebola tests come back positive for Dallas healthcare worker

AFRICA NEWS

Six UN peacekeepers injured in C. Africa

AFRICA NEWS

27 Chinese and local hostages released in Cameroon: govt

WAR REPORT

Nobel Peace Prize: Russia and Tunisia on long candidate list

TERROR WARS

Egypt forces kill top jihadist in Sinai

OIL AND GAS

Tullow Oil upbeat on prospects for oil offshore Gabon

CIVIL NUCLEAR

S.Africa to ink nuclear pact with France

TRADE WARS

Egypt raises over 8 bln USD for new canal project

AEROSPACE

Saab taps South African subsidiary for Gripen E work

FARM NEWS

Malaysia's Sime Darby to acquire PNG palm oil leader

Dhlakama: Mozambique's comeback kid rides election wave

Libya PM says Egypt will help train army

Britain sends 750 military personnel to combat Ebola

Dalai Lama marks Nobel anniversary as Western support wanes

US troops in Africa could stay a year in Ebola mission

West Africa finetunes multi-national force to fight Boko Haram

Cairn announces major oil find offshore Senegal

BG Group said Cairo paid off small portion of debt

Thousands march worldwide for rhino, elephant protection

Egypt pays $1.4 billion to foreign oil and gas companies

Study shows how chimpanzees share skills

1,400 US troops soon headed to Liberia for Ebola mission

Tunisian youths at forefront of Syria jihad

Laureate says Nobel summit axed after Dalai Lama row

US waives child soldier sanctions on six nations

Companies scrambling to tap into Algerian oil and gas

'Umbrella Revolution' risks cold shower for HK business

SAfrica denies corruption in Russia nuclear plant pact

Obama maintains child soldier sanctions against Myanmar

Ebola epidemic battering Liberian economy: minister

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