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September 01, 2014
Mugabe says 'friendly' China vows to help Zimbabwe economy
Harare (AFP) Aug 31, 2014
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, returning from a state visit to China, said Sunday Beijing had pledged to assist his southern African country's ailing economy "to the best of its ability". China will "continue to be as friendly to us as it was before ... The support we have asked for in the various areas, China will provide to the best of its ability," Mugabe said in comments carried on Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) television after his arrival. Mugabe, who won disputed elections l ... read more
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African troops in fresh offensive against Islamists in Somalia: army
Somali and African Union forces have launched a fresh offensive to roust Shebab Islamist fighters from key ports, army and government officials said Saturday, in an effort to cut off a main revenue source for the extremists. ... more

Jihadists anti-Islamic: exiled Brotherhood spiritual guide
The organisation of exiled Muslim Brotherhood spiritual guide Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi said Wednesday that the actions of "deviant groups" like the jihadist Islamic State were in violation of Islamic law. ... more

Dramatic Papua New Guinea volcano quietens
A volcano which has erupted in Papua New Guinea was Saturday spewing fragments from its crater and rumbling loudly, but its activity appeared to be subsiding, a seismologist said. ... more
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Kenyan commandos on frontline of poaching war
With camouflage uniforms, assault rifles, night vision goggles, thermal imaging devices and radios, wildlife rangers in Kenya's Ol Jogi rhino sanctuary prepare for night patrol in the "war" against poaching. ... more


'SwaziLeaks' looks to shake up jet-setting monarchy
As WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange prepares to end a two-year forced stay at Ecuador's London embassy, he may take comfort in knowing he inspired resistance to secrecy in places as far away as Swaziland. ... more

Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz

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Ebola epidemic decimating health workers in Guinea
Working at breakneck speed, the nurses rush between departments at Guinea's largest hospital, wearing gloves they have bought at their own expense to protect themselves against the Ebola virus. ... more

Therapy for Sudan strain of Ebola may help contain some outbreaks
Ebola is a rare, but deadly disease that exists as five strains, none of which have approved therapies. One of the most lethal strains is the Sudan ebolavirus (SUDV). Although not the strain c ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Process Overcomes Obstacles To Produce Renewable Fuels And Chemicals

Australian PM to visit India for potential uranium deal

Quantum physics enables revolutionary imaging method

Technique uses fraction of measurements to find quantum wave functions

Experiments explain why some liquids are 'fragile' and others are 'strong'

New analytical technology reveals 'nanomechanical' surface traits

Booming electric car sales under fire in Norway


Locust plague descends on Madagascar capital
A thick grey swarm of locusts engulfed Madagascar's capital on Thursday, sending children scuttling and causing florists to burn tyres in panic. ... more

Nigeria launches national identity card scheme
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday launched a national electronic identity card scheme, which backers said would boost access to financial and government services in Africa's most populous nation. ... more

Regional crisis talks as Ebola death toll tops 1,500
Ebola-hit nations met for crisis talks on Thursday as the death toll topped 1,500 and the World Health Organization warned that the number of cases could exceed 20,000 before the outbreak is stemmed. ... more
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Traders warn of Chinese exodus from Ebola-hit Sierra Leone
Li Luming carefully straightens a table cloth in his empty restaurant in Sierra Leone's capital as he laments the damage Ebola has done to business. ... more

SA's Taung Child's skull and brain not human-like in expansion
The Taung Child, South Africa's premier hominin discovered 90 years ago by Wits University Professor Raymond Dart, never seizes to transform and evolve the search for our collective origins. B ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US Space Debris Tracking Site To Be Build In Western Australia

Taiwan to spend $2.5 billion on anti-missile systems

N. Korea fires short-range 'projectile' into sea

Germany to send anti-tank weapons, rifles to Iraqi Kurds

Turkish army warns over 'red lines' in Kurdish peace talks

Israel downs drone from Syria over occupied Golan: army

'Hundreds' of Americans linked to IS: lawmaker


Zambia lifts ban on safari hunting
Zambia has lifted a 20-month ban on safari hunting because it has lost too much revenue, but lions and leopards will remain protected, the government said Wednesday. ... more

US says UAE bombed Libya Islamists as turmoil deepens
UAE warplanes secretly bombed Islamist militia targets in Libya, apparently catching Washington off guard, as turmoil in the North African country deepened with the Islamists naming a rival premier. ... more

Libya gets new chief of staff to tackle militias threat
Parliament in Libya has named a new military chief of staff tasked with tackling armed militias that control vast areas of the violence-plagued North African nation. ... more

Israel hits Gaza highrises as sides weigh truce deal
Israel upped the pressure on Hamas Tuesday, with warplanes hitting two Gaza City highrises on day 50 of their conflict as the warring parties mulled a new Egyptian truce proposal. ... more

Somali Islamists 'flee' African troop advance
Somali and African Union forces said they seized control Monday of a strategic town from Shebab Islamist fighters, in the latest military advance against the extremists. ... more


Libya air strikes show UAE willing to 'go it alone'
UAE air strikes on Libya aim to prevent Islamists from controlling the violence-stricken country and sends a message to Washington that it is capable of protecting its own interests, experts say. ... more

Armed groups in Mali prepare for peace talks
Ethnic Tuareg and Arab militias from Mali are gathering for talks this week in Burkina Faso ahead of peace negotiations with the government, participants said on Monday. ... more
Space News from
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Russia's Foton-M Satellite Landing Scheduled for September 1

Sparks Fly as NASA Pushes the Limits of 3-D Printing Technology

Too Early for Conclusions on Galileo Satellites Incident

NASA's Spitzer Telescope Witnesses Asteroid Smashup

NASA Wrapping Up Acoustic Testing for Space Launch System

NASA Probes Studying Earth's Radiation Belts to Celebrate Two Year Anniversary


Four killed in Gaza as Egypt raises new truce proposal


New mystery air raid over Tripoli kills 10 Libyan Islamists


Wildlife 'WikiLeaks' targets Africa poaching elite


UN vows central role in fighting 'exceptional' Ebola epidemic


Sudan hosts talks on Ethiopian Nile dam row


China's Xi hails Mugabe as renowned leader, old friend


Air strikes pound Gaza as Israel presses offensive


'Crucial' to protect victims in mass trial of DRC officer


Eni, BP venture gets gas going from offshore Egyptian project


Pygmies torch DR Congo villages in revenge strike: UN

Production gains boost Australian energy company Woodside

Pangolins under threat in Gabon as demand surges in Asia

Millions of dollars of weapons worsening S.Sudan war: experts

Urgent action needed to tackle Sahel's lack of rainfall: UN

UN peacekeeping chief for C. Africa urges political talks

Cairn bold going forward but hurt so far

Elephant killings in Africa outpace births: study

Ex-rebels accuse DR Congo army of executing PoWs

Suffering and song in Sierra Leone's Ebola 'hot zone'

Eni moving quickly on developing Gabon's gas reserves

Ebola epidemic "vastly" underestimated: WHO

Kurds fight to retake Iraq's largest dam after 'massacre'

Israel, Gaza violence defies truce 'deal'

Three Pygmies 'mutilated and killed by Katanga militia'

Activists urge DR Congo to do more to stop illegal logging

JinkoSolar Opens Solar Module Factory in Cape Town, South Africa

Putin vows to boost arms sales to Egypt's Sisi

Iraq PM designate gains support as Maliki bid falters

Denel to buy BAE Systems company in South Africa

Iran congratulates Iraq's PM pick, snubs Maliki

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