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August 29, 2014
TERROR WARS
Jihadists anti-Islamic: exiled Brotherhood spiritual guide
Doha (AFP) Aug 27, 2014
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. Qaradawi's International Union of Muslim Scholars described as "criminal and unlawful" an offensive led by the group's fighters against non-Muslims in northern Iraq earlier this month. The Egyptian-born cleric wields huge influence with the Brotherhood's supporters across the Arab world through ... read more
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WAR REPORT

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
TERROR WARS

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
WAR REPORT

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
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EPIDEMICS

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


FARM NEWS

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
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AFRICA NEWS

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
EPIDEMICS

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
24/7 Energy News Coverage
JILA team finds first direct evidence of 'spin symmetry' in atoms

Rubber meets the road with new ORNL carbon, battery technologies

The fluorescent fingerprint of plastics

Yale's cool molecules

Biomimetic photodetector 'sees' in color

Atoms to Product: Aiming to Make Nanoscale Benefits Life-sized

Novel 'butterfly' molecule could enable photoenergy devices

EPIDEMICS

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
ABOUT US

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
FLORA AND FAUNA

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
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WATER WORLD

Sudan hosts talks on Ethiopian Nile dam row
Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia opened talks Monday to try to resolve a dispute over a hydro-electric dam being built by Addis Ababa on the Nile. ... more
AFRICA NEWS

China's Xi hails Mugabe as renowned leader, old friend
China's President Xi Jinping on Monday hailed Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe - a pariah in the West - as a renowned African liberation leader and an "old friend" of the Chinese people. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Satellite used to control unmanned aerial vehicle

China defence ministry tells US to stop 'close-in' surveillance

NATO says 'over 1,000 Russian troops' in Ukraine

Taiwan says spying allegations won't hurt China ties

UAE contracts for enhanced tactical communications

Block 2 Rolling Airframe Missile delivered to Navy

Brazil taking sharp look at Russia's Pantsir-S1 air defense system

TERROR WARS

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
WAR REPORT

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
WAR REPORT

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
WAR REPORT

Four killed in Gaza as Egypt raises new truce proposal
Violence reverberated across Gaza on Monday with four Palestinians killed in Israeli air strikes as Egypt proposed a new ceasefire that would open key crossings into the blockaded territory. ... more
TERROR WARS

New mystery air raid over Tripoli kills 10 Libyan Islamists
Using the cover of darkness to mask its identity, a mystery warplane launched a raid near Tripoli airport overnight, killing at least 10 Islamist, a Libyan militia spokesman said Saturday. ... more

AFRICA NEWS

Wildlife 'WikiLeaks' targets Africa poaching elite
Poachers slaughtering Africa's elephants and rhinos with impunity are often shielded from police by powerful connections, but a group of conservationists has turned to the anonymity of tip-offs to try to stem the killing. ... more
EPIDEMICS

UN vows central role in fighting 'exceptional' Ebola epidemic
The United Nations vowed Saturday to play a "strong role" in helping Liberia and its neighbours fight a deadly outbreak of Ebola in west Africa, which it said could take months to bring it under control. ... more
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WAR REPORT

Air strikes pound Gaza as Israel presses offensive

AFRICA NEWS

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

OIL AND GAS

Eni, BP venture gets gas going from offshore Egyptian project

AFRICA NEWS

Pygmies torch DR Congo villages in revenge strike: UN

OIL AND GAS

Production gains boost Australian energy company Woodside

FARM NEWS

Pangolins under threat in Gabon as demand surges in Asia

AFRICA NEWS

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

CLIMATE SCIENCE

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

AFRICA NEWS

UN peacekeeping chief for C. Africa urges political talks

OIL AND GAS

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

Eight Chinese quarantined as panic grips Ebola-hit west Africa

S.Africa to evacuate hundreds of rhino from poaching-hit park

Difficult security situation in Yemen, Libya hurt OMV

Kerry warns Iraq's Maliki not to cause trouble

Maliki, Iraq's rebel-turned-PM trying to cling to power

Maliki spurned as Iraq president nominates new PM

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