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December 22, 2014
Canada increases global reach with new military transporter
Ottawa (AFP) Dec 19, 2014
Canada's defense minister announced Friday the addition of a fifth military transport jumbo jet to its fleet, as the nation continues expanding its combat and humanitarian reach around the world. Its four existing Globemaster III C17 aircrafts were purchased in 2008-2009 and have been used recently in Canadian and allied airlifts in Afghanistan, the Arctic, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Lithuania, Mali, Sierra Leone and Ukraine. "It's no exaggeration to say that the C17 fleet has revolutionized the way t ... read more
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US says delivered 10 Apaches to Egypt
The United States has delivered 10 Apache helicopters to Egypt in recent weeks after lifting part of a freeze on aid to the north African nation, a US official said Saturday. ... more

African leaders call on UN for intervention in Libya
Leaders in the sub-Saharan Sahel region of Africa called Friday on the United Nations to organise an international force "to neutralise the armed groups" sowing chaos in Libya. ... more

Nigeria says reports of latest Islamist kidnap 'unverified'
Nigeria's military on Friday confirmed a deadly attack by Boko Haram in the northeast village of Gumsuri but said reports of a mass kidnapping needed to be verified. ... more
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Sea Shepherd confronts illegal Antarctic poaching vessel
Environmental activist group Sea Shepherd said Thursday it confronted a ship known for poaching Patagonian toothfish and other rare species in the Antarctic, part of its efforts to target illegal fishing in the Southern Ocean. ... more


54 Nigerian soldiers sentenced to death for mutiny: lawyer
A Nigerian military court on Wednesday sentenced 54 soldiers to death for mutiny after they refused to deploy for an operation against Boko Haram Islamists in the northeast, their lawyer said. ... more
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More than a million mummies found in ancient Roman cemetery
A team of archaeologists from Brigham Young University have nearly completed their excavation of an ancient Egyptian cemetery boasting more than a million mummies. Thirty years after researchers first began digging, scientists are still trying to make sense of their findings. ... more

DR Congo ex-rebels found in Uganda refugee camp
Around 1,000 ex-fighters from a Democratic Republic of Congo rebel group were found in a Ugandan refugee camp Wednesday, a day after fleeing moves to repatriate them, the Ugandan army said. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Future batteries: Lithium-sulfur with a graphene wrapper

Choreography of an electron pair

Organic electronics could lead to cheap, wearable medical sensors

Pilot plant for the removal of extreme gas charges from deep waters

Instant-start computers possible with new breakthrough

Electron spin could be the key to high-temperature superconductivity

Rice study fuels hope for natural gas cars


'Anyone but the Chinese': Madagascar workers demand new masters
Workers at a Chinese sugar refinery in Madagascar, where a long-simmering labour dispute boiled over into deadly riots last week that left at least four dead, are unequivocal about what it would take to get them back to work. ... more

Zimbabwe, Zambia get $275mn for urgent Kariba Dam repair
Zimbabwe and Zambia have secured $275 million in loans and grants for urgent repairs to the gigantic power-generating Kariba Dam on the border between the two countries, the World Bank announced Wednesday. ... more

War hurting Libyan oil, but NATO rules out intervention
With conflict curbing Libya's oil potential, NATO officials said they've reviewed the situation, but have not discussed any military role in the country. ... more
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Five countries vie for S.Africa nuclear build
South Africa has chosen five countries to compete for its nuclear power programme, the government said Wednesday, as it looks to the controversial energy source to boost flagging output. ... more

US soldier jailed after joining French Foreign Legion
An American soldier who abandoned his unit to join the French Foreign Legion has been convicted of desertion and sentenced by the US military to four years in prison, the New York Times reported Tuesday. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
N. Korea slams UN vote, vows to bolster nuclear capacity

3 countries eye pooled acquisition, operation of airlifters

China protests US frigate sale to Taiwan

Poland orders more Norwegian missiles

Clock ticking on Mistral decision, Russia tells France

Canada increases global reach with new military transporter

US says delivered 10 Apaches to Egypt


Stanford scientist examines ways to put stormwater to use in big cities
Stanford researchers plan to use data from St. Paul, Minnesota, to determine the value of stormwater, and apply these lessons to water projects in Brazil and Ethiopia. Runoff from rainstorms i ... more

Sudan unveils oil ambitions
The Sudanese government aims to increase oil reserves by tapping more than 250 new wells next year, the country's oil minister said. ... more

Chinese sugar firm seeks compensation from Madagascar after riots
A Chinese-run sugar refinery in Madagascar damaged last week during a violent labour dispute will seek compensation from the government of the island nation, a spokesman said Monday. ... more

Four die as homes collapse in Morocco storms
Four people have died in house collapses as new storms swept across Morocco at the weekend, a month after flooding killed nearly 50, the authorities said on Monday. ... more

Volcanic eruption in Cape Verde destroys villages
The biggest eruption of Cape Verde volcano Pico do Fogo in decades has destroyed two villages and threatens a forest reserve Tuesday, officials said. ... more

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Islamists mount air raid near key Libyan oil terminals
Islamist militias launched an air strike near key oil terminals in eastern Libya on Tuesday, stepping up a battle for the government-held facilities, a security official said. ... more

France calls for combined African response to jihadist threat
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Monday urged African nations to combine efforts to tackle the jihadist threat, from southern Libya to Nigeria. ... more
Space News from
NASA's Spaceborne Carbon Counter Maps New Details

Kepler Proves It Can Still Find Planets

NASA releases video of Orion spacecraft re-entry from astronaut's perspective

NASA just emailed the space station a new socket wrench

US Ballistic Missile Defense Needs More Testing

UK Politicians Keeping 'Options Open' Over Trident Renewal

DARPA developing first-ever maneuverable bullet


No Pope meeting for Dalai Lama as Vatican eyes China ties


Lockheed Martin delivers second C-130J to Tunisia


HRW accuses Sudan army, allies of Blue Nile killings, rapes


Congolese colonel gets life for crimes against humanity


Oil price indices get minor lift


Offshore Congo exceeds Eni's expectations


China extends $2bn credit line to Angolan state oil firm


Kenya's 'Maasai Olympics' fights dwindling lion numbers


Sudan minister vows to defeat rebels after fruitless talks


China 'shocked' by violent dispute at Madagascar factory

Mauritius opposition celebrate landslide victory

Muhammadu Buhari: Nigeria's former military ruler

Two dead in violence at Chinese-run factory in Madagascar

Nobel winners praise Cape Town mayor for Dalai Lama stand

French army kills 'big fish' jihadist in northern Mali

Six Guantanamo detainees sent to Uruguay

Deadly air raid hits Libya militia on Tunisia border

Eni brings more oil online offshore Angola

South Africa's Zuma calls China an anti-colonial force

An organic garden of plenty in Mali's arid soil

Poorest countries 'left behind': climate finance report

Nigeria clears impounded cargo Russian plane to leave

Africa likely to see more rain as greenhouse emissions continue

Meteorite From Mars Contains Alien Biomass

Fogo volcano on Sentinel's radar

Managing reefs to benefit coastal communities

China's Xi hails South Africa's Zuma as 'good friend'

Russia ready to host Mideast nuclear disarmament talks: Lavrov

Sudan troops beat back rebel attacks in Kordofan, kill 50: army

Archaeologists say ancient shell engraving is oldest human art

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