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March 31, 2015
UN Security Council holds Libya arms embargo in place
United Nations, United States (AFP) March 27, 2015
The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution on Friday to step up the fight against Islamic extremists in Libya but without lifting the arms embargo. Libya, backed by Egypt, had asked for an end to the arms embargo to allow the embattled government to build up its army and take on groups such as Islamic State (IS). But the resolution drafted by Jordan kept the four-year arms embargo in place while opening the door to exemptions on a case-by-case basis. The measure called on a Sec ... read more
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Rescuers pull six bodies from landslides in flood-hit Indian Kashmir
Rescuers recovered six bodies late Monday from landslides in Indian Kashmir and were searching for those still buried as hundreds fled their homes after flooding triggered by heavy rain. ... more

Tsunami threat passes after 7.5 quake in Papua New Guinea
A 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea Monday, sending startled residents fleeing from their homes, but a tsunami threat passed with no immediate reports of major damage. ... more

Nigerian president quits voting station after tech glitch
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan turned up Saturday to accredit himself and his wife Patience for his re-election bid but problems with new voting technology forced to him to temporarily abandon his plans. ... more
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Pygmies demand end to discrimination in DR Congo
Pygmies in the Democratic Republic of Congo used the forum offered by a festival of indigenous peoples Friday to demand protection against discrimination by other Congolese who they claim treat them like "savages". ... more


Tsunami warning after Papua New Guinea hit by 7.5 quake
A 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea Monday, US seismologists said, with "hazardous" tsunami waves possible in areas near the epicentre although no major damage was immediately reported. ... more
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Statoil finds more gas offshore Tanzania
Tanzania may be ripe for future offshore natural gas development, though time is needed for appraisal after the latest find, Norway's Statoil said Monday. ... more

African Petroleum generates new cash
African Petroleum said Friday it raised roughly $12 million in a share offering and expects more in an effort to raise cash for its West African operations. ... more
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Atomic Experts to Visit Fukushima in April to Check Contaminated Water

Engineers speed up simulations in computational grand challenge

Electric vehicles may be more useful than previously thought

Super sensitive measurement of magnetic fields

Physicists report technology with potential for sub-micron optical switches

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Have Researchers Discovered the Sound of the Stars
A chance discovery by a team of researchers, including a University of York scientist, has provided experimental evidence that stars may generate sound. The study of fluids in motion - now kno ... more

Regional troops retake Nigerian town from Boko Haram
Chad and Niger troops have recaptured the northeastern Nigerian town of Gachagar from Boko Haram, as part of a regional offensive to combat the Islamist insurgents, Niger's defence minister said on Thursday. ... more

Shell takes further steps away from Nigeria
The Nigerian subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell said it made further progress in its divestment strategy by selling Niger Delta assets from $1.7 billion. ... more
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U.S.: Schlumberger 'willfully' violated sanctions
For six years, a division of oil services company Schlumberger "willfully" violated U.S. sanctions against Iran and Sudan, the Justice Department said. ... more

Botswana conference heightens alarm over illegal wildlife trade
Conservation experts meeting in Botswana on Wednesday issued dire warnings over the booming illegal wildlife trade that threatens the survival of elephants, rhinos, tigers and other endangered species. ... more
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U.S. Air Force tests Minuteman III missiles

'Yes or no' time as Iran nuclear talks near deadline

China suspected as software site GitHub hit by attack

Spy agencies in 'technology arms race', says British chief

Air strike kills at least 15 at Yemen displaced camp

Iran talks stretch into the night hours before deadline

US drone killed two Iranian troops in Iraq: state media


Nigerian army chief vows crackdown on election unrest
The head of Nigeria's army on Wednesday vowed a violent crackdown on election-related unrest, as security tightened before this weekend's presidential and parliamentary vote. ... more

Botswana talks to end illegal wildlife trade
Experts are gathering in Botswana on Wednesday to try to end the illegal wildlife trade that is decimating populations of elephants, rhinos and other threatened species. ... more

Gun drills and discipline at S.Africa anti-poaching school
Gripping a semi-automatic rifle in his muscular right hand, anti-poaching instructor Simon Rood berates his students for not taking their gun lessons seriously. ... more

'No blacks' Chinese restaurant shut down in Kenya
A Chinese restaurant in the Kenyan capital Nairobi has been shut down and its owners summoned by authorities after it emerged it was barring black patrons, reports said Wednesday. ... more

ESA's CHEOPS Satellite: The Pharaoh of Exoplanet Hunting
Just like the Pharaoh Cheops, who ruled the ancient Old Kingdom of Egypt, ESA's CHaracterising ExOPlanet Satellite (CHEOPS) could be someday ruling in the field of exoplanet hunting. It will be the ... more

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Time running out for wild elephants say experts
African elephants could be extinct in the wild within a few decades, experts warned on Monday at a major conservation summit in Botswana that highlighted an alarming decline in numbers due to poaching for ivory. ... more

E. Guinea's president warns of 'serious terrorist' threat to country
President Teodoro Obiang Nguema of Equatorial Guinea has warned of "serious and adequate information" that his small central African country faces a terrorist threat. ... more
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US Air Force vet charged with Syrian jihad support

Libya general vows to take Benghazi, urges foreign support

Nigeria begins 'final onslaught' against Boko Haram: govt

Big toe's big foot holds evolutionary key

Botswana MPs want wildlife hunting ban lifted ahead of talks

Mali rebels hopeful of 'decisive' meeting on peace deal

South Africa Rebuffs US Attempts to Take Over its Nuclear Materials

Political uncertainty plagues Nigeria's oil potential

US to decide on Egypt miliary aid 'very soon': Kerry

HRW warns cluster bombs used in Libya conflict

Obama: Republicans will change views on climate

Mali rebels ask to meet mediators to improve peace deal

UN probe finds 'ruthless repression', rights abuses in Eritrea

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Significant gas discovery made in Libya

Eni envisions $5 billion investments in Egypt

Abducted Chinese workers freed in Nigeria: police

The world's largest radio telescope takes a major step towards construction

Kerry in Egypt for talks on IS fight, Palestinians

IS readies for Tikrit last stand but 'expands' to Nigeria

SA mercenaries in Nigeria: apartheid-era veterans still finding work

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