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February 01, 2015
WAR REPORT
Tripoli rivals to join peace talks 'if held in Libya'
Tripoli (AFP) Jan 29, 2015
The rivals of Libya's elected parliament agreed Thursday to join UN-mediated peace talks with the internationally recognised government if they are held on home soil. The announcement by Salah al-Makhzoum, deputy speaker of the General National Congress (GNC), came as the UN said there was agreement in principle to hold future sessions in Libya, "provided that logistical and security conditions are available". It came after an attack Tuesday on a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital by Islamist gu ... read more
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TERROR WARS

'Huge' effort needed to fight Boko Haram: US commander
Turning the tide against Boko Haram will require a "huge" international effort, a top US military commander warned on Tuesday, taking a swipe at Nigeria's response to the emboldened extremists. ... more
AFRICA NEWS

China defends aid role in Africa
China on Wednesday offered a spirited defence of its aid to Africa, rejecting charges of "concrete diplomacy" following a major infrastructure deal with the continent. ... more
EPIDEMICS

H5N1 bird flu spreads to 11 states in Nigeria: govt
Nigeria on Thursday confirmed that the H5N1 strain of bird flu has spread from seven to 11 states within a week, resulting in the deaths of tens of thousands of poultry but no human cases. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Experts in crisis talks to save rare rhino from extinction
Conservationists and scientists met in Kenya this week to come up with a last ditch plan to save the northern white rhinoceros from extinction. ... more


EPIDEMICS

WHO says Ebola epidemic on the decline
Weekly Ebola infections in west Africa have dropped to below 100 for the first time in more than six months, figures showed Thursday, raising hopes the worst-ever outbreak of the virus is coming to an end. ... more
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Easter Island mystery
Long before the Europeans arrived on Easter Island in 1722, the native Polynesian culture known as Rapa Nui showed signs of demographic decline. However, the catalyst has long been debated in the sc ... more
WEATHER REPORT

Madagascar storm death toll climbs to 68
Sixty eight people were killed in the tropical storm that battered Madagascar over a week ago, according to new figures released Tuesday ahead of a national day of mourning. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
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Westinghouse Accompanies Historic US Delegation To India

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Scientists 'bend' acoustic and elastic waves with new metamaterials

Russia to create water decontamination station for Fukushima-1

Uber steers anti-taxi idea to become global phenomenon

Apple roars back to close smartphone gap with Samsung

WEATHER REPORT

Partly wrong with a chance of being right
The night before the Israel Defense Forces' 1976 mission rescuing over 200 hostages from hijackers in Entebbe, Uganda, Tel Aviv University's Prof. Pinhas Alpert, then head of an Israel Air Force bas ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Ivory in Uganda seizure likely stolen from impound vault
A huge haul of elephant ivory seized in Uganda probably includes tusks stolen from government strongrooms last year, wildlife officials said Tuesday. ... more
AFRICA NEWS

Chinese become targets in DR Congo anti-government riots
Clashes between Democratic Republic of Congo police and political protestors that left some 40 people dead last week also revealed the level of hostility towards the Chinese in the capital Kinshasa. ... more
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AFRICA NEWS

African Union agrees 'substantive' transport deal with China
China and the African Union agreed Tuesday an ambitious plan to develop road, rail and air transport routes to link capitals across the continent. ... more
OIL AND GAS

Ghana to make economic strides with natural gas
Ghana's first major natural gas project is expected to help with substantial economic development in the West African country, energy companies said Tuesday. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
China 2015 military drills to focus on 'winning local wars'

India to Test Nuclear-Capable Agni-5 Missile on January 31

Signs N. Korea restarting nuclear reactor: US think-tank

US Senate panel advances Iran sanctions bill

Survivors accuse Shiite militia of Iraq village massacre

US Nuclear Scientist Jailed for Five Years Over Bomb-Making Plot

Iraqi artist aims kick at IS jihadists

TERROR WARS

IS 'not a state, not justified by Islam': top Egyptian cleric
The Islamic State (IS) group, which has sown a trail of terror across Syria and Iraq, is neither a state nor justified by Islam, Egypt's top Muslim cleric said Monday. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Uganda seizes massive ivory and pangolin haul
Ugandan wildlife officers have seized a huge haul of elephant ivory and pangolin scales, representing the deaths of hundreds of endangered animals, police said Sunday. ... more
OIL AND GAS

West African oil reserves revised upward
Junior explorer African Petroleum Corp. said Monday it revised its reserve estimate for operations off the western African coast upward by more than 50 percent. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Death toll in Mozambique floods rises to 117
The death toll from flooding in parts of Mozambique has risen to 117, with more than 157,000 people affected, official figures showed Monday. ... more
AFRICA NEWS

Defence Minister Lungu wins Zambia's disputed presidential race
Zambia's defence minister Edgar Lungu, of the ruling Patriotic Front, has narrowly won the country's presidential race, the electoral commission announced Saturday after an election marred by delays. ... more

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AFRICA NEWS

Spain negotiates permanent US Marines Africa force
Spain said Friday it was starting negotiations with Washington to host a permanent US Marines intervention force for deployment on missions to Africa. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Endangered chimps may experience drastic habitat loss within 5 years
Dramatic habitat loss by 2020 threatens the population of the planet's most endangered chimp subspecies, according to research published in BMC Evolutionary Biology. The work suggests that climate c ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Record 1,215 rhino poached in S.Africa in 2014

WATER WORLD

Aqua-Spark investments aim to stop plunder of sea life

SHAKE AND BLOW

Madagascar tropical storm claims 46 lives

AFRICA NEWS

Chad strongman wins control of regional fight against Boko Haram

SUPERPOWERS

China planning naval base in Namibia: report

SPACE SCOPES

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EPIDEMICS

Nigeria reports H5N1 bird flu in five states

EPIDEMICS

Two Nigerian cities hit by bird flu: authorities

WAR REPORT

Libya army declares ceasefire after UN talks

DEMOCRACY

Nigeria row over opposition candidate's school reports

Schools reopening as W.Africa turns page on Ebola epidemic

Floods kill 71 in Mozambique: disaster management

Malawi flood survivors cry out for aid

Tunisian blogger jailed for defaming army

Six perish as tropical storm lashes Madagascar

Abu Dhabi fund offers $57 mn loans for clean energy

Algeria finds explosive vests near French beheading area

Damen builds first patrol boats in South Africa

Volunteers join grim search for Malawi flood victims

Chad army vehicles head for Cameroon to fight Boko Haram

Oil tries rally 2.0 in Friday session

Malawi deploys military as floods leave 100,000 homeless

Chinese company takes over Greenland mine project

Can quake-hit Haiti manufacture itself a hi-tech future?

Algeria finds body of beheaded Frenchman

Death toll in Malawi floods climbs 48

N.Z. navy in high-seas standoff with 'illegal' fishers

Eni strengthens role in Egypt

Floods kill at least 40 people in Malawi and Mozambique

Ugandan LRA rebel commander to be tried at ICC, army says

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