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August 30, 2016
Tunisia 'terrorist' blast kills three soldiers
Kasserine, Tunisia (AFP) Aug 29, 2016
Three Tunisian soldiers were killed in an explosion set off by "terrorists" on Monday near Mount Sammama, a hideout for jihadists at war with the authorities, the defence ministry said. Defence ministry spokesman Belhassen Oueslati told Mosaique Radio FM that "terrorist elements launched an attack with a large quantity of explosives on a military patrol providing security for workers" tarring a road. Three soldiers were killed and seven wounded, he said, adding that two militants were believed t ... read more

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Japan takes aid show to Africa, in China's shadow
Japan takes its aid and trade show to Africa on Saturday, opening a huge two-day development conference in Kenya, hoping that quality will trump quantity in the battle for influence against cash-rich China. ... more

The Anthropocene is here: scientists
The human impact on Earth's chemistry and climate has cut short the 11,700-year-old geological epoch known as the Holocene and ushered in a new one, scientists said Monday. ... more

Scientists think human ancestor Lucy fell from a tree
Scientists believe that 3.18 million years ago, a relatively young but mature adult female hominin fell from a tree in Africa and perished. Today, much of the world knows that hominin as Lucy, the most famous human ancestor. ... more
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S.Sudan court martials 60 soldiers
Sixty South Sudanese soldiers have been tried before a court martial for alleged crimes committed during last month's fighting in the capital Juba, the army spokesman said Monday. ... more


Cameroon must halt rubber plantation project: Greenpeace
Greenpeace has urged Cameroon to suspend a major rubber plantation project in the country's south because of large-scale deforestation that threatens a nearby UNESCO World Heritage nature reserve. ... more

Transition from Operations to Decommissioning by Preparing a Safe, Cost-Effective Shut Down and Waste Management Strategy

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Conflict and drought threaten Mozambique's Gorongosa park
Passing through the aged faded gates into Gorongosa National Park, it's difficult to imagine you've just entered Mozambique's largest wildlife sanctuary. ... more

NATO in favor of political moves in oil-rich Libya
NATO allies expressed support for political movements in oil-rich Libya, which they said are vital steps in ensuring peace in the war-torn country. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Physicists find peculiarities in a material with a giant magnetocaloric effect

UNIST to engineer next-generation smart separator membranes

Exposure to chemicals released during fracking may harm fertility

Air contamination near fracking sites result of operational inefficiencies

New method developed for producing some metals

Extending battery life for mobile devices

Scientists solve puzzle of converting gaseous carbon dioxide to fuel


Iran's oil minister defends market share
Iran's oil minister said Friday he'll go to an Algerian meeting where producers could move to stabilize prices, but kept his defense of market share. ... more

Japan takes aid show to Africa in China's shadow
Japan takes its aid show to Africa this weekend, with a huge development conference in Kenya, hoping quality will trump quantity in the battle for influence against cash-rich China. ... more

Boko Haram's Shekau 'wounded' in air strike: Nigeria
Nigeria's military claimed Tuesday to have seriously injured Boko Haram's elusive leader Abubakar Shekau and killed other commanders in an air strike on the Islamist group's forest stronghold. ... more
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Analyst: Oil near $50 not good for a freeze
The price point for crude oil that would likely trigger action from major oil producers is around $35 per barrel, a Swiss-based market research group said ... more

An elephant in the room offshore Senegal
Further analysis of an oil field offshore Senegal confirms it may be an elephant, one with more than 100 million barrels of oil, Africa-focused FAR Ltd. said. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Lockheed Martin receives $19 million THAAD contract modification

Iran says 'nuclear spy' arrested, bailed

Iran deploys long-range missiles to Fordo nuclear site

Wheels up for China's new aero-engine group

China's H-6K bomber to be showcased at first public event

Obama, Erdogan to meet Sunday in China on G20 sidelines: WHouse

Kerry to meet India's leaders after defence pact sealed


Russia, Egypt to Sign Final Contract to Build Nuclear Plant by Year-End
Egypt plants to finalize the signing of a raft of contracts to build its first nuclear power plant by the end of this year, the nation's President Abdel Fattah Sisi told newspapers. The 1,000- ... more

US deploys attack helicopters to strike IS in Libya
The United States has begun using attack helicopters to target the Islamic State group in the jihadists' Libyan former stronghold of Sirte, a defense official said Tuesday. ... more

Anti-IS forces seize more ground in Libya's Sirte
Fighters of Libya's unity government, backed by US air strikes, have recaptured more ground from jihadists holed up in the centre of the coastal city of Sirte, loyalist forces said Monday. ... more

DR Congo's second city poisoned by years of mining
"In this stream, the fish vanished long ago, killed by acids and waste from the mines," says Lubumbashi resident Heritier Maloba, staring into the murky waters of his childhood fishing hole. ... more

Niger Delta Avengers consider de-escalating conflict
The Niger Delta Avengers, a militant group tied to production problems in OPEC-member Nigeria, said it was open to some form of collective negotiations. ... more


New research throws light on stone artifacts' use as ancient projectiles
A team of psychologists, kinesiologists and archaeologists at Indiana University and elsewhere are throwing new light on a longstanding archaeological mystery: the purpose of a large number of spher ... more

NATO allies welcome Libyan progress
Members of the NATO alliance said they welcomed Libyan investment board actions as a step toward ensuring authority over the nation's oil wealth. ... more
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FLEX takes on mutants

Rosetta Captures Comet Outburst

Spitzer Space Telescope Begins 'Beyond' Phase

Boredom was hardest part of yearlong dome isolation

Year-long simulation of humans living on Mars ends in Hawaii

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Nigerian oil output may stay low through 2017


Tropical Storm Fiona forms in Atlantic


Initial agreement reached in Mozambique peace talks


Oil now flowing from offshore Ghana


More gorilla than chimp


Adding milk, meat to diet dramatically improves nutrition for poor in Zambia


Aid workers struggle to help homeless in Sudan floods


Senegal oil continues to impress Cairn Energy


Drought ravages Lesotho as water is exported to S.Africa


Sudan floods kill 100, destroy villages: officials

Wanted Rwandan warlord's security chief held in DR Congo

Scientists identify world's oldest oceanic crust in Mediterranean

Smiths Detection to help protect Egypt airports

12 dead in Burkina Faso floods

Drought-hit Swaziland imposes four day water cuts

Unprecedented Ethiopia protests far from over: analysts

Sudan issues flood warning as Nile rises

NATO allies concerned for Libyan oil

Oil prices move higher after OPEC expects demand to build

US special ops troops in Libya's Sirte: report

Raytheon gets $129 million TOW weapon system contract modification

Mali floods leave 14 dead in a month

S. Leone, Liberia risk Ebola-like outbreaks from poor sanitation

Burkina Faso halts massive donkey meat exports to Asia

Chinese workers released after Nigeria kidnap

Moroccan shale output curbed because of 'earth movement'

A Giant Stellar Void in the Milky Way

Libya unity forces prepare 'decisive' assault in IS bastion

Desert elephants pass on knowledge - not mutations - to survive

South Sudan accepts deployment of regional force: IGAD

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