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December 05, 2016
IS making 'last stand' in Libyan city: Pentagon
Washington (AFP) Dec 1, 2016
Islamic State group jihadists are making a "last stand" in their former Libyan stronghold of Sirte, where they now control only around two blocks, the Pentagon said Thursday. The IS group had held all of the Mediterranean port city as recently as early this summer, establishing a significant foothold in Libya. The United States started a bombing campaign in August at the request the UN-supported Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) to help local forces recapture the city more than a year a ... read more

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Human ancestor 'Lucy' was a tree climber, new evidence suggests
Evidence preserved in the internal skeletal structure of the world-famous fossil, Lucy, suggests the ancient human species frequently climbed trees, according to a new analysis by scientists from Th ... more

As oceans empty, Kenya fishermen must adapt or disappear
Ahmed Ali Mohamed snorkels over sea grass and coral, keeping an eye out for different fish species darting through the waters below him. ... more

247Solar Signs Agreement to Commercialize 247Solar Plants in Southern Africa
247Solar and South Africa's Stellenergy (Pty) Ltd. have agreed to build South Africa's first 247Solar Plant to be followed by widespread commercial deployment in southern Africa. The agreement is ba ... more
24/7 News Coverage


Senegal primed as one of the next big oil players
Companies working to exploit frontier oil reserves are working to submit field development plans as quickly as possible, a top executive said. ... more


OPEC deal more about balance than price
An OPEC agreement to limit oil production for the first time in nearly a decade does more to erase a market surplus than support higher prices, analysis finds. ... more

Cryogenic Buyer's Guide

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Android malware steals million Google accounts: researchers
Malicious software designed to attack Android smartphones has breached the accounts of more than a million Google users, security researchers said Wednesday. ... more

S.Africa launches major new trial of AIDS vaccine
South Africa on Wednesday launched a major clinical trial of an experimental vaccine against the AIDS virus, which scientists hope could be the "final nail in the coffin" for the disease. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Controlled electron pulses

FSU professor designs new material to better store hydrogen fuel

Efficient catalysts key to turning water into fuel

ANU demonstrates 'ghost imaging' with atoms

Earth's 'technosphere' now weighs 30 trillion tons

China coal mine blasts kill 59: report

Apple reveals autonomous vehicle ambitions


Talk of OPEC deal sends oil prices skyrocketing
Oil prices staged one of their largest spikes in years on word that members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries brokered a production deal. ... more

What's up with Madagascar
Madagascar, the big island off the east coast of Africa with the lemurs and baobabs, is thought to be sitting in the middle of an old tectonic plate, and so, by the rules of plate tectonics, should ... more

S.Africa launches major new trial of AIDS vaccine
South Africa on Wednesday begins a major clinical trial of an experimental vaccine against the AIDS virus, which scientists hope could be the "final nail in the coffin" for the disease. ... more
ISIS OBC Bundle Deal 6th Annual Modular Construction Summit for Oil and Gas Agenda - December 7-9 - Houston Develop commercial strategies for the global deployment of SMRs and Advanced Reactors

BP builds up North Sea portfolio
A day after taking a greater stake in offshore Egyptian reserves, British energy company BP said it was taking on a larger role in the North Sea. ... more

Military in Castro's Cuba: political, economic pillar
Cuba's Revolutionary Armed Forces, which preceded the bearded rebels Fidel Castro led to power in 1959, have become economic and political pillars that will remain crucial for the government following the ex-leader's death. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Some US conservatives praise Trump over Taiwan phone call

Six key issues facing Trump's Pentagon pick

N. Korea artillery drill targets South, Seoul unveils sanctions

Iran says it will respond to US sanctions renewal

U.K. Defense Ministry to spend $1.26 billion on modernizing test sites

Chinese media blame Trump 'inexperience' over Taiwan call

Secret weddings and phone calls in Mosul under IS


British government defends its role in Libya campaign
The British government on Friday rejected criticism of its intervention in Libya, arguing its involvement saved civilian lives and claiming the Islamic State group has been weakened in the country. ... more

BP builds position in one of Egypt's biggest gas fields
British energy company BP said it was strengthening its position in the Egyptian oil and gas market by buying a minority stake in an offshore natural gas field. ... more

US rancher allowed to hunt mountain lion behind alpaca slaughter
A California rancher was given the green light on Monday to hunt down and kill a mountain lion that slaughtered 10 of her pet alpacas over the weekend. ... more

Fidel Castro's military forays in Africa
Back in the 1970s at the height of the Cold War, the small Caribbean nation of Cuba went to war thousands of miles away in the battlefields of Angola and Ethiopia, leaving thousands dead. ... more

S.African police nab Chinese man with 18 rhino horns
South African police Thursday said they had arrested a Hong Kong-bound Chinese man found with 18 rhino horns hidden in his luggage. ... more


Mixed bag for frontier oil reserves offshore Liberia
A division of Exxon Mobil announced Wednesday it started drilling its first well targeting reserves off the coast of Liberia. ... more

Ethiopian ant shows signs of dominance, poised for global invasion
Scientists have observed signs of dominance among populations of a rather infamous ant species, Lepisiota canescens. The species has begun organizing into supercolonies in the ancient church forests of Ethiopia. ... more
Space News from
Russia seeks answers on ISS cargo ship crash

Europe okays 1.4 bn euros for Mars rover, ISS

Swiss firm acquires Mars One private project

United Launch Alliance Launches Innovative "RocketBuilder" Website

China-made satellites in high demand

Lockheed Martin Advances Modernization of Current GPS Ground Control System for USAF

LeoSat and Globalsat Group Sign Strategic Worldwide Agreement

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Polluted water in hand, Nigerian king takes Shell to court in London


Kenya uses new technology to nab poachers at night: WWF


US seeks UN arms embargo against South Sudan


Fed-up MH370 families to hunt for debris in Madagascar


Africa looks to solar for communities off the grid


Oil prices rally on production proposal support


Iran sees a 25 percent recovery in crude oil prices


Let's consider freezing oil production, Russia says


Oil prices start Friday in hesitant rally


12 Haftar soldiers killed in Libya's Benghazi

Haftar forces claim victory in Libya's Benghazi

Rift Valley Fever epidemic kills at least 32 in Niger

UN seeks more climate finance from rich nations

African leaders in Morocco to unify stance on global warming

Niger Delta Avengers strike again

Oil prices retreat after banner day

Uganda nabs suspect in $120 mn fake arms deal

Africa waits and wonders on Trump's foreign policy

Mali coup leader readies for trial over massacre

Life took hold on land 300 million years earlier than thought

Drought-hit Zimbabwe farmers look to science to save crops

Turning sun into water in parched rural Morocco

UN renews Eritrea sanctions despite push by China for lifting

Tunisia says jihadist group head killed

Extreme weather warnings at UN climate meeting

Mangrove protection key to survival for Senegalese community

How the chicken crossed the Red Sea

Lesotho army chief, accused of 2014 coup attempt, resigns

EU lagging on climate targets: study

Morocco's oases fight back creeping desert sands

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