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February 27, 2015
UN report urges drones for peace missions
United Nations, United States (AFP) Feb 24, 2015
A UN report is calling for drones to be deployed in most peacekeeping missions as part of a major technological leap needed to help the United Nations confront world crises, the lead expert of the study said Monday. The UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN's largest peace force, has been using surveillance drones to monitor rebel groups in the east. "This is essential technology for missions on the ground. Most missions should have it," said Jane Hotte Lule, head of the five-me ... read more
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Jordan first buyer of South African armored vehicle
Jordan has become the first customer for the Mbombe 6x6 armored infantry combat vehicle from South Africa's Paramount Group. ... more

Cyber thugs taking data hostage
Marriage therapist Valerie Goss turned on her computer one day and found that all of her data was being held hostage. ... more

Libya could be next Syria without West's help: foreign minister
Libya's Foreign Minister Mohamed Dayri has called for Western military support, saying the growing threat from jihadist groups threatened to turn his country into another Syria. ... more
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Anti-IS mission puts hardened French pilot on new flight path
After having flown missions over Afghanistan and Libya, French Rafale fighter pilot "Sharpy" now faces fresh challenges on his new assignment against the Islamic State jihadist group in Iraq. ... more


Leaks contradict Israel's claim Iran was close to bomb
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's claim that Iran was a year away from making a nuclear bomb was contradicted by his secret services, according to reports Monday citing leaked documents. ... more
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Nigerian army chief visits Baga, vows 'war is almost ended'
The head of the Nigerian Army has visited soldiers in the northeastern town of Baga, telling troops that the conflict against Boko Haram will soon be over. ... more

Polaris Defense showcases ultra-light off-road military vehicle
Polaris Defense has internationally introduced its new ultra-light off-road vehicle for transporting cargo or a nine-person infantry/special operations squad. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
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Using 'fuzzy logic' to optimize hybrid solar/battery systems
How did fuzzy logic help a group of researchers in Tunisia and Algeria create an ideal photovoltaic system that obeys the supply-and-demand principle and its delicate balance? In the Journal o ... more

OPEC comments drive Brent prices up
Statements from a member of OPEC again swayed oil markets Wednesday, with Saudi comments on demand driving Brent crude prices upward. ... more

Detecting defects at the nanoscale will profit solar panel production
Research at the University of Huddersfield will lead to major efficiency gains and cost savings in the manufacture of flexible solar panels. It has also resulted in an exceptional number of scholarl ... more
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WHO seeks $1 bn more for four conflict-hit countries
The World Health Organization on Tuesday appealed for $1.0 billion in additional funds to help provide life-saving health services to millions in need in conflict-ravaged Syria, Iraq, Central African Republic and South Sudan. ... more

Algeria police prevent anti-shale gas protest
Riot police prevented a protest in the Algerian capital Tuesday against state energy giant Sonatrach's controversial exploitation of shale gas in the southern desert. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
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Russian jets to hold drills over Barents sea

Fighting IS not a priority for Turkey: US spy chief

Australia researchers create 'world first' 3D-printed jet engines

Kerry to meet Russian, Iranian FMs next week

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OPEC rumors stir oil market pot
Oil markets moved into positive territory Tuesday on word members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries were weighing extraordinary measures. ... more

UN climate chief to miss key meet after sex harassment case
A top United Nations climate change official has pulled out of a key meeting in Kenya next week as Indian police investigate a sexual harassment complaint against him, officials have said. ... more

Lightning kills five in Tanzania school
A lightning strike in Tanzania killed four school children and their teacher on Monday as they sheltered in their classroom, a teacher said. ... more

Offensive against Islamists progresses: Nigeria military
Nigeria's military said Sunday that the offensive against Boko Haram was progressing, claiming soldiers had recovered stocks of arms abandoned by insurgents fleeing the recaptured town of Baga. ... more

UN climate experts meet despite chief's absence over sex case
Climate scientists went ahead with a scheduled meeting in Kenya despite the absence of the chief of the UN's top climate science body who faces sexual harassment allegations. ... more

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Zimbabwe, Zambia secure urgent repairs of giant Kariba Dam
Urgent repairs to avert the collapse of the gigantic, power-generating Kariba Dam between Zimbabwe and Zambia will begin this year after the two neighbours signed $294 million in deals with international investors Friday. ... more

Egypt postpones trial of Brotherhood head, 198 Islamists
An Egyptian military court has postponed to March 9 the trial of the Muslim Brotherhood leader and 198 other Islamists over deadly clashes after president Mohamed Morsi's ouster, an army official said Monday. ... more
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