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July 29, 2014
Libya issues plea for outside help as violence escalates
Tripoli, Libya (UPI) Jul 28, 2013
The Libyan government said Monday it needed outside help to control new clashes in the capital, near where several oil storage tankers were hit by rocket fire. The severity of new clashes in Libya prompted the U.S. State Department to suspend diplomatic activities at its embassy in the Libyan capital. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the precautionary move was made in response to the "free-wheeling militia violence that is taking place in Tripoli." The Libyan government said Monda ... read more
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Ebola can spread like 'forest fire,' US warns
The deadly Ebola virus can spread like a forest fire, US health authorities said Monday, urging travelers to West Africa to take extra precautions amid the largest outbreak in history. ... more

Tunisia seeks helicopters, weaponry
The North African country of Tunisia is seeking to improve its security capabilities with help from the United States military. ... more

Entire families wiped out in Air Algerie plane crash
France announced Friday there were no survivors on board the Air Algerie flight that crashed in Mali as it emerged that several families were wiped out in the tragedy. ... more
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Optimism high for offshore Senegal
Australian energy company FAR Ltd. said Monday a deep water drilling program slated for Senegal could change the opinion about the country's reserve potential. ... more


South Africa jails rhino poacher for 77 years
A South African court has jailed a rhino poacher for 77 years, one of the heaviest sentences handed out for the crime as poaching continues to escalate, an official said Wednesday. ... more
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Bruised, battered but still fighting: Bob Geldof
After three months of private grief over the death of his daughter Peaches, Bob Geldof returned to the world spotlight on Thursday, taking up the cause of AIDS with his trademark mix of anger and empathy. ... more

Mali government, rebels ink accord on ending hostilities
The Malian government and six rebel groups signed an accord on an end to hostilities as part of ongoing peace talks that opened in Algiers last week. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Magnets for fusion energy

Stanford team builds stable lithium anode

Layered 2D crystals might enable superconductors at high temps

Building 'invisible' materials with light

Measuring the Smallest Magnets

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Greensmith will integrate 23mW of energy storage in 2014


Baghdad in political, diplomatic push amid battlefield stalemate
Iraq was closer to breaking months of political limbo Thursday after a deal on the post of president paved the way for the formation of a new government. ... more

South Africa targets screening whole population for AIDS
South Africa's government plans to extend AIDS tests to the country's entire population and speed up antiretroviral treatment of those who test positive for the virus, the health minister said Wednesday. ... more

South Africa sets 5 years to stem military decline
Continental military power South Africa committed Wednesday to save its armed forces from meltdown within five years, amid budget constraints and increasing involvement in peacekeeping missions around Africa. ... more
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South African advocacy group calls for ban on fracking
A South African advocacy group called for a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing operations for natural gas despite support from President Jacob Zuma. ... more

Rwanda to Unveil First Utility-Scale Solar PV Power Plant in East Africa
The Government of Rwanda is preparing to commission in early August 2014 the first utility-scale solar PV power plant in East Africa with a production capacity of 8.5 MWp. The project has commenced ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Putin defiant in face of new EU arms sanctions

N. Korea threatens nuclear strike on White House

China's Xi approaches Mao in state media mentions: study

Beyond GPS: 5 Next-Generation Technologies

SES Awarded Hosted Payload Solutions ID/IQ Contract

RF detector for law enforcement, intel purposes in the wings

Ukraine army wrests control of part of MH17 crash site: rebels


Iraq PM seeks Sunni tribal help in battling insurgency
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki met several Sunni tribal leaders on Tuesday in a renewed bid to gain their support in battling a raging jihadist-led Sunni insurgency. ... more

Pedaling solutions to Dar es Salaam's mega-city woes
Fatma rides on the shoulder of the road, her infant daughter secured to her back with a length of brightly coloured kanga fabric. ... more

Water problems lead to riots, deaths in South Africa
Three babies who died from drinking tap water contaminated by sewage have become a tragic symbol of South Africa's struggle to cope with a flood of people into cities designed under apartheid to cater to the tiny white minority. ... more

Nigeria air force helicopter crashes in restive region
A Nigerian helicopter crashed on Monday in an area where the military is battling Boko Haram Islamists, killing two of the three people on board, a statement said, but there was no indication the chopper was shot down by insurgents. ... more

Airbus supplying more aircraft to Egyptian Air Force
The Egyptian Air Force is increasing its fleet of Airbus C295 transports to 20 aircraft through an order for additional planes. ... more


Gunmen kill 21 Egyptian soldiers in checkpoint attack
Egypt's military said militants firing machineguns and rocket-propelled grenades attacked a border checkpoint Saturday, killing 21 soldiers in one of the biggest assaults on security forces in years. ... more

Storm Shadow missiles set for integration of RAF Typhoons
New Typhoon fighters to be flown by Britain's Royal Air Force will carry Storm Shadow missiles following an agreement between a NATO agency and Eurofighter. ... more
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Alien Atmospheres - Methane, CFCs and other signs of smart ETs

Russian Bio-Satellite Back From The Dead

NASA's Mars Spacecraft Maneuvers to Prepare for Close Comet Flyby

China releases geoinformation industry plan

Bepicolombo Integration Testing Completed At Thales

Hubble Finds Three Surprisingly Dry Exoplanets

Amber Straughn - Drawn to the Skies


PNG LNG project gives lift to Australia's Santos


Mali govt, rebels begin tough peace talks in Algiers


UN Council condemns N.Korea over missile launches


14 Tunisian troops killed in deadliest attack on army


Three drown as Italian navy rescues around 1,400 migrants


Mali armed groups in 'strong position' ahead of talks


Egypt truce failure gives Israel leeway in Gaza: analysts


Children killed on beach as Israel resumes Gaza bombardment


Sierra Leone Ebola Suggest Presence In West Africa By 2006


BRICS bank will reduce Western dominance: China media

War-torn South Sudan gets Chinese weapons delivery

Tech woes menace Canada's Arctic maritime traffic: union

Africa to suffer deadliest ever year for rhino poaching

Water everywhere for DR Congo city yet scarcely a drop to drink

ASAL and SSTL enter a new collaboration for Alsat-1B

Invasion of yellow crazy ant in Seychelles palm forests

France ends Mali offensive, redeploys troops to restive Sahel

Africa Petroleum Corp. assessing oil potential offshore Sierra Leone

Iraq's Kurds demand PM Maliki's resignation

Iraq PM accuses Kurds of harbouring militants

Mozambique Air Force jets get new lease on life

Japan PM says horrors of war must never be repeated

DynCorp poised to receive FMS contract from Egypt

South Africa rhino poaching toll jumps

Gas exports, aid takes centre-stage as Abe visits PNG

Industry says it's premature to declare Libyan oil victory

Senior US diplomat 'unwelcome', should leave: Bahrain

Iran backs Maliki as Iraq PM but open to change

Algeria envisions joint energy efforts with Tanzania

Somali capital one step short of famine: UN

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