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February 08, 2016
Deadly air strike hits hospital in east Libya: medic
Benghazi, Libya (AFP) Feb 7, 2016
An air strike hit a hospital in Derna in eastern Libya on Sunday, killing four people including a woman and her child and two anti-government fighters, a doctor said. "There are four dead - a nurse, her 10-year-old son and two members of the Shura Council," radiologist Dr Mohamad al-Jeddayimi at Al-Wehda hospital told AFP. In its own statement, the Mujahedeen Shura Council said the attack was in the area of the Faculty of Medical Technology Science in the Bab Tobruk district of eastern Derna ca ... read more
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General Dynamics to support Egyptian M1A1 production
The U.S. Army has given General Dynamics Land Systems a $15.9 million contract with options for technical services supporting domestic Egyptian M1A1 production. ... more

Five killed as jihadists attack UN camp in Mali
At least four suspected jihadists and a Malian soldier were killed Friday following an attack on a UN military camp in Timbuktu in Mali's restive north, a Malian security source said. ... more

Zimbabwe declares 'state of disaster' over drought
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on Friday declared a "state of disaster" in many rural areas hit by a severe drought, with more than a quarter of the population facing food shortages. ... more
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Ancient wildebeest-like animal shared 'bizarre' feature with dinosaur
By poring over the fossilized skulls of ancient wildebeest-like animals (Rusingoryx atopocranion) unearthed on Kenya's Rusinga Island, researchers have discovered that the little-known hoofed mammal ... more


How environmental awareness helped the Bushmen to poison their game
Being responsible for providing their food straight from nature, the San tribes, also called Bushmen, have quickly found ways to evolve their hunting methods. It is assumed that it did not take long ... more

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Morocco launches first solar power plant
King Mohammed VI on Thursday inaugurated Morocco's first solar power plant, a massive project that the country sees as part of its goal of boosting its clean energy output. ... more

US weighs options as IS presence soars in Libya
Islamic State fighters have streamed into Libya in recent months, a US official said Thursday, heightening fears the extremists are gaining ground and influence in the north African country. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
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Central Appalachia flatter as result of mountaintop mining

Metal oxide sandwiches: New option to manipulate properties of interfaces

Scientists guide gold nanoparticles to form 'diamond' superlattices

Breaking through insect shells at a molecular level


Humans evolved by sharing technology and culture
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IS forces rise in Libya, drop in Iraq and Syria: US official
Islamic State fighters have streamed into Libya in recent months, a US official said Thursday, heightening fears that the extremists are gaining ground and influence in the north African country. ... more

Ugandan opposition general charged at court martial: lawyer
Uganda's former intelligence chief, an outspoken critic of President Yoweri Museveni, was charged in a military court Tuesday for taking part in politics against army law, his lawyer said. ... more
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Scientists celebrate as lions rediscovered in Ethiopian park
Conservationists announced Monday the "amazing discovery" of a previously unknown lion population in a remote northwestern region of Ethiopia, confirming local reports with camera trap photographs for the first time. ... more

Deploying AU force without Burundi approval 'unimaginable': AU official
The African Union will not deploy peacekeepers to troubled Burundi unless the government in Bujumbura agrees, the AU special representative for the region told French radio RFI on Sunday. ... more
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S. Korea, US to discuss deployment of US missile system

S. Korea navy fires warning shots at North vessel

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UAE says in favour of US-led ground troops in Syria

Saudi intercepts Scud from Yemen

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Millions in Ethiopia facing worst drought for decades: UN
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New research sharpens understanding of poison-arrow hunting in Africa
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Head of Libya's unity government meets army chief
The designated head of Libya's UN-backed unity government has met the country's controversial army chief, retired General Khalifa Haftar, as he prepares to submit a new cabinet lineup. ... more

Egypt takes delivery of Rafale fighters
Egypt has taken delivery of three Rafale fighters from French aircraft company Dassault, the second batch of fighter jets under a contact last signed last year. ... more

Tanzania arrests three after British wildlife pilot killed
Tanzanian police have arrested three men after a British pilot was killed when gunmen opened fire on his helicopter as he tracked suspected elephant poachers, a minister said Sunday. ... more

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US says weighing 'military options' in Libya
The US is weighing potential military options in Libya as Islamic State jihadists expand their influence in the north African nation roiled by political instability, a Pentagon official said Wednesday. ... more

Amnesty slams recall of Nigerian officer it accuses of war crimes
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Eritrea president dismisses food crisis fears despite drought

South Africa puts year-long ban on leopard hunting

Arab nations eye China, domestic market to revive tourism

SoloPower Systems achieves first commercial deployment in South Africa

Algeria president takes control of security services: media

Horn of Africa port Djibouti signs China trade deals

Evidence of a prehistoric massacre extends the history of warfare

Two Guantanamo Bay inmates sent to Bosnia, Montenegro

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Xi signs Egypt deals as China looks to boost Mideast clout

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NGOs call for oil drilling ban at Africa's Virunga wildlife park

France doubles arms sales in 2015

Volunteers send water as S.African temperatures soar

UN reduces size of peacekeeping force in Ivory Coast

US officials heads to Africa on anti-poaching campaign

Morocco pushes renewable energy business opportunities

Chinese president in Saudi Arabia to bolster ties

China's Xi to visit Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iran

Ebola epidemic is over but expect flare-ups: UN

Several dead as Shebab storm African Union base in Somalia

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