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April 20, 2014
Landmine kills Tunisian soldier in remote border area
Tunis (AFP) April 18, 2014
A landmine blast killed a soldier on Friday in western Tunisia's Mount Chaambi area, the defence ministry said, after warning of the growing threat from jihadists in the remote region. "A landmine exploded inside the closed military zone at 11:45 am (1045 GMT). The driver of a military vehicle was killed," ministry spokesman Taoufik Rahmouni told AFP. He said a gun battle between soldiers and Islamist militants had broken out earlier. Tunisia this week declared Mount Chaambi, as well as some ... read more
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Rival Somali forces face off over flashpoint Sool zone
Armed forces from Somalia's rival northern regions faced off on Wednesday over a contested region, with both the United Nations and United States calling for calm. ... more

Deforestation could intensify climate change in Congo Basin by half
By 2050, deforestation could cause temperatures in the Congo Basin to increase by 0.7C. The increase would intensify warming caused by greenhouse gases by half, according to a study by researchers a ... more

Magnitude 7.5 quake strikes off Papua New Guinea: USGS
A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5 struck off Papua New Guinea late Saturday, the US Geological Survey said. ... more
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S.Africa, Mozambique reach deal to fight rhino poaching
South Africa signed an anti-poaching agreement on Thursday with neighbouring Mozambique, a major transit route for rhino horn trafficked to Asia. ... more


Shot DR Congo park director evacuated to Nairobi
The Belgian director of a famed national park in the Democratic Republic of Congo who was shot this week by unknown attackers was evacuated to Nairobi on Friday, a local official said. ... more
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Libya expecting oil sector to recover
Libya's oil sector may be able to make up for losses incurred by a rebel blockade as soon as production and export levels return to normal, a spokesman said. ... more

FAR Ltd. expects oil bonanza offshore Senegal
Australian energy company FAR Ltd. said Thursday developing offshore reserves in Senegal may open the flood gates for new oil deposits. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Rethink education to fuel bioeconomy

Making dams safer for fish around the world

Ultra-fast electrical circuits using light-generated tunneling currents

Tiny Step Edges, Big Step for Surface Science

Quantum superconductor-metal to glass transition observed

Combs of Light Accelerate Communication

Relieving electric vehicle range anxiety with improved batteries


Technip, Heerema win third giant Angolan oil contract
The ultra-deep Angolan offshore oil project called Kaombo generated the third huge contract in three days on Wednesday when French group Total picked two firms to carry out underwater engineering worth $3.5 billion. ... more

Campaigning conservationist shot in DR Congo
Environmentalists around the world condemned on Wednesday the shooting of a Belgian conservationist who has struggled to protect Africa's mountain gorillas in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo. ... more

Egypt to launch new satellite from Kazakhstan
Egypt will launch a new satellite from Kazakhstan on Wednesday, official news agency MENA reported on Monday. "Egypt will launch a new satellite, named 'Egyptsat,' from Baikonur Cosmodrome, lo ... more
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Mali remains free of deadly Ebola epidemic: government
Mali said on Tuesday it was clear of the Ebola epidemic suspected to be behind around 130 deaths this year in Guinea and Liberia. ... more

Angola invites bidders to onshore oil fields
Angola's state-owned energy company Sonangol said it would start the tender process for 10 new terrestrial blocks at the end of May. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
China faces 'most complex time in history' at home and abroad - Xi Jinping

ATK supplying hardware, composites for Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle

Russian Rockets used by the US

21st Space Wing reaches inspection milestone

Lockheed Martin Contracted To Maintain MK-48 Torpedoes

Sensitive detection method may help impede illicit nuclear trafficking

China to boost space defense in 'new-type combat force'


Obama to meet Djibouti President on May 5
President Barack Obama will hold talks next month with President Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti, a key counterterrorism partner for US forces tracking extremists in Africa. ... more

BLOODHOUND team predicts the impact of the 1,000 mph supersonic car
A new paper from the Swansea University, College of Engineering team working on the BLOODHOUND SSC (Supersonic car) project has been published on the aerodynamic characteristics of travelling at 1,0 ... more

Let the Sun Shine In: Redirecting Sunlight to Urban Alleyways
In dense, urban centers around the world, many people live and work in dim and narrow streets surrounded by tall buildings that block sunlight. And as the global population continues to rise and bui ... more
New study reveals more about our relationship to food

Pioneering findings on the dual role of carbon dioxide in photosynthesis

Building Better Soybeans for a Hot, Dry, Hungry World

UN weather agency warns of 'El Nino' this year

Changes in processing, handling could reduce commercial fishing injuries

Sub dives deeper in hunt for missing MH370

Vacuuming carbon from the atmosphere may be most realistic solution to climate change

Moth study suggests hidden climate change impacts

Dynamic atolls give hope that Pacific Islands can defy sea rise

Expanding energy access key to solving global challenges

Study Says Renewables to Hit 16 percent by 2018

Gazprom Neft helps Iraqi electricity capacity


Extinct carnivorous marsupial may have hunted prey larger than itself
The reconstruction of an extinct meat-eating marsupial's skull, Nimbacinus dicksoni, suggests that it may have had the ability to hunt vertebrate prey exceeding its own body size, according to resul ... more

Magnitude 7.5 quake strikes off Solomon Islands: USGS
A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5 struck off the Solomon Islands on Sunday night, hours after a 7.6 tremor, the US Geological Survey said. ... more

Army plays kingmaker in Algeria democracy
With an elected president, two-chamber parliament and a constitutional council, Algeria certainly looks like a democracy, even if the army has played a key political role since the war of independence. ... more

Total to sink $16 billion in Angolan oil
French energy company Total said Monday it made a final investment decision to develop the deep water Kaombo project off the coast of Angola. ... more
Space News from
New Study Outlines 'Water World' Theory of Life's Origins

B3: the vitamin from outer space

SpaceX launches Dragon capsule to ISS

Tech giants look to skies to spread Internet

Scientists Capture Ultrafast Snapshots of Light-Driven Superconductivity

"RoboClam" hits new depths as robotic digger

New Self-healing Plastics Developed


Coral reefs of the Mozambique Channel a leading candidate for saving marine diversity


Mozambique considers law to fight big game poaching


Kenya wildlife officials suspended over poaching crisis


Unity is strength in the marketing of smallholder farm produce


One of the last strongholds for Western chimpanzees


Increase in activity at DRC's Nyamulagira volcano


Crude oil dips on Libyan prospects, weak China data


US Marines headed to Chad park to fight poaching


DMCii help Dutch company eLEAF provide much needed crop information to African farmers


IMF sees modest growth from MENA oil states

Top Nigerian Islamic body accuses military over Muslim deaths

DR Congo rebel crackdown should not endanger hostages: charity

Western powers hail Libyan oil deal

West Africa mobilises against Ebola epidemic

Crop feasibility should be investigated before promoted to farmers

Libyan oil terminals reopen after rebel deal

World's oldest weather report could revise Bronze Age chronology

French forces move east in new phase of C. Africa operation

OMV enters acreage offshore Namibia

Russia's Tatneft plans Libyan return

Election posters fill Baghdad as campaign starts

Space tech provides Africa's first Islamic insurance for herders

First MeerKAT antenna and high-tech data centre launched in the Karoo

Liberia confirms spread of 'unprecedented' Ebola epidemic

'Mama Kanga': Nigeria's 'well woman'

Nigerian military hits back at Boko Haram abuse claims

Tullow upbeat about Kenyan oil prospects

Small Oil Companies Eye Huge Prize in Ghana

Solar System's edge redefined

Unrest hurting Libya's oil economy, Europe says

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