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July 24, 2014
Baghdad in political, diplomatic push amid battlefield stalemate
Baghdad (AFP) July 23, 2014
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. The breakthrough came hours before a meeting in Baghdad between UN chief Ban Ki-moon and Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, whose government has complained it was not receiving adequate foreign support to battle jihadist-led insurgents. The embattled premier has talked tough since the Islamic State (IS) and allied Sunni groups overran huge swathes ... read more
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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

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

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
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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


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
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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

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
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Spinach could lead to alternative energy more powerful than Popeye

Scientists Find Way to Maintain Quantum Entanglement in Amplified Signals

Quantum leap in lasers brightens future of quantum computing

Oregon chemists eye improved thin films with metal substitution

Understanding Graphene's Electrical Properties on an Atomic Level

A noble gas cage

Japanese leader proposes first-ever 'Robot Olympics'


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

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

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
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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
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Chinese president wields economic might on LatAm tour

US still mulling Iraq request for militant drone strikes

China anti-terror advice: "fight back" or "run away"

The Great War Redux

France and Britain trade hypocrisy claims over MH17 sanctions

Israel strikes kill dozens in Gaza as toll tops 670

New collaboration between Australian military, universities


PNG LNG project gives lift to Australia's Santos
Australian energy company Santos said Friday its second quarter figures improved in part because of the start of an LNG project in Papua New Guinea. ... more

Mali govt, rebels begin tough peace talks in Algiers
The Bamako government and armed groups from northern Mali launched tough talks in Algiers on Wednesday for an elusive peace deal, with parts of the country still mired in conflict. ... more

UN Council condemns N.Korea over missile launches
The UN Security Council on Thursday condemned North Korea for recently launching several rounds of short-range ballistic missiles. ... more

14 Tunisian troops killed in deadliest attack on army
Suspected jihadists killed 14 Tunisian soldiers near the Algerian border, officials said Thursday, in the worst such attack in the army's history as it presses a crackdown on radical Islamists. ... more

Three drown as Italian navy rescues around 1,400 migrants
Italy's navy on Thursday said it had rescued some 1,400 migrants from six boats intercepted crossing the Mediterranean over the past 24 hours, as smugglers take advantage of calm summer seas. ... more


Mali armed groups in 'strong position' ahead of talks
Armed groups from northern Mali will be in a "position of strength" when they begin peace talks with the Bamako government in Algiers on Wednesday, an Algerian diplomat said. ... more

Egypt truce failure gives Israel leeway in Gaza: analysts
Israel's acceptance of a short-lived Egyptian truce which was rejected by Hamas, has set the scene for a much broader operation in Gaza, including a limited ground incursion, analysts say. ... more
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Russian cargo craft docks with ISS, science satellite fails

'Doomsday sputnik': Russia said to launch new missile-attack warning satellite

SpaceX Soft Lands Falcon 9 Rocket First Stage

China's biggest moon challenge: returning to earth

Transiting Exoplanet with Longest Known Year


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

Clash between army, 'tribal gunmen' leaves 65 dead in Uganda

Clashes between Nigeria army, Islamists kill 59: official

Libyan oil export terminals ready to reopen

Libyan interim prime minister says country's oil crisis is solved

China president heading to South America for BRICS summit

Iraq's most revered cleric criticises fractious parliament

Zone tropical coastal oceans; manage them more like land resources

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