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April 02, 2012
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Libya PM announces truce to end deadly Sabha clashes
Tripoli (AFP) March 31, 2012
Libya's interim government on Saturday announced a ceasefire aimed at ending six days of deadly tribal clashes in a southern desert oasis that cost more than 150 lives. "We announce that reconciliation efforts have resulted in an accord on a ceasefire," premier Abdel Rahim al-Kib told reporters in the capital, adding that "calm now prevails in Sabha," 750 kilometres (465 miles) to the south. At least 16 people were reported killed on Saturday alone in and around the oasis city before the truce d ... read more

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Iraq slams Qatar, Saudi on arms for Syria rebels
Iraq's Shiite prime minister on Sunday slammed Sunni-ruled Qatar and Saudi Arabia's stance on arming Syrian rebels, as Doha hosted Baghdad's fugitive vice president who is accused of running a death squad. ... more
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WAR REPORT

Baghdad Arab summit spotlights fault lines
The Arab League summit that began Thursday in Baghdad has illuminated the political and religious divisions splitting with Arab world, while powerful eastern non-Arab neighbor Iran looks on and tries to pull Iraq's strings. ... more
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TERROR WARS

French 'Big Bang' scientist denies terror plot
A Franco-Algerian nuclear physicist facing terror charges admitted at the start of his trial Thursday to going through a "turbulent" time but denied he intended to carry out attacks in France. ... more
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Amazon takes on iPad with new Kindle Fire tablet

Hong Kong to restrict foreign homebuyers from 2013

US judge OKs partial settlement in e-book case

Nordic-Baltic states seek more cooperation

Outside View: Jobs outlook grim

Empire-style computers? Frenchman takes PCs to lap of luxury

Google-Microsoft field smartphones to take on iPhone 5

EU businesses urge China's new leaders to speed reforms

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Discovery of foot fossil confirms two human ancestor species co-existed
A team of scientists has announced the discovery of a 3.4 million-year-old partial foot from the Woranso-Mille area of the Afar region of Ethiopia. The fossil foot did not belong to a member of "Luc ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Pakistan's canine fighters forced into blood sport
Fighting can be a way of life in parts of Taliban-scourged Pakistan, but on the farms it is more likely to be dogs who are in training for their own violent and bloody battles. ... more
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AFRICA NEWS

Regional group alerts troops after Mali fighting
West African states have put 2,000 troops on standby and called for international aid as rebels advance in northern Mali, Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara said Saturday. ... more
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INTERN DAILY

Sanofi teams up with India to make cheap ARVs in S.Africa
French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi has signed a partnership with India's Hetero to manufacture cheap anti-HIV drugs in South Africa, the company said on Friday. ... more
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WAR REPORT

Divided Arab leaders urge Syria dialogue
Arab leaders urged dialogue and an end to Syria's bloody crackdown at a landmark summit in Baghdad on Thursday, while Iraq's premier warned that arming rival camps would spark a "proxy war." ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

US offers $120 million for Sahel hunger
The United States will give $120 million in emergency aid for western Africa's drought-hit Sahel region in hope of preventing severe hunger, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Thursday. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

NATO faulted over Libya boat-people deaths
A European rights watchdog rapped NATO on Thursday for failing to help a migrant boat during the Libyan war as aid groups vowed to sue the French military over an incident that left 63 people dead. ... more
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SINO DAILY

China blames Dalai Lama for Delhi self-immolation
Chinese officials visiting New Delhi to attend a summit of emerging nations on Thursday blamed the Dalai Lama for a Tibetan protester burning himself to death in the city. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

S.Africa mulls new trophy hunt rules to fight rhino poaching
South Africa may impose new limits on trophy hunts as it combats a devastating surge in rhino poaching, with 150 killed illegally so far this year, the environment ministry said Thursday. ... more
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TECTONICS

Scientists suggest new age for East African Rift
The Great Rift Valley of East Africa-the birthplace of the human species-may have taken much longer to develop than previously believed, according to a new study published this week in Nature Geosci ... more
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TRADE WARS

BRICS summit focuses on new development bank
Leaders of the emerging world met in India Thursday to discuss creating a new development bank, at a summit in which the bloc will seek to convert its economic might into collective diplomatic clout. ... more
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ENERGY TECH

Sudan seeks good relations with South: Bashir
Sudan seeks good relations with newly independent South Sudan, President Omar al-Bashir told an Arab summit on Thursday, after border clashes this week sparked international alarm. ... more
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Antares rocket launch failed due to possible engine flaw

NASA Completes Initial Assessment after Orbital Launch Mishap

Getting to Know You, Rocket Edition: Interim Cryogenic Propulsion Stage

Russia Puts Meridian Communications Satellite Into Orbit

FY 15 launch schedule kicks off with GPS IIF-8 liftoff from 'The Cape'

NASA to work with cargo partners despite rocket crash

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AFRICA NEWS

Bodies, destroyed tanks at scene of Sudan battle: AFP
Dead bodies and destroyed tanks lay in Sudan's southern oil centre of Heglig on Wednesday after government forces and South Sudanese troops clashed along the border, sparking international alarm. ... more
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ENERGY TECH

Sudan, S.Sudan vow no war after border battles
Sudan and South Sudan vowed Wednesday to step back from the brink of all out war after three days of border violence including airstrikes and tank battles prompted international concern of a wider conflict. ... more
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TRADE WARS

BRICS summit shadowed by Tibet protests
The leaders of the emerging world gather Thursday in India to discuss the creation of a new development bank at a summit shadowed by protests by Tibetans against the Chinese president. ... more
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ENERGY TECH

New air strikes on South as Sudan quits summit
Sudanese warplanes on Tuesday launched fresh air raids on oil-rich areas of South Sudan, a Southern official said, threatening a tentative rapprochement despite international calls for calm. ... more
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TERROR WARS

French 'Big Bang' scientist on trial for alleged terror plot
A Franco-Algerian nuclear scientist goes on trial Thursday for allegedly plotting terror attacks in France, where an Islamist's killing spree has already overshadowed the presidential campaign. ... more
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AFRICA NEWS

Mali coup leader trained with US military: Pentagon
Mali's coup leader, Captain Amadou Sanogo, attended at least five training courses with the American military since 1998, the Pentagon confirmed Tuesday. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Thai man arrested in S.Africa over alleged rhino poaching
A Thai man has been arrested at a Johannesburg casino in connection with a rhino poaching syndicate accused of hiring prostitutes to smuggle rhino horns, a spokesman said Tuesday. ... more
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ENERGY TECH

Sudan renews airstrikes of South Sudan oil region
Sudanese warplanes launched a second day of bombardment of oil-rich areas of South Sudan, after bloody clashes between ground troops of the rival states, a Southern government official said Tuesday. ... more
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Back to Cold War as Russia probes NATO defences

Japanese aircraft scrambles endangering safety: China

China Concerned by India's Moves to Secure Northeastern Border

China punishes HK lawmaker for criticising leader

Chinese Communist leadership 'fundamental' to rule of law: party

Canadian military receiving satellite-on-the-move communications system

Iraq Sunni exiles say bombs cannot defeat IS

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ENERGY TECH

Arab economy ministers meet before Baghdad summit
Arab economy ministers opened talks in the Iraqi capital on Tuesday ahead of a regional summit, aiming to ramp up tourism in the region despite the bloody crackdown in Syria. ... more
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SPACEMART

China hands over NigComSat 1-R to Nigeria
China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC) handed the recently launched NigComSat 1-R to its Nigeria counterpart on Monday at the Obasanjo Space Center in Abuja. NigComSat 1-R, which was la ... more
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IRAQ WARS

Iraq president calls for unity meet in April
Iraqi President Jalal Talabani has called for a national conference on April 5 aimed at bridging sharp political differences in the country, a statement from his office said on Sunday. ... more
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WAR REPORT

Arab League goes from bluster to clout in Arab Spring
Back in 2008, flamboyant Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi warned rulers at an Arab League summit in Damascus that they, too, could face the fate of executed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. ... more
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MILPLEX

Brazil's Rousseff to weigh French jet buy in India
President Dilma Rousseff plans to use her New Delhi visit later this week to sound out Indian leaders on the French Rafale fighter jet, which she is considering buying to beef up Brazil's air force. ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Rights groups warn of Libya's shaky peace
Human rights campaign groups want the European Union and NATO to do more to secure Libya's fragile peace, which is said to be challenged daily by heavily armed militias and the transitional government's fluid and ineffective authority. ... more
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AFRICA NEWS

South Africa's 'Vietnam' war generating new debate
Many white South Africans conscripted to fight for the apartheid military in Angola still struggle to swallow the bitter pill that their battle landed on the wrong side of history. ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Egypt military lashes out at Muslim Brotherhood
Egypt's ruling generals lashed out Sunday at the Muslim Brotherhood over its questioning of the military's continued support of the cabinet, while urging the Islamists "to look to the future with the spirit of cooperation." ... more
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