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April 04, 2012
IRAQ WARS
Saudi, Qatar media attacks Iraq PM
Riyadh (AFP) April 3, 2012
Saudi and Qatari newspapers on Tuesday lashed out at Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki over his implicit criticism of Saudi Arabia and Qatar for their calls to arm Syrian rebels. "Gulf (states) should boycott Maliki and his government," wrote Tariq al-Homayed, the editor of Asharq al-Awsat, calling for the "punishment of all who stand with the tyrant of Damascus, first and foremost Maliki's government." "Boycott him to prevent the emergence of a new Saddam or another Bashar," wrote Homayed in ... read more

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NATO opposes arming Syria rebels
NATO's chief on Monday said the alliance was opposed to providing arms to the Syrian opposition seeking to counter a regime crackdown, warning that it would fuel a proliferation of weapons in the region. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Would-be poacher dehorns fibreglass rhino in South Africa
A would-be wildlife poacher sawed off the horn of a fibreglass rhino on a South African game farm, hoping to cash in on the illegal trade in horns. ... more
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AFRICA NEWS

Angola's boom economy leaves many behind, 10 years after war
Luanda's ever-expanding skyline and its newly renovated bay-side promenade, complete with manicured lawns and imported palm trees, are proud emblems of Angola's post-war recovery. ... more
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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

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EU businesses urge China's new leaders to speed reforms

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AFRICA NEWS

Angola celebrates 10 years of end to civil war
Angola on Wednesday celebrates 10 years of peace after a devastating civil war, with parades and concerts hailing President Jose Eduardo dos Santos for ushering in an oil-fueled economic boom. ... more
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ENERGY TECH

Airstrike hits Sudan's Darfur: AU-UN
An airstrike took place near a populated area of Sudan's North Darfur state, without causing casualties, the African Union-United Nations peacekeeping mission UAMID said on Tuesday. ... more
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TRADE WARS

World Bank chief backs BRICS bank idea
Outgoing World Bank president Robert Zoellick on Tuesday gave his backing to a new development bank proposed by the leaders of the BRICS emerging countries. ... more
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ENERGY TECH

Iraq rows with Kurds over oil and fugitive VP
Iraq was at loggerheads with Kurdistan Monday over the autonomous region's move to stop oil exports and allow Baghdad's fugitive vice president to visit Qatar despite terror charges against him. ... more
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AFRICA NEWS

West Africa fears of drug terrorism links
Seizures of Latin American cocaine in West Africa, now a major oil-producing zone, has heightened fears that an alliance is emerging between the cartels and al-Qaida militants in North Africa, the main smuggling route to Europe, and other groups. ... more
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WAR REPORT

Libya PM announces truce to end deadly Sabha clashes
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. ... more
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WAR REPORT

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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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

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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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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N. Korea defies UN censure to fire missile into sea

Stronger rules needed on flight paths: Malaysia Airlines official

K-MAX unmanned cargo helo finishes Afghan deployment

Iraq's Mosul counts the cost of insurgent rule

U.S. military aims to overcome GPS' weaknesses

Shiite militia display jihadist bodies in Iraq city

For incoming US airmen in S.Korea, a 30-day ban on booze

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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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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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