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June 05, 2012
AFRICA NEWS
Somali soldiers train for urban combat in rural Uganda
Bihanga, Uganda (AFP) June 4, 2012
Somali soldiers patrol a quiet village as locals sit on the terrace of a cafe, chatting and reading newspapers, when suddenly rebels armed with assault rifles appear and ambush them. The soldiers evacuate their wounded and take up positions while they wait for reinforcements. The scene is far from the sandy streets of Somalia's war-torn seaside capital Mogadishu. The Somalis are at the Bihanga military camp, which lies in a region of lush green rolling hills in south-west Uganda. The fighter ... read more

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Sudan, S.Sudan defence ministers meet on border security
Defence ministers from Sudan and South Sudan met Monday to discuss border security following weeks of deadly fighting along their disputed frontier, even as reports of violence continued. ... more
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Sudan, SSudan defence ministers to discuss border security
The defence ministers of Sudan and South Sudan are set to meet in the Ethiopian capital on Monday to discuss border security, a South Sudanese official said. ... more
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ENERGY TECH

Sudans agree to talk, but peace hopes dim
Sudan and South Sudan have agreed to resume negotiations aimed at ending a simmering conflict over disputed oil fields that both need for survival. ... more
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IRAQ WARS

Iraq crisis escalates with calls for PM to go
A series of intertwined political crises that began with accusations that Iraq's prime minister was consolidating power have escalated into calls to unseat him, and paralysed the country's government. ... more
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WAR REPORT

NATO action in Syria not on the table: US envoy
NATO military action in Syria is not on the table despite the massacre of civilians by the regime, the US envoy to the alliance said Thursday. ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Decades-old Egypt emergency ends: military
Egypt's decades-old state of emergency came to an end on Thursday as its last renewal expired, the ruling military said, vowing to continue to "protect" the nation. ... more
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EPIDEMICS

AIDS treatment in S.Africa send baby infections plunging
One-year-old Katakane laughs and coos in the arms of her HIV-positive mother as a doctor tries to examine her at South Africa's largest public hospital, in Soweto township. ... more
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Chinese doctors discover woman missing cerebellum

Indian Kashmir city 'in ruins' after floods

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Brazil's Pantanal: paradise needing protection

Severe flooding in Northern Pakistan photographed by NASA

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IRAQ WARS

Sadrists would back no confidence vote in Iraq PM
Influential Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr said on Wednesday that his parliamentary bloc would back a motion of no confidence in Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki if that gave it the support of a majority of MPs. ... more
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AFRICA NEWS

Sierra Leone's gruesome civil war
Sierra Leone's civil war, unleashed by the notorious Revolutionary United Front, was one of Africa's most atrocious in recent history, leaving 120,000 dead and thousands of civilians mutilated. ... more
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AFRICA NEWS

Mali deserters in Niger face uncertain future
At a base near Niger's capital Niamey, more than 400 Malian soldiers who deserted in the face of an uprising in the north of their neighbouring country are encamped with no clues as to their future. ... more
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ENERGY TECH

Sudan, South Sudan start first talks since conflict
Top negotiators for Sudan and South Sudan have held their first talks since deadly border fighting last month took them to the brink of war, even as Juba accused Khartoum of fresh air strikes. ... more
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CIVIL NUCLEAR

Greenpeace activists manhandled at S. Africa nuclear protest
Five Greenpeace activists were roughed up by South African private security guards and briefly detained during an anti-nuclear protest in Johannesburg on Tuesday, a spokeswoman said. ... more
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ENERGY TECH

Sudan, South Sudan start first talks since conflict
Top negotiators for Sudan and South Sudan met Tuesday for their first talks since deadly border fighting last month took them to the brink of war, even as Juba accused Khartoum of fresh air strikes. ... more
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ENERGY TECH

Somali Islamists attack president as pressure grows
Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab insurgents shrugged off recent strategic losses and growing military pressure Tuesday to launch an ambush on the president - who escaped unhurt - and fire on foreign warships. ... more
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IRAQ WARS

Iraqi Kurd politician warns of 'ethnic cleansing'
A top Kurdish politician warned on Monday of Baghdad's continued desire for "ethnic cleansing," the latest in a series of attacks by Kurdish leaders on premier Nuri al-Maliki's leadership. ... more
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AFRICA NEWS

West African forces complete G.Bissau deployment
The last batches of a 600-strong west African military force charged with restoring stability in Guinea-Bissau after an April coup arrived on Sunday in the unstable west African nation. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Kenya's El Molo nostalgic for hippo hunting days
Lparin Lokuk will never kill a hippo, the event which would have marked his passage into manhood, according to the ancestral traditions of his community in Kenya's far north. ... more
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ROBO SPACE

Rescue robot tested at So. Calif. beach
Lifeguards in Los Angeles County say they've tested a robot rescue craft that could save struggling swimmers. ... more
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SPACE SCOPES

Battle over SKA super-telescope leads to split site
A long-running joust to host a radio telescope that would give mankind its farthest peek into the Universe ended on Friday with a Solomon-like judgement to split the site between Australia and South Africa. ... more
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AFRICA NEWS

Former G.Bissau army chief, minister flee
Former Guinea-Bissau armed forces chief Jose Zamora Induta has fled to a neighbouring country following the coup in his troubled country last month, officials said on Saturday. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Guinea police in massive ivory bust, six arrested
Guinea police seized over 800 pieces of ivory, including sculptures and elephant tusks, in the capital Conakry during a raid that led to six arrests, police said Friday. ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Sahel food crisis to remain critical in coming months: UN
UN aid chief Valerie Amos said Thursday that a humanitarian crisis arising from food shortages in the drought-stricken Sahel would remain critical in the next few months. ... more
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FROTH AND BUBBLE

Ship's captain jailed over New Zealand oil spill
The captain and second officer of a ship that caused New Zealand's biggest sea pollution disaster when it ploughed into an offshore reef were both jailed for seven months on Friday. ... more
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US general Allen to head anti-jihadist coalition

Obama waits for Congress on Syria rebel aid

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Kurdish female fighters face jihadists in Iraq's north

China offers Russia 'helping hand' in Xi, Putin talks

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ENERGY TECH

China welcomes resumption of Sudanese talks
China Friday welcomed next week's resumption of talks between Sudan and South Sudan and urged both nations to cooperate with international efforts to resolve issues linked to the recent civil war. ... more
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EARTH OBSERVATION

City's population is counted from space
The population of an entire city has been estimated from space to speed up medical and disaster relief efforts, British researchers say. ... more
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AFRICA NEWS

Somali, AU troops close in on Islamist stronghold of Afgoye
African Union and Somali government troops were within striking distance Wednesday of the key rebel stronghold of Afgoye, site of the world's largest displaced people's camp, officials said. ... more
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AFRICA NEWS

G. Bissau army to return to barracks
Guinea-Bissau's armed forces vowed Wednesday to return to their barracks after transitional authorities formed a new government that includes an army officer who participated in the country's April 12 coup. ... more
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ROCKET SCIENCE

Internet entrepreneur hits paydirt in space, autos
It was a landmark day for Elon Musk. The onetime Internet entrepreneur's firm SpaceX became the first commercial outfit to launch its own spacecraft toward the International Space Station. ... more
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ENERGY TECH

Sudan war planes bomb South Sudan: South minister
South Sudan said Tuesday Sudanese war planes have launched air strikes against its territory, the latest in a series of attacks that threaten to scupper international efforts to restart peace talks. ... more
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AFRICA NEWS

45 Chinese arrested for illegal trading in Nigeria: official
Nigeria's immigration service on Tuesday arrested 45 Chinese nationals in the northern city of Kano for allegedly engaging in illegal textile trading, an official said. ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Egypt army pledges of retreat could be an illusion: analysts
Egypt's ruling military has promised a return to the barracks once a new president is elected, but the army's formidable political and economic weight means that such a withdrawal could be an illusion, analysts say. ... more
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