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June 12, 2012
WAR REPORT
23 killed in two days of south Libya clashes: sources
Tripoli (AFP) June 10, 2012
Members of Libya's Toubou minority and government forces fought for a second consecutive day on Sunday, with the death toll rising to 23, tribal sources and a local military commander said. Doctor Taher Wehli said 20 members of his Toubou community, including women and children, were killed since fighting erupted in Kufra on Saturday, with more than 50 other people wounded. Wissam Ben Hmid, commander of the Libya Shield Brigade which is stationed in the southern oasis city, said he had lost thre ... read more

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IRAQ WARS

Iraq PM's rivals lack votes to oust him: president
Iraqi premier Nuri al-Maliki called for a national dialogue Sunday after President Jalal Talabani said his rivals lacked the votes to oust him, but opponents insisted their efforts had "just started." ... more
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TERROR WARS

AQIM blames Germany over botched kidnap raid
Al-Qaeda's north African branch has blamed the German government for the recent death of a hostage in a botched rescue raid in Nigeria, and warned Berlin to improve its treatment of Muslims. ... more
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IRAQ WARS

Darfur refugees beat odds to play football in Iraq
They faced overwhelming odds - refugees from Sudan's conflict-torn Darfur region living in 10 different camps in Chad who had only two months to come together as a football team. ... more
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24/7 Energy News Coverage
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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AFRICA NEWS

Botswana, climate and tourism
Botswana's Okavango Delta is a sensitive ecosystem that could be affected detrimentally by climate change. Given the Delta's prominence in the country's tourist industry, such negative impacts could ... more
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EPIDEMICS

Mama Portia dishes out help for AIDS orphans
With woollen hats covering their heads from early morning chills, dozens of children troop into a courtyard for a bowl of hot cereal in South Africa's impoverished Alexandra township. ... more
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AFRICA NEWS

Contentious Angolan troops end Guinea-Bissau pullout
Angolan troops, whose presence in Guinea-Bissau angered local soldiers and prompted a coup in April, ended their pullout from the west African country Saturday, a military official said. ... more
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AFRICA NEWS

Madagascan community sets example of saving environment
With his hat pulled down low over his face, Mamy braved the autumnal winds and rain of the southern hemisphere to proudly point to a range of grey granite mountains in Madagascar. ... more
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12 Nepalese guides killed in worst-ever Everest accident

Thousands evacuated near Peru volcano

Illegal logging widespread in Peru, says study

Japan to redesign Antarctic whale hunt after UN court ruling

NASA Highlights Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission at Local Fair

S.Africa, Mozambique reach deal to fight rhino poaching

Sub dives deeper in hunt for missing MH370

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ENERGY TECH

US exempts India, but not China, from Iran sanctions
The United States said Monday it would exempt seven emerging economies including India from tough new sanctions after they cut back on oil from Iran, but the punishment still loomed for China. ... more
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ENERGY TECH

US exempts India, but not China, from Iran sanctions
The United States said Monday it would exempt seven emerging economies including India from tough new sanctions after they cut back on oil from Iran, but the punishment still loomed for China. ... more
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WATER WORLD

Kenya's fragile Lake Turkana threatened by Ethiopian dam
The fishermen and herders eking out an existence on the shores of the majestic Lake Turkana risk having their way of life destroyed by a giant dam under construction in Ethiopia, their neighbour to the north. ... more
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AFRICA NEWS

Carbon traders eye Mozambican stoves
Beaming with pride as she stirs a steaming pot of spinach and nuts, Maria Douca is one of the first in Mozambique's capital to own an ethanol-fired stove, burning fuel made from locally grown cassava. ... more
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WATER WORLD

Ethiopian dam spurs debate
The mud-coloured Omo River which snakes through green gorges, feeding lush vegetation and providing vital water to one of Ethiopia's most remote regions, will also power a contentious dam project. ... more
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AFRICA NEWS

LRA rebels attack DR Congo wildlife park guards
Guards in a Democratic Republic of Congo wildlife park were attacked by Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels who are an increasing threat to the reserve, its South African managers said Thursday. ... more
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Fossil discovery sheds new light on evolutionary history of higher primates
An international team of researchers has announced the discovery of Afrasia djijidae, a new fossil primate from Myanmar that illuminates a critical step in the evolution of early anthropoids-the gro ... more
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TRADE WARS

Gabon renegotiating Chinese iron mining deal
Gabon is renegotiating a deal with China for mining rights to the massive Belinga iron ore deposits and may ditch Beijing for another partner, Prime Minister Raymond Ndong Sima said Thursday. ... more
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NASA Completes LADEE Mission with Planned Impact on Moon's Surface

Quest for extraterrestrial life not over: experts

Satellite telecom vulnerable to hackers: researchers

First Earth-sized planet found in 'habitable zone': NASA

Growth of Antarctic ice sheet triggered warming in the Southern Ocean during Miocene

Xi urges China to build up joint space and air power

Russia launches its new ICBM from Plesetsk space centre

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WIND DAILY

Change in air as Africa's biggest wind farm set for Kenya
Tumbling down to the jade waters below, the rugged hills around Lake Turkana in northern Kenya are made of boulders and lava stone. ... more
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ENERGY TECH

Sudanese refugees flee to South Sudan
More than 35,000 Sudanese refugees have recently fled into neighboring South Sudan to escape fighting, officials said. ... more
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IRAQ WARS

Iran steps in to prop up Iraq's Maliki
Amid a surge of bombings in Iraq, Iran appears to be getting concerned about growing efforts to unseat Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, whom Tehran helped to power. ... more
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AFRICA NEWS

Conflicts hinder Niger, Mali locust control: UN food agency
Political insecurity and conflicts in North Africa are hindering efforts to control swarms of desert locusts that threaten crops in Niger and Mali, the UN's food agency said on Tuesday. ... more
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WATER WORLD

Lesotho dams bring investment, at a cost
On a dusty mountaintop in Lesotho, Mamoliehi Tsapane beats sorghum with a wooden stick, the white grains popping from the husks over a bright green tarp. ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Rio+20 should be Tahrir Square for greens: Silva
Activist and former Brazilian presidential candidate Marina Silva called Tuesday for protests matching the magnitude of Egypt's Tahrir Square demonstrations at an upcoming UN environmental meeting. ... more
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AFRICA NEWS

Somali soldiers train for urban combat in rural Uganda
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. ... more
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ENERGY TECH

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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Russia to 'boost military presence' on disputed Kurils

Rouhani says Iran bears no hostility to the world

F-35 in first international flight

US to send 'non-lethal' military aid to Ukraine: Hagel

ISS to Beam Video via Laser Back to Earth

US settlement reached to sell Iran-owned skyscraper in New York

Iraq policeman dies shielding recruits, attacks kill 21

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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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ENERGY TECH

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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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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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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