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June 25, 2012
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Deadly Israel raid on Gaza deals blow to truce efforts
Gaza City, Palestinian Territories (AFP) June 23, 2012
The armed wing of Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, threatened on Saturday to end a three-day-old Egyptian-brokered truce following a flurry of Israeli air strikes. "The air raids by the Zionist enemy are new crimes. We will not stay silent in the face of the crimes," a statement from the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades said. Palestinian medics said two people, including a six-year-old boy, were killed and some 24 wounded in several strikes on the coastal strip overnight and on Saturday. A stri ... read more

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Outside View: Game book
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AFRICA NEWS

Hotel inside S.Africa's Kruger Park irks conservationists
South Africa's world-renowned Kruger National Park is to get its first luxury hotel, but not everyone is impressed by the decision aimed at attracting the growing black middle class. ... more
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AFRICA NEWS

More DR Congo soldiers desert ranks: mutineers
More than 100 soldiers including two senior officers have quit the army in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo to join a mutinous armed force known as M23, the mutineers said Saturday. ... 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

Once-violent Mogadishu now growing
When Ahmed Jama Mohamed returned to Mogadishu, Somalia in 2008 to open a business, he was acting against all odds. ... more
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AFRICA NEWS

Nigerian leader sacks security adviser, defence minister
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan fired his national security adviser and defence minister on Friday, his spokesman said, as fears mounted over spiralling unrest in the country's north. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Kenya seizes 600 kg of Nigeria-bound ivory
Kenyan security dogs at Nairobi airport Friday outsmarted traffickers and sniffed through a layer of pepper to uncover a 600-kilo cargo of ivory bound for Nigeria, a statement said. ... more
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ENERGY TECH

Oil key to any Iraqi Kurdistan independence bid
Iraqi Kurdistan's efforts to ramp up its oil production and export capabilities increase the viability of independence as an option for the region, which is in a months-long standoff with Baghdad. ... more
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North Atlantic signalled Ice Age thaw 1,000 years before it happened

Migrating 'supraglacial' lakes could trigger future Greenland ice loss

Clearing rainforests distorts wind and water, packs climate wallop beyond carbon

Glacier beds can get slipperier at higher sliding speeds

Hidden Movements of Greenland Ice Sheet, Runoff Revealed

Improving forecasts for rain-on-snow flooding

The Greenland Ice Sheet: Now in HD

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ENERGY TECH

East Med tensions simmer over gas riches
The natural gas bonanza in the eastern Mediterranean just keeps getting bigger and so do the geopolitical headaches. ... more
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ENERGY TECH

OPEC Could Collapse As Shale Gas Pops Peak Oil Myth
The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, which in its heyday could trigger global economic crises by turning off the oil taps, faces an uncertain future as the shale oil revolution transforms the energy business. ... more
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EPIDEMICS

Zimbabwe lawmakers get tested for HIV
Dozens of Zimbabwean lawmakers on Thursday underwent HIV tests at parliament, with many pledging to undergo circumcision the following day, at the start of a new anti-AIDS campaign. ... more
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AFRICA NEWS

'I was shot for defying Kagame', says Rwanda's ex-army boss
Rwanda's former army chief told a South African court Thursday that he was shot two years ago for defying President Paul Kagame, as he testified in the trial of six men accused of attempting to kill him. ... more
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TERROR WARS

Somali Islamists pounded by African troops
The Islamist militants of al-Shabaab, like their al-Qaida allies in nearby Yemen, are being driven out of towns they've held for years by Western-backed regional forces who are closing on the southern port city of Kismayu, al-Shabaab's last big stronghold and its financial hub. ... more
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WAR REPORT

Israeli civilian, two gunmen killed in Egypt border ambush
Militants from Sinai who sneaked across the Egyptian border on Monday killed an Israeli civilian, triggering a firefight with Israel's army which left two gunmen dead, the military said. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Six lions speared to death outside Nairobi: official
Six lions were speared to death overnight on the outskirts of the Kenyan capital after they strayed from the city's national park and killed four goats, the Kenya Wildlife Service said Wednesday. ... more
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AFRICA NEWS

Rwanda's ex-army boss testifies of betrayal in murder bid
Former Rwandan army chief Faustin Nyamwasa took the stand Wednesday in the trial of six men accused of trying to kill him, detailing how his trusted driver had turned against him. ... more
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NASA, Planetary Scientists Find Meteoritic Evidence of Mars Water Reservoir

NASA's Kepler Reborn, Makes First Exoplanet Find of New Mission

Preparing for an asteroid strike

Signs of Europa Plumes Remain Elusive in Search of Cassini Data

ISS Experiment May Hold Key to Alzheimer's Cause

All Four O3B CommSats Put Into Orbit

XCOR Announces Further Progress on XCOR Lynx Spacecraft

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FLORA AND FAUNA

Record ivory heist at Zambia wildlife HQ
Thieves stole three tonnes of ivory tusks from a strong room at the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA), the biggest heist of its kind in the country, an official said Wednesday. ... more
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WAR REPORT

Israel says raid kills Gazan behind Egypt border attack
Israeli air strikes on Wednesday killed a Gaza teenager and a militant who the army said was a "global jihad" operative behind a deadly ambush on Israel's border with Egypt. ... more
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TERROR WARS

Yemen: Retreating al-Qaida takes revenge
The assassination of one of Yemen's top military commanders, presumably by al-Qaida in retaliation for a government offensive, suggests the organization is far from crushed despite growing U.S. involvement in the conflict. ... more
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UAV NEWS

UN urges answers on US drone attacks, targeted killings
A UN expert on Tuesday urged Washington to clarify its rules on hunting Taliban and other suspects amid a "dramatic increase" in the use of drone attacks. ... more
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WAR REPORT

Sinai raid jolts Israel-Egypt peace treaty
In a rare move, Israel deployed Merkava tanks to the border with Egypt after an Israel and two marauders were killed in an attack from the Sinai Peninsula, heightening concerns about the two neighbors' landmark 1979 peace treaty. ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Outside View: Egypt's political process
Car manufacturers know, if a new model sells well, stay with it. Simply introduce enhancements annually - but, having made it popular, don't abandon it for one untested. ... more
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DEMOCRACY

US concerned Egypt's military clinging to power
The United States said Monday Egypt's military appeared to be clinging to power after ruling generals declared sweeping new powers just after a pivotal presidential vote. ... more
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WATER WORLD

Cape Town juggles buffer between humans and deadly sharks
Undetected on the mountain slope, Tino Simmerie sweeps his binoculars over the South African bay where bathers happily splash about in turquoise waters. ... more
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Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Plunging oil price to reset global defence budgets: IHS

UK Politicians Keeping 'Options Open' Over Trident Renewal

US Ballistic Missile Defense Needs More Testing

Russia Not to Deploy Units of Strategic Missile Forces in Crimea

India Considering Leasing Second Russian Nuclear Submarine

Challenging Russia, Ukraine moves to drop neutral status

US air strikes kill several IS leaders in Iraq: Pentagon

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DEMOCRACY

Egypt army issues new constitutional document: state TV
Egypt's ruling military council has issued an amended constitutional declaration, Egypt's state television reported on Sunday, as polls in the country's key presidential run-off closed. ... more
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AFRICA NEWS

Lions on the loose in Kenyan capital's urban jungle
When Danish author Karen Blixen penned her autobiography "Out of Africa", she wrote of the fierce leopards and lions that prowled the coffee estate she farmed at the foot of Kenya's Ngong hills. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Herbivores select on floral architecture in a South African bird-pollinated plant
Floral displays, such as the color, shape, size, and arrangement of flowers, are typically thought to have evolved primarily in response to selection by pollinators—for animal-pollinated species, be ... more
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WOOD PILE

US, others commit to restoring damaged forests
The United States, Rwanda and a coalition of Brazilian groups on Monday vowed to restore at least 18 million hectares (45 million acres) of damaged forests. ... more
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TERROR WARS

Islamists in northern Mali fire on two aircraft
Islamist militants who have taken control of Timbuktu in northwest Mali fired on two aircraft flying over the famed desert trading town, residents and a journalist said Friday. ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Egypt army aims to keep centre ground in politics
A controversial court decision on the eve of Egypt's second round presidential vote gives the nation's army the means to keep its key political role and challenge the Muslim Brotherhood, analysts say. ... more
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WATER WORLD

Work begins on China-backed hydroelectric dam in Cameroon
Cameroon's President Paul Biya on Friday launched the official start of work on a Chinese-backed hydroelectric dam expected to become operational by 2017. ... more
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WAR REPORT

NATO chief urges ICC team release in Libya
NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Thursday expressed "strong regret" at the detention of an International Criminal Court delegation in Libya and urged their swift release. ... more
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