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June 28, 2012
WAR REPORT
Alarmed Israel tightens its Sinai border
Eilat, Israel (UPI) Jun 27, 2012
The Israeli military will deploy mobile radar systems along the Sinai border with Egypt amid fears that Palestinians, possibly aided by militants linked to al-Qaida, plan to step up attacks on the Jewish state. The emergence of a jihadist organization in the vast wilderness of the Sinai Peninsula on Israel's southern flank, its least defended frontier, is causing deep concern in Israel's military and intelligence establishment because it may reflect Egypt's lurch toward Islamist rule. Un ... read more

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IRAQ WARS

Iraq PM calls for early elections
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has called for early elections, a statement said on Wednesday, in the latest move in a series of political crises that has seen his opponents seek to unseat him. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Gabon burns five tonnes of ivory
Gabonese President Ali Bongo on Wednesday set fire to five tonnes of ivory worth millions of euros to mark his government's commitment to battling poachers and saving elephants. ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Clinton hails Egypt vote but warns it's 'just the beginning'
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday congratulated Egypt's newly elected Islamist president, but cautioned that the election was just a first step towards true democracy. ... 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

Shell says close to launch of test drilling off Guiana coast
The Anglo-Dutch oil group Shell is making final preparations before beginning to drill exploration wells off the coast of French Guiana, its French subsidiary said here on Thursday. ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Egypt court suspends military arrest powers
Egypt's administrative court suspended on Tuesday a justice ministry decision to allow the ruling military powers to arrest civilians, a judicial source said. ... more
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ENERGY TECH

Amnesty slams arms imports fuelling SSudan conflict
Both South Sudan's army and rebel groups are using weapons imported from China, Ukraine and neighbouring Sudan in fighting that has claimed dozens of civilian lives, Amnesty International said Thursday. ... more
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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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FARM NEWS

Chemical analysis of pottery reveals first dairying in Saharan Africa in the fifth millennium BC
The first unequivocal evidence that humans in prehistoric Saharan Africa used cattle for their milk nearly 7,000 years ago is described in research by an international team of scientists, led by the ... more
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AFRICA NEWS

New revolt escalates endless DRC war
The 15-year-old civil war in the mineral-rich Democratic Republic of Congo seems to go on and on forever. ... 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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DEMOCRACY

Egypt facing hope, challenges
The election of Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi as Egypt's first democratically elected president will be good for U.S. business interests, top Chamber of Commerce officials said Monday. ... more
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WAR REPORT

Deadly Israel raid on Gaza deals blow to truce efforts
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. ... 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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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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CIVIL NUCLEAR

Central Africa gunmen attack French uranium plant: army
Rebels attacked and looted a plant operated by French nuclear giant Areva near a uranium mine in the southeast of the Central African Republic, army and French diplomatic sources said Monday. ... more
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WAR REPORT

Outside View: Game book
Take A few steps back, allow a few months to pass, and Syria becomes Libya. ... 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

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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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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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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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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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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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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