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July 03, 2012
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Israeli PM, president send letters to Egypt's Morsi
Jerusalem (AFP) July 1, 2012
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has sent a letter to Egypt's newly-elected President Mohamed Morsi, urging him to uphold a peace treaty between the two countries, a source told AFP on Sunday. The letter, first reported by Israeli daily Haaretz on Sunday morning, "stressed Israel's desire to continue cooperation and to strengthen the peace," an Israeli source said on condition of anonymity. The letter was sent "in the last few days," the source added, with Haaretz reporting that it was ... read more

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Israeli PM 'sends letter to Egypt's Morsi'
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has sent a letter to Egypt's newly elected President Mohamed Morsi, urging him to uphold a peace treaty between the two countries, a source told AFP on Sunday. ... more
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MISSILE NEWS

Egypt seizes Grad rockets smuggled from Libya: reports
Egypt has seized a large weapons consignment, including Grad rockets, that had been smuggled from Libya and could have been headed to the Gaza Strip, press reports said on Saturday. ... more
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WHALES AHOY

Whaling nations defeat proposed Atlantic sanctuary
Japan and its allies shot down a Latin American-led proposal Monday to create a sanctuary for whales in the southern Atlantic Ocean, reigniting international tensions over Tokyo's whaling. ... more
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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

Rwanda gorillas prosper despite guerrillas next door
Baby gorillas roll around as their mothers tuck into juicy plant shoots: mountain gorillas are highly endangered, but the 27 members of the Agashya family are well protected. ... more
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FARM NEWS

Study helps African communities resolve conflicts
A new report released by Namati and the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) details an effective and cost-efficient process to help rural communities work together to protect their lan ... more
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AFRICA NEWS

23,000 Angolans back home as refugee status ends
The United Nations refugee agency said a total of 23,000 Angolans have been repatriated since last year from neighbouring countries where their refugee status officially ended on Saturday. ... more
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AFRICA NEWS

Kenyan army hunts kidnappers of four foreign aid workers
Kenyan security forces on Saturday scoured border regions with war-torn Somalia in the hunt for armed kidnappers who seized four aid workers from Dadaab, the world's largest refugee camp. ... more
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New branch added to European family tree

Study finds Great Barrier Reef is an effective wave absorber

Coral growth rate plummets in 30-year comparison

Nature of war: Chimpanzees inherently violent

New research decodes virus-host interactions in ocean dead zones

Sharks more abundant on healthy coral reefs

Saltmarsh recovery looks good, falls short

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ENERGY TECH

Nigeria arrests suspected oil pipeline bomber
Nigeria's military on Saturday said it had arrested the leader of a gang responsible for a series of attacks on oil installations in the Niger Delta region. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

American man critical after chimpanzee mauling in S.Africa
An American research student was in a critical condition in a South African hospital on Friday after he was dragged by chimpanzees into an enclosure at a primate sanctuary and attacked. ... more
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FAST TRACK

Ethiopia to build new railway to Djibouti port
Ethiopia has forged two deals with Turkish and Chinese companies to build a railway connecting the landlocked country to Djibouti, the Ethiopian Railway Corporation (ERC) said. ... more
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NUKEWARS

Kenya plot: Fears Iran widening covert war
The recent arrest of two Iranians in Kenya on suspicion of plotting bomb attacks has heightened fears that Tehran is widening its covert war against Israel and the United States as Washington expands its secret intelligence operations across Africa. ... more
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AFRICA NEWS

UNESCO warns Timbuktu in danger amid Mali unrest
The UN cultural organisation UNESCO on Thursday listed Mali's legendary town of Timbuktu as endangered world heritage because of the deadly unrest hitting the West African nation. ... 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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ENERGY TECH

India grapples with coal shortages
Amid India's ongoing domestic coal shortage, Tata Power, the country's largest private power producer, said it is eyeing coal mines abroad for fuel security. ... 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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WAR REPORT

Alarmed Israel tightens its Sinai border
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. ... 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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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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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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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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Iran slams US as 'obsessed' with sanctions as talks resume

Ukraine says Russia masses troops on Ukraine border

Space control Airmen ensure constant communication

Russian Aerospace Defense Forces Again Dismiss Satellite Explosion Rumors

Founding Day of Air and Missile Defense Command of Aerospace Defense Forces

Twin crises could shape Obama's twilight years in office

Obama and US lawmakers turn up heat on IS

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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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