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July 13, 2012
MISSILE NEWS
Israel deploys missile system on Egypt border
Jerusalem (AFP) July 12, 2012
The Israeli army has placed an Iron Dome air defence system battery by the Red Sea resort of Eilat near the border with Egypt, a statement from the military said on Thursday. "An Iron Dome Active Missile Defence System battery is currently deployed near Eilat as part of its operational deployment programne, which includes changing the locations of the batteries from time to time," the statement read. The deployment comes amid tensions in that area. Israeli authorities said that on June 17 two ro ... read more

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IRAQ WARS

Salafists stage sit-in for Tunisians held in Iraq
Hardline Salafists on Wednesday joined a protest by parents of 22 Tunisians detained in Iraq to protest the government's failure to repatriate them, an AFP journalist reported. ... more
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FARM NEWS

Ancient domesticated remains are oldest in southern Africa
Researchers have found evidence of the earliest known instance of domesticated caprines (sheep and goats) in southern Africa, dated to the end of the first millennium BC, providing new data to the o ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Egypt's power struggle could last years
The power struggle between Egypt's newly elected Islamist president and the generals who have held power for six decades could drag on for years, analysts say. ... 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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FARM NEWS

France sends emergency anti-locust aid
France said this week it is mobilizing emergency efforts to stop locust swarms in Africa's Sahel from spreading farther into drought-stricken Niger and Mali. ... more
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AFRICA NEWS

Liberia leader warns of new wars without arms deal
Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said Thursday that Africa will face more conflict like her country's devastating civil war unless arms trade treaty negotiators produce a tough accord. ... more
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FARM NEWS

South African farmer equips sheep with cell phones
A South African farmer is fielding phone calls from his sheep, after equipping them with cell phones to keep tabs on the flock amid recent livestock thefts, according to local press Wednesday. ... more
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SOLAR DAILY

Soluxe Solar Applauds Accomplishment of "Fuel-less Flight"
When the Solar Impulse HB-SIA, a solar plane that can fly day or night without any fuel, completes the final leg of its 5000 km round trip journey between Switzerland and Morocco it will have made h ... 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 NEWS

World Bank under fire for Ethiopia-Kenya power line
Human Rights Watch on Wednesday urged the World Bank to withhold support for a power line that would take electricity from Ethiopia to Kenya, citing environmental and human rights concerns. ... more
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AFRICA NEWS

Sahel army chiefs meet on Mali crisis
Army chiefs from four Sahel nations met in Nouakchott on Wednesday to discuss the worsening security crisis in occupied northern Mali, the Mauritanian press agency reported. ... more
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WAR REPORT

Annan to brief UN Security Council on Syria
UN and Arab League peace envoy Kofi Annan will brief the UN Security Council on Wednesday on the Syria crisis after a tour through Damascus, Tehran and Baghdad, he told journalists in Iraq. ... more
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PILLAGING PIRATES

ONR Sensor and Software Suite Hunts Down More Than 600 Suspect Boats
A new sensor and software suite sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) recently returned from West Africa after helping partner nations track and identify target vessels of interest as part ... more
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TERROR WARS

Mali jihadists threaten North Africa
Algerian jihadists are reported to have reinforced Islamist fighters linked to al-Qaida in their self-declared state in northern Mali amid signs the conflict there may be spilling over across the drought-hit region spanning North Africa. ... more
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AFRICA NEWS

War vets threaten Angola elections over unpaid pensions
A decade after the end of Angola's brutal civil war, veterans are threatening to block general elections in seven weeks if authorities fail to pay them their promised pensions. ... more
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EPIDEMICS

Embattled Sahel facing deadly cholera outbreak
The conflict in Mali could turn a cholera outbreak that has already killed 60 people in the Sahel this year into a serious regional epidemic, the UN children's agency said Tuesday. ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Egypt top court freezes Morsi decree: judicial source
Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court on Tuesday froze a decree issued by President Mohamed Morsi reinstating the Islamist-led parliament, a judicial source said. ... 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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AFRICA NEWS

Mali to form 1,200-strong elite force to protect transition
Mali's transition government on Monday announced the creation of an elite force of 1,200 troops to protect the leaders of the country's embattled interim regime. ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Egypt military says constitution must be respected
Egypt's military on Monday said the constitution and the law must be upheld concerning the dissolution of parliament, raising tension after President Mohamed Morsi decided to reinstate the assembly. ... more
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ENERGY TECH

Tutu pleads for peace on eve of South Sudan anniversary
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu on Sunday appealed for peace in troubled South Sudan, on the eve of the country's first anniversary. ... more
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AFRICA NEWS

Developing world has less than five percent chance of meeting UN child hunger target
Insufficient progress has been made in most developing countries to meet the United Nations' target of halving the proportion of children who suffer from hunger by 2015 compared with 1990 levels, ac ... more
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AFRICA NEWS

UN soldier dies as DR Congo rebels take Uganda border post
A UN soldier from India was killed in clashes between renegade soldiers and DR Congo troops on the border with Uganda, the United Nations said Friday as the mutineers took a key border post. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Survival of S.Africa chimp attack American 'a miracle'
The parents of an American student mauled and badly injured by two chimpanzees in South Africa described his survival Friday as "truly a miracle". ... more
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ENERGY TECH

Oil theft costs Nigeria $1 billion monthly
Nigeria reportedly loses $1 billion a month to massive oil theft by criminal gangs, militants and corrupt officials, crippling Africa's top oil and gas producer amid political turmoil that many fear heralds trouble between the Christian south and the Muslim north. ... more
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ENERGY TECH

Boom for Angola after big Atlantic strike
Angola is poised to throw open oil exploration rights in the offshore Kwanza Basin following a major strike by Houston-based Cobalt International Energy. ... more
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Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
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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DEMOCRACY

Thousands of fresh faces take over Kadhafi's streets
Fresh faces on thousands of campaign posters have flooded the streets of the Libyan capital where the portrait of slain dictator Moamer Kadhafi once reigned supreme. ... more
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WATER WORLD

EU underpays Madagascar for access to fish
Unfair and exploitative political agreements allow Europeans to eat fish from the plates of developing countries, according to a study led by University of British Columbia researchers. In the ... more
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AFRICA NEWS

S.African game farmer jailed for 8 years over rhino horn
A South African game farm owner has been jailed for eight years for the illegal possession of 38 rhino horns as soaring black market prices drive massive poaching, local media reported. ... 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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AFRICA NEWS

Chimpanzees cleared after mauling American in S.Africa: park
Two chimpanzees who mauled an American student in South Africa will not be killed because authorities found the animals defended their territory against a trespasser, a park director said Tuesday. ... 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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WAR REPORT

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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WAR REPORT

Israeli PM, president send letters 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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