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September 13, 2012
SPACE SCOPES
General Dynamics to Deliver Antennas for Largest, Most Powerful Radio Telescope in Southern Hemisphere
Newton NC (SPX) Sep 10, 2012
General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies is partnering with Stratosat Datacom to supply 64 radio-telescope antennas, ancillary electronic components and support for South Africa's MeerKAT radio telescope program. The Stratosat/General Dynamics SATCOM consortium will perform a minimum of 75 percent of the work on the 632 million rand ($75 million) contract in South Africa to maximize the skill development and involvement of its local industry, including the qualification testing, tooling design and vir ... read more

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TERROR WARS

U.S. envoy slaying and the terror threat
The killing of the U.S. envoy to Libya and an abortive August attack in the Sinai desert by suicide bombers seeking to trigger trouble between Israel and Egypt are brutal reminders that Islamist terrorism is far from defeated, as U.S. officials claim. ... more
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IRAQ WARS

Britain's Hague arrives on first visit to Iraq
British Foreign Secretary William Hague arrived in Baghdad on Wednesday on his first to Iraq, during which he will hold talks on issues including the crisis in Syria and the Iraqi political process. ... more
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FLOATING STEEL

Egypt subs deal boosts German arms sales
Germany's reported plan to sell Egypt two advanced submarines, apparently to the dismay of Israel, underlines Berlin's controversial drive to ease tight restrictions on arms exports and boost military sales in the Middle East, Africa and India. ... 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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WAR REPORT

Egypt army says killed 32 'criminals' in Sinai
Egypt's armed forces have killed 32 "criminal elements" in an ongoing operation against Islamists in the lawless Sinai peninsula, a military spokesman said on Saturday. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Norway supplies $168M for famine relief
Norway said this week it is donating $168 million to help finance efforts to relieve the food crisis in North Africa's semi-arid Sahel region. ... more
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AFRICA NEWS

Malema mocks S.African 'high alert' for military bases
South Africa's firebrand politician Julius Malema on Wednesday mocked reports that the country's military bases had been put on high alert ahead of his address to soldiers. ... more
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AFRICA NEWS

Zimbabwe wildlife ranchers warn on Mugabe party takeovers
A group of wildlife ranchers in southeastern Zimbabwe warned Tuesday that land and hunting permit takeovers by politicians from President Robert Mugabe's party were threatening safari hunting tourism. ... more
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UN urges peaceful resolution to Hong Kong protests

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AFRICA NEWS

Mali coup leader 'in sync' with govt on reclaiming north
The leader of the March 22 coup in Mali said he is "in sync" with the country's transitional government and supports interim president Dioncounda Traore's efforts to reclaim the rebel-held north. ... more
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EPIDEMICS

Zimbabwe HIV activist presses for medication for prisoners
An HIV-positive Zimbabwean man who was denied medication while detained on treason charges last year has launched a legal battle for prisoners to be allowed access to ARVs, his lawyer said Monday. ... more
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CAR TECH

Engine for 1,000 mph car to be tested
A rocket engine intended to power a car to speeds in excess of 1,000 mph is being prepared for a test firing in Britain, its developers say. ... more
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ENERGY TECH

Arab Spring, gas finds spark Med oil boom
The Mediterranean region, the battleground of empires for millennia, is now the arena for a new kind of rivalry as global energy giants move in following major natural gas strikes and the political upheaval of the Arab Spring. ... more
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ENERGY TECH

S.Africa to start processing shale gas applications
South Africa will process applications for shale gas exploration but hold off on controversial fracking drilling while new rules are drafted, the mines minister said Tuesday. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Floods kill 18 in Burkina Faso, leave 21,000 homeless
Heavy rains and flooding since the start of June have claimed 18 lives in Burkina Faso and made more than 21,000 people homeless, an emergency aid official said Thurday. ... more
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ENERGY TECH

S.Africa lifts freeze on shale gas exploration
South Africa on Friday said it was lifting a freeze on shale gas exploration in a move condemned by environmentalists who fear that controversial fracking will pollute scarce water sources. ... more
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ENERGY TECH

Ugandan govt. releases oil exploration map
Uganda's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development has released an oil exploration draft map. ... more
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Space debris expert warns of increasing CubeSat collision risk

Sandblasting winds shift Mars' landscape: study

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ENERGY TECH

Nigeria has former militants guarding oil
Nigeria has hired former militants to provide pipeline security in the country's troubled Niger delta. ... more
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Benign malaria key driver of human evolution in Asia-Pacific
Their finding challenges the widely-accepted theory that Plasmodium falciparum, which causes the most lethal form of malaria, is the only malaria parasite capable of driving genome evolution in huma ... more
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FROTH AND BUBBLE

Oil spill ship's officers deported from New Zealand
The captain and second officer of a ship that caused New Zealand's biggest sea pollution disaster were deported to the Philippines Thursday after completing half of their seven-month jail terms. ... more
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AFRICA NEWS

Nigeria trains more peacekeeping troops
Nigeria is expanding its program of training troops for peacekeeping operations. ... more
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WOOD PILE

Loss of tropical forests reduces rain
Deforestation can have a significant effect on tropical rainfall, new research confirms. The findings have potentially devastating impacts for people living in and near the Amazon and Congo forests. ... more
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SPACE TRAVEL

Africa needs own space agency: Sudan's Bashir
Africa needs its own space research agency, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir told a regional conference of communications ministers who met on Wednesday as the continent's IT sector grows. ... more
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SPACE TRAVEL

Africa eyes joint space agency
African nations would work together in peaceful research under a proposal for a space agency being considered Wednesday at a meeting in Sudan of the continent's communications and IT ministers. ... more
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WAR REPORT

Egypt satellite operator drops Syria channels
Egyptian satellite operator Nilesat on Wednesday cut transmission of Syrian state channels, as requested by the Arab League group for Syria, a Nilesat executive said, angering Damascus. ... more
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UAE asks U.S. for $900M rocket artillery deal

'Terror backers' can't defeat jihadists: Syria's Assad

Polish weekend warriors up in arms over Russian threat

Japan envoy invited to N. Korea over Cold War kidnappings: Abe

Body cameras join cops on the beat in US

Iran rejects Israel PM accusations on nuclear threat

Modi makes White House debut

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WOOD PILE

Controversy in Liberian forest logging
Liberia's rainforests are at risk from uncontrolled logging by private companies that could deprive people of economic benefits, an environmental group warns. ... more
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AFRICA NEWS

Kenya readies Somali Kismayo attack
Kenyan military officials in Somalia are planning to attack the port city of Kismayo, which is a stronghold of the militant group al-Shabaab. ... more
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AFRICA NEWS

Weapons destined for Mali held up in Guinea since July
Weapons destined for Mali which were bought by the country's ousted regime have been held in Guinea since July due to a request from a regional bloc, the state minister for defence said Wednesday. ... more
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PILLAGING PIRATES

Nigeria navy retakes control of hijacked oil tanker
Nigeria's navy on Wednesday retook control of a Singapore-owned tanker carrying a fuel cargo that had been hijacked near Lagos, and its crew of 23 Indian nationals was unharmed, the company said. ... more
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AFRICA NEWS

Rebel chief returns to Chad after surrender
Chad's FPR rebel chief Abdel Kader Baba Ladde, who was wanted by his country's army, landed in the capital Ndjamena Wednesday, days after turning himself in to Central African armed forces. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Sixty-eight people die in Niger floods since July
At least 68 people have been killed and nearly 500,000 displaced by flooding in the west African nation of Niger since July amid heavy rains, the government said in a new toll on Wednesday. ... more
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FARM NEWS

Cameroon palm oil plantation deal 'must be stopped'
A large palm oil plantation project in development in Cameroon since 2010 will put livelihoods and ecosystems in peril if allowed to continue, a US-based think-tank warned Wednesday. ... more
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ENERGY TECH

Nigerian oil output slumps
Nigeria's oil production has fallen below government projections. ... more
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