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October 13, 2012
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Chimps said attacking humans in Africa
Kinshasha, Democratic Republic Of Congo (UPI) Oct 11, 2012
Habitat loss may be the cause of some violent attacks by chimpanzees on humans in the war-torn eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, scientists say. At least one person, a child, has been killed in recent months in a chimpanzee attack just south of Virunga National Park in the area around the city of Goma, park officials said. The park lies on the border between the DRC, Uganda and Rwanda. A woman attempted to scare the chimp away to protect the child but the chimp reacted agg ... read more

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AFRICA NEWS

Thousands march in Mali to urge intervention against Islamists
Several thousand people marched in Mali's capital Bamako on Thursday to call for armed intervention by a West African regional force to help wrest back the vast north of the country from armed Islamist groups. ... more
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PILLAGING PIRATES

Dutch navy detains alleged Somali pirates after attack
Dutch sailors taking part in NATO's piracy-busting operation Ocean Shield on Thursday detained seven suspected pirates off the coast of Somalia after an attack on a Spanish vessel. ... more
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AFRICA NEWS

Nigerian farmers sue Shell in Dutch case with global reach
Nigerian farmers took their battle to make Shell clean up oil damage that destroyed their land to a Dutch court Thursday in a case that could set a precedent for global environmental responsibility. ... 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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TRADE WARS

Miners' strikes weaken S. African economy
Escalating wildcat strikes in South Africa's mining industry, a pillar of the continent's largest economy, are scaring off foreign investment that's heading for other African states, such as those riding a wave of major oil and gas discoveries. ... more
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TRADE WARS

Argentine mission to seek release of seized ship
A high-level Argentine mission to persuade Ghana to release an Argentine warship seized 11 days ago in a dispute with creditors was expected to depart soon, officials said Friday. ... more
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TRADE WARS

Ghana 'violating intl norms' over ship: Argentina
Argentina's defense ministry on Thursday accused Ghana of violating "international norms" by refusing to release one of its warships and said it was sending two senior officials to Accra for talks. ... more
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TRADE WARS

Zambian man arrested for Chinese mine manager murder
Police in Zambia said Thursday they arrested a shaft operator at Collum Coal mine in connection with the death of mine manager Wu Shengzai in August. ... more
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TRADE WARS

Ghana court rejects request to release Argentina warship
A judge in Ghana on Thursday rejected a bid by Argentina to have one of its warships released from a port near Accra, where it is being held under a court order linked to a debt dispute. ... more
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FARM NEWS

Nigerian farmers sue Shell in Dutch case with global reach
Shell broke the law by not repairing leaks that destroyed the lands of Niger Delta farmers, a Dutch court heard Thursday in a case that could set a precedent for global environmental responsibility. ... more
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ENERGY TECH

Morocco seeks to be green energy leader
Morocco is driving to become the world's leading solar power state, with a 7,400-acre pilot project in the Sahara Desert it hopes will lead to vast carbon-free solar energy plants that could supply much of Europe's electricity needs. ... more
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SPACE SCOPES

S.Africa eyes $2.5 bln for super telescope
South African President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday gave his political backing to negotiations with foreign partners to help fund the construction of the world's next generation radio telescope. ... more
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AFRICA NEWS

Amnesty International calls on DRCongo to halt clashes in east
Amnesty International called Wednesday on the Democratic Republic of Congo to put an end to the fighting in the east of the country where several local and foreign armed groups are committing abuses. ... more
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TERROR WARS

Al Qaida braces for trouble in N. Africa
Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb has named a new chief for the vast Sahara and Sahel region as the jihadists brace for new offensives by the United States, seeking payback for the assassination of its ambassador in Libya, and African states. ... more
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MILPLEX

Iraqi PM's Prague visit likely to focus on fighter deal
Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki will head a government delegation to the Czech Republic on Thursday, with a potential arms deal involving several dozen Czech-made subsonic jet fighters likely to figure on the agenda. ... more
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IRAQ WARS

Russia, Iraq eye new partnership on PM's visit
Russia on Tuesday sought to take ties with Iraq to a new level as it hosted Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki for the first time in four years with an eye on a mega arms deal and harmony over the Syria crisis. ... more
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NASA Selects Commercial Crew Program Manager

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AFRICA NEWS

Nigerian army denies rampage, killing civilians after attack
Nigeria's army on Tuesday denied killing civilians and burning homes and shops after a bomb attack in the city of Maiduguri, despite residents' claims of as many as 30 deaths during a rampage by soldiers. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Nigerian president pledges $110 million to floods victims
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan pledged $110 million to mitigate the damage caused by "unprecedented" floods, in a special message to the country broadcast early Tuesday. ... more
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MILPLEX

Maliki 'seeks $5B arms deal wit Russia'
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki reportedly flew to Moscow Monday for talks on defense and trade amid signs Russia is trying to make inroads in on Iraq's multibillion-dollar rearmament program, which has been dominated by the United States. ... more
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IRAQ WARS

Maliki takes over Iraq's security services
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, a longtime friend of Tehran, has systematically infiltrated his operatives into the country's intelligence services, rebuilt by the CIA after the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003 as a buttress against Iranian influence. ... more
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TERROR WARS

Nigerian troops kill about 30 Islamists in gun battle: army
Nigerian soldiers on Sunday killed about 30 suspected members of the Islamic sect Boko Haram, including a close associate of the group's leader, during a gun battle in northeastern Yobe state, an army spokesman said. ... more
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AFRICA NEWS

Nigeria military shoots dead several people after blast: witnesses
Residents of a troubled northern Nigeria city accused soldiers of indiscriminately firing and killing several people Monday, after a bomb exploded on an army patrol. ... more
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AFRICA NEWS

Ivory Coast to reopen Ghana border on Monday: defence minister
Ivory Coast's land and sea borders with Ghana, closed after a deadly attack on September 21, will reopen Monday, the defence minister announced late Sunday. ... more
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ENERGY TECH

Gunmen kill Chinese worker in northern Nigeria
Gunmen have shot dead a Chinese national who was working as a chef for a construction company in Nigeria's troubled northeast, a company official said Monday. ... more
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China and rivals sign pact to ease maritime tensions

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Patria vehicles getting Saab communications electronics

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FLOATING STEEL

Argentina moves to have warship released from Ghana port
Argentina has filed a case in a Ghanaian court to secure the release of one of its warships being detained in Accra over a credit dispute, a lawyer familiar with the case told AFP Friday. ... more
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INTERN DAILY

Egyptian toe tests show they're likely to be the world's oldest prosthetics
The results of scientific tests using replicas of two ancient Egyptian artificial toes, including one that was found on the foot of a mummy, suggest that they're likely to be the world's first prost ... more
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UAV NEWS

Isn't it time to stop drone wars?
The US claims that the killing of its ambassador in the Libyan city of Benghazi was allegedly thoroughly planned by the northern African branch of Al-Qaeda. Now, the US is planning a response to the ... more
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WAR REPORT

Clinton vows to answer all questions on Libya attack
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton vowed Wednesday to answer lingering questions about last month's deadly attack on a US mission in Libya, seeking to counter a barrage of Republican criticism. ... more
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TERROR WARS

US investigators at attack site in Libya's Benghazi
A team of US government investigators visited Libya's second city Benghazi on Thursday to examine the site where Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed in an attack last month. ... more
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AFRICA NEWS

Nigerian college says massacre not linked to campus vote
Officials from a Nigerian college near the site of a massacre that left at least 40 people dead this week dismissed reports Thursday that the killings were linked to tensions over a campus vote. ... more
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AFRICA NEWS

Poor but at peace, Mozambique marks 20 years since civil war
Marking two decades since the end of a debilitating civil war, Mozambique's president on Thursday said the country must now focus on exploiting its vast resource wealth for the good of everyone. ... more
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TRADE WARS

China firm makes offer for Australia-listed miner
Chinese private equity firm Cathay Fortune Corp has made an $850 million offer for Australia-listed Discovery Metals, Dow Jones Newswires reported Thursday, as China's copper demand continues to grow. ... more
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