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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe tiny skeletal hand jutted from the sand as if beckoning the living to the long dead. For thousands of years, it had waved unheeded in the most desolate section of the Sahara, surrounded by the bones of hippos, giraffes and other creatures typically...
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ReutersUNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Armed groups in central Africa are using powerful weapons, some of which may be left over from the civil war in Libya, to kill elephants for their ivory, the United Nations said on Monday. In a report to the U.N. Security...
ReutersRABAT (Reuters) - Morocco's junior government party is threatening to quit the coalition unless Islamist prime minister Abdelilah Benkirane moderates plans for sweeping cuts to subsidies on food and energy. Increased subsidies have been part of Morocco's...
Associated PressALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The Arab Spring may finally be en route to Algeria. With the president in a French hospital recovering from a stroke, the generation of aging politicians and generals that has run Africa's largest country for a half-...
Reuters* Boko Haram controls territory around Lake Chad * Attacks getting more sophisticated and deadly * Fighters regroup after military crackdown By Tim Cocks BAGA, Nigeria, May 13 (Reuters) - After a crackdown pushed them out of Nigeria's northern cities,...
Reuters* Industrial output plummets 4.9 percent compared to last year * Fall is largest annual decline since October 2009 * Central bank sees downside growth risks By Alexandra Alper and Michael O'Boyle MEXICO CITY, May 10 (Reuters) - Mexican industrial...
Tribune NewspapersThe pouting models who stalk the runways wore it first, of course: Earthy but intense color on lids and cheeks, balanced by nude lips in a beauty look that designers are calling safari-chic. This season, it's everywhere. Witness the leopard-hued Dior...
Reuters* Alza de transporte público, compensada parcialmente por electricidad * Banxico prevé que indicador modere tasa a partir del 3er trimestre (Agrega detalles, comentario de analistas) Por Luis Rojas MEXICO DF, 9 mayo (Reuters) - La inflación...
ReutersLONDON (Reuters) - Stuck between sluggish economies in the west and rising geopolitical risks in the Middle East, emerging European countries are struggling to attract investment and boost growth. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development will...
This post has been corrected, as indicated below.WASHINGTON — Climate change may increase the risk of extreme rainfall in the tropics and drought in the world's temperate zones, according to a new study led by NASA. "These results in many ways are the worst of all possible worlds," said Peter...
Tags: Droughts, Global Warming, Science, Global Change, Conservation
Reuters* Interest free credit oil deal to last a year * Aid will help Egypt avoid further shortages and unrest * Foreign oil firms cut Egypt supplies over credit worries * Tripoli seeking extradition of Gaddafi cousin from Egypt By Jessica Donati and...
ReutersBy Tarek Amara DJERBA, Tunisia, April 27 (Reuters) - Africa's oldest synagogue is playing host to that rarity in the Arab world - a religious gathering of hundreds of Jews drawn from Europe and Israel. Guarded by armed Tunisian police, Jewish...
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