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July 25, 2014
Bruised, battered but still fighting: Bob Geldof
Melbourne (AFP) July 24, 2014
After three months of private grief over the death of his daughter Peaches, Bob Geldof returned to the world spotlight on Thursday, taking up the cause of AIDS with his trademark mix of anger and empathy. In an interview with AFP on the sidelines of the International AIDS Conference, Geldof blasted rich countries that were becoming indifferent to the pandemic and lashed Russia, Uganda and Nigeria for passing "medieval" anti-gay laws. Geldof, who was given a standing ovation for a talk he gave to ... read more

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Satellite Services supplies on-board sub-systems for smallsats and microsats.
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After MH17 tragedy, Australia assures search for MH370 goes on
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One dead as hundreds flee false tsunami alert in Philippines
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Fukushima monkeys show possible 'effects of radiation'
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Nepal Army gets emergency bridge kits
Ready to assemble roadway bridges by Acrow Bridge have been supplied to Nepal by the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command. ... more
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Italian cruise ship wreck prepared for final voyage
Italy's Costa Concordia cruise ship is being readied for its final voyage to the scrapyard on Tuesday, two and a half years after it crashed into an idyllic Mediterranean island in a disaster that claimed 32 lives. ... more
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Investigators struggle to reach MH17 crash site in strife-torn Ukraine
Investigators faced massive hurdles Saturday as they sought access to the grisly crash site of a Malaysian plane in eastern Ukraine, with the area controlled by armed rebels blamed for downing the jet with a missile. ... more
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Death toll rises, blackouts remain in Philippines after typhoon
The death toll is still rising and hundreds of thousands of homes are without power five days after Typhoon Rammasun's rampage through the Philippines, authorities said Monday. ... more
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Three drown as Italian navy rescues around 1,400 migrants
Italy's navy on Thursday said it had rescued some 1,400 migrants from six boats intercepted crossing the Mediterranean over the past 24 hours, as smugglers take advantage of calm summer seas. ... more
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Italy cruise ship wreck set to rise from waves
The refloating of Italy's ill-fated Costa Concordia cruise ship is set to begin Monday, with a high-risk salvage operation to raise the rusting hulk ahead of its final journey to the shipyard where it was built. ... more
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China gave $14.4 bln in foreign aid in three years
China, the world's second-largest economy after a decades-long boom, provided a total of 89.3 billion yuan (now $14.4 billion) in foreign aid in the three years to 2012, it said Thursday. ... more
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AW139 helicopters to perform emergency medical missions
Anglo-Italian helicopter manufacturer AgustaWestland reports its AW139 intermediate twin-engine aircraft will be used for emergency medical missions in Australia. ... more
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Malaysia to deploy more equipment in MH370 search
Malaysia will send more equipment to the southern Indian Ocean to join the search for Flight MH370 which went missing four months ago, a minister said Sunday. ... more
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Accidents raise safety questions on Hong Kong waters
Hong Kong is one of the world's busiest ports, but as a growing number of container ships compete with fishing boats for space in an ever-shrinking harbour, a spate of accidents has raised fears for maritime safety. ... more
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Haiti PM to donors: please honor aid pledges
Only half of the nine billion dollars in international aid promised to Haiti after a devastating earthquake in 2010 has been delivered, the prime minister told AFP. ... more
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With climate change, heat more than natural disasters will drive people away
Although scenes of people fleeing from dramatic displays of Mother Nature's power dominate the news, gradual increases in an area's overall temperature - and to a lesser extent precipitation - actua ... more
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Abandoned children fear as US troops eye Philippines
When the last US ship pulled out of the Philippines' Subic naval base more than two decades ago, a desperate young woman's hopes of finding her father sailed away with it. ... more
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We Can Eliminate the Major Tornado Threat in Tornado Alley
The annually recurring devastating tornado attacks in US Tornado Alley raise an important question: Can we eliminate the major tornado threat in Tornado Alley? Some people may claim that such a ques ... more
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Surviving without money, German woman's year-long adventure
For one year, Greta Taubert renounced our consumer society. Eating, drinking and dressing without spending a cent, the 30-year-old German woman wanted to see what life would be like if the economic system collapsed. ... more
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Malaysia gets new transport minister amid MH370 crisis
Malaysia's premier on Wednesday appointed a new transport minister to replace Hishammuddin Hussein, who took the lead during the search for missing flight MH370. ... more
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NY homeless angry at China tycoon 'publicity stunt'
A three-course lunch hosted by an eccentric Chinese millionaire for 250 homeless New Yorkers in a posh restaurant degenerated into fury Wednesday when guests were denied $300 cash handouts. ... more
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Japan satellites to monitor Fukushima, Chernobyl
Two Japanese satellites will be launched from Russia late Thursday to monitor environmental damage near the crippled nuclear plants in Fukushima and Chernobyl, officials said. ... more
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MH370 hunt to shift south
The drawn-out search for missing Malaysian Flight MH370 will revert to an area south of the previously suspected crash site following new analysis of the plane's flight path, an official said Friday. ... more
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Japan to help Bhutan brush up 'happiness' census
Japan is to dispatch experts to Bhutan to help the tiny Himalayan kingdom boost the accuracy of the way it measures happiness, an official said Thursday. ... more
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Godzilla: Still relevant and raging after 60 years in Japan
While a digitalised Hollywood reboot stomps its way to box office success around the world, the original Godzilla - a man in a rubber suit - has hit screens in Japan again, as relevant as ever. ... more
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Fukushima struggling to build ice wall to plug leak
The operator of Japan's battered Fukushima nuclear power plant said Tuesday it was having trouble with the early stages of an ice wall being built under broken reactors to contain radioactive water. ... more
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100 days after MH370, Malaysia vows to keep searching
Malaysia's government pledged on Monday that it "will not rest" until missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is found, as it marked the 100th day since the plane vanished on March 8 with 239 passengers and crew. ... more
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With China as guest, G77 summit seeks new development pledges
Leaders of developing nations plus China meet here Saturday to draft a global anti-poverty agenda at a summit that also showcases Latin America's burgeoning relationship with the Asian giant. ... more
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