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>>   Africa
Egypt Aims for LNG Import Independence by 2020 
Forbes.com - 2/27/2015
Establishing high hopes for Egypt’s domestic energy sector, Oil Minister Sherif Ismail announced that the country intended to be free of LNG imports by no later than 2020 with the help of local field     Add Comment

African Travel, Inc. Reveals New Safari Vacation Packages 
BusinessWeek - 2/27/2015
DELRAY BEACH, FL, Feb. 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Africa beckons with an unmistakable allure, boasting a kaleidoscope of possibilities sure to satisfy every budget and bucket list. African Travel, Inc.'s     Add Comment

Going Back: Ebola Victim Returns to Liberia, Aids Research 
NBCNews.com - 2/27/2015
Nancy and David Writebol are headed back to Liberia this weekend, eight months after she became the second American infected with the Ebola virus. Writebol, a medical missionary, made headlines around
Ebola Victim Returns to Liberia, Aids Research NBCNews.com
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China questions U.S. threat of UN sanctions on South Sudan 
Reuters Africa - 2/27/2015
By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS Feb 27 (Reuters) - China on Friday questioned the logic behind a U.S. push to create a United Nations sanctions regime for South Sudan while warring parties     Add Comment
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>>   Top World Stories
Mexico captures most wanted drug kingpin, former teacher 'La Tuta' 
Reuters UK - 2/27/2015
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico captured its most wanted drug lord on Friday, former primary school teacher Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, and delivered a boost to a government battered by gang violence.
Police: Knights Templar cartel boss nabbed CNN
Mexico: Knights Templar drug cartel boss Servando ‘La Tuta’ Gomez arrested Descrier
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Star Trek legend Nimoy dies at 83 
BBC - 2/27/2015
US actor Leonard Nimoy, who played Mr Spock in the cult sci-fi series Star Trek, has died at the age of 83 in Los Angeles, his family has said. His son, Adam, said he died of end-stage chronic obstructive     Add Comment

Leonard Nimoy, 'Star Trek's' Spock, dies at 83 
CNN - 2/27/2015
Story highlights Leonard Nimoy played Spock in "Star Trek" TV show, movies Actor was known for the half-Vulcan, half-human character Nimoy was fond of science, inspiration to many Nimoy died this morning     Add Comment

Former pop star Gary Glitter sentenced to 16 years 
Washington Post - 2/27/2015
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>>   North Africa
Egypt Aims for LNG Import Independence by 2020 
Forbes.com - 2/27/2015
Establishing high hopes for Egypt’s domestic energy sector, Oil Minister Sherif Ismail announced that the country intended to be free of LNG imports by no later than 2020 with the help of local field     Add Comment

China questions U.S. threat of UN sanctions on South Sudan 
Reuters Africa - 2/27/2015
By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS Feb 27 (Reuters) - China on Friday questioned the logic behind a U.S. push to create a United Nations sanctions regime for South Sudan while warring parties     Add Comment

China questions U.S. threat of U.N. sanctions on South Sudan 
Reuters UK - 2/27/2015
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - China on Friday questioned the logic behind a U.S. push to create a United Nations sanctions regime for South Sudan while warring parties there negotiate a power-sharing deal     Add Comment

UPDATE 2-Libyan PM says Turkey supplying weapons to rival Tripoli group 
Reuters India - 2/27/2015
1:30am IST * Two rival administrations battling for power in Libya * Internationally recognised PM criticises Turkey * Ankara urges political dialogue in Libya (Adds Turkish spokesman on     Add Comment
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>>   Cyberculture
U.S. STOCKS EDGE LOWER IN AFTERNOON TRADING; APPLE, FACEBOOK LEAD NASDAQ, S&P 500  
Reuters UK - 2/27/2015
U.S. STOCKS EDGE LOWER IN AFTERNOON TRADING; APPLE, FACEBOOK LEAD NASDAQ, S&P 500 LOWER    Add Comment

These parenting Facebook posts made us laugh this week 
NBCNews.com - 2/27/2015
Parents 51 minutes ago Facebook Twitter Reddit Pinterest Email Parents say the funniest things—especially on Facebook. And we love them for     Add Comment

The Secret To A Good Podcast Is To Use An Excellent Microphone 
Forbes.com - 2/27/2015
Podcasting is really cool at the moment following on from the success of Serial, a podcast that started in October 2014, made by producers of ‘This American Life’. The podcast regularly hit Number One     Add Comment

YouTube Kids: For families,a video collection with controls 
Washington Post - 2/27/2015
By , YouTube Kids For families, a video collection with controls YouTube can be a great way to kick back, learn and explore with your children. But for some parents it can also feel     Add Comment
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>>   Blogging
Teaching Matters Addresses Teacher Leadership Movement in Blog Post Series 
Reuters - 2/27/2015
NEW YORK, NY --(Marketwired - February 27, 2015) - Across the country, educators and policy-makers are considering fundamental changes in how schools are run. Teaching Matters addresses the movement toward     Add Comment

The dress vs. llama vs. CPAC on Twitter 
CNN - 2/27/2015
'It's black and blue, how do you see white!?!?' Ask someone about a recent high-speed chase and they'll laugh about llamas on the loose in Arizona. But ask about the Conservative Political Action Conference,     Add Comment

Favorite Recipes from 'Honest Cooking' Blog 
MSN Philippines - 2/27/2015
This week's Blogger of the Week is Honest Cooking . Explore the breadth of lovely recipes from online food magazine, Honest Cooking, with these seven recipes as your starting point. Honest Cooking combines     Add Comment

American blogger killed in Bangladesh machete attack 
Reuters Africa - 2/27/2015
DHAKA (Reuters) - Machete-wielding assailants hacked to death an American critic of religious extremism in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka, in the latest of a series of attacks on writers who support     Add Comment
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>>   Sudan
Sudan delegation to explore investment opportunities for... 
Arab News - 2/27/2015
A high-level Sudanese delegation headed by Investment Minister Mustafa Osman Ismail arrived on Friday to explore investment opportunities for Saudi investors in Sudan that will pave the way for food security     Add Comment

Sudan's Bashir says to quit power if not re-elected president 
Xinhua News Agency - 2/26/2015
KHARTOUM, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) -- Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Thursday said he would not quit power until the Sudanese people ask him to leave by not voting for him in the upcoming elections. Al-Bashir,     Add Comment

SUDANI KUSINI-KIIR-MACHAR-MAZUNGUMZO-USALAMA: Serikali ya mpito bado inasubiriwa  
Africa News Wire - 2/26/2015
0 Mkutano muhimu uliotarajiwa kati ya Rais wa Sudan Kusini na Kiongozi wa waasi Riek Machar, umegonga mwamba baada ya  Kiir kuchelewa kujielekeza  mjini Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, ambako mpinzani     Add Comment

Ron Howard named in Sudan refugee lawsuit 
Herald Sun - 2/26/2015
A GROUP of Sudanese refugees living in America have filed a lawsuit against Ron Howard, Brian Glazer and the other producers of Reese Witherspoon's 2014 movie The Good Lie. THE 54 survivors of genocide     Add Comment
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>>   Zimbabwe
Keep your Europe and we keep our Mugabe 
Africa News Wire - 2/27/2015
The European Union (EU) has resolved to extend the illegal sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe's First Family to February 2016. However, the extension is inconsequential, as life will go on for the First Fa...    Add Comment

Grace Mugabe deserves ministerial post 
Africa News Wire - 2/27/2015
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Watch LIVE streaming of Mugabe's 91st birthday party 
Africa News Wire - 2/27/2015
Mining Industry News and Mining press releases from public and private companies. Mining Newswire accepts press releases and headline news. Unlimited Mass Media SEO Press Release Distribution with     Add Comment

Mugabe's big 91 birthday bash 
Africa News Wire - 2/27/2015
Mining Industry News and Mining press releases from public and private companies. Mining Newswire accepts press releases and headline news. Unlimited Mass Media SEO Press Release Distribution with     Add Comment
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>>   South Africa
African Travel, Inc. Reveals New Safari Vacation Packages 
BusinessWeek - 2/27/2015
DELRAY BEACH, FL, Feb. 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Africa beckons with an unmistakable allure, boasting a kaleidoscope of possibilities sure to satisfy every budget and bucket list. African Travel, Inc.'s     Add Comment

Why Lesotho's election is a crucial test for African democracy 
Los Angeles Times - 2/27/2015
In Africa’s year of elections, with democracy in retreat in many parts of the continent, Lesotho is a pygmy beside giants like Nigeria and other larger nations facing votes. But many observers are watching     Add Comment

Fitch Affirms Thekwini Warehousing Conduit's CP 
Reuters Africa - 2/27/2015
(The following statement was released by the rating agency) LONDON, February 27 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has affirmed Thekwini Warehousing Conduit's (Thekwini Conduit) commercial paper (CP) following a     Add Comment

S.Africa's petrol pump price to rise by 9.3 pct a litre -government 
Reuters Africa - 2/27/2015
JOHANNESBURG Feb 27 (Reuters) - The retail price of 95-grade petrol in South Africa will rise by 96 cents or 9.3 percent a litre from next Wednesday, while wholesale diesel will increase nearly 8 percent,
REUTERS - S.Africa's petrol pump price to rise by 9.3 pct a litre -government Namibia Press Agency
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>>   Journalism
Starbucks to Back Social Issue Storytelling with Washington Post Journalist Rajiv  
Variety - 2/27/2015
Riccardo S. Savi/ Starbucks has promoted movies, books and music inside its stores, even producing some of it on its own. Now the coffee retailer will co-produce nonfiction TV documentaries and other     Add Comment

Slain U.S. journalist's father: identification of 'Jihadi John' not important 
Reuters - 2/27/2015
(Reuters) - The father of American journalist James Foley, who was taken captive in Syria and later decapitated by Islamic State militants, has said it was "not important" to him that his son's purported
Slain U.S. journalist's father - identification of 'Jihadi John' not important Reuters UK
Slain U.S. journalist's father: identification of 'Jihadi John' not... News.net
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UPDATE 1-Canada regulator bars ex-media mogul Conrad Black from executive roles 
Reuters UK - 2/27/2015
(Adds comment from Black) TORONTO Feb 27 (Reuters) - Former media mogul and convicted felon Conrad Black may no longer hold executive positions at listed companies or investment funds in the Canadian     Add Comment

Jailed journalists in Egypt: Did Al Jazeera help them or use them? 
Christian Science Monitor - 2/27/2015
Current and former Al Jazeera employees accuse the network of a cavalier attitude toward their safety amid political tensions between Egypt and Qatar, whose royal family bankrolls the network. Al Jazeera     Add Comment
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