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October 8 2014

From Global Voices » Egypt Wed Oct 8 2014, 02:00:59

Global Voices turns 10 this year, so let's get to know some of our many contributors, like Mohamed ElGohary, board member, Lingua translation coordinator, Arabic Lingua editor and author.

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From Constitutionally Speaking Wed Oct 8 2014, 01:32:26

Extracts from the so-called "spy tapes" (for some inexplicable reason the complete version has not yet been made available) reveal that former Scorpions head Leonard McCarthy is both an inveterate gossip and a staunch Thabo Mbeki supporter. What the tapes do not provide are credible legal reasons for dropping more than 700 criminal charges against [...]

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From iRevolution Wed Oct 8 2014, 01:00:09

Colleagues Matthew Cua, Charles Devaney and others recently co-authored this excellent study on their latest use of low-cost UAVs/drones for post-disaster assessments, environmental development and infrastructure development. They describe the "streamlined workflow--flight planning and data acquisition, post-processing, data delivery and collaborative sharing," that ... Continue reading →

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October 7 2014

From Global Voices » Egypt Tue Oct 7 2014, 19:24:05

Muslims mark Eid al-Adha celebrations with a feast. Thalia Rahme brings us some traditional and not so traditional recipes prepared by Muslims across the Middle East on that day.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Tue Oct 7 2014, 15:29:32

At least one United Nations peacekeeper was killed in a rocket attack on a joint UN-French military base in the northern Malian town of Kidal on Tuesday, a spokesman for the UN mission said.

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From Africa in Transition Tue Oct 7 2014, 13:13:10

This is a guest post by Jacob Zenn and Allen Grane. Jacob is an analyst of African Affairs for The...

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Tue Oct 7 2014, 12:55:05

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was linked to new two corruption probes this week, adding to an already significant list of legal woes as he attempts to stage a return to French politics.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Tue Oct 7 2014, 10:35:54

The press freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders and journalists' unions are calling for the release of Thomas Dandois and Valentine Bourrat, two French TV reporters who were arrested in the West Papua area of Indonesia two months ago.

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From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Tue Oct 7 2014, 08:00:34

So much of the discord and paralysis in the pro-rights movement in Ethiopia and the Diaspora comes down to one factor: ethnicity. Politics related to Ethiopia has become so heavily "ethnicized" that we have a difficult time distinguishing between ideology and identity. Conversations about change cease to center on shared concern (like justice, human rights [...]

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Tue Oct 7 2014, 06:32:24

Japanese scientists Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano and American Shuji Nakamura won the 2014 Nobel Prize for physics for inventing the LED, an energy efficient and environmentally-friendly light source, the award-giving body said on Tuesday.

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