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Army testing new camouflage

GRAFENWÖHR, Germany — Soldiers heading to Afghanistan could soon be issued new combat uniforms that would offer better camouflage based on their operating environments. Two 4th Infantry Division battalions are wear-testing new uniforms in eastern Afghanistan right now, according to Col. Bill Cole, a project manager for soldier protection and individual equipment at Program Executive Office Soldier. And a decision ...

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Syria and the Phantom

What was that Turkish F-4 Phantom II up to when the Syrians shot it down? Ankara said the plane strayed into Syrian airspace but quickly left and was over international waters when it was attacked, a simple case of carelessness on the part of the Turkish pilot that Syrian paranoia turned deadly. But the Phantom

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Heat protection tips for children and toddlers

The temperatures in Louisiana have been extreme, and it is very important to make sure your children stay healthy and safe with the temperatures being so extreme. Extreme heat caused 8,966 deaths in the United States from 1979-2002. Here are some tips to help protect your children from heat exhaustion or heat-related illness. Be sure to keep your children hydrated ...

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Malaysia’s FELDA to launch palm oil IPO

In Malaysia, shares of the world’s third-largest palm oil plantations operator will be publicly traded on Thursday for the first time. The Federal Land Development Authority (FELDA) is now selling shares in its commercial plantations, which cover more than 400,000 hectares of land. The public offering is set to raise $3bn for the parent company, but there are fears that ...

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Tests in cannibalism case: Zombie-like attacker used pot, not ‘bath salts’

June 27, 2012 — Updated 2348 GMT (0748 HKT) Rudy Eugene, 31, was killed by a police officer after Eugene’s 18-minute attack on a homeless man last month. (CNN) — The naked Florida man who chewed off the face of another man last month in a zombie-like cannibal attack used marijuana but not “bath…

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