Mali insurgents counter French airstrikes

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PARIS — Despite intensive airstrikes by French warplanes, Islamist fighters Monday overran a strategic village and military post in central Mali, offering an indication that the war against extremists who have carved out a jihadist state in the nation’s north could be a long and difficult one. Just hours after […]

Texas: Ex-President George Bush Out of Hospital

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Former President George Bush, 88, went home from Methodist Hospital in Houston on Monday after spending nearly two months being treated for a bronchitis-related cough and other health issues, a family spokesman said. His stay included a week in intensive care. Get Free E-mail Alerts on These Topics Bush, George […]

Rebels storm pro-Assad Syrian TV channel

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Beirut – Gunmen stormed a pro-government Syrian TV channel headquarters on Wednesday, bombing buildings and shooting dead three employees, state media said, in one of the boldest attacks yet on a symbol of the authoritarian state. President Bashar al-Assad declared late on Tuesday that his country was “at war”. US […]

Army testing new camouflage

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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 […]

Syria and the Phantom

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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 […]

Heat protection tips for children and toddlers

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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 […]

Malaysia’s FELDA to launch palm oil IPO

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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 […]