Tanzania Opposition United in Referendum Challenge

by Peter Clottey on October 22, 2014

Tanzania main opposition Chadema and other rival political parties are preparing to launch a legal challenge to the government’s decision to hold a referendum about the country’s draft constitution in April 2015. That’s according to Ibrahim Lipumba, a leading member of the consultative assembly that helped to draft the proposed measure. Tanzania’s attorney general Frederick Werema announced that the referendum about the proposed constitution would be held next spring. Lipumba, leader...

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Accused US Marine Transferred to Philippines Military Camp

by Voice of America on October 22, 2014

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Vanishing Cheetahs

October 22, 2014
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Racing to Save the Cheetah

October 22, 2014

Award-winning conservationist Dr. Laurie Marker warns that unless we act quickly, the world will likely lose its remaining cheetahs within the next ten years. That dire prediction comes on the heels of a newly released report by World Wildlife Fund, wh…

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IOC Grants Kosovo Provisional Olympic Recognition

October 22, 2014

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has granted provisional recognition to Kosovo’s National Olympic Committee (NOC).

The Executive Board of the IOC, meeting Wednesday in Montreux, Switzerland, also proposed that the Kosovo NOC be granted full…

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Pentagon: One of Kobani Bundles ‘Probably’ in IS Hands

October 22, 2014

The Pentagon is confirming that Islamic State militants seized one of the 28 bundles of weapons and medical supplies dropped to Kurdish forces on Monday. The news comes as forces battling Islamic State in Iraq repelled an offensive by the militants.

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Estonia Demands Explanation Over Russian Spy Plane

October 22, 2014

Estonia has summoned the Russian ambassador after a Russian spy plane entered the Baltic country’s airspace without permission.

A spokeswoman for the Estonian Foreign Ministry said the Baltic country considers the violation serious and “demands an…

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Battling Ebola

October 22, 2014
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Digital Fingerprints Track Kids’ Health

October 22, 2014

A new study finds that children can be successfully followed by their fingerprints, making an electronic health registry feasible.

This is critical in the developing world, where 2.5 million children die each year from preventable diseases because the…

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Racing to Save the Cheetah

October 22, 2014

A wild cheetah sprinting across the African savannah has been described as poetry in motion.

Dr. Laurie Marker can understand why. The award-winning conservationist and renowned cheetah expert has devoted her life to the protection of the big cats.

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