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UN seeks to shore up C. Africa ceasefire deal

The UN Security Council on Thursday threw its support behind a ceasefire deal reached by warring factions in the Central African Republic and said the agreement should be fully implemented. In a statement, the Council said it welcomed the deal and "called on all parties to immediately and fully implement this agreement." "This agreement is a first step in a ...

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JUL 24, 2014 - Real Clear Politics

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George Patton's Summer of 1944

Victor Davis Hanson, National ReviewNearly 70 years ago, on Aug. 1, 1944, Lieutenant General George S. Patton took command of the American Third Army in France. For the next 30 days they rolled straight toward the German border.Patton almost did not get a chance at his summer of glory. After brilliant service in North Africa and Sicily, fellow officers — ...

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JUL 23, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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South Africa sets 5 years to stem military decline

Continental military power South Africa committed Wednesday to save its armed forces from meltdown within five years, amid budget constraints and increasing involvement in peacekeeping missions around Africa. A review earlier this year found the South African Defence Force (SANDF) was in a "critical state of decline" after two decades of underfunding. "Although the SANDF is still able to maintain ...

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JUL 23, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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South Africa to block foreigners from buying land

South Africa's government will forbid foreigners from buying land within five years, but will not expropriate those who already possess deeds, the land affairs minister said Wednesday. "The principle is that foreign nationals should not own land but should have a long-lease with a minimum of 30 years," Gugile Nkwinti, minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, told a news ...

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JUL 23, 2014 - Business Insider

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Senator Sounds Alarm Over 'Excruciating' Virus Spreading In US

The Chikungunya virus is normally found in sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, but it's reportedly spreading across the United States and at least one prominent politician is calling on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to act. In a statement calling the mosquito-borne disease "excruciating," Senator Chuck Schumer (D-New York) asked the CDC to issue "an immediate health alert ...

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