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46 MINS AGO - Seattle Times

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russia-arctic

Russia claimed the Arctic sea shelf as sovereign territory in a thwarted bid in 2002, but the United States, Canada, Denmark and Norway also are pursuing jurisdiction over seabed in the Arctic, which may contain a quarter of the world’s remaining oil and gas reserves.

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1 HOUR AGO - New York Times

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Kremlin Stakes Claim to Arctic Expanse and Its Resources

Russia seeks oversight over an area including the North Pole, a region increasingly ripe for oil drilling and more as global warming melts the ice there.

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36 MINS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Suspected Boko Haram militants kill eight, kidnap 100 in Cameroon

At least eight people were killed and about 100 others were kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram militants in an overnight raid on a village near Cameroon's northern border, a local government and a military source said. Tchakarmari, the village targeted early on Tuesday, lies north of Maroua, where dozens of people were killed in a series of suicide bombings by ...

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4 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Nigeria names new head of state-run oil company

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a new head of the country's corruption-hit state oil company, weeks after after sacking the entire board, his spokesman said on Tuesday. Buhari took office on May 29 and axed Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) chief Joseph Thlama Dawha and his directors less than a month later after vowing to tackle what he called ...

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8 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Somalia, Where 95% Of Girls Undergo Female Genital Mutilation, May Soon Ban Practice

Somalia has one of the highest rates of female genital mutilation in the world, but the country may soon bring that figure down to zero. Currently, about 95 percent of girls in Somalia between the ages of 4 and 11 undergo FGM, according to UNICEF.  Set on shielding girls from the harmful procedure, the country’s Ministry of Women Affairs and Human ...

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4 HOURS AGO - The Guardian

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Real Madrid 2-0 Tottenham | Audi Cup match report

• Real Madrid 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur• Rodríguez 36, Bale 79You just knew that he was going to score and when he did, it was no surprise that he did not celebrate. It was surely out of respect but perhaps Gareth Bale did not want to kick Tottenham Hotspur when they were down.This was not a great way for Spurs to ...

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5 HOURS AGO - The Guardian

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Star signings: eight standout Premier League football kits for 2015/16

Who cares which team is going to win the Premier League? It’s the style league that matters. With the new season kicking off this weekend, fashion writer Lauren Cochrane and sports writer Barney Ronay rate the most striking new kitsIt’s the summer transfer window, time to get rid of the dead wood and brighten things up with new signings. That’s ...

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1 HOUR AGO - Fox News

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Air Canada bans shipments of hunting trophies after killing of Cecil the lion

Air Canada says it will no longer transport big-game hunting trophies after the killing of a well-known lion in Zimbabwe by an American dentist drew international attention.

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5 HOURS AGO - Globe and Mail

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Air Canada bans trophy hunter shipments after Cecil outcry

The Canadian airline will no longer carry trophies from lions, leopards, elephants, rhinoceros and water buffaloes

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AUG 02, 2015 - The Guardian

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Hitchhiking robot dead as cross-country trip cut short by vandals

Beloved Hitchbot damaged beyond repair in PhiladelphiaThe kid-sized robot hitchhiked across Canada in 26 days last yearA hitchhiking robot that captured the hearts of fans worldwide has met its demise.The Canadian researchers who created Hitchbot as a social experiment said someone in Philadelphia damaged the robot beyond repair early on Saturday, ending its first American tour after about two weeks. ...

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42 MINS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Islamic State or al Qaeda? U.S. split over biggest threat

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration’s top intelligence, counterterrorism and law enforcement officials are divided over which terrorist group poses the biggest threat to the U.S. homeland, the Islamic State or al Qaeda and its affiliates. The split reflects a rising concern that the Islamic State poses a more immediate danger because of its unprecedented social media campaign, using sophisticated online ...

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12 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Meir Ettinger, Suspected Head Of Jewish Extremist Group, Arrested Following Deadly West Bank Arson

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