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2008-06-24 02:29:38

A 29-year-old photographer told police a group of surfers attacked him in Malibu, Calif., while he was trying to take pictures of Matthew McConaughey. McConaughey is an avid surfer and film actor best known for his roles in Fool's Gold, We Are Marshall, Sahara, Contact and A Time to Kill.

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2008-05-08 20:40:00

A recent study on the future of climate changes suggests that the once-green Sahara turned to desert over thousands of years rather than in an abrupt shift as previously believed.

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2007-11-16 18:51:41

Sahara the Arctic seal keeps turning up in warmer waters. The young seal was rescued off the coast of North Africa last year, far from his native habitat in the Arctic. He was brought to Britain, nursed back to health and freed into the wild — only to paddle in the wrong direction again.

2007-02-14 09:00:46

By Griffin, David L Abstract: This paper is based on the concept that the drainage system of c. 7.5-4.6 Ma is still reflected in the geomorphology of northeastern Chad and adjacent areas of Libya.

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2006-08-17 07:15:00

Thousands who set out to cross Africa's biggest wilderness each year, just as desperate to flee poverty as the better-known migrants leaving by sea for the Canary islands from Senegal or Mauritania.

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2006-05-16 12:25:00

As the fragments of shattered comet 73P/Schwassmann Wachmann 3 glide harmlessly past Earth this month in full view of backyard telescopes, onlookers can't help but wonder, what if a comet like that didn't miss, but actually hit our planet?

2006-05-12 08:47:52

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algerian rebels have threatened to strike U.S. military bases in north Africa and the Sub-Sahara region. "There are U.S. military bases in Mali, Niger and two others are to be constructed respectively in Mauritania and Algeria ...

2006-02-12 05:49:24

By Will Dunham ALGIERS (Reuters) - The United States on Sunday pressed its efforts to support moderate North Africa countries amid worries about Islamic extremism, with Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld taking his message to Algeria.

2006-02-10 11:53:10

By Tiemoko Diallo BAMAKO (Reuters) - U.S. Special Forces are teaching Malian soldiers how to fight terrorism in the country's northern desert, a region potentially rich in oil but seen by U.S. military officials as a sanctuary for Islamic militants.

2005-12-09 11:15:00

Signs a three-decade long drought in Africa's arid Sahel belt may be ending could herald an increase in hurricanes battering the eastern seaboard of the United States, a leading climatologist in West Africa said.


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2013-02-18 11:10:17

As the world’s second-largest and second most populous continent, Africa is about 11.7 sq. miles including adjacent islands. It covers 6 percent of the Earth’s total surface area and 20.4 percent of the total land area. With 1 billion people, it accounts for about 15 percent of the world’s human population. It is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, both the Suez Canal and the Red Sea along the Sinai Peninsula to the northeast, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, and the Indian...

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2009-04-28 15:40:33

Brassica tournefortii is a species of mustard plant that is more commonly known as Asian, African and Sahara mustard. It is very similar to other mustard species blooming annually with long stems reaching just over 3 feet in length, but the flowers are a duller yellow. Indigenous to North Africa and the Middle East, this species was transported accidentally to the United States by humans. It grows abundantly in the Sonoran and Mojave Deserts and in hot valleys of southern California....

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2008-02-05 14:33:28

The Spotted Sandgrouse (Pterocles senegallus), is a species of bird in the Pteroclididae family of birds. It is found in Afghanistan, Algeria, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Western Sahara.

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2007-01-19 12:24:16

The sand Cat (Felis margarita) is a small wild cat 19.69 inches (50 cm) long, plus an 11.81 in (30 cm) tail. It is distributed over African and Asian deserts. The name "Desert Cat" is reserved for a subspecies of the true Wild Cat, but it would go better with this species. It lives in those dry areas that are even too hot and dry for the Desert Cat. These areas are the Sahara, the Arabian Desert, and the deserts of Iran and Pakistan. The head is conspicuously broad and the ears are large...

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2006-09-04 13:21:33

The African Mourning Dove, Streptopelia decipiens, is a pigeon which is a widespread resident breeding bird in Africa south of the Sahara. Despite its name, it is not a close relative of the American Mourning Dove, Zenaida macroura. The African Mourning Dove is a largish, stocky pigeon, up to 12.2 inches in length. Its back, wings and tail are pale brown. The head is gray and the under parts are pink, shading to pale gray on the belly. There is a black hind neck patch edged with white. The...

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