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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. The Los Angeles Times said the photographer from Santa Monica, Calif., told sheriff's deputies that a large group of surfers hit him and threw his camera into the ocean Saturday afternoon while he was...

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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. The study's lead author said that parts of the Sahara now show signs of a tiny shift back towards greener conditions, apparently due to global warming.The researchers looked at ancient pollen, spores and aquatic organisms in sediments in Lake Yoa in northern Chad that show that the region gradually shifted from...

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2007-11-16 18:51:41

LONDON - 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. Animal rights activists now hope to give Sahara one more chance to avoid life in captivity. "We're disappointed that he headed south and not back up north," said Tamara Cooper, an animal care...

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. During the Messinian and early Pliocene a large lake was present in the Chad Basin that is termed Neogene Lake Chad. It fluctuated in size in response to the precessional cycle and at times overflowed to the east, NE or north, giving rise to the Sahabi rivers. The Eosahabi flowed during the...

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2006-08-17 07:15:00

By Abdelaziz Boumzar TAMANRASSET, Algeria -- Amid a moonscape of dust, dry river beds and huge stone monoliths, an aging truck creaks to a halt in the middle of the world's biggest desert. At the impromptu police checkpoint, Algerian officers in green uniforms shoulder their rifles and kick sand from their boots as they approach the vehicle and examine its cargo compartment. In seconds, two men in ragged clothes and flip-flops clamber out, standing warily on the oven-hot sands of the Sahara...

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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? For the answer to that question, we look to the Sahara desert. In a remote windswept area named Aorounga, in Chad, there are three craters in a row, each about 10 km in diameter. "We believe this is a 'crater chain' formed by the impact of a fragmented...

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 ... They should know (Americans and local governments) that we won't keep our arms crossed," a statement on the Internet said. The note was posted by the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC), Algeria's main rebel faction linked to...

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. The United States and Algeria, the second biggest country in Africa, began military exchanges last year as Washington sought backing for its campaign against global terrorism. Rumsfeld arrived there from Tunisia on a three-day trip to North Africa and...

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. More than 300 Malian soldiers in the Saharan towns of Timbuktu and Gao and the capital Bamako will practice parachuting into the desert, marksmanship, operating under fire and other activities over the next 50 days, officials said. "It...

2005-12-09 11:15:00

By Daniel Flynn DAKAR -- 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. Hurricanes which pummel the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico each year often start their lives thousands of kilometres to the east as black storm clouds which cross the Sahel from the mountains of Chad or Sudan. "Many of the hurricanes which reach Florida or...


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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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