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  • Abrupt climate shifts spurred Stone Age innovation in Africa

    Abrupt climate shifts spurred Stone Age innovation in Africa
    A rapid shift in climate that brought wetter and warmer conditions in southern Africa during the Middle Stone Age helped propel innovation and cultural advances in early man, a study has found. Paleontologists have long known that anatomically modern...
  • Did dinosaur ancestors benefit from worst extinction on Earth?

    Did dinosaur ancestors benefit from worst extinction on Earth?
    Dinosaurs may have been wiped out by a mass extinction about  65 million years ago, but an earlier extinction event may have given their predecessors a leg up on the competition, according to a study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences....
  • Ancient shellfish suggest modern humans evolved 50,000 years ago

    Ancient shellfish suggest modern humans evolved 50,000 years ago
    The development of art, culture, and advanced cognitive ability that define modern humans may not have evolved until 50,000 years ago, according to a new study published online Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Richard Klein...
  • The Week Ahead: From Cape Town to Cairo, it's all about Africa

    The Week Ahead: From Cape Town to Cairo, it's all about Africa
    Obama goes to Africa to hail democracy and joint ventures Wednesday, June 26¬† -- President Obama embarks on a weeklong trip to Africa on Wednesday to show support for the continent’s developing democracies and to strengthen the U.S. role in a...
  • Obama: Spying among allies is 'how intelligence services operate'

    Obama: Spying among allies is 'how intelligence services operate'
    DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania -- President Obama said Monday that national security officials are evaluating a report published this weekend claiming that the United States spied on its allies at the European Union, even as he dismissed espionage among...
  • Pictures in the News | July 18, 2012

     
    Pictures in the News from around the world....
  • Review: Another triumphant night for 'Sugar Man' Rodriguez, a sell-out in Philly

     
    Sixto Rodriguez is not a household name, but his inspiring story has become famous and it’s resulting in sold-out music venues throughout the country. Rodriguez is a folk singer/songwriter who didn’t have much success while growing up in...
  • Heartbreak Hill: South African rider's Olympic dream dashed

     
    Heartbreak Hill: South African rider Paul Hart's Olympic dream was dashed when the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled him and his horse Heartbreak Hill out of the South African Olympics team for the equestrian discipline of eventing. The court ordered...
  • Two new specials look at Oscar Pistorius case

     
    Two new specials will be airing this weekend that explore the shocking case of Oscar Pistorius. Nicknamed “Blade Runner” because of his prosthetic legs, Oscar Pistorius made news last year as the first double-leg amputee to participate in...
  • Jailed former South African police chief Selebi gets medical parole

     
    A disgraced former police chief of South Africa and Interpol boss serving a 15-year prison sentence for corruption was released Friday on medical parole, with officials insisting he didn’t get preferential treatment. Correctional Services Minister...
  • China offers Africa $20 billion in loans, promising a new approach

     
    China intensified its economic courting of Africa as Premier Hu Jintao pledged $20 billion in loans to countries on the continent over the next three years....
  • Chinese manager slain during labor dispute at Zambian mine

     
    Chinese manager slain at controversial coal mine: In a riot over a pay dispute, enraged Zambian miners killed the Chinese mine manager, Wu Shengzai, 50, and wounded another representative of the Chinese-owned Collum coal mine, according to Zambian...