• If Terrorists Sell Girls Into Slavery, Who Will Buy?

    After Boko Haram announced it will sell 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls on the market, we looked at where exactly those markets were.
  • NASA Captures Calm Skies Over Three Oceans

    A satellite image, taken on Sept. 8, revealed relatively calm skies over the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans.
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    NG futures drifting lower in early trading

    With the market focusing on tomorrow's EIA inventory injection report prices rallied modestly on Tuesday only to retrace slightly in overnight trading so far. The market is mostly focused on what is likely to be an underperformance in the weekly injection level (see below for a more a detailed discussion) while somewhat discounting the less than supportive short term weather forecasts. Although the injection level this week is likely to be below the so called normal five year average for the same week it will still come in well above last year resulting in the year over year deficit narrowing one again.
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    The 4th Of July: An Obscure History Of Who Did What, When And Where

    This week we celebrate the Aphelion holiday, when the Earth is farthest from the sun, which may explain why the date is associated with so many momentous events.
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    An Obscure History Of July 4th [VIDEO]

    A lot more has happened on July 4th than the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
  • African Cup of Nations News: Preview of Today’s Quarter Finals

    The African Cup of Nations has reached the crucial stage, it has been one full of surprise, firstly Cape Verde –a country of 500,000 in population, qualified for the knockout stage in the country’s first ever appearance, secondly seven of the qualifying countries are from the West Africa Sub region, thirdly all the North African teams were eliminated in the first round. The most interest aspect is how unpredictable the games have turned out to be. Some of the favourites are in the next stage, while some could not make the cut. Zambia the defending champions drew all her games - the first time a defending champion would be eliminated in the first round since 1992. The North African teams use to be the power house of football in the 80’s through to the 90’s. More so in recent times Egypt won the African Cup of Nations back to back from 2006 to 2010. The Ivory Coast have the best collection of stars in the country’s history are definite favourites to win the trophy, they have been...
  • African Cup of Nations News: Ghana, Mali Scale Through

    More Quarter finalists are emerged after yesterday’s game, Ghana and Mali qualified from their group after their final games. Ghana defeated Niger republic by 3 -0, That is quite huge for a team very lean in their striking options, Asemoah Gyan scored the first goal of the game and his first in the tournament, subsequently he turned provider for Portuguese based midfielder Christian Atsu who chested ball before poking it into the net, John Boye wrapped things up when he tapped in a rebound from Asemoah Gyan’s header.
  • African Cup of Nations News: Ivory Coast, South Africa and Debutant Islanders For Quarter Finals

    So far three teams have made it to the quarter finals of the AFCON Cup, while three other have been eliminated from the competition.
  • African Cup of Nation Review: Mali Bags Victory, Other Draw Blank

    The African Cup of Nations kicked off in one of the most bizarre fashion with all the teams drawing their games, with the exception of Mali who secured a late goal against fellow neighbours Niger Republic. South Africa opened the game against debutant Cape Verde; it was a game that most plaudits gave kudos to the islanders for the way they played with purpose – bearing in mind that they eliminated the indomitable Lions of Cameroun to qualify for the biannual tournament. The Cape Verdean might not have the experience when it comes to big occasion, but Luis Antunes – an air controller by profession has made the Islanders difficult to beat and this should be a major concern for their opponent, if however they do get eliminated, it would be down to experience. The y were able to force the Bafana Bafana of South Africa to a goalless draw, they had flash of opportunities through their danger man Platini
  • Cape Verde: Africa's Overachievers

    Meet the underdogs of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations: Cape Verde have never qualified for a major tournament before and are managed by an air traffic controller whose players have been rounded up from all over Europe.
  • African Cup Of Nations Preview: African’s Biggest Football Fiesta

    The African Cup of Nations preview.
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    Travel In 2013: The Best Emerging Countries

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  • Apple iTunes Store Arrives In 56 Countries Today

    Just one day after announcing the iPhone 5 in 54 new countries, Apple released the iTunes Store in 56 countries around the world on Tuesday, including Russia, India and South Africa.
  • World Cup 2014 Qualifying: Who Will Be The 32 Teams In Brazil?

    An extremely speculative look at who the 32 qualifiers for the World Cup in Brazil might be.
  • Tropical Storm Florence Joins 2012 Hurricane Season: Photos Of Debby, Ernesto And Other Storms This Year

    Tropical Storm Florence formed on Saturday, joining Tropical Storm Ernesto, as the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season began to take shape. The two storms have moved westward on paths that could bring them to the coastal United States.
  • Default Contagion Possible in Europe

    Friday seen one of the worst moments of the 2008 financial crisis played out, part of the European Union defaulted on their debt and with the help of the ECB, World Bank and IMF strong armed bond holders in to accepting massive write offs.
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    Miss Universe 2011: Leila Lopes Becomes First Angolan to Win the Crown (PHOTOS)

    Miss Angola, Leila Lopes, on Monday at Sao Paulo in Brazil was crowned as the winner of Miss Universe 2011, becoming the first Angolan Miss Universe.
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    Hurricane Katia Path: Too Soon to Tell if Storm Will Threaten Land

    Tropical Storm Katia strengthened rapidly on Wednesday, approaching hurricane status, but it was too soon to tell whether it would threaten land in the Caribbean or the United States.
  • Morning Natural Gas Market Report

    September natural gas expired at a new contract low yesterday, weighed down by reduced Northeast demand for natural gas. Estimates late Monday indicated that roughly 5.5 million people were without power in the Northeast, which has reduced natural gas demand in the region by more than 2.5 bcf per day.
  • Cape Verdeans vote in parliamentary polls

    Voters in Cape Verde cast their ballots in a parliamentary election on Sunday that is likely to be dominated by the two parties that have exchanged power over the last two decades in the island nation.