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In this photo provided by Greenpeace, actress Lucy Lawless, left, joins activists in stopping a Shell-contracted drillship from departing the port of Taranaki, New Zealand, Friday, Feb. 24, 2012. Lawless, a native New Zealander, best known for her title role in "Xena: Warrior Princess," climbed the oil-drilling ship bound for the Arctic to try and stop it from leaving. (AP Photo/Greenpeace, Nigel Marple) EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Norway   Photos   Russia   Statoil   Wikipedia: Greenpeace Arctic Sunrise ship case
 Swissinfo 
Norway rejects Greenpeace appeal over Arctic drilling -Statoil
Reuters May 30, 2014 - 15:47 OSLO (Reuters) - Norwegian authorities have rejected an appeal by Greenpeace to stop Statoil from drilling the world's most northerly well on the Apollo prospect in... (photo: AP / Greenpeace, Nigel Marple)
Vice President Joe Biden speaks with members of the media after voting at Alexis I. duPont High School
Crimea   Photos   Russia   Ukraine   Wikipedia: Joe Biden
 Swissinfo 
Russian forces storm Ukraine base in Crimea, U.S. sees 'dark path' to isolation
Unrest in Ukraine Reuters Image Caption: Ukrainian servicemen carry their belongings as they pass by an armed man while leaving the territory of the naval headquarters in Sevastopol (reuters tickers)... (photo: AP / Matt Rourke)
In this Monday, July 15, 2014 photo, a man washes his hands with disinfectant to prevent Ebola infection before entering a hospital in the capital city of Freetown, Sierra Leone. Ebola, a hemorrhagic fever that can cause its victims to bleed from the ears and nose, had never before been seen in this part of West Africa where medical clinics are few and far between. The disease has turned up in at least two other countries - Liberia and Sierra Leone - and more than 530 deaths have been attributed to the outbreak that is now the largest on record.  The Australian 
Traveller spurs Ebola fears: air, land and sea ports in Nigeria on high alert
NIGERIAN officials are racing to stop the spread of Ebola after a man sick with one of the deadliest diseases brought it by plane to Lagos, Africa’s largest city with 21 million people. The fact... (photo: AP / Youssouf Bah)
Africa   Ebola Virus   Nigeria   Photos   Wikipedia: Ebola virus
Image:CBP chemist reads a DNA profile  The Daily Telegraph 
90 per cent of human DNA does nothing at all, scientists find
Related Articles Friends have closer DNA than strangers, scientists find 14 Jul 2014 Living organism with 'alien' DNA is created by scientists 08 May 2014 Army of scientists cracks the 'junk... (photo: Public Domain / Mattes )
Functional Genomics Unit   Genetics   Mutation   Photos   Wikipedia: Human genome
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A Moon Jellyfish BBC News
Jellyfish set for record number of sightings
Wales has been hailed as a jellyfish "hotspot" by researchers who say they could hit record numbers this summer. Mild winters and warm summers have led to more... (photo: Coral Kingdom Photo)
Barrel Jellyfish   Biodiversity   Moon Jellyfish   Photos   Wikipedia: Jellyfish
A man watches a TV news program on the reward poster of Yoo Byung-eun at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul Orange News
Ferry Sinking: Fugitive Billionaire 'Found Dead'
21 July 2014, 23:54 Ferry Sinking: Fugitive Billionaire 'Found Dead' Tweet Police are believed to have found the body of a fugitive billionaire wanted after a ferry... (photo: AP / Lee Jin-man)
Photos   Seoul   Sinking of the MV Sewol   Wikipedia: Yoo Byung-eun   Yoo Byung-eun
File - A variety of corals form an outcrop on Flynn Reef, part of the Great Barrier Reef near Cairns, Queensland, Australia. Canberra Times
Great Barrier Reef will be 'pretty ugly' by 2050
Great Barrier Reef. Photo: Tourism and Events Queensland The Great Barrier Reef is in the worst state it's been in since records began and will be "pretty ugly"... (photo: Creative Commons / Toby Hudson)
Abbot Point   Coral Reef   Photos   UNESCO   Wikipedia: Environmental threats to the Great Barrier Reef
Shark Fins The Hindu
Airline companies urged to ban shark fin shipments
Shark fin soup may be an Asian delicacy. But the international trade in shark fins is pushing several shark species to the brink, say environmental groups, as they urge... (photo: AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Airlines   Humane Society International   Photos   Shark Fin Soup   Wikipedia: Shark finning
Palestinian Hamas militants patrol on the main road in Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip, on October 17, 2011, as Palestinians prepare for the first stage of an unprecedented prisoner release and exchange deal under which Israel has agreed to free 1,027 Palestinian detainees in return for an Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit who was captured in 2006. Israelis and Palestinians were waiting with bated breath for the planned release on October 18 of a first tranche of 477 Palestinian prisoners in return for an end to the more than five year captivity of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. Photo by Ahmed Deeb/wn The Australian
Israel, Gaza in ceasefire limbo
AN Israeli official last night said it had agreed on a truce with Hamas to end 10 days of violence in Gaza, although the reported deal was denied hours later by Foriegn... (photo: WN / Ahmed Deeb)
Hamas   Israel   Mideast Peace   Photos   Wikipedia: Operation Protective Edge
California Sea Lion The Daily Telegraph
Watch: moment before shark 'chokes to death' on sea lion
Dramatic footage has emerged of a Great White shark in Australia attacking a sea lion moments before it is believed to have choked on the animal 12:22PM BST 17 Jul 2014 A... (photo: Public Domain / Bobisbob)
Coronation Beach   Fisheries   Photos   Sea Lion   Wikipedia: Great white shark
Shortly before a cease-fire is announced between Israel and Hamas. Israel and the Hamas militant group agreed to a cease-fire Wednesday to end eight days of the fiercest fighting in nearly four years, promising to halt attacks on each other and ease an Israeli blockade constricting the Gaza Strip.The deal was brokered by the new Islamist government of Egypt, solidifying its role as a leader in the quickly shifting Middle East after two days of intense shuttle diplomacy that saw U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton race to the region.Photo by Ahmed Deeb / WN The Australian
Bombing of Gaza intensifies
ISRAEL has intensified its bombing of the Gaza Strip and appears to be preparing for “a limited ground operation”. Hours after Hamas rejected an... (photo: WN / Ahmed Deeb)
Hamas   Israel   Operation Protective Edge   Photos   Wikipedia: Operation Protective Edge
The luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia is seen as it moves away from the underwater platform where it laid during operations to put it afloat, on the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy, Monday, July 14, 2014. The Guardian
Costa Concordia: first stage of refloatation process complete
Full process expected to take several days The Costa Concordia after it was refloated off the island of Giglio in Italy. Photograph: Laura Lezza/Getty Images Engineers... (photo: AP / Giacomo Aprili)
Accident   Costa Concordia   Cruise Ship   Photos   Wikipedia: Costa Concordia disaster
Marine captain refused to leave Afghan interpreter behind Stars and Stripes
Marine captain refused to leave Afghan interpreter behind
BERKELEY, Calif.Long after completing a 2010 tour of duty in Afghanistan, Marine Capt. Adrian Kinsella felt haunted by the sense that he didn't uphold a core military... (photo: US DoD / U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joseph Scanlan)
Afghanistan   Helmand Province   Kabul   Photos   Wikipedia: Helmand Province
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