03 05 2015
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How Ethiopian Scientist Unearthed 'World's Oldest Child'

He enjoys opportunity to share findings with the world and inspire a new generation of scientists

(CNN) -- It was another December afternoon back in 2000, spent like hundreds of others combing the rocky hills of the Dikika region, when Ethiopian scientist Zeray Alemseged heard one of his assistants nearby calling him.

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Soldier Accused of Killing Afghans Seeks Plea Deal

Deal would take death penalty off table then court would decide if parole ever possible

Special operations troops at a small military outpost in Afghanistan gave alcohol and steroid-like drugs to a U.S. Army sergeant accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians, the soldier's lawyer said Thursday. Attorney John Henry Browne said the special operations troops "pumped" Staff Sgt. Robert Bales with the substances.

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Africa's 'New Cities': Urban Future Or Utopian Fantasies?

New satellite cities are increasingly planned across Africa

Gleaming skyscrapers towering over upwardly mobile professionals and flashy cars cruising along brightly lit avenues; young urbanites zipping past manicured lawns to enter their luxury condos; state-of-the-art labs fostering tech savvy entrepreneurs' million-dollar ideas.

Read more: Africa's 'New Cities': Urban Future Or Utopian Fantasies?

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