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London smog forces British PM Cameron to skip jog

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 20:04

The thick blanket of smog caused by dust from Africa`s Sahara desert that is engulfing the city of London today even forced British Prime Minister David Cameron to cancel his daily morning jog.

Study reveals importance of rift orientation in sculpting Africa`s margins

Last Updated: Sunday, March 02, 2014, 19:40

Geoscientists have revealed that the break-up of the supercontinent Gondwana about 130 million years ago could have lead to a completely different shape of the African and South American continent.

Scientists find evidence of ancient mega lake in Africa

Last Updated: Saturday, January 18, 2014, 00:47

A large freshwater lake once filled the White Nile valley in Sudan, according to a new study.

Meteorite found in the Sahara sheds light on Martian crust

Last Updated: Thursday, November 21, 2013, 11:40

A meteorite found in the Sahara last year by Bedouin tribesmen is a rock from Mars, revealing that the Red Planet`s crust formed 4.4 billion years ago, scientists reported on Wednesday.

Dozens of migrants die of thirst in Niger desert: Officials

Last Updated: Monday, October 28, 2013, 20:44

Dozens of Nigerien migrants heading for Algeria died of thirst in the desert south of the Sahara after their vehicle broke down, local officials said on Monday, while police said 19 survived.

Asteroid piece from Mars up for auction

Last Updated: Thursday, May 23, 2013, 11:09

A piece of asteroid that fell on earth after its impact on Mars is up for grabs.

Four employees of BP still missing in Algeria

Last Updated: Sunday, January 20, 2013, 00:39

Four employees of energy giant BP were missing following the attack on In Amenas gas plant in Algeria, firm`s CEO Bob Dudley said, and added that he feared for their lives.

In Algeria raid, 35 hostages and 15 kidnappers killed

Last Updated: Thursday, January 17, 2013, 19:04

Algeria raided a remote Sahara gas plant in an attempt to free dozens of foreign hostages held by militants with ties to Mali`s rebel Islamists.

Scientists unveil new type of water-rich Martian meteorite

Last Updated: Friday, January 04, 2013, 16:16

A 2-billion-year-old dark lump of rock that landed in Sahara desert is actually a new type of Martian meteorite, containing 10 times more water than usual, scientists say.

Sahara was once green, hosted early African dairy farms: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, June 21, 2012, 15:50

The sandy dunes may have made the Sahara a desolate desert now, but about 7,000 years ago, it was full of greenery that hosted early African dairy farms, according to a new research.

Gaddafi son said to be in vast Sahara Desert

Last Updated: Thursday, November 03, 2011, 18:21

Seif al-Islam Gaddafi may be plotting a counterrevolution, scheming about a getaway to a friendly country.

Jolie wants to cross the Sahara with family

Last Updated: Saturday, July 30, 2011, 18:55

Angelina Jolie is planning her next family adventure, and she has revealed that she wants to “cross the Sahara”.