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The release of seven security men by their kidnappers in Sinai has prompted Egypt’s president to call on all militants to hand in their weapons.
Mohamed Mursi also vowed to pursue a crackdown on lawlessness in Sinai.
The men, were released in the village of Salah Ha-Deen, after mediation efforts by Bedouin leaders. It has also been reported the kidnappers began to fear a confrontation with the Egyptian military.
Nassar Abed Al Gafour who is a village elder told Euronews that the residents wanted better security:
“We are on the front line with both Israel and Hamas, and we live here. There are many factions who have an interest in this area. They want to defend their own interests and they will perform summary justice. Which is unworthy.”
Under the terms of a 1979 agreement with Israel the Egyptian military presence is restricted in the peninsula. But Cairo has now ordered more forces into the area with Israeli agreement.
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Seven Egyptian security officers kidnapped in Sinai last week have been released – according to an army spokesman.
Ahmed Ali made the statement on his Facebook page.
It said: “The seven kidnapped Egyptian soldiers are on their way to Cairo after their release thanks to the efforts of Egyptian military intelligence in coordination with the elders of the tribes and families of Sinai.”
The men were seized by militants on the road between el-Arish and Rafah near the border with Israel on May 14.
Egypt stepped up its military presence in Sinai in response.
The peninsula has become increasingly unstable since the overthrow of former President Hosni Mubarak in 2011.
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Speaking at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles the 71-year-old scientist called for further exploration of space to guarantee the future of mankind, the Belfast Telegraph reports.”We must continue to go into space for humanity. If you understand how the universe operates, you control it in a way,” Professor Hawking said, adding that “we won’t survive another 1,000 years without escaping our fragile planet.”Space exploration has however been struggling with the global financial crisis and has too proven subject to spending cuts. In particular NASA’s planetary science budget, which is seen as crucial to finding habitable planets, was slashed by $300 million this year.At the same time, the Mars race has not been abandoned.On Monday NASA concluded from Curiosity Rover’s findings that the red planet is gradually turning cold after losing a large part of its original atmosphere.Russia, in its turn, has signed a deal with the European Space Agency to become a full-fledged partner in the ExoMars project, a new attempt to discover if there is life on Mars and eventually send a manned mission there. In 2010 and 2011, the Mars-500 experiment was carried out in Moscow: a group of six volunteers were locked inside a simulated spacecraft for 520 days – the time it would take to make a round trip to the planet.Back at the LA Medical Center, Hawking was touring a stem cell lab, which is focused on trying to slow the progression of Lou Gehrig’s disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. He’s been suffering the incurable ailment, which attacks nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control the muscles, for 50 years.Director of Cedars-Sinai’s ALS program, Dr. Robert Baloh, has admitted that he is unable to explain Hawking’s longevity, because people rarely live more than a dozen years with this diagnosis.“But 50 years is unusual, to say the least,” Baloh said.Hawking was diagnosed with the neurological disorder while a student at Cambridge University at the age of 21. He is confined to a wheelchair and needs permanent assistance. The only movement he is able to do on his own is to twitch the cheek. He communicates with the rest of the world by means of the built-in wheelchair computer, which conveys the owner’s thoughts by a monotonous robot’s voice.”However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at,” Hawking added speaking of dealing with his health condition.Despite his grave diagnosis, Professor Hawking has remained active. In 2007, he floated like an astronaut on an aircraft that creates zero-gravity by making parabolic dives.Hawking spent his career on decoding the Universe, working on black holes and the origin of matter. The Professor brought his esoteric physics concepts to the masses through his books, including “A Brief History of Time” published in 1988, which was sold 10 million copies worldwide. … Read More
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In the Old Testament, Moses accomplished several incredible feats between his first trip down the Nile in an ark of bulrushes and his final trip down Mount Sinai with those ten commandments. But, as far as biblical scholars know, Moses never posterized anyone quite like this.
With the Lakers and Nets deadlocked at 80 points in the final minutes of the fourth quarter on Tuesday night, Kobe Bryant parted the defense and threw down a tie-breaking slam dunk.
“I was pretty shocked that the lane was so wide open,” Bryant told reporters, via ESPN, after the Lakers’ 92-83 win. “I think everybody’s been drinking the Kobe pass Kool-Aid, so everybody kind of stayed on the perimeter on the shooters and it just parted like the Red Sea. So I felt a little like Moses.”
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday he aims to repatriate tens of thousands of African illegal migrants and that the inflow into Israel from the Sinai peninsula has been brought to a halt. “Our aim is to repatriate tens of thousands of infiltrators now in Israel to their countries…
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