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Desert festival an oasis for sounds of the Saharaupdated: Thu Feb 02 2012 06:34:00

You might associate music festivals with muddy fields and heaving crowds, but Mali's "Festival au Desert" is a world away from all that.

Music lovers gather for desert festivalupdated: Thu Feb 02 2012 06:34:00

Music lovers from around the world gathered in the desert outside Timbuktu, Mali, for a truly unique festival.

Lampedusa's boat people: One man's storyupdated: Wed Jun 01 2011 11:02:00

When the boat people arrive at this small Italian island on the southern edge of Europe, many look lost, not even sure what country they are in.

Eco-friendly camelsupdated: Mon Apr 19 2010 09:04:00

IME joins a camel caravan and learns about how the animals offer an eco-friendly option to tourists.

Freaky brain newsupdated: Tue Aug 25 2009 20:17:00

According to new research, the wiring of the brain may be even more complex than we knew. Liz Landau explains.

Angola next stop on Hillary Clinton's Africa tourupdated: Sun Aug 09 2009 07:06:00

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton headed to Luanda, Angola, on Sunday on the third leg of a journey that is taking her to seven African nations in 11 days.

Racing the planetupdated: Sun May 17 2009 07:44:00

Racers from across the world participate in a 6 day, 150 mile footrace through the Sahara desert in Egypt in 2008.

Birds face biggest threat since Ice Age, scientists suggestupdated: Wed Apr 15 2009 05:06:00

Bird migrations are likely to get longer according to a study of the potential impacts of climate change on the breeding and winter ranges of migrant birds.

What can help kids' dry skin?updated: Mon Feb 16 2009 09:29:00

My daughter is 4 years old and has some dry patches on her skin. What is the best thing to do for children who have dry skin? Any suggestions for lotions or bathing?

Hostages return from Egyptupdated: Tue Sep 30 2008 07:11:00

Mutli-national operation ends 10-day ordeal for tourists in Sahara desert. CNN's Alphonso Van Marsh reports.

Time.com: 100-Passenger Darfur Plane Hijackedupdated: Tue Aug 26 2008 17:25:00

A man waving a knife hijacked a jetliner carrying about 100 people Tuesday in Sudan's troubled Darfur region, forcing it to land at a World War II-era airfield in the heart of the Sahara Desert in neighboring Libya

Time.com: 5,000 Year-old Sahara Graves Foundupdated: Fri Aug 15 2008 11:00:00

A tiny woman and two children were laid to rest on a bed of flowers 5,000 years ago in what is now the barren Sahara Desert

Lo-fi filmmaker takes stars to street levelupdated: Tue Feb 19 2008 14:24:00

The distinctive tall frame of Arcade Fire singer Win Butler scrapes against the elevator lights as seven bandmates, their instruments, a sound engineer and a cameraman stand cramped below his eyeline.

Malian Sidi Toure is newest Takeaway Show starupdated: Tue Feb 19 2008 14:24:00

A mini documentary by Vincent Moon on Sidi Toure, who claims to have sold recors in the US, but is still to receive any money.

On this day in history ...updated: Tue Sep 19 2006 03:38:00

1356: English defeat French at Poitiers in a landmark battle of the Hundred Years' War.

The oasis of Siwa, Egyptupdated: Fri Mar 24 2006 09:20:00

A remote Egyptian oasis, one of the least polluted places on Earth, has introduced a leading proponent of organic farming to its unique ecosystem and to some of the problems that confront even the most environmentally aware communities.

Huge crater found in Egyptupdated: Mon Mar 06 2006 14:19:00

Scientists have discovered a huge crater in the Saharan desert, the largest one ever found there.

Race to save whale in Londonupdated: Fri Jan 20 2006 08:12:00

It's a whale of a tale -- a bottle-nosed whale swimming up the River Thames past Big Ben and Parliament as rows of worried Londoners looked on.

Review: 'Sahara' a spirited good timeupdated: Fri Apr 08 2005 10:16:00

While "Sahara" doesn't even come close to living up to the gold standard of its action-adventure genre -- that is, the "Indiana Jones" franchise -- it's satisfying entertainment.

Painful cost of Sudan relief effortupdated: Mon May 24 2004 14:07:00

For 15 months violent conflict has been raging in Sudan's Darfur region, where U.N. officials have accused Sudan and allied Arab tribal militias of "ethnic cleansing."

Germany: Algerian terrorist caughtupdated: Tue May 18 2004 06:39:00

An Algerian terrorist who held 32 Europeans hostage in the Sahara Desert last year has been captured in Chad, the German Federal Prosecutor's office said.

Fortune: AH, BACK TO THE RAT RACEupdated: Mon Jun 18 1990 00:01:00

Ed McCabe left the familiar rat race only to get into races of an even more brutal sort. Three years ago the legendary adman -- perhaps most famous for his ''It takes a tough man to make a tender c...

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