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25 August 2009

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Holbrooke: Persian Gulf oil fuels insurgencies
from CNN.com

America's top diplomat for Afghanistan and Pakistan says the deadly Taliban insurgency in those countries relies heavily on funding from the oil-rich Persian Gulf.

http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/cnn_topstories/~3/EADtNlyZQZg/index.html

[That's a shocker. - Sarge]

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South Korea Launches Satellite
from NYT By CHOE SANG-HUN

South Korea launched a rocket into space from its own territory for the first time on Tuesday, but the mission failed to put a satellite into its intended orbit, a South Korean official said.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/26/world/asia/26rocket.html?_r=1&ref=global-home


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Possible Leak Detected at Chemical Weapons Depot
from FOXNews

The Army says a low level of mustard agent has been detected in a building storing chemical weapons at the Pueblo Chemical Depot.

http://feeds.foxnews.com/~r/foxnews/national/~3/i2lTwQSWhJI/0,2933,542267,00.html


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Scientists create world's tiniest laser
from UPI

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they have created the tiniest laser since lasers were invented 50 years ago.

Researchers at Purdue, Norfolk State and Cornell universities said their achievement might lead to many innovations, including superfast computers that use light instead of electrons to process information, advanced sensors and imaging.

http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2009/08/24/Scientists-create-worlds-tiniest-laser/UPI-73781251135493/

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