Archive for October 27th, 2010

The ruler of the UAE emirate of Ras al-Khaimah died at dawn after several months in hospital, official reports say.

Sheikh Saqr bin Muhammad al-Qasimi (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) was in his early 90s. A week of official mourning has been declared. (more…)

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The shortage of rare earth metals from China could harm the US and the EU, they both warned. (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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