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29 Oct 2014

Libya has become a major departure point for Africans trying to reach Europe to find work and escape from difficult conditions in their home countries. Accidents at sea, usually involving overloaded and unstable vessels, kill hundreds of emigrants from North Africa every year. Human traffickers have exploited Libya's political chaos and porous borders since 2011, when dictator Moammar Gadhafi was overthrown and killed. Restriction is toughest since Soviet era, though critics reject move as patronizing and ineffective act of censorship in line with a string of conservative morality laws More Featured Videos Your JavaScript is turned off or you have an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player . Native Bees May Help Save Crops i Deborah Block August 22, 2014 12:23 AM U.S. President Barack Obama has called for a federal strategy to promote the health of bees that have been declining. The honeybee has been waning due to parasites, disease and pesticides. Wild bees may be used to take over their role as crop pollinators. Scientists first need to learn a lot more about wild bees, says biologist Sam Droege, who is pioneering the first national inventory on native bees.
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