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China-bound illegal donkey hide haul seized in Pakistan



Karachi (AFP) April 27, 2017
Pakistani police have confiscated more than 4,000 donkey hides that were set to be illegally exported to China where they are highly sought after for their use in traditional medicine, officials said Thursday. Six people in a smuggling ring, including a Chinese national, have also been arrested in connection with the case, Israr Afridi, a police officer in the port city of Karachi where the incident took place told AFP. "We received a tip-off that the contraband, which was brought from Lahore, w ... read more

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Human forebrain circuits under construction - in a dish
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded neuroscientists have created a 3D window into the human brain's budding executive hub assembling itself during a critical period in prenatal development. W ... more
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Scientists build world's fastest camera
Washington (UPI) Apr 28, 2017
Scientists in Sweden have built the world's fastest camera, capable of snapping 5 trillion images per second - that's an image every 0.2 trillionths of a second. ... more
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When Hollywood met neurosurgery
Baltimore MD (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
A team of computer engineers and neurosurgeons, with an assist from Hollywood special effects experts, reports successful early tests of a novel, lifelike 3D simulator designed to teach surgeons to ... more
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Unique womb-like device could reduce mortality and disability for extremely premature babies
Philadelphia PA (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
A unique womb-like environment designed by pediatric researchers could transform care for extremely premature babies, by mimicking the prenatal fluid-filled environment to give the tiniest newborns ... more
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Scientists to test medicine for bone loss on Tianzhou-1
Beijing (XNA) Apr 23, 2017
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Chinese space scientists study human organs in space
Beijing (XNA) Apr 23, 2017
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Fungi have enormous potential for new antibiotics
Gothenburg, Germany (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
Fungi are a potential goldmine for the production of pharmaceuticals. This is shown by researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, who have developed a method for finding new antibiotics from ... more
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Investigation on Space Station to test minimizing pressure of space travel
Cleveland OH (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
Spacecraft rely on liquids for everything from fuel to life support systems for astronauts. Storing these liquids at the correct temperature and pressure is essential to prevent loss of fluids or fa ... more
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Life on Earth is used to gravity - so what happens to our cells and tissues in space?
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Apr 18, 2017
There's one force whose effects are so deeply entrenched in our everyday lives that we probably don't think much about it at all: gravity. Gravity is the force that causes attraction between masses. ... more
EPIDEMICS
Suspected meningitis epidemic kills 745 in Nigeria
Abuja (AFP) April 19, 2017
A meningitis outbreak in Nigeria has killed 745 people, an increase of more than 50 percent in barely a week, officials said Wednesday, sounding the alarm over the feared epidemic. ... more


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Viral fossils reveal how our ancestors may have eliminated an ancient infection
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
Scientists have uncovered how our ancestors may have wiped out an ancient retrovirus around 11 million years ago. Retroviruses, which include human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), are abundant i ... more
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A big-picture look at the world's worst Ebola epidemic
Seattle WA (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
An international effort to analyze the entire database of Ebola virus genomes from the 2013-2016 West African epidemic reveals insights into factors that sped or slowed the rampage and calls for usi ... more
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Diarrhoea kills more than 500 in Somalia since January: UN
Geneva (AFP) April 13, 2017
Cholera and acute diarrhoea have killed more than 500 people and left tens of thousands of others sick in drought-hit parts of Somalia since January, the United Nations said Thursday. ... more
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Swiss test wireless cameras to monitor newborns' vital signs
Geneva (AFP) April 10, 2017
Swiss researchers said Monday they have developed a wireless camera system to monitor vital signs in premature babies, a move that could replace uncomfortable and highly inaccurate skin sensors. ... more

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Engineers shine light on deadly landslide
Champaign IL (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
Late in the morning of March 22, 2014, a huge chunk of land cut loose and roared down a hillside in the Stillaguamish River Valley just east of Oso, Washington, about 60 miles northeast of Seattle. In a matter of minutes, 43 people lost their lives as a wall of mud, sand, clay, water and trees cascaded down the hillside into the Steelhead Haven neighborhood, a relatively new housing tract. ... more
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (AFP) April 29, 2017
24 dead as Kyrgyz landslide engulfs village homes
Vienna (AFP) April 29, 2017
Soul-searching scientists struggle to get message across
Kiev (AFP) April 26, 2017
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2 SOPS says goodbye to GPS satellite
Schriever AFB CO (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
At 25-years old, Global Positioning System Satellite Vehicle Number 27 completed its time in orbit before the 2nd Space Operations Squadron said goodbye via final command and disposal here April 18. SVN 27 was launched in 1992, meaning it performed more than triple its design life of 7.5 years. "The most interesting thing about this process for me, was the ability to do some experimentatio ... more
Houston TX (SPX) Apr 18, 2017
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Paris (ESA) Apr 10, 2017
Galileo's search and rescue service in the spotlight
Managua (AFP) April 7, 2017
Russia inaugurates GPS-type satellite station in Nicaragua
Prehistoric human DNA is found in caves without bones
Washington (AFP) April 28, 2017
International scientists have uncovered prehistoric human DNA from caves without bones, an advance that could shed new light on human history and evolution. The study published in the journal Science is based on 85 samples from sediments dating to the Pleistocene, a period that extended from 550,000 years ago until 14,000 year before the modern era. The samples came from eight caves in B ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 27, 2017
New paper claims humans were in California 130,000 years ago
Washington DC (SPX) May 01, 2017
Tibetan people have multiple adaptations for life at high altitudes
Washington (UPI) Apr 21, 2017
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Sri Lanka overturns ban on adopting elephants
Colombo (AFP) April 26, 2017
Sri Lanka said Wednesday it was overturning a ban on adopting baby elephants, drawing sharp criticism from the animal protection lobby. Elephants are revered as holy in the mainly Buddhist nation, where the high-maintenance beasts have become a status symbol for the wealthy elite. The animals are also kept by temples for use in religious ceremonies, and the ban had led to worries there ... more
Vienna (AFP) April 26, 2017
Humans alter Earth's chemistry from beyond the grave
Wurzburg, Germany (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
How Venus flytrap triggers digestion
Tomsk, Russia (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
Mammoths suffered from diseases that are typical for people
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Suspected meningitis epidemic kills 745 in Nigeria
Abuja (AFP) April 19, 2017
A meningitis outbreak in Nigeria has killed 745 people, an increase of more than 50 percent in barely a week, officials said Wednesday, sounding the alarm over the feared epidemic. "We need all hands on deck," said Chikwe Ihekweazu, head of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) as the federal government announced the latest toll from the outbreak, which has mostly affected children. ... more
Geneva (AFP) April 13, 2017
Diarrhoea kills more than 500 in Somalia since January: UN
Seattle WA (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
A big-picture look at the world's worst Ebola epidemic
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
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Chinese court sentences rights lawyer in secret trial
Beijing (AFP) April 28, 2017
China sentenced a prominent human rights lawyer to a three-year suspended sentence Friday following a secret trial, raising concerns the country is moving to further reduce transparency in high-profile, politically sensitive cases. Li Heping, best known for defending blind lawyer Chen Guangcheng, was found guilty of "subverting state power," the Tianjin Second Intermediate Court said in a po ... more
Beijing (AFP) April 28, 2017
Chinese court sentences rights lawyer in secret trial
Hong Kong (AFP) April 26, 2017
Pro-independence activists arrested in Hong Kong
Changsha, China (AFP) April 25, 2017
Trial of China human rights lawyer delayed: supporters
Indian, Chinese navies rescue ship hijacked by Somali pirates
New Delhi (AFP) April 9, 2017
The navies of India and China carried out a joint operation Sunday to rescue a merchant ship hijacked by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden, the Indian defence ministry said. After receiving a distress call on Saturday night, the Indian warships established contact with the captain of the merchant vessel who had locked himself in a strong room along with the rest of the Filipino crew. " ... more
Manila (AFP) Feb 8, 2017
Philippines seeks US, China help to combat sea pirates
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EU's Mogherini says still wants Turkey to join
Valletta (AFP) April 28, 2017
EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini said Friday that accession talks with Turkey have not been halted and she still wants it to join, if Ankara can meet necessary conditions. Her remarks, following a EU foreign ministers meeting in Valletta, came after recent calls from some countries that negotiations over Turkey's potential membership of the bloc should be stopped. The talks in ... more
Cetinje, Montenegro (AFP) April 28, 2017
Montenegro parliament approves NATO accession
Beijing (AFP) April 28, 2017
China more interested in Macron's marriage than his politics
Harrisburg, United States (AFP) April 30, 2017
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Rare Brightening of Supernova's Light Found by Caltech's Palomar Observatory
Pasadena CA (SPX) Apr 21, 2017
An international team of astronomers has, for the first time, seen a cosmic magnification of the light from a class of supernova called Type Ia. Type Ia supernovas - often referred to as "standard candles" because of their well-known intrinsic brightness - are frequently used by astronomers to accurately measure the expansion rate of our universe, as well as the amount of dark energy, which is t ... more
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US NSA spy agency halts controversial email sweep
Washington (AFP) April 28, 2017
The National Security Agency announced Friday it would end its controversial practice of sweeping up any email or text message an American exchanges with someone overseas that makes reference to a real target of NSA surveillance. The powerful US spy agency said that although it has the legal power to continue scooping up such communications, it would halt the practice to protect the privacy ... more
San Francisco (AFP) April 29, 2017
China deports US woman convicted of 'spying'
Washington (AFP) April 27, 2017
Facebook steps up fight on state-led propaganda
Washington (UPI) Apr 27, 2017
U.S. Air Force seeks hackers to test the security of its web portals
Car bomb attack kills four in Baghdad: spokesman
Baghdad (AFP) April 28, 2017
A suicide car bomb attack on a traffic police compound in central Baghdad Friday killed at least four people and wounded six, security and medical sources said. The blast took place in Karrada, a neighbourhood of the Iraqi capital that has been repeatedly targeted in recent years. Interior ministry spokesman Saad Maan said in a statement that the attack was carried out by a suicide car b ... more
Washington (AFP) April 29, 2017
US service member killed in blast near Iraqi city of Mosul
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) April 25, 2017
IS terrorises Mosul civilians as Iraq forces advance
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US Marines return to Helmand; IS Afghan leader maybe dead
Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan (AFP) April 29, 2017
US Marines returned to Afghanistan's volatile Helmand Saturday, where American troops faced heated fighting until NATO's combat mission ended in 2014, as embattled Afghan security forces struggle to beat back the resurgent Taliban. The deployment of some 300 Marines to the poppy-growing southern province came one day after the militants announced the launch of their "spring offensive", and a ... more
London (AFP) April 28, 2017
British soldier who killed Afghan fighter freed from jail
Jalalabad, Afghanistan (AFP) April 27, 2017
Two US troops killed fighting IS in Afghanistan
Washington (AFP) April 28, 2017
IS Afghanistan leader likely killed: Pentagon
India's coal plant plans conflict with climate commitments
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
India will not be able to meet its Paris climate agreement commitments in the coming years if it carries through with plans to build nearly 370 coal-fired power plants, a new study finds. "India is facing a dilemma of its own making," said Steve Davis, associate professor of Earth system science at the University of California Irvine and coauthor of a new study published this week in Earth ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 17, 2017
Coal power dropping as natural gas, renewables grow, U.S. report finds
Washington (AFP) March 30, 2017
US environmental groups file suit to block new coal mining on public lands
Mumbai (AFP) March 19, 2017
Adani to begin work on Australia mine by August: report
China-bound illegal donkey hide haul seized in Pakistan
Karachi (AFP) April 27, 2017
Pakistani police have confiscated more than 4,000 donkey hides that were set to be illegally exported to China where they are highly sought after for their use in traditional medicine, officials said Thursday. Six people in a smuggling ring, including a Chinese national, have also been arrested in connection with the case, Israr Afridi, a police officer in the port city of Karachi where the ... more
Vienna (AFP) April 26, 2017
When Nature vents her wrath on grapes
Moscow (AFP) April 26, 2017
Rivers of blood orange: Juice floods Russian town
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
A novel form of iron for fortification of foods
Dawn Observing Ceres; 3rd Reaction Wheel Malfunctions
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 27, 2017
NASA's Dawn spacecraft is preparing to observe Ceres on April 29 from an "opposition" position, directly between the dwarf planet's mysterious Occator Crater and the sun. This unique geometry may yield new insights about the bright material in the center of the crater. While preparing for this observation, one of Dawn's two remaining reaction wheels stopped functioning on April 23. By elec ... more
Paris (AFP) April 19, 2017
Close call: When asteroids whisk past Earth
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 20, 2017
Landslides on Ceres Reflect Ice Content
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
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