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WHO chief 'rethinking' Mugabe's appointment

BBC October 22, 2017 10:11:38

The new head of the World Health Organization (WHO) is rethinking a plan to appoint Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus's original proposal spar...

Trump drawing of Empire State Building sells for $16,000

AP October 21, 2017 14:09:32

A sketch of the Empire State Building drawn by President Donald Trump has sold at auction for $16,000. Julien’s Auctions says the 12-inch-by-9-inch black marker depiction of the iconic New York...

'Neruda did not die of cancer'

BBC October 21, 2017 12:27:02

Chilean poet Pablo Neruda did not die of prostate cancer, forensic experts have said. The Nobel Laureate was said to have died of cancer in 1973, less than two weeks after a military coup led by Gene...

Apple hit with trademark lawsuit

Reuters October 21, 2017 10:36:59

A Japanese software company is suing Apple Inc in a U.S. court over the trademark for the term “animoji”, alleging the U.S. technology company stole the name to use on a feature of its iPh...

Labour newcomer to head NZ government

BBC October 19, 2017 13:59:32

New Zealand is set for a centre-left coalition government led by Labour head Jacinda Ardern. Ms Ardern has been opposition leader for the last three months. At 37, she is set to be the country's youn...

Harry Potter exhibit marks 20th anniv

Reuters October 19, 2017 12:54:05

A new exhibition celebrating the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter book’s publication is offering ‘muggles’ with an interest in magic the chance to view rare memorabilia, co...

Airline sued for not serving champagne

BBC October 19, 2017 11:51:38

A Canadian man has filed a lawsuit against Sunwing Airlines for promising a champagne service and instead serving sparkling wine. Daniel Macduff booked a holiday to Cuba through Sunwing that advertis...

Breathing 'restored' after spinal injury

BBC October 18, 2017 11:28:33

A drug-based therapy appears to restore breathing in rats paralysed from the neck down by a spinal injury, according to scientists. They hope their "exciting but early" findings could ultimately help...

Chi-Med, AstraZeneca lung cancer drug shrinks resistant tumors

Reuters October 17, 2017 14:42:12

An experimental cancer drug discovered by Hutchison China MediTech has demonstrated promising activity in shrinking tumors in lung cancer patients whose disease had worsened following treatment with a...

Comedian Sean Hughes dies aged 51

BBC October 17, 2017 12:28:22

Irish stand-up star and BBC quiz show panellist Sean Hughes has died aged 51. Richard Bucknall, his former agent and promoter, said the "formidable" comic died in hospital on Monday and would be reme...

UK scientists edit DNA of human embryos

BBC September 21, 2017 11:14:57

The blueprint for life - DNA - has been altered in human embryos for the first time in the UK.   The team at the Francis Crick Institute are unravelling the mysteries of the earliest moments of...

Study of e-cigarettes in UK teenagers gives mixed signals

Reuters August 19, 2017 04:25:21

A British study into smoking and e-cigarette use among UK teenagers has produced mixed results, prompting scientists to caution against altering policy decisions or public health advice until evidence...

Many children in BD suffer from eyesight problems

FE Report August 15, 2017 04:20:15

Many children in the country are suffering from different eyesight problems mainly due to malnutrition, overuse of electronic-display devices and long stay in artificial light, experts have said. Due...

EY ties up with IBA to impart IT training

FE Report August 14, 2017 04:32:06

The UK-based Ernst and Young (EY) through its Indian subsidiary has tied up with the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) under the  University of Dhaka (DU) to start an `Advanced Certifica...

Laughter is indeed the best medicine

Mohammad Sohel Hara August 14, 2017 03:54:30

LAUGHTER is the best medicine, as we used to read in the Readers Digest. But in our country, we perceive that we should not laugh aloud as it creates a bad impression about our personality. So people...

Nasa to wake up New Horizons spacecraft next month

FE Report August 14, 2017 03:46:33

Nasa is to wake up its New Horizons spacecraft next month following a five month hibernation, ahead of a journey deeper into one of the most mysterious regions of the Solar System, according to a glob...

'Impressive' Perseid meteor shower seen over UK

Reuters August 13, 2017 05:43:45

The Perseid meteor shower has been seen over parts of the UK, giving stargazers the opportunity to spot scores of shooting stars in the sky. The shower was due to peak in the UK on Saturday night, in...

Marmite could prevent miscarriages, birth defects

FE Online Report August 13, 2017 04:25:35

Marmite could help prevent millions of miscarriages and birth defects around the world. A landmark study in Australia has found Vitamin B3, a lot of which is found in the divisive yeast extract spread...

Now, your smartphone will spot fake products

FE Report August 13, 2017 04:01:14

Indian-origin researchers have developed a new system that uses Artificial Intelligence algorithms and a smartphone app to instantly distinguish between genuine and fake versions of the same product,...

Scientists discover two potentially habitable ‘super-Earth’ planets

FE Online Report August 12, 2017 06:14:30

Scientists discover two potentially habitable ‘super-Earth’ planets   Two potentially habitable “super-Earths” orbit a star just 12 light years away that is our nearest...

Kaspersky Lab to withdraw Microsoft antitrust complaints

Reuters August 10, 2017 06:36:59

Russia-based cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab said on Wednesday it would withdraw antitrust complaints made in Europe against Microsoft after the US technology giant agreed to change how it delivers...