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New gene test to determine breast cancer risk

News Room : October 10, 2017 2:45 pm

JEDDAH: Women will be able to find out how likely they are to develop breast cancer after a group of researchers in Manchester, Britain, carried out a gene test that could soon be used on high-risk groups, the BBC reported. The Single Nucleotide Polymorphism test, which looks at 18 genetic variations known to affect the more »
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Vanuatu steps up evacuation as volcano spews ash

News Room : October 3, 2017 10:27 am

LOLOWAI, Vanuatu: Vanuatu hopes to evacuate all 11,000 people from its northern island of Ambae by Wednesday, with a flotilla of boats ferrying people to nearby islands as a volcano spewing rock and ash into the air threatens to erupt, disaster officials said on Monday. Manaro Voui volcano, the South Pacific island nation’s largest, was more »
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After powerful tremor, Japan vigilant for ‘Big One’

News Room : June 1, 2015 10:16 am

TOKOY: Seismologists Sunday warned Japan to stay vigilant for the next “Big One” after a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of the quake-prone nation, injuring a dozen people. Buildings swayed for around a minute in Tokyo and its vicinity Saturday night as the quake struck at a remote spot in the Pacific Ocean more »
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Greenpeace wins Delhi court ruling

News Room : May 28, 2015 7:09 am

NEW DELHI: A court in New Delhi has ordered authorities to unfreeze Greenpeace India’s bank accounts, extending a lifeline to the activist group which had faced closure of its local operations. The High Court said Greenpeace could also receive local donations into its two main accounts, handing the environmental group a victory in its ongoing more »
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Over 500 dead as heat wave hits India

News Room : May 26, 2015 6:32 am

NEW DELHI: Soaring temperatures have gripped parts of southern and northern India in an extreme heat wave which has killed more than 500 people and looks set to continue this week, officials said. The hottest place in India was Allahabad, a city in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, which saw mercury rise to 47.7 more »
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Suspected Rhino Poacher Shot

News Room : May 25, 2015 7:24 am

Two suspected rhino poachers are recovering in hospital after a shootout ensued with rangers at the Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga, national police said. The suspects are under police guard at a local hospital after they were wounded during a shootout,” said Lieutenant General Solomom Makgale in a statement. They appeared at the White River Magistrate’s more »
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Thousands flee after landslide blocks Nepal river

News Room : May 25, 2015 7:12 am

KATMANDU: Thousands of panic-stricken villagers fled their homes fearing flash floods after an overnight landslide blocked a river in quake-hit Nepal’s mountainous north-west, officials said. The landslide, which occurred at around midnight, sent mud and rocks surging into the Kali Gandaki river in Myagdi district, causing water levels to rise by 150 meters (490 feet), more »
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9-mile oil slick probed.

News Room : May 22, 2015 6:43 am

GOLETA: More than 6,000 gallons (22,700 liters) of oil had been raked, skimmed and vacuumed from a spill that stretched across 9 miles (15 kilometers) of California coast in a cleanup effort that is now going 24 hours a day, officials said, but that’s just a fraction of the sticky, stinking goo that escaped from more »
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Nine killed, buildings collapse in fresh Nepal earthquake

News Room : May 13, 2015 6:21 am

Katmandu: A fresh 7.3 earthquake rattled Nepal and northern India killing at least nine people and injuring 300 in the region as many buildings already weakened by last month’s massive temblor were sent tumbling to the ground. At least four people were killed in Chautara town in Sindhupalchowk district, north of the Nepali capital Katmandu, more »
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Smuggler hides birds in plastic bottles

News Room : May 7, 2015 6:48 am

JAKARTA: Bird lovers would not be pleased to hear this story. Police in Indonesia have arrested a man they suspect was smuggling rare birds inside plastic bottles. The man was allegedly caught carrying the live birds on a passenger ship near the city of Surabaya. They included 21 yellow-crested cockatoos, which are listed as endangered. more »
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