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Three civilians die in bomb attack targeting busy market in Thailand’s troubled south

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 05:31
A motorcycle bomb killed three civilians and wounded 22 others on Monday morning at a market in Thailand’s insurgency-hit south, officials said, the first such attack on a ‘soft target’ in the Muslim-majority region for months.

UN calls for $3bn aid for Yemen

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 05:24
The United Nations has called for three billion dollars of humanitarian aid to save Yemen from famine and cholera as the impoverished Arab country has been hit by more than two years of a Saudi-led military aggression.

Oil slick caused by sunken tanker trebles in size off China coast: Official

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 04:42
Giant oil slicks have reportedly been forming off China's east coast just over a week after a burning Iranian oil tanker in the area, amid warnings by environmentalists that the spill could threaten the marine life there by exposing it to extremely toxic substances.

German chancellor prepares for intense coalition talks after SPD gives go ahead

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 04:40
Germany’s center-left Social Democratic Party (SPD) has voted in favor of coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc, paving the way for Europe’s top economy to work for the formation of a new government following months of political impasse.

New blood test could detect eight common cancers: Study

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 04:36
US researchers have taken a major step forward in the fight against cancer by developing a single blood test that screens for eight common types of tumors in early stages.

The bad flu season has revealed a dangerous problem with our medical supply chain

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 04:33
By Morten Wendelbo & Christine Crudo Blackburn*

Republicans throw in new immigration deal to end shutdown

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 04:31
The US Republican Party has put forward a minor immigration deal that it hopes would convince Democrats to help end the ongoing government shutdown, which has entered its third day.

Inequality gap widens as 42 people hold same wealth as 3.7b poorest

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 04:06
The development charity Oxfam has called for action to tackle the growing gap between rich and poor as it launched a new report showing that 42 people hold as much wealth as the 3.7 billion who make up the poorest half of the world’s population.

UK growth upgrade could 'dwarf' Brexit hit

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 04:04
Britain should prepare for a much more economically optimistic 2018 because global growth is better than predicted.

Pakistan economists urge action to tackle deficit

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 04:02
Top economists have called for tough policy measures to curb Pakistan’s current account deficit that include new taxes on imports.

Mohammad Rasoulallah wargames launch in south Iran

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 03:58
The military exercises code-named Mohammad Rasoulallah (PBUH) started Monday in the country's south, southeast, and southern Makran regions and northern coastline of the Sea of Oman.

Breakthrough study shows how plants sense the world

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 03:48
Plants lack eyes and ears, but they can still see, hear, smell and respond to environmental cues and dangers — especially to virulent pathogens.

AI robot finds potential malaria life-saver hidden inside toothpaste

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 03:47
A laboratory robot powered by artificial intelligence (AI) has discovered that a compound commonly found in toothpaste could be used to combat drug-resistant malaria parasites.

Most powerful acoustic tractor beam could pave the way for levitating humans

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 03:46
Acoustic tractor beams use the power of sound to hold particles in mid-air, and unlike magnetic levitation, they can grab most solids or liquids.

Le Drian due in Iran early March

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 03:30
Foreign Minister of France Jean-Yves Le Drian is scheduled to have a visit to Iran on March 5, French media reported on Monday.

Iran speaker issues condoles with Hezbollah chief

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 03:23
Iran Parliament speaker Ali Larijani in a message extended his condolences to Lebanese Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah on the passing away of one of the latter's close relatives.

Baqeri discusses Turkey’s military operations with Turkish counterpart

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 03:17
The Chief of Staff of Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad-Hossein Baqeri holds telephone conservation with his Turkish counterpart about Turkey’s military operation in Syria’s Afrin.

Angered by attacks on prison guards, French unions vow ‘total blockade’ of jails

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 03:09
Unions pushing for better safety and wages have vowed a ‘total blockade’ of prisons on Monday as their dispute with the government worsens.

Zarif: Security networking Iran’s initiative to solve problems

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 03:01
Creating security networks is Iran's initiative to solve issues, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said.