Tag: human rights observers

17 villagers killed in Afghan Roadside bombing

17 villagers killed in Afghan Roadside bombing

July 10, KABUL, Afghanistan — A roadside bomb struck a motorcycle-drawn cart carrying women and children between two villages Tuesday in western Afghanistan, killing all 17 people on board, a grim reminder of the dangers facing Afghan civilians ahead of the 2014 withdrawal of foreign combat troops. International troops already have pulled back into a […]

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Temperatures shoot beyond 50 degrees Celsius in UAE

Temperatures shoot beyond 50 degrees Celsius in UAE

July 09, Dubai: The temperature shot up to beyond 50 degrees Celsius on Tuesday in some parts of the country, forcing people to take refuge in air-conditioned environments after midday. The sizzling temperatures are expected to continue with hot, hazy and humid conditions, particularly in coastal areas, on Wednesday — the first day of Ramadan. […]

July 9, 2013 | By More
First IVF baby born after new, cheaper genome screening

First IVF baby born after new, cheaper genome screening

July 08, – The new method, which uses the latest DNA sequencing technology, helps doctors screen embryos created by IVF to find the ones most likely to lead to successful pregnancies. The method is able to spot which embryos have the correct number of chromosomes. A couple in the US has had the first IVF […]

July 8, 2013 | By More
Spain: 4 hurt during 1st Bull Run at San Fermin festival

Spain: 4 hurt during 1st Bull Run at San Fermin festival

Julu 07, PAMPLONA, Spain  — Several thousand thrill-seekers tested their bravery Sunday by dashing alongside six fighting bulls through the streets of the northern Spanish city of Pamplona on the first day of the running of the bulls. Despite a large crowd of participants because the run coincided with a weekend, only four people were […]

July 7, 2013 | By More
SKorean passenger jet crash at San Francisco, two killed, one missing

SKorean passenger jet crash at San Francisco, two killed, one missing

July 07, – An Asiana Airlines flight from Seoul has crash landed at San Francisco International Airport. Local officials say many of the 307 occupants escaped, some injured. Two people were killed and one remains missing. San Francisco International Airport management said two people were killed on Saturday when an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777-200 crash […]

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Study: Breast Milk Supply May Be Linked to Insulin Production

Study: Breast Milk Supply May Be Linked to Insulin Production

July 05, AP – The researchers describe how milk-producing glands become highly sensitive to insulin during lactation and how specific genes in the glands are switched on during lactation. Insulin plays an important role in making breast milk, according to a new study that may help explain why many mothers have difficulty producing enough milk […]

July 5, 2013 | By More
10 dead in clashes across Egypt, brotherhood vows to restore democracy

10 dead in clashes across Egypt, brotherhood vows to restore democracy

CAIRO (AP) — Healthy Ministry official confirms 10 people killed and 210 nationwide have been wounded. THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below. Enraged Islamists pushed back against the toppling of President Mohammed Morsi, with tens of thousands of his supporters marching in Cairo on […]

July 5, 2013 | By More
1 dead after Egypt troops open fire on pro-Morsi protesters

1 dead after Egypt troops open fire on pro-Morsi protesters

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian troops opened fire on mostly Islamist protesters marching on a Republican Guard headquarters Friday to demand the restoration of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, killing at least one. The shooting came as tens of thousands of his supporters chanting “down with military rule” rallied around the country. The shooting came when hundreds […]

July 5, 2013 | By More
Syrian opposition bloc urges UN, international community to protect Homs

Syrian opposition bloc urges UN, international community to protect Homs

July 05, AP – Syria’s main opposition bloc is urging the international community to take action to protect civilians in the cities of Homs and Daraa, targeted by the military. The Syrian National Coalition is appealing to the United Nations and Western countries that have supported the opposition in Syria’s civil war “to intervene immediately” […]

July 5, 2013 | By More
Study Finds: H7N9 Bird Flu Transmitted between humans

Study Finds: H7N9 Bird Flu Transmitted between humans

July 05, AP – Since this bird flu strain was identified in February, 132 cases, including 39 deaths, have been confirmed in China, according to the study. Most patients were elderly and at high risk of complications because of their age, and many had contact with poultry, according to previous reports. Contrary to previously published […]

July 4, 2013 | By More