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Scientists build ‘mini-stomachs’ using stem cell

PARIS (AFP) ― Scientists using stem cells said on Wednesday they had built the world’s first “mini-stomachs” ― tiny clusters of human gastric tissue that could spur research into cancer, ulcers and diabetes.Called gastric organoids, the lab-dish tissue comprises buds of cells that are...

Updated : 2014.10.30 21:40

Iraqi troops cheered by Kurds in Turkey

SURUC, Turkey (AP) ― Iraqi peshmerga troops were cheered Wednesday by fellow Kurds in southeastern Turkey as the fighters slowly made their way toward the Syrian Kurdish border town of Kobani to try ...

Updated : 2014.10.30 21:23

Rescue workers step up search for Sri Lanka mudslide victims

KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka (AFP) ― Rescue workers stepped up their desperate search Thursday for survivors of a landslide in Sri Lanka which is feared to have buried alive 100 people on a tea plantation, deploying heavy diggers to claw through the mud.After rescuers, including soldiers, spent mu...

Updated : 2014.10.30 21:23

Ebola may be waning in Liberia: WHO

DAKAR (AP) ― The rate of new Ebola infections in Liberia appears to be declining and could represent a genuine trend, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, but the epidemic is far from over. ...

Updated : 2014.10.30 21:22

Sweden recognizes Palestinian state

STOCKHOLM (AFP) ― Sweden on Thursday officially recognized the state of Palestine, Stockholm’s foreign minister said, less than a month after the government announced its intention to make the controversial move.“Today the government takes the decision to recognize the state of Palestin...

Updated : 2014.10.30 21:22

Hundreds feared buried under Sri Lanka mudslide

A mudslide triggered by monsoon rains buried scores of workers' houses at a tea plantation in central Sri Lanka on Wednesday, raising fears that hundreds may have been killed.In the chaos that followed, there was confusion about the number of dead and missing because government officials r...

Updated : 2014.10.30 10:41

Hong Kong protesters suggest talks with Beijing

HONG KONG (AP) ― Student democracy activists who have occupied Hong Kong streets for a month suggested Tuesday that direct negotiations with senior Chinese Communist Party officials could be a way to...

Updated : 2014.10.29 21:24

Iraqi Kurds head to fight IS in Syria

SURUC, Turkey (AP) ― A group of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga troops arrived in Turkey early Wednesday on their way to Syria to help their Syrian Kurdish brethren fight Islamic State extremists in the embattled border town of Kobani. The unprecedented mission by the 150 fighters came after Anka...

Updated : 2014.10.29 21:24

New Zealanders to vote on flag change

WELLINGTON (AFP) ― New Zealand will hold a binding referendum in 2016 on changing the national flag, with Prime Minister John Key hoping to drop the current design featuring Britain’s Union Jack in favor of a silver fern.Key announced a schedule Wednesday for New Zealanders to vote on th...

Updated : 2014.10.29 21:23

Aid workers offer hope in Ebola battle

MONROVIA (AFP) ― The Red Cross offered hope Tuesday of a turning point in the battle against the deadly West African Ebola outbreak, saying it had seen a dramatic drop in bodies collected in Liberia’...

Updated : 2014.10.29 21:23

International donors vow more robust help for Syrian refugees

BERLIN (AFP) ― An international conference on the Syrian refugee crisis vowed Tuesday to extend long-term financial aid to countries struggling with what the U.N. calls the world’s “most dramatic humanitarian crisis,” but did not commit to an overall figure.Around 40 countries and inte...

Updated : 2014.10.29 21:23

Russia angers West by backing rebel polls

MOSCOW (AFP) ― Russia announced Tuesday it will recognize separatist polls in Ukraine next weekend, sparking an angry reaction from Washington and Kiev’s newly elected pro-Western leaders.The rebel elections on Sunday should “go ahead as agreed” and Russia will “recognize the results,...

Updated : 2014.10.29 21:22

Plan won’t save Great Barrier Reef: Australian scientists

SYDNEY (AFP) ― Australia’s plans to protect the Great Barrier Reef are inadequate, short-sighted and will not prevent its decline, the country’s preeminent grouping of natural scientists said Tuesd...

Updated : 2014.10.29 21:07

Orbital rocket explodes after launch

WASHINGTON ― An unmanned rocket owned by Orbital Sciences Corporation exploded Tuesday in a giant fireball and plummeted back to Earth just seconds after launch on what was to be a resupply mission t...

Updated : 2014.10.29 20:59

What makes a criminal? Gene trawl raises questions

PARIS (AFP) ― Is a violent criminal born that way, or shaped by childhood experiences and circumstances?Delving into one of oldest questions in psychology, some scientists have suggested genes may contribute to roughly half of the influence ― by affecting complex brain chemistry, for ins...

Updated : 2014.10.29 20:59