[Newsmaker] Janet Yellen era set to begin

WASHINGTON ― When the Federal Reserve announced the end of its landmark bond buying program Wednesday, it also signaled the start of something else: The Janet Yellen era.Officially, Yellen has been Fed chair since February. But t...

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 org...

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 to break a siege there by Isla...

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 ...