From Covid to cancer: High hopes for Nobel mRNA vaccines

The coronavirus pandemic brought global renown to the mRNA technology that underpins vaccines from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna, and on Monday earned a Nobel Prize for two scientists who have been key to its development

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Kariko, Weissman win Nobel for mRNA Covid vaccines

Katalin Kariko of Hungary and Drew Weissman of the United States won the Nobel Medicine Prize on Monday for work on messenger RNA (mRNA) technology that paved the way for Covid-19 vaccines

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Pakistan doctor, mechanic arrested for illegal transplant surgeries

Pakistan police busted an organ trafficking ring run by a disgraced doctor and a motor mechanic, who conducted at least 328 illegal kidney transplants, authorities said

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UN chief remembers Gandhi, power of peaceful action

Marking the International Day of Non-Violence, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday said it commemorates not only the birth of Mahatma Gandhi but also the timeless values he championed: mutual respect and understanding, justice, and the power of peaceful action

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Indonesia launches Southeast Asia's first high-speed rail

Indonesia launched Southeast Asia's first high-speed railway on Monday, a delayed, multibillion-dollar project backed by China that President Joko Widodo hailed as "a symbol of our modernisation"

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Khashoggi murder 5 years later: Has the world moved on?

Far from a pariah state after the assassination of the Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia features ever more prominent on the world stage. How do Saudi activists keep fighting when the world is looking away?

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Trump business empire under threat as New York fraud trial opens

Donald Trump faces fresh legal danger on Monday as a civil fraud trial against the former president and two of his sons begins in New York, threatening the Republican frontrunner's business empire as he campaigns to retake the White House with four criminal cases looming

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TURKISH GOVT BUILDING / Two attackers set off bomb

Two attackers detonated a bomb in front of Turkish government buildings in Ankara yesterday in an assault that left both of them dead and two police officers wounded, in what authorities called the capital’s first terrorist attack in years.

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At least 9 killed in Mexico church roof collapse

At least nine people were killed and 40 more injured in Mexico Sunday after the roof of a church came crashing down, local officials said

Russian regions hit by Ukrainian drones

Russia was targeted by another wave of Ukrainian drones and shelling yesterday, wounding three people and forcing an airport to divert flights, officials said.

Ex-Pak PM Imran being ‘mentally tortured’

The lawyer of former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan alleged on Saturday that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is being “mentally tortured” in the Adiala Jail, ARY News reported.

UN mission arrives in Karabakh, first visit in 30 years

A United Nations mission arrived in Nagorno-Karabakh yesterday, Azerbaijan said, after almost the entire ethnic-Armenian population fled since Baku recaptured the breakaway enclave.

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Making Hitler's birthplace a police station met with outrage

The inconspicuous Biedermeier stone house with the address Salzburger Vorstadt 15 is painted in friendly beige. Iron bars block the windows on the first floor. A bus stop catches the eye, and next to it a waist-high memorial stone made of granite

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Can we treat autoimmune disease with 'inverse' vaccines?

Scientists hope a new type of vaccine could help treat autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis (MS), Type 1 diabetes, allergic asthma, or Crohn's disease

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US avoids shutdown after Congress passes funding bill

United States Congressional lawmakers on Saturday passed a last-gasp budget measure to avoid a shutdown of the federal government within hours of a midnight deadline

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Maldives: Opposition candidate wins presidential election

Opposition candidate Mohamed Muiz won the Maldives presidential runoff on Saturday

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Man dead after whale strikes boat off Australia

A man was killed and another injured after a whale struck a boat off the coast of eastern Australia yesterday, police said.

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Italy rescues 83 migrants after ferry fire

Over 100 passengers, including migrants, were rescued from a ferry sailing from Italy’s Lampedusa to Sicily early yesterday, after a fire broke out in the engine room, authorities said.

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Almost all ethnic Armenians fled

The flood of refugees from Nagorno-Karabakh dwindled to a trickle yesterday as Armenia said nearly the entire population of the breakaway territory had already fled after Azerbaijan seized back control.

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Malaysia blames Indonesian fires

Hundreds of forest fires in Indonesia have caused haze that has worsened air quality in parts of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur’s top environment official has said, a claim Jakarta denied yesterday.

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Maldives votes in shadow of India-China power play

The Maldives voted yesterday to decide its next president in an election seen as a referendum on whether to hitch its fortunes to China or India, both vying for influence in the tropical paradise.

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