China passes plan to boost health service

Beijing, Dec 22 (IANS) China’s State Council has passed a plan on healthcare and medical system reform for the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020). Health care development is basic to the drive for a “Healthy China” and crucial to addressing people’s needs, said a statement on Wednesday released after a State Council executive More...

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Gene-editing technology identifies new HIV treatment targets

New York, Dec 20 (IANS) Using a gene-editing technology, scientists have identified three human genes essential for HIV infection, a finding that may promise new targets for treatment of the deadly infection. HIV More...

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By Sumit Lyall On Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
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One in four Indians receives unwanted gifts: Survey

New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) If you find yourself with an assortment of gifts that are of no use to you at the end of this festive season, youre not alone. The average incidence in India of receiving an unwanted gift More...

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By Sumit Lyall On Tuesday, December 20th, 2016
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Shooting outside US embassy in Ankara, mission shut

Shooting is taking place outside US embassy in Ankara, mission shut as a precautionary measure.  You May Also Like: Hindu doctor killed in Karachi Citing India as example, Pakistan senator calls for scrapping More...

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By Sumit Lyall On Tuesday, December 20th, 2016
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Syrian ‘Twitter girl’ safely evacuated from Aleppo

Damascus, Dec 20: Seven-year-old Bana Alabed, who tweets with the help of her mother Fatemah about the war-torn Syria, has been safely evacuated from the city of Aleppo, media reports said. According to a report More...

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By Sumit Lyall On Tuesday, December 20th, 2016
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Elephant tusks, tiger bones seized in Cambodia

Phnom Penh, Dec 19 (IANS) A one-tonne haul of elephant ivory, tiger bones and pangolin scales was found at a dry port in Cambodia, an official said on Monday. The animal parts were found in hollowed-out logs imported More...

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By Sumit Lyall On Tuesday, December 20th, 2016
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Pakistan Senate passes resolution to withdraw Rs 5,000 note from circulation in the country

Pakistan Senate passes resolution to withdraw Rs 5,000 note from circulation in the country.  You May Also Like: Hindu doctor killed in Karachi Citing India as example, Pakistan senator calls for scrapping More...

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By Sumit Lyall On Tuesday, December 20th, 2016
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12 killed as lorry ploughs into Berlin Xmas market

Berlin, Dec 20: A lorry ploughed into a busy Christmas market in Berlin, killing at least 12 people and injuring dozens more in what police said was a suspected terror attack. Ambulances and heavily armed police More...

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By Sumit Lyall On Tuesday, December 20th, 2016
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Hong Kong bans poultry products from Japan, Britain

Hong Kong, Dec 19 (IANS) The Hong Kong food safety authority on Monday said it has banned the import of poultry meat and products (including poultry eggs) from Japan and Britain over bird flu outbreaks. Hong Kong More...

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By Sumit Lyall On Tuesday, December 20th, 2016
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Doval, Trump’s NSA-designate discuss Indo-US strategic ties

Washington, Dec 20: National Security Advisor Ajit Doval has met US president-elect Donald Trump’s NSA-designate Gen (rtd) Michael Flynn here and is believed to have discussed a wide range of regional and More...