WASHINGTON - A massive tornado ripped through parts of Oklahoma city and its suburbs in the United States killing at least 24 people, including nine children, besides leaving scores homeless. As winds at over 320 kilometers per hour (kmph) flattened homes and businesses and severely damaged a hospital and two elementary school, the death toll was earlier said to be more than 90 but it was ...
WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama praised the reforms of Myanmar leader Thein Sein but urged him to end violence against Muslims. Sein is the country's first president to visit the White House in almost half a century. Speaking from the US capital Monday Obama said he recognized Sein's work to guide Myanmar down "a long and sometimes difficult, but ultimately correct, path to ...
KABUL, Afghanistan - At least six Afghan policemen guarding a strategically important dam were killed in a roadside bombing Tuesday in the war-torn country's western province of Herat, officials said. They said that suspected Taliban insurgents triggered the explosion when a police patrol vehicle heading to Herat city was travelling in the Chashti Shareef district of the province. "There ...
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PYONGYANG - A Chinese boat and 16 fishermen held by armed North Koreans for more than two weeks have been released, easing the latest tension in relations between the neighbouring allies. Owner Yu Xuejun, who was not on board the boat when it was seized on 5 May, wrote on his microblog that his captain called him at 3.50am to say the crew and boat were set free and that they were on their way ...
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Work began on Monday on the development of a man-made island in Dubai, 500 metres directly opposite the Jumeirah Beach Residence complex. To be known as Bluewaters Island, the new development will house five star hotels and resorts, al fresco dining and entertainment zones, and residential apartments and villas. The focal point of the island city, which will cost $1.6 billion, will be a 688 ...
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Singapore have held talks over international development. The talks were held between UAE's minister for international cooperation and development, Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid al-Qasimi and visiting Singaporean minister for foreign affairs K. Shanmugam and his delegation. Both sides discussed ways to support efforts in international development, stimulating the ...
21 May 2013 150 Visit a museum, watch a foreign film or share your traditions with someone else, the United Nations is today encouraging people to 8216;do one thing' to mark the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. "Culture, in all its diversity, can foster a sense of identity and cohesion for societies at a time of uncertainty. It is also a powerful source of ...
21 May 2013 150 The number of people in Africa receiving antiretroviral treatment increased from less than 1 million to 7.1 million over seven years, according to a United Nations report which documents the progress in the AIDS response in the world's second largest continent. "Africa has been relentless in its quest to turn the AIDS epidemic around," said the Executive Director of the ...
Model Cara Delevingne reportedly ignored actor Leonardo DiCaprio's advances at the ongoing 66th Cannes International Film Festival. DiCaprio, 38, has dated Hollywood beauties like Gisele Bundchen, Bar Refaeli and Erin Heatherton in the past, but he didn't manage any luck with 20-year-old Delevingne, reports thesun.co.uk. "Normally all Leo has to do is look at a girl and they fall at his feet. ...
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ST. LOUIS, MO U.S. researchers have developed a new fast-acting drug against malaria that appears to avoid the problem with current medicines, which often lose their effectiveness against increasingly drug-resistant strains of malaria parasites, called Plasmodium.
Scientists say the new malaria medicine may have a decisive edge against this persistent tropical-world killer.
Michael Riscoe of Oregon Health and Science University, in the U.S. Northwest, says the new drug, known as ELQ-300, targets the mitochondria -- energy-producing structures in the parasite's cells -- and the DNA building blocks they produce.
A chemical model of ELQ-300. (Image courtesy of Michael Riscoe) x A chemical model of ELQ-300. (Image courtesy of Michael Riscoe) "So the Plasmodium mitochondrion serves as a factory to make these DNA building blocks, but this is completely blocked by ELQ-300," explains Riscoe. "Studies show that the drug acts very quickly to shut down this process. In fact, (in) only about 10 minutes.rdquo;
Perhaps the biggest obstacle in the fight against malaria, Riscoe adds, is the Plasmodium parasite's ability to mutate and develop resistance to each new drug used against the disease. ...
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