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New Ebola treatment trial underway in Congo as outbreak surpasses 400 cases

Monday  20:15,   26 november 2018

An Ebola treatment trial that has begun in the DRC is the world's first-ever multi-drug study, according to the World Health Organization. The trial began as violence continues to hinder efforts to contain an outbreak in the... >>>

Indian police consult anthropologists on prospect of recovering dead American

Monday  17:06,   26 november 2018

Indian police are working with anthropologists and psychologists to see if a plan can be forged to recover the body of an American missionary suspected to have been killed by an isolated tribe on a remote island, an officer said on Monday.... >>>

China baby gene editing claim 'dubious'

Monday  14:05,   26 november 2018

Significant doubts emerge over claims of twins altered as embryos to prevent them from contracting HIV. His claims, filmed by Associated Press, are unverified and have sparked outrage from the scientists, who have called the idea monstrous. Such... >>>

The most dangerous place for a woman? Her home, UN study shows

Monday  12:30,   26 november 2018

More than half of all female homicide victims worldwide – 137 every day – were killed by a member of their own family last year, according to a new United Nations study. Research published by the UN's Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) found that of... >>>

Ocean Shock: Menus for a warming planet

Monday  11:30,   26 november 2018

This series has explored the damaging effects of warming waters in the world's oceans on marine life – and human life. Stressed by this climate change hidden beneath the waves, fish and other marine species are facing enormous disruption. What can... >>>

First gene-edited babies claimed in China

Monday  06:40,   26 november 2018

A Chinese researcher claims that he helped make the world's first genetically edited babies. He says twin girls have been born with DNA altered to try to help them resist possible future infection with the AIDS... >>>

Almost 150 whales die on New Zealand beach

Monday  05:05,   26 november 2018

It's not clear why the two pods got washed up on the beach but it was not possible to save... >>>

Turkish riot police halt march decrying violence against women

Sunday  22:30,   25 november 2018

Turkish riot police on Sunday fired tear gas and used their shields to halt an unauthorised march in Istanbul marking an international day calling for an end to violence against women. The police action, launched after several orders for the crowd... >>>

Mexico's 'First Lady of the Disappeared' Is Prepared to Forgive

Sunday  17:15,   25 november 2018

Four of Maria Elena Herrera's sons are among the thousands missing. Yet she's willing to... >>>

22 dead, scores feared drowned after Uganda boat sinks

Sunday  11:30,   25 november 2018

Twenty-two people have died and more than 60 are feared drowned after a pleasure boat sank on Lake Victoria, Ugandan police said Sunday. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) {... >>>

18 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in Niger, official says

Sunday  03:20,   25 november 2018

A regional deputy official in Niger says that 18 girls have been kidnapped from two different villages by suspected Boko Haram... >>>

Prized red wood turns Indian forest into battleground

Saturday  19:41,   24 november 2018

On a dry, moonless night in October, half a dozen police officers in sweatpants and sneakers crouched behind shoulder-high brush and put their fingers to their... >>>

Airbnb sued over West Bank settlements

Saturday  04:55,   24 november 2018

Lawyers in Jerusalem accuse the holiday home rental giant of "grave and outrageous"... >>>

Pope taps experts, US cardinal to help prep for abuse summit

Saturday  03:55,   24 november 2018

Pope Francis named the Vatican's top sex abuse investigator and a close U.S. ally to an organizing committee for a February abuse prevention summit that has grown even more high stakes after the Holy See blocked U.S. bishops from taking action to... >>>

France to return African treasures to Benin

Saturday  03:30,   24 november 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday agreed to return 26 cultural artefacts to Benin "without delay", a move that could put pressure on other former colonial powers to return African artworks to their countries of origin.... >>>