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Why world needs more than one Ebola vaccine

Why world needs more than one Ebola vaccine

In the life-and-death race to make the first effective vaccine against Ebola, one company — Merck — seems bound to win.

Keyless ignition system needs more safeguards

Keyless ignition system needs more safeguards

Keyless ignition is one of those welcome advances in auto design that are easy to appreciate. No more fumbling for the key, no more dropping it in a gutter, no more trying to slip it into the ignition in the dark.

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Trump cancels Kim summit

North Korean action for America’s words?

North Korean action for America’s words?

Just days ago, the planned summit in Singapore between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un seemed to be hanging by a thread.

QNA hacking a dark chapter in GCC’s history

QNA hacking a dark chapter in GCC’s history

Today marks the ignominious first anniversary of the hacking of Qatar News Agency’s website by some misguided neighbours of Qatar as a prelude to the imposition of their unjust siege on the country on June 5, 2017.

President Trump is his own wiretap

President Trump is his own wiretap

Watergate happened in audio. Bless his patriotic soul, President Richard Nixon generously bugged his own offices and tapped his own phones. It was Nixon’s own unmistakable voice, conspiring on dirty tricks and putative obstruction of justice, that checkmated him.

Calories on menus won’t slim down America

Calories on menus won’t slim down America

Counting calories is now the law of the land in America. This month, a long-delayed regulation came into effect requiring all food chains with 20 or more locations to list calorie information on their menus.

Exercise after stroke improves blood pressure

Exercise after stroke improves blood pressure

People who’ve had a stroke can improve their blood pressure and reduce their risk of repeat strokes if they exercise, according to a new review of previous studies.

The Philippines’ Chinese invaders

The Philippines’ Chinese invaders

Ironic. That is how Sultan Abdul Hamidullah Atar described the planned rehabilitation of Marawi, the capital of Lanao del Sur province on the Philippine island of Mindanao, a year after the Maute Group, also known as the Islamic State of Lanao, launched an attack on the city on May 23, 2017.

Testing times for India as rupee remains under toxic pressure

Testing times for India as rupee remains under toxic pressure

Down about 6% against the dollar, it’s been a steady fall for the Indian rupee this year.

The old allure of new money

The old allure of new money

The cryptocurrency revolution, which started with bitcoin in 2009, claims to be inventing new kinds of money.

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