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Experimental Ebola Vaccine Seems to Be Safe in Test

An experimental vaccine to prevent Ebola virus disease has been found to be well-tolerated and produced immune system responses in all 20 healthy adults who received it in a Phase 1 clinical trial, researchers report. The trials were conducted at US National Institutes of Health’s clinical centre in Bethesda, Maryland. The candidate vaccine is co-developed by the NIH’s National Institute ...

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Coca Cola Now Sells Milk ‘Fairlife’ as Soda Taxes Mount Pressure on Profit Margins

Coca-Cola, got Coke, Thums Up, but now eyeing milk. To be launched soon as Fairlife, a new, premium milk product priced almost double the Coke’s standard price, will hit freezers in all corner shops. Coca-Cola claims that the drink has been through “a proprietary milk filtering process” with 50% more proteins than Coke and decreased sugar content by 30%, will ...

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6-Month Modi Rule: A happening period on foreign policy front

A very happening six months of foreign policy has been one of the highlights of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government, with interactions with most of the world, including even the distant islands in the South Pacific. For a man who was seen as a newbie to the high-flying, tough-negotiating world of global diplomacy, the Modi government began its innings with ...

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Russian spaceship Soyuz Brings New Crew to ISS

Three new crew members from the US, Russia and Italy arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) on board a Russian spaceship on Monday. The crew members will conduct hundreds of scientific investigations and technology demonstrations during their six-month sojourn on the orbiting laboratory. These include observations of the genetic makeup of roundworms, examining aerosols in the atmosphere and levitating ...

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3 New Crew Members, Includin 1 Italian, Join Aboard Space Station ISS

Three new crew members from the US, Russia and Italy reached on Monday at the International Space Station (ISS) on board a Russian spaceship, including the first ever Italian woman astronaut to reach the space station. Terry Virts of NASA, Soyuz Commander Anton Shkaplerov of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency were ...

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Brazilian Research Centre May Develop Anti-Ebola Serum with US

Butanta Institute, a Brazilian research centre, is in discussion to develop a serum to combat the deadly Ebola virus with the US National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Institute is an entity linked to the Sao Paulo state government that plans to develop the serum with the help of the NIH. The details of the proposed accord between the two ...

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Wikipedia can Predict Outbreak, Spread of Disease

An increase in visits to Wikipedia pages about a disease can predict its next outbreak, a study suggests. Researchers from the Los Alamos National Laboratory in the US examined 14 infectious disease outbreaks and used Wikipedia traffic data to compare if they could predict upsurges of diseases. The team was able to forecast all the outbreaks up to 28 days ...

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Upcoming: World’s Fastest Supercomputers by US

The US government seems to be upset for not having the most powerful system in the world. The US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz on Friday declared two awards worth $425 million to build two supercomputers three times faster than China’s Tianhe-2, as well as research extreme scale supercomputing technologies. The US government will invest $325 million to build "Summit" ...

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Sanctions Slapped on 5 Global Banks for Crrency Manipulation

Five global banks banks — Citibank, HSBC, JPMorgan, RBS and UBS in US< Britain and Switzerland — have been ordered by the US watchdog CFTC to pay $3.3 billion in penalties for manipulating currencies. The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued sanctions against the five banks, beginning with home-based Citibank slapped with $310 million fine, followed by JPMorgan, RBS and ...

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Ebola Cases on Rise; US Opens Ebola Response Hospital in Liberia

The two countries in Liberia, Rivercess and Grand Cape Mount have recorded in the rising cases in the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) despite drastic reduction in the number of cases nationwide. The 10 death reportedly occurred in Rivercess town of Kaha has led to the deserting of the town due to the fear of Ebola, Xinhua quoted as the county’s ...

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Snowden Documentary ‘Citizenfour’ Debuts in US Theatres

A documentary about former US intelligence operative Edward Snowden named "Citizenfour,", garnered praise and criticism over the weekend in its debut at US theatres, while the US remains divided between those who consider him a hero and others who call him a traitor. The movie, directed by US journalist Laura Poitras, opens with a blurred image of a tunnel filmed ...

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Xiaomi to Meet Indian Officials on Shifting Servers from China, to Address SecurityConcerns

Following an Indian Air Force (IAF) advisory to its personnel against using Chinese ‘Xiaomi Redmi 1s’ phones, the smartphone maker said it would meet IAF officials and Indian authorities to impress on the issue of shifting servers from China to US, Singapore immediately and set up gradually in India itself. Earlier, the IAF asked its personnel and their families to ...

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Two dead, four hurt in shooting at US High School

Two students were dead and four injured three of them critically, in a shooting incident Friday morning at a high school in the US state of Washington, police said. Authorities had earlier confirmed that a lone shooter, a student of the school in Marysville Pilchuck High School north of Seattle, was dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after he opened ...

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10 Killed, 31 Injured in Iraq Shia Mosque Bomb Attack

Ten worshippers were killed and at least 31 others wounded in a suicide bomb attack at a Shia mosque in Iraq’s capital Baghdad on Monday, an interior ministry source said. The attack occurred during the noon prayers when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive vest inside al-Khairat Shia mosque at a commercial district in downtown Baghdad, the source told Xinhua ...

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US Wants to Move India-US Ties Forward After Khobragade Affair

As an Indian diplomat at the centre of a major diplomatic row between India and the US rekindled her case, the US said it is "focus has been on moving our relationship forward." When asked about the allegations made by Devyani Khobragade, India’s former deputy consul general in New York, State Department spokesperson said on Thursday, "I’m not aware of ...

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Gigantic World Telescope: India Joins US, Canada, Japan and China in Space Project

When it comes to space, India never lagged behind and riding high on its recent successful Mars mission “Mangalyaan”, moved forward to join the global club of five nations to build the ambitious next-generation Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) with an estimated cost of $1.47 billion (Rs.14,300 crore). Joining other big four nations — the US, Canada, Japan and China — ...

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Obama rules out military action over Russian ‘invasion’ in Ukraine

  US President Barack Obama on Thursday emphatically said NO to pleas for quick U.S. action in Ukraine after reports of vivid Russia’s military invasion into Ukraine surfaced. Obama, who authorized immediate air raids in Iraq early this month, however, remained cautious about Russia saying his administration would penalize Moscow for opening a new front against Ukrainian forces. Otherwise, Obama ...

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Hyderabad-born Gopal T.K. Krishna elected as co-chairman of US’s Iowa state Republican party

Washington, April 1 : Hyderabad-born Indian-American businessman Gopal T.K. Krishna has been elected as co-chairman of the Republican Party of Iowa state, which has traditionally held the first caucus in presidential elections. Krishna, a successful businessman with a background in electrical engineering, replaces Danny Carroll, who has been elected as chairman, according to an announcement by the party’s state central ...

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