needs a universal DNA database to fight crime with samples to be taken
from every newborn baby or foreigner who enters the country, a senior
Belgian justice official has said.
Yves Liegeois, Antwerp’s Attorney General, has called for the new
database to be created as a tool for police and prosecutors
“superbugs” represent one of the gravest threats in the history of
medicine, leading experts have warned.
Routine operations could become deadly “in the very near future” as
bacteria evolve to resist the drugs we use to combat them. This process
could erase a century of medical advances, say government doctors in a
special editorial in The Lancet health journal.
the view of America’s spy services, the next potential threat from
Russia…in the form of a…dome-topped antenna perched atop an
electronics-packed building…Central Intelligence Agency and the
Pentagon have been quietly waging a campaign to stop the State
Department from allowing Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, to build
about half a dozen of these structures, known as monitor stations, on
United States soil, several American officials said.
is working on coordinating plans for a possible military strike with
Saudi Arabia, with Riyadh prepared to provide tactical support to
Jerusalem, a British newspaper reported early Sunday.
Health, the nation’s largest provider of privately managed Medicare
Advantage plans, has dropped thousands of doctors from its networks in
recent weeks citing “substantial funding pressure from the federal
and landslides in central Vietnam have left at least 28 people dead,
nine missing and some 80,000 homeless since Friday.
Lives were lost across five provinces, according to the National Flood
and Storm Control Agency, quoted by the Associated Press.
In Quang Ngai province, flood waters reportedly rose above a previous
peak recorded in 1999.
a hilltop cemetery, a truck stacked high with body bags backed up to a
yawning trench. With no time for ceremony, police and firefighters
wearing face masks and plastic gloves unloaded the bags and placed them
in a communal grave.
A week after one of the strongest typhoons on record swept through the
central Philippines, the task of burying the dead remains in full gear
here in Tacloban, the hardest-hit city.
Some bodies still lie in the streets. Other corpses remain buried under
towering piles of rubble.
Shimon Peres is warning that if Iran manages to build an atomic bomb,
other countries in the Middle East could follow suit.
The warning was made in an interview Peres gave to the French weekly Le
Journal du Dimanche. The interview, published on Sunday, comes as French
President Francois Hollande is set to arrive in Israel for an official
has been renewed fighting between rival militias on the outskirts of
the Libyan capital, Tripoli, a day after at least 43 people died in
The latest violence in the suburb of Tajoura, involving local militiamen
and fighters from Misrata, left one dead.
Friday’s clashes occurred after protesters marched on the headquarters
of the Misrata militia to demand that it leave Tripoli, and were fired
many places, including the mostly flattened city of Tacloban in Leyte
province, Masses were held in half-destroyed and flooded churches.
The international aid effort is starting to have a major impact, with
Britain’s HMS Daring warship joining the huge relief operation.
Haiyan killed more than 3,600 people.
powerful car bomb that exploded near the site where Afghan elders are
set to vote on a long-term security agreement with the United States
killed at least 10 people on Saturday, rattling central Kabul and
underscoring the insurgency’s desire to prevent an American presence in
Afghanistan beyond 2014.
US and Iran may work together to resolve the crisis in Syria and allow
relief workers access to Syrians in need of UN aid, Foreign Policy
foreign minister said Saturday that a deal with Iran on its nuclear
program is close, warning the opportunity to bring about an end to a
decade-long standoff must not be passed up.
The statements by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov broadcast on Russian TV
come just days before negotiators meet in Geneva, Switzerland, to
discuss details about Iran’s nuclear program.