News archive from 18 January 2013

Bacteria could pave way for beating ‘incurable’ diseases

Bacteria could pave way for beating ‘incurable’ diseases

A PREVIOUSLY unknown property of bacteria could pave the way for breakthrough stem-cell treatments, Scottish scientists have discovered. Researchers at Edinburgh University have found the bugs are able to change the make-up of nerve cells so they take...

Scotsman, 23:59 in Health
 
Scottish cystic fibrosis sufferers to get £182,000 drug

Scottish cystic fibrosis sufferers to get £182,000 drug

Patients with a rare form of cystic fibrosis will be given access to a new drug which has not been approved for use on the NHS in Scotland, the health secretary announced yesterday. Ivacaftor – or Kalydeco as it is also known – will be funded through...

Scotsman, 23:59 in Health
 
ERI bosses ruffle feathers with ‘secret’ pigeon report

ERI bosses ruffle feathers with ‘secret’ pigeon report

BOSSES at the Capital's flagship hospital have come under fire after they refused to release a report from pest experts into a potential feral pigeon infestation at the facility. Consort, the company that built and runs the Royal Infirmary under a PFI...

Scotsman, 23:59 in Health
 
Saha considering switch to South Africa with Sunderland willing to let him go

Saha considering switch to South Africa with Sunderland willing to let him go

Louis Saha is considering a move to South African side Bidvest Wits. The 34-year-old has been told he can leave Sunderland and was considering retirement. However, the Johannesburg club have a tie-in with Sunderland and are keen to exploit it in the...

Daily Mail, 00:01 in Sport
 
Hungary’s shame exposed by bid to fine homeless for sleeping rough

Hungary’s shame exposed by bid to fine homeless for sleeping rough

the sight of homeless men and women huddled on street corners amid the majesty of majestic, domed palaces, shivering under old blankets and cardboard boxes, would be unwelcome in any civilised society. But in Hungary, right-wing premier Viktor Orban...

 

Cisse in talks with Qatari side after Remy takes his place at QPR

Queens Park Rangers striker Djibril Cisse is in talks with Qatari side Al Gharafa. Harry Redknapp is willing to let him go after Rangers securing Loic Remy for £8million. Cisse, the 31-year-old French international, has been told he can find himself a...

Daily Mail, 00:01 in Sport
 
Thousands mourn Kurds killed in Paris

Thousands mourn Kurds killed in Paris

Tens of thousands of Kurds poured on to the streets of the Turkish city of Diyarbakir yesterday for the funeral of three activists killed in Paris. The women, including a co-founder of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), died last week in...

 

With Guardiola off the menu, clubs are queuing up for the 'special' prize... so where next for Mourinho?

Arsene Wenger says tomorrow's football will be played in Germany, which helps explain why Pep Guardiola made his choice, but will not encourage Chelsea if they want to prise Jurgen Klopp from Borussia Dortmund.Roman Abramovich is back to his long-list...

Daily Mail, 00:01 in Sport
 
Pakistan: Cleric calls off mass protests after election deal with government

Pakistan: Cleric calls off mass protests after election deal with government

A MUSLIM cleric who has been calling for the Pakistani government to resign reached a deal with the administration last night that will give him a say in the electoral process before the country goes to the polls. Muhammad Tahirul Qadri, who has a...

 
Assad’s men massacre 106 in bid to cleanse Sunni village

Assad’s men massacre 106 in bid to cleanse Sunni village

Forces loyal to president Bashar al-Assad swept through a farming village in central Syria, torching houses and shooting and stabbing residents, killing up to 106 people, opposition activists claimed yesterday. The assault on Haswiyeh outside the city...

 

Watch the spectacular mating ritual of the tiny peacock spiders in south-east Australia

These dramatic-looking spiders may seem like they're getting ready to attack, but this colourful display from male peacock spiders is in fact a mating ritual. Similar to peacock birds, where this spider gets its nickname from, the male flashes its...

 

IOC strips Lance Armstrong’s Olympic medal

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has been stripped of his Olympic bronze medal, hours before his expected public admission of cheating to talk-show host Oprah Winfrey was to be broadcast. Armstrong, 41, once a sporting hero having won seven Tour de...

 

US laments lack of progress on peace talks with Taleban

The United States wants serious peace negotiations with the Taleban, but it has not been possible to get the process under way, America's ambassador to Afghanistan said yesterday. James Cunningham said it was important for the Kabul government to get...

 

Gang-rape trial moved to fast-track Indian court

The trial of five men accused over the gang rape and murder of a young woman in India is to be moved to a fast-track court. Magistrate Namrita Aggarwal in New Delhi yesterday sent the case to the new court established to deal with crimes against women...

 

South Sudan pulls back army from border zone

South Sudan has started withdrawing its army from the border with Sudan to set up a buffer zone between the African neighbours, its government said last night. The withdrawal would be completed by 4 February, it said in a statement, adding that it...

 


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