Scientists pinpoint bladder cancer patients to benefit from 'tumour-softening'

Scientists in Manchester have identified a protein that could help doctors decide which bladder cancer patients would benefit from a treatment that makes radiotherapy more effective, according to a st

Official: Air Algerie Jet Plunged Rapidly

The Air Algerie flight that crashed in Mali last week appears to have plummeted to the ground from an altitude of 10,000 meters in just a few minutes after flying into a storm, a senior official invol

US Restricts Travel by Venezuelan Government Officials

The United States imposed travel restrictions on Wednesday on a number of Venezuelan government officials the State Department linked to human rights abuses in a government crackdown on protest and di

U.N. battles for more people-trafficking convictions

VIENNA (Reuters) - Global efforts to stop the multi-billion-dollar business of trafficking in people are being hampered by perceptions that it is a soft crime unlikely to be punished, the head of the

More violence in China's Xinjiang, prominent academic indicted

BEIJING (Reuters) - China formally indicted a prominent ethnic Uighur professor for separatism on Wednesday, as security forces flooded into the far western region of Xinjiang amid more reports of vio

Russia wants Apple, SAP to cooperate against foreign spying

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has proposed that Apple Inc and SAP hand the government access to their source code to make sure their widely used products are not tools for spying on state institutions.

Pakistan Says it 'Foiled' Cross-Border Militant Attack

Pakistan said it has repulsed an attack on a military outpost by Afghanistan-based militants, killing at least seven attackers.  The foreign ministry later summoned a senior Afghan diplomat to urge Ka

Islamist Militants Seize Libyan Army Base in Benghazi

After days of fighting, Islamist groups in Libya have seized the headquarters of the Libyan special forces in the eastern city of Benghazi.

An Islamist and jihadist alliance called the Benghazi Revol

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