Africa:Using a Smartphone to Test for HIV, Flu, Dengue Fever

Africa:Using a Smartphone to Test for HIV, Flu, Dengue Fever

By Aggrey Omboki Scientists have developed an affordable, quick test for a number of common infectious diseases including HIV, flu and dengue fever. Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands and Keio University in Japan found a way...
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Forex reserves fall over $5.14 bn as Re continues to fall

Forex reserves fall over $5.14 bn as Re continues to fall

The continuing fall of the rupee has had its impact on foreign exchange reserves, which plunged by $5.143 billion to $394.465 billion during the week to October 12 on account of decline in foreign currency assets, according to the RBI...
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Africa:Nobel Laureate Urges End to Impunity On Rape As Weapon of War

Africa:Nobel Laureate Urges End to Impunity On Rape As Weapon of War

By Inna Lazareva Yaounde — Denis Mukwege founded the Panzi Hospital in 1999 to help women and girls who had been raped during the conflict in eastern Congo The Congolese doctor who won this year’s Nobel peace prize has called...
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Reporters: Brexit, a sea of uncertainty for fishermen

Reporters: Brexit, a sea of uncertainty for fishermen

Ninety-six percent of British fishermen voted for Brexit, saying they wanted to “get their waters back” and break away from the European Union’s Common Fisheries Policy, which they believe has damaged their industry. But with the Brexit deadline ...
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Flu vaccine delays for NI over-65s

Flu vaccine delays for NI over-65s

Image copyright Science Photo LibraryImage caption The flu vaccine for some people older than 65 will be delayed until the end of next month There will be delays with the supply of a new flu jab for over-65s this year,...
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Depressed? The places not to live if you need help

Depressed? The places not to live if you need help

Image copyright Getty Images A flagship NHS mental health service is failing patients in one in seven areas of England, research by the BBC shows. People with conditions like depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder are entitled to psychological ...
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Crestfallen Paine confronts batting woes

Crestfallen Paine confronts batting woes

9:08 AM ET A week after rejoicing in the saving of a Test match they had never been in, Tim Paine’s Australians were flattened by the fact they had been beaten out of sight in a game that, at lunch...
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Plastic recycling firms accused of abusing market

Plastic recycling firms accused of abusing market

Image copyright Getty Images The plastics recycling industry faces an investigation amid reports firms are illegally profiting from the market and in some cases polluting rivers. The Environment Agency, the regulator, confirmed it had set up an investigative t...
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Narendra Modi in Shirdi updates: PM says BJP-led govt working to better tourism in Maharashtra, flights to Shirdi to be increased

Narendra Modi in Shirdi updates: PM says BJP-led govt working to better tourism in Maharashtra, flights to Shirdi to be increased

13:19 (IST) PM says govt boosting tourism in Maharashtra While addressing the gathering, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that alongside agriculture, the government is also working to promote tourism. “In Maharashtra, there are many places associated ...
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Narendra Modi offers prayers at Shirdi Sai Baba temple, gives house keys to PMAY-G beneficiaries across Maharashtra

Narendra Modi offers prayers at Shirdi Sai Baba temple, gives house keys to PMAY-G beneficiaries across Maharashtra

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday visited Maharashtra’s temple town of Shirdi to attend the closing ceremonies of a year-long festival marking the centenary of samadhi of the Shirdi Sai Baba. Modi also handed over keys of houses to beneficiaries...
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