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Iraq forces executed 250 Sunni prisoners: Watchdog

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 01:27

Iraq`s security forces and allied Shiite militias executed at least 255 Sunni prisoners as they fled a lightning jihadist-led advance last month, Human Rights Watch said on Friday.

Even minutes without smartphone can fuel anxiety

Even minutes without smartphone can fuel anxiety

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 14:11

Can`t live without your smartphone even for 10 minutes? Join the club of addicts who cannot go without their phone before suffering from anxiety.

Drug to cure Alzheimer`s comes step closer

Drug to cure Alzheimer`s comes step closer

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 18:47

In what could open a new chapter in the development of drugs for treating Alzheimer`s disease, for which currently there is no cure, researchers have discovered a new therapeutic target for tackling memory impairment.

China says more than half of foreign aid given to Africa

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 15:52

More than half of China`s foreign aid of over $14 billion between 2010 and 2012 was directed to Africa, the government said on Thursday, underscoring Beijing`s interest in the resource-rich continent to fuel its economy.

20 jihadis killed in Syria airstrikes

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 22:12

As many as 20 fighters from the Islamic State (IS), formerly known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria, were killed Wednesday morning in Syrian airstrikes on the northern city of al-Raqqa, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Semen protein may explain why HIV is so hard to combat

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 16:06

HIV infects human immune cells by turning the infection-fighting proteins of these cells into a "backdoor key" that lets the virus in.

Your brain may not be wired to play stocks

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 16:09

Do not curse yourself if you have not made moolah in the stock market so far. Your brain is just not wired to predict market bubbles.

Human ancestors had Neanderthal like `inner ear`

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 15:13

In a re-examination of a 100,000-year-old early human skull, researchers have found the surprising presence of an inner-ear formation long thought to occur only in Neanderthals.

KHRC orders govt to reserve seats for women with kids in buses

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 00:33

In a move to provide relief to women travelling with their children, Kerala Human Rights Commission has asked the government to reserve seats for them in buses run by the state road transport corporation.

Scientists can now 3D print human blood vessels

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 17:33

Scientists have figured out how to create blood vessels in 3D printed organs, a breakthrough that may eventually lead to artificial organs.

Bangladesh urged to withdraw draft law on NGOs

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 14:19

The Bangladesh government has proposed a law that would impose draconian restrictions on already beleaguered NGOs, Human Rights Watch said Sunday.

Pak human rights commission demands repeal of `draconian` law

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 18:27

Terming Pakistan`s new anti-terror law as a "blatant attack on the fundamental rights of the people," a human rights group today demanded the repeal of the `draconian` legislation.