Tuesday, 23 October, 2018


U.S. war veteran released by North Korea returns home

By Laila Kearney SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – An 85-year-old Korean War veteran held by North Korea for more than a month as a war criminal arrived in San Francisco on Saturday to be reunited with his family. North Korea detained Merrill E. Newman for crimes it accused him of committing during the conflict six decades ago as a member of ... Read More »

North Korea frees U.S. veteran Merrill Newman

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) – North Korea freed an 85-year-old retired American soldier on Saturday after detaining him for more than a month for crimes it said he committed during the Korean War six decades ago. The veteran, Merrill E. Newman, has arrived in China from North Korea and is likely to fly home soon. North Korea's official KCNA ... Read More »

Gut bacteria linked to colorectal cancer

Washington, Dec. 7 (ANI): Researchers have discovered that colorectal cancer patients had fewer beneficial bacteria and more harmful bacteria than people without the disease. Jiyoung Ahn, PhD, assistant professor of population health, and a member of NYU Cancer Institute, who led the study, said that the findings are important as identification of these microbes may open the door for colorectal ... Read More »

RPI activists protest outside Yerawada Jail over Sanjay Dutt’s release (Update:Sanjay)

Pune (Maharashtra), Dec.7 (ANI): Republican Party of India (RPI) activists on Saturday staged protests outside the Yerawada Jail in Pune, Maharashtra, against the release of actor Sanjay Dutt on parole for a month to spend time with his reportedly ill wife Maanayata. Dutt is currently lodged in Pune’s Yerawada Jail for his role in the 1993 serial bomb blasts in ... Read More »

‘Vitamin D may not protect against cancer, diabetes and dementia’

London, Dec. 7 (ANI): Researchers have cast doubt on vitamin D’s ability to offer us protection against diseases like cancer, diabetes and dementia. According to French researchers, low vitamin D levels don’t cause ill health. Recent evidence has come to light that shows that it may play a part in preventing non-bone-related diseases like Parkinson’s, dementia, cancers and inflammatory diseases. ... Read More »

Porn filming suspended as another performer tests HIV-positive

Washington, Dec. 7 (ANI): The Free Speech Coalition has recently announced a national moratorium on filming X-rated films after another performer was tested positive for HIV. Diane Duke, CEO of the advocacy group for the adult film industry, which keeps a check on porn stars for STDs, said in a press release that they take the health of their performers ... Read More »

Enormous potential seen for India-US trade growth

This appeared to be the consensus emerging from a roundtable hosted by Ami Bera, the lone Indian-American member of the US House of Representatives, here Thursday for members of the US-India Business Council (USIBC) and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). “As the world’s oldest and largest democracies, the US and India are natural allies,” said Bera, who is also ... Read More »

Smoking after cancer diagnosis ups death risk: study

Washington, Dec 7 (IANS) Men who continue to smoke after being diagnosed with cancer have an increased risk of death compared with those who quit smoking, US researchers said. The new research, published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, Friday showed it is not too late to stop smoking after cancer ... Read More »

I’m more into kids than coke, says Nigella Lawson

New York, December 7 (ANI): Nigella Lawson has claimed that she is more into her kids than cocaine, and would never risk leaving her children orphans by getting hooked on drugs. The 53-year-old Celebrity chef has said in court that she had to come clean about her cocaine and marijuana use as she didn’t want to be bullied by the ... Read More »