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New biomarker detects & treats cancer tumors at same time

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Scientists at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University have created a new biological marker for cancer patients that lights up tumor cells and treats disease with drugs at the same time. The breakthrough biomarker is a nanophosphor particle ten thousand times smaller than a grain of sand, which lights up when it detects tumor cells to allow scientists to take a better look. “This is the first... 

Students detained in Thailand for ‘Hunger Games’ salute at PM

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“Who else wants to protest?” PM Prayuth said after 5 students were arrested for showing Hunger Games salute. Five Thai students were held by the police after using a three-finger salute from the Hollywood blockbuster ‘The Hunger Games’, widespread among protesters, in front of Thailand’s new army-backed prime minister. Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha was making a speech at... 

Sri Lanka landslide kills over dozen with hundreds missing

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At least a dozen people have been killed and hundreds of others remain missing following heavy rains that caused a massive landslide in central Sri Lanka. Rescue workers have begun their search for more than 300 people who are either missing or unaccounted for after the huge landslide hit the village of Koslanda Wednesday morning. Koslanda is located some 200 kilometers east of the capital, Colombo. “The... 

China unveils anti-drone laser weapon able to shoot down ‘small aircraft’ within 5 seconds

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China has developed and successfully tested a highly accurate laser defense system against light drones. The homemade machine boasts a two-kilometer range and can down “various small aircraft” within five seconds of locating its target. Boasting high speed, great precision and low noise, the system is aimed at destroying unmanned, small-scale drones flying under an altitude of 500 meters... 

Kim Jong-un is back! Where was he? Busy killing adversaries

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An undated photograph made available by the Rodong Sinmun newspaper of the North Korean ruling Workers’ Party on 22 October 2014 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un inspecting the newly completed Yonphung Scientists Rest Home, south of Pyongyang, North Korea. Six of North Korea’s high ranking officials have ‘disappeared’ in the latest blood-thirsty purge of the regime, it has been reported. The... 

North Korea on lockdown, bans all travelers from anywhere due to Ebola fears

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Foreign tourists with any travel history are now not welcome in North Korea – concerns about Ebola made Pyongyang bar any tours from entering the country. At least this is what North Korean specialized travel agencies tell media. “We have just received official news from our partners in the DPRK that, as of tomorrow, tourists from any country, regardless of where they have recently visited,... 

TEPCO finally prepares for removing Fukushima nuclear fuel rods

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The protective dome over the defunct Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant’s Reactor 1 is being dismantled to prepare for the removal of nuclear fuel rods, one of the most difficult and dangerous tasks in the entire decommissioning process. The canopy was installed by TEPCO, the plant’s operator, in 2011 to mitigate the damage done to the plant in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, which led to... 

Georgia planning to host NATO training center

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Georgia says it will allow the opening of a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) training center on its soil despite pressure from Russia, Press TV reports. Georgia’s Defense Minister Irakli Alasania said opposition from Moscow would not alter its plans to increase ties with Western countries. “This center will be jointly operated by NATO and Georgia and it’s going to be an additional layer... 

India evacuates thousands of civilians over “very severe” Cyclone

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Thousands of people have been evacuated in India as a strong cyclone sweeping through the Bay of Bengal bears down on the country’s east coast. Authorities evacuated about 150,000 people by late afternoon on Saturday, while around 400,000 more are expected to be relocated by the end of the day. Officials have been preparing emergency supplies, with rescue teams on standby along the coastlines of... 

Japan & US beef up defense pact to counter ‘China threat’

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Japan and the United States have agreed to create a new defense partnership to counter their perceived threat of China. Tokyo has become more assertive in its military policy under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, but this has led to protests at home. The new pact will help to set out how Japan and the US will work together during various degrees of provocation, from peacetime, to when Tokyo may be under,... 

China surpasses US as world’s largest economy based on key measure

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China has surpassed the US in terms of GDP based on purchasing power parity (PPP), becoming the largest in the world by this measure, International Monetary Fund estimates show. In 2014 China reached $17.6 trillion or 16.48 percent of the world’s purchasing-power-adjusted GDP, while the US made slightly less, 16.28 percent or $17.4 trillion, the FT reported citing IMF data. PPP is recognized as... 

North, South Korea trade machine gun fire along land border

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Seoul military officials say North and South Korea have exchanged fire across their land border after the North shot balloons carrying anti-Pyongyang propaganda leaflets floated from the South. South Korea’s Yonhap news agency said shots could be heard from north of the border at around 3:55 p.m. local time (0655 GMT) on Friday, about two hours after balloons containing 200,000 leaflets were... 

US irked by Chinese, Russian military drills

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Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning A top US air force commander has expressed alarm at the growing number of dangerous midair encounters between American warplanes and those of China and Russia. Head of US Pacific Air Forces General Herbert Carlisle particularly complained about China’s naval and air forces for “very much continuing to push” toward becoming increasingly active in international... 

North Korean leader missing North possibly planning Unification

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We may finally see the end of an evil, repressive, communist regime. It is impossible to know exactly what is going on in North Korea, but something big has happened. The third generation Kim dynasty heir, Kim Jong-un, has been missing from public sight for a month, and may be ill, dead, or overthrown. There is much speculation, and contradictory reports are circulating, including the assertion that... 

Shocking NASA pics show Aral Sea basin now completely dry

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The Aral Sea in 1989 (left), and now (2014) Once the fourth-biggest lake in the world, the eastern basin of the Aral Sea in central Asia is now completely dry. It is the result of a Soviet-era project to divert rivers for agriculture and a lack of rainfall at its source. “This is the first time the eastern basin has completely dried in modern times,” Philip Micklin, an Aral Sea expert from Western... 
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