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Phone App could prevent thousands going blind

Phone App could prevent thousands going blind

A new app that turns a smartphone into a mobile eye clinic could prevent hundreds of thousands of people going blind. The Portable Eye Examination Kit (PEEK) has been developed by doctors in London and Glasgow to help diagnose serious eye conditions in the developing world. Around 39 million people around the globe are blind, [&hellip

‘No more Suarez talk ‘- Rodgers

‘No more Suarez talk ‘- Rodgers

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists it is time to concentrate on his other players and not Luis Suarez. This summer has been dominated by speculation about the Uruguay international’s future, with Arsenal having two bids rejected and the player revealing his desire to leave. The 26-year-old has been forced to train alone until he apologised [&hellip

‘Israel fingerprints on Beirut bombing’

‘Israel fingerprints on Beirut bombing’

Lebanese fire fighters extinguish fire at the site of a car bomb in the southern suburb of Beirut on August 15, 2013. Lebanese President Michel Sleiman says Thursday’s deadly bombing in the southern suburb of Beirut bears the fingerprints of the Israeli regime. The car bomb attack killed at least 21 people and injured more [&hellip

‘Libya could use force against guards’

‘Libya could use force against guards’

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has warned of using military force against security guards at the country’s main ports if they sell crude oil independently. The prime minister said at a press conference in Tripoli on Thursday that Ibrahim al-Jathran, regional head of the Petroleum Facilities Guard and leader of the protesters, wants to sell [&hellip

US states running out of execution drug

US states running out of execution drug

A number of US states are running out of lethal injection drugs used for executing prisoners as manufacturers refuse to sell them such drugs on moral grounds. A recent court filing shows Ohio’s supply of the sedative pentobarbital will run out after an execution scheduled for September 25, requiring the state to seek alternative methods [&hellip

Britain to reopen embassy in Yemen

Britain to reopen embassy in Yemen

Jane Marriot, who arrived back in the country after being evacuated amid security concerns, used her Twitter account to announce she returned to the Yemeni capital on Thursday, August 15. “Hello Yemen. It’s great to be back… Looking to reopen the embassy in the next couple of days. Watch this space,” Marriot’s message read. The [&hellip

6.8-magnitude quake hits New Zealand

6.8-magnitude quake hits New Zealand

Children huddle after an earthquake hit near the New Zealand capital city of Wellington on August 16, 2013. A strong earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale has jolted New Zealand’s capital, halting air and rail services, but there have been no immediate reports of damage or injuries. According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), [&hellip

‘Kerry to blame for Egypt violence’

‘Kerry to blame for Egypt violence’

Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) has suggested that Secretary of State John Kerry bears some responsibility for the Egyptian security forces’ brutal crackdown on protesters. “As we predicted and feared chaos in Cairo,” McCain tweeted Wednesday after scores of protesters were killed, “Sec Kerry praising the military takeover didn’t help,” The Hill reports. Earlier this month, [&hellip

China summons Japan ambassador over

China summons Japan ambassador over

Japan’s Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko bow at the altar during the memorial ceremony for millions of Japan’s war dead at the Nippon Budokan hall in Tokyo, August 15, 2013. Yasukuni shrine has been a major obstacle in Japan’s attempts to mend ties with its neighbors. China and South Korea see the monument as a [&hellip

Brotherhood to ‘bring down coup’

Brotherhood to ‘bring down coup’

Egyptian security forces arrest supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi at Nahda Square in Giza, August 14, 2013. Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood says it will ‘peacefully bring down the military coup’ that ousted President Mohamed Morsi. “We will always be nonviolent and peaceful. We remain strong, defiant and resolved,” Brotherhood spokesman Gehad El-Haddad said on Thursday. [&hellip