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‘Morsi former aide released from jail’

‘Morsi former aide released from jail’

​A former aide to ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has been released from jail after 18 months in detention without charge, relatives say. Khaled al-Qazzaz, who served as foreign affairs secretary under Morsi, was freed on Sunday on health grounds. According to his relatives, Qazzaz, who had spent more than 400 days in solitary confinement, [&hellip

Scientists develop quantum hard drive

Scientists develop quantum hard drive

Scientists have developed a prototype quantum “hard drive” with the capability of storing data for up to an unprecedented six hours. The record storage time was achieved by researchers at the Australian National University (ANU). “We believe it will soon be possible to distribute quantum information between any two points on the globe,” said the [&hellip

WHO announces ‘good news’ for Ebola vaccine

WHO announces ‘good news’ for Ebola vaccine

​The World Health Organization has said trials for an Ebola vaccine would start in West Africa within a few weeks. Previous lab tests of the GlaxoSmithKline and Merck and NewLink vaccines had shown promising signs. Ebola vaccine trials are scheduled to start soon, the head of the World Health Organization’s Assistant Director General Dr. Marie-Paule [&hellip

Mosque blast claims 7 in Pakistan

Mosque blast claims 7 in Pakistan

A powerful bomb blast has hit a Shia mosque in Pakistan’s northern city of Rawalpindi, killing at least seven people. The blast took place in the garrison city of Rawalpindi in the Potohar region of the northern Punjab Province, located 14 kilometers south of the capital Islamabad, on Friday. “I can confirm death of seven [&hellip

UK’s Abu Hamza sentenced to life in jail

UK’s Abu Hamza sentenced to life in jail

A US judge has sentenced British cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri to life in prison over his terrorism-related charges. US District Judge Katherine Forrest sentenced Abu Hamza, whose real name is Mustafa Kemal Mustafa, on Friday, saying he was found guilty of the deadly kidnapping of Western tourists in Yemen and supporting terrorism. “You have not [&hellip

Paris hostage-takers killed in assault

Paris hostage-takers killed in assault

Two separate hostage dramas have ended in France after three hostage-takers along with four hostages were killed in a town northeast of Paris and in an eastern area of the French capital. Two brothers, Said and Cherif Kouachi, suspected of slaughtering 12 people at the office of Charlie Hebdo satirical French weekly in Paris, had [&hellip

UN envoy meets Libya militant leaders

UN envoy meets Libya militant leaders

The United Nations’ special envoy to Libya has met with the leaders of different warring factions in an attempt to end the bloody conflict in the North African country. Bernardino Leon called for a temporary freeze of clashes in Libya following his meeting with General Khalifa Hafter, the head of forces loyal to the country’s [&hellip

Mali blast injures UN peacekeepers

Mali blast injures UN peacekeepers

Seven UN peacekeepers have sustained injuries in an explosion that ripped through their vehicle in Mali’s northern desert town of Kidal. The peacekeepers, who are all Senegalese nationals, were on patrol near an airport in the town on Friday, when the blast took place, according to the UN’s Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). [&hellip

Elastic implant ‘reverses paralysis’

Elastic implant ‘reverses paralysis’

An elastic implant that moves with the spinal cord can restore the ability to walk in paralysed rats, say scientists. Implants are an exciting field of research in spinal cord injury, but rigid designs damage surrounding tissue and ultimately fail. A team at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) has developed flexible implants that work [&hellip

Cuba frees political inmates on US list

Cuba frees political inmates on US list

​The US State Department has announced that Cuban authorities have released some of nearly 53 political prisoners on Washington’s list. The department spokeswoman, Jen Psaki, said that the US government wanted to see the release of all those on its list of political activists held by Havana but refused to elaborate on the identity of [&hellip