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  1. News - World

    Test splashdown in Hawaii for Mars-bound Nasa 'flying saucer'

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 12:14am by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post Test splashdown for Mars-bound Nasa 'flying saucer' In June, while beachgoers in Hawaii sit blissfully unaware, a flying saucer will descend over the island of Kauai. It will not be a stunt for an alien invasion movie. Nasa is gearing up to conduct the first test flight of a disc-shaped spacecraft designed to land heavy loads and, one day, people ...

  2. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Satellite images show imminent North Korea nuclear test unlikely: US think tank

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 12:21pm by Reuters in Seoul

    ... Reuters in Seoul US think tank 38North, part of Johns Hopkins University, says chances of North Korea testing a nuclear warhead during President Barack Obama's visit to the South are slim North Korea is unlikely to be ready to stage a nuclear test timed to coincide with US President Barack Obama’s visit to Asia, a respected think tank said on Wednesday based on its ...

  3. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea ‘could be planning nuclear test to coincide with Obama’s trip to the South’

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 03:24pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul North Korea could well be preparing to carry out a fourth nuclear test, South Korea said on Tuesday, citing increased activity at its main test site just days ahead of a visit to Seoul by US President Barack Obama. “Our military is currently detecting a lot of activity in and around the Punggye-ri nuclear test site,” defence ministry spokesman Kim ...

  4. News - Asia - ANALYSIS: DIPLOMACY

    Territorial disputes to test Barack Obama during Asian swing

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 01:41am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... effort to bolster Asian countries' faith in American commitments as not undermining Sino-US relations. The crisis over the Ukraine tests US credibility and leadership IAN STOREY Obama ... and ineffectual, then it might embolden them to pursue more confrontational policies with their neighbours," Storey says. "The crisis over the Ukraine tests US credibility and leadership, and so ...

  5. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Ferry disaster in South Korea a bleak test for civilian divers

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 10:43pm by AFP

    ... Professional tae kwon do teacher Lee Jun-ho took up scuba diving eight years ago as a fun hobby. It was never meant to lead him to the black, nightmarish world of a submerged ferry looking for the bloated bodies of hundreds of schoolchildren. Last Wednesd ...

  6. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Filipino nurse from UAE tests negative for Mers

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:37am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Manila Filipino nurse from UAE tests negative for Mers A Filipino nurse who tested positive for the deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome (Mers) has been found free ... who greeted him on arrival from the United Arab Emirates. "Fortunately, as well as for the comfort of everybody, the findings of our Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, he tested ...

  7. News - China - CRIME

    Zhejiang man arrested for arranging sex tests in Hong Kong for pregnant mainland women

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 12:05am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Suspect allegedly sent blood from fetuses to clinics in city, where sex testing is legal Zhejiang man held over HK sex tests Zhejiang authorities have arrested the owner of a clinic who allegedly helped pregnant women find out the sex of their fetuses by sending their blood samples to Hong Kong for tests. The arrest of Chen Jiguo, 35, ...

  8. News - World - FOOD SAFETY

    British consumer watchdog to test for lamb takeaway meals for meat substitution

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 11:56am by Reuters in London

    ... Reuters in London Consumer watchdog to test samples from takeaway food vendors after 2013 data shows 43 out of 145 lamb meals tested contained alternatives like chicken or turkey Britain’s Foods Standards Agency (FSA) said it will begin a new round of tests on lamb takeaway meals from restaurants across the UK after the consumer watchdog found evidence of cheaper substitutes ...

  9. News - World - MEDICINE

    Roche call for US approval for DNA cervical cancer test opposed

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:01pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington US reluctance on DNA test for cervical cancer A hi-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing resistance from more than a dozen US patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women's health: the Pap smear. The new test from Swiss drug maker Roche uses DNA to detect ...

  10. News - Asia - Flight MH370

    Another dead end for MH370 search as tests show oil slick was not from plane

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 09:34am by Associated Press in Perth

    ... Associated Press in Perth Unmanned sub makes first search for Debris from Flight MH370 not cut short by technical problems Oil slick in ocean did not come from plane Investigators who analysed samples of an oil slick in the hunt for the missing Malaysian airliner say that it did not come from the plane. The search co-ordination centre said the oil tested in the western ...




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