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18 Iraqi troops killed in suicide attacks using stolen Humvees

Jul 30, 2015

18 Iraqi troops killed in suicide attacks using stolen Humvees

Militants in Iraq used stolen Humvees loaded with explosives to unleash a series of suicide car bombings targeting Iraqi security forces on Wednesday, killing at least 18 Iraqi troops, officials said. The attacks came as the government pressed on with efforts to reclaim territory ...

Jul 29, 2015

Students in Hong Kong warn of erosion in academic freedom

Students at Hong Kong’s most prestigious university say its academic freedom is under attack in what they maintain is the politically motivated stalling of the appointment of an administrator who supported last year’s pro-democracy protests. In their most confrontational demonstration on campus, about 100 ...

Vaccine for MERS shows promise in animal tests

Jul 29, 2015

Vaccine for MERS shows promise in animal tests

Researchers in the United States trying to develop a vaccine against the deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) virus say they have had early signs of success in animal experiments. Using a two-step approach in mice and rhesus macaques, scientists at the vaccine research ...