Domestication may have damaged dog’s DNA

New York, Jan 12 : Domesticating dogs from gray wolves more than 15,000 years ago involved artificial selection and inbreeding, and this process may have inadvertently caused harmful genetic changes in our canine pets, new research suggests. The researchers analysed the complete genome sequences of 19 wolves, 25 wild dogs from 10 different countries, and […]

Canadian freed after five years in Taliban captivity

Toronto, Jan 12 : A Canadian, who was kidnapped in 2010 while on vacation in war-torn Afghanistan, has been released from captivity, a statement by Canada’s foreign minister said. Colin Rutherford, a Toronto man, had appeared in a video released by the Taliban in 2011, an year after he was captured, Xinhua news agency reported. […]

Over 20 mn children in conflict zones out of school: Unicef

United Nations, Jan 12 : Over 20 million children living in conflict-torn countries are out of school, the Unicef has said. The United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) fears that unless education is provided to children living in emergency situations, a generation of children will grow up without the skills they need to contribute to their […]

12 killed in Sudan riots

Khartoum, Jan 12 : At least 12 people have been killed and many others injured in riot incidents in Sudan’s West Darfur state, a media report said on Monday. “At least 12 people have been killed and others injured during Sunday and Monday,” Sudan’s Ashorooq net reported citing Al-Tahir Abdul-Rahman Bahar-Eddin, commissioner of El Geneina, […]

Congress accuses NSA of creating confusion

New Delhi, Jan 11 : The Congress on Monday accused National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval of creating confusion over sensitive issues of national security. “The NSA is reported to have said in an interview that ‘no peace talks now till Pakistan takes action against Pathankot terrorists and India is satisfied with Pakistan’s efforts’. “Later, […]