New genes that may contribute to Alzheimer’s understanding identified

New York, Aug 14 : Researchers working on Alzheimer’s Disease Sequencing Project (ADSP) have identified new genes that will further the understanding of the genetic risk factors that predispose people to the development of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The ADSP was developed by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) in response to the National Alzheimer’s […]

Kosovo president says wants to “correct” border with Serbia

By Fatos Bytyci PRISTINA, Aug 14 : A redrawing of the border to bring parts of Serbia with a majority Albanian population into Kosovo could end persistent tensions between Belgrade and Pristina and allow both nations to move towards EU membership, Kosovo’s president said on Tuesday. Hashim Thaci told Reuters in an interview that he […]

Wisconsin, Minnesota primaries to gauge strength of opposition to Trump

By James Oliphant WASHINGTON, Aug 14 : States such as Wisconsin helped drive Donald Trump’s surprising presidential win two years ago, and Tuesday’s primaries there and in neighboring Minnesota serve as a barometer of opposition strength headed into the November midterm elections. Voters go to the polls in those states for party primaries, and Democrats […]

22 killed as highway bridge collapses in Italy

Rome, Aug 14 : A section of a highway bridge collapsed in the Italian city of Genoa during heavy rain on Tuesday, plummeting vehicles up to 90 metres to the ground and killing at least 22 people, officials said. The vice minister for infrastructure, Edoardo Rixi, said the death toll was expected to rise, while […]

Sri Lanka to ink agreement with China’s Alibaba

Colombo, Aug 14 : The Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) will ink an agreement with Alibaba’s travel arm Fliggy to bring 1,000 travellers weekly to the country in order to expand its growing tourism sector, Tourism Minister John Amaratunga said on Tuesday. Amaratunga said after obtaining the necessary approval, his ministry will sign a […]

11 killed as highway bridge collapses in Italy

[Genoa : This photo released by the Italian firefighters, rescuers work among the rubble of the collapsed Morandi highway bridge in Genoa, northern Italy, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. A large section of the bridge collapsed over an industrial area in the Italian city of Genova during a sudden and violent storm, leaving vehicles crushed in […]