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3 share Nobel medicine prize for new tools to kill parasites

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Stockholm, Oct 5 (AP) - Three scientists from Ireland, Japan and China won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discovering drugs against malaria and other parasitic diseases that affect hundreds of millions of people every year.

The Nobel judges in Stockholm awarded the prestigious prize to Irish-born William Campbell, Satoshi Omura of Japan and Tu Youyou - the first-ever Chinese medicine laureate.

Campbell and Omura were cited for discovering avermectin, derivatives of which have...

Early marriage robs Khulna children of their childhood

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Khulna: Though it holds a repute for being a bustling commercial hub, the southern district of Khulna still has a long way to go when it comes to children affairs, as they are constantly at risk of abuse, school dropout and early marriage.
Records from Bangladesh Bureau of...

Colombia says Venezuelan troops crossed border illegally

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Bogota, Sep 19 (AP) - Colombia's army denounced what it called an incursion by 15 members of Venezuela's national guard who illegally crossed the border on Friday in pursuit of a civilian.

The Venezuelan troops allegedly fired upon the individual while chasing him in a 4x4 vehicle nearly 1...

Clinton ‘appalled’ by Muslim comment at Trump campaign event

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Durham, Sept 19 (AP) - Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday she was "appalled" that Republican rival Donald Trump declined to correct a questioner at a recent town hall meeting who incorrectly claimed President Barack Obama is Muslim.

Clinton told reporters...

Protest shuts Kashmir after mysterious killings of 3 men

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Srinagar, Sep 16 (AP) - The mysterious killing of three young men in conflict-wracked Kashmir prompted separatists fighting against Indian rule to call a general strike Wednesday in the Himalayan region.

Indian government forces were patrolling largely deserted streets in the region's main city...

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