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16:38 27/11/2019
Pfizer, Novartis lead pharma spending spree on gene therapy production

Gene therapies aim to correct certain diseases by replacing the missing or mutated version of a gene found in a patient’s cells with healthy copies. With the potential to cure devastating illnesses in a single dose, drugmakers say they justify prices well above $1 million per patient.

16:16 27/11/2019
Postal-led strikes end in Finland, but more to follow

But chief labor conciliator Vuokko Piekkala - whose position is nominated by the government every four years to solve disputes - said a resolution was found on Wednesday to settle the wage dispute at Posti.

15:45 27/11/2019
New archeological site discovered in Oman

The Ministry said: “ The site also contains a settlement dating back to the beginning of the Iron Age, and is believed to belong to the miners who were working in copper mining. The ancient mine location is up to 700 meters east, probably from the same time period.”

15:27 27/11/2019
Strong 6.1 magnitude quake strikes off Crete

The tremor struck at 9.23 a.m. on Wednesday about 74 kilometers northwest of the city of Hania at a depth of 71 kilometers.

15:01 27/11/2019
Gary Rhodes, TV chef and presenter, dies aged 59

Tributes paid to ‘culinary legend’ famous for shows such as MasterChef and Hell’s Kitchen.

14:44 27/11/2019
Ebola staff in Congo on lockdown after angry residents storm UN camp

Evacuation of responders in face of violent protests demanding protection from militia killings raises fears disease will spread.

14:26 27/11/2019
'Slow-moving blob' that may have been a flock of birds caused White House lockdown

Senior national security officials across the agencies convened to coordinate and monitor the situation after the mysterious "blob" was seen on radar at the Capitol Police command center flying just south of the National Mall, according to a law enforcement source.

14:02 27/11/2019
Scientists use artificial intelligence to work out how much of Shakespeare's collaborative history play he actually wrote

Fletcher replaced Shakespeare as the house playwright for acting troupe The King's Men in 1616 and, while literary experts have long known Henry VIII was a collaborative work, they didn't know how much of the work was written by Fletcher.

13:41 27/11/2019
13:00 27/11/2019
Bivona, Sicily, is the latest Italian town selling homes for $1

The latest destination on the scene is Bivona, a small town deep in the heart of the southern island of Sicily, which is easing restrictions and offering tax bonuses to anyone who wants to pay just over a dollar to buy one of a dozen empty and dilapidated properties.

12:43 27/11/2019
Tokyo's famous Sukiyabashi Jiro sushi restaurant removed from Michelin Guide

Tokyo's Sukiyabashi Jiro is legendary, not only for its top-quality sushi but for the 2011 documentary film "Jiro Dreams of Sushi," which made chef Jiro Ono an international name.

11:38 27/11/2019
Sir Tim Berners-Lee attacks Tories over misinformation

The renaming remained for the duration of the hour-long debate between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn. The Conservatives have said "no one will have been fooled" by the move.

11:16 27/11/2019
10 things to do in Budapest during winter

Offering a cozy winter atmosphere with romantic architectural creations, Budapest delivers a scene reminiscent of a classic Christmas movie.

10:45 27/11/2019
Why bringing back bison could help restore America's lost prairie

Today, less than 15% of tallgrass prairie remains, most of it converted to farmland or lost to development. But as conservationists work to revive this iconic landscape, they are increasingly looking for help from an unusually hairy ally.

10:27 27/11/2019
Javier Tebas: the clásico must always be for people in Asia or the US

La Liga’s president wants Spain’s top division to become the most popular in the world and says the scheduling of games between Barcelona and Real Madrid is key to that.


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Pashinyan congratulates Lukashenko on re-election as Belarusian president
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