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Peanut allergy treatment ‘lasts up to four years’

Peanut allergy treatment ‘lasts up to four years’

Image copyright Thinkstock An oral treatment for peanut allergy is still effective four years after it was administered, a study has found. Children were given a probiotic, with a peanut…

Plants ‘hijacked’ to make polio vaccine

Plants ‘hijacked’ to make polio vaccine

Image copyright John Innes Centre Image caption A close relative of tobacco has been turned into a polio vaccine “factory” Plants have been “hijacked” to make polio vaccine in a…

Iraq launches offensive to retake Tal Afar from ISIL

Iraqi forces have launched a ground offensive to retake a key ISIL-held area in the northern part of the country, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said. “You either surrender, or…

Moroccan asylum seeker ‘targeted women’ in Finland knife attack

HELSINKI/TURKU, Finland (Reuters) – A Moroccan man who was arrested for killing two women in a knife rampage was an asylum seeker who appeared to have targeted women in Finland’s…

Peanut allergy treatment ‘lasts up to four years’

Peanut allergy treatment ‘lasts up to four years’

Image copyright Thinkstock An oral treatment for peanut allergy is still effective four years after it was administered, a study has found. Children were given a probiotic, with a peanut…

Plants ‘hijacked’ to make polio vaccine

Plants ‘hijacked’ to make polio vaccine

Image copyright John Innes Centre Image caption A close relative of tobacco has been turned into a polio vaccine “factory” Plants have been “hijacked” to make polio vaccine in a…

ISIL in Afghanistan: A growing threat

After losing Mosul and vast territories in Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is probably hoping to move to Afghanistan. It has substantially…

Malta ‘denies’ Defend Europe anti-migrant boat

Malta has said a vessel carrying anti-migrant and anti-refugee activists was “not welcome”, allegedly denying the boat from docking on its shore. Far-right members of the Defend Europe group,…

Zimbabwe blocks flights amid Grace Mugabe scandal

Zimbabwe has blocked flights by South Africa’s government-owned airline amid tensions over allegations that Zimbabwe’s first lady assaulted a young model in Johannesburg.  A South African Airways flight was…

Boston crowd of anti-racists dwarfs ‘free-speech’ rally

Boston crowd of anti-racists dwarfs ‘free-speech’ rally

More than 10,000 demonstrators chanting anti-Nazi slogans forced a small group of conservatives to cut short a “free-speech rally” in Boston, in a repudiation of racism a week after deadly…

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