News archive from 15 September 2011

Merck puts faith in hepatitis, c. difficile drugs

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The head of infectious diseases at Merck & Co said the company's future all-oral treatments for hepatitis C and its experimental drug for infections with clostridium difficile bacteria could transform treatment and reap big...

 

Bachmann shot at Perry over vaccine stings her too

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Republican Michele Bachmann is feeling the sting of presidential campaign jab gone awry. In a GOP debate this week, the Minnesota congresswoman criticized frontrunner Rick Perry over a controversial vaccination directive he signed as...

 

The Table Orlando opens on Restaurant Row

Chefs Tyler A. Brassil and Loren Falsone have opened The Table in The Dellagio Town Center on Orlando's Restaurant Row near the tourist corridor. From their website, thetableorlando.com, the restaurant appears to have an exclusive vibe. The Table is...

 
Aretha Franklin still wants Halle Berry to play her, even though actress 'can't carry a tune'

Aretha Franklin still wants Halle Berry to play her, even though actress 'can't carry a tune'

Aretha Franklin just will not take no for an answer. The Queen of Soul wants Halle Berry to play her in a biopic based on her life, but the actress has turned down the part because she doesn't think she's the most suitable choice. "If I could...

 

UK academic wins compensation over terror arrest

LONDON-A British academic who was arrested and held in custody on suspicion of terrorism offenses says he has been paid thousands of pounds in compensation. Rizwaan Sabir was detained after attempting to print out an al-Qaida manual as part of his...

 

Tunisia to plead for release of citizens at Gitmo

TUNIS, Tunisia-Tunisia will soon send a mission to the United States to plead for the repatriation of its five remaining citizens held at the Guantanamo Bay detention center, a Justice Ministry representative said Wednesday. Kamel Belhassen was...

 
Official: Leaders of France, UK to visit Libya

Official: Leaders of France, UK to visit Libya

PARIS-The leaders of France and Britain will make a quick visit to Libya on Thursday, an official with Libya's governing body said, becoming the first foreign heads of government to travel to the country in the post-Moammar Gadhafi era. There was no...

 

Bahrain protesters clash with security forces

MANAMA, Bahrain-Bahrain security forces have fired tear gas at crowds of protesters chanting anti-government slogans in the Gulf kingdom's oil hub of Sitra. Clashes have become a near nightly event in Bahrain, involving police and mostly Shiite...

 

Latest developments in Arab world's unrest

------ LIBYA The potential proliferation of both conventional and unconventional weapons in Libya after six months of civil war is a "key concern" for the United States, says U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Jeffery Feltman. The conflict...

 

Oil workers survived Mexican storm in tiny raft

CIUDAD DEL CARMEN, Mexico-A small, flat fiberglass raft was all 10 oil workers had to escape the leveling winds and towering waves of Tropical Storm Nate as it pounded their disabled rig in the Gulf of Mexico. Capt. Jeremy Parfait of Louisiana radioed...

 

Denver airport to add service to Iceland

DENVER-Denver International Airport is adding its first new trans-Atlantic air service in more than a decade. Icelandair announced Wednesday that it would start flying non-stop between Denver and Reykjavik in May. From there, travelers can also make...

 

State media: Angola air force plane crash kills 30

LUANDA, Angola-An Angolan air force plane crashed as it took off from a central base Wednesday, killing 30 people including three generals, state media reported. Six people survived the fiery crash in Huambo province, and investigators were still...

 

Wife of Stockholm suicide bomber arrested in UK

LONDON-The wife of a suicide bomber who targeted Christmas shoppers in Stockholm has been arrested by British police on suspicion of helping to prepare for the attack. Taimour Abdulwahab, an Iraqi-born Swede who studied at a British university, killed...

 

Protesters in Haiti demand ouster of UN troops

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti-Protesters calling for the withdrawal of U.N. peacekeepers from Haiti clashed with police Wednesday outside the earthquake-damaged Haitian National Palace. The protesters hurled rocks at Haitian police in riot gear and the...

 

A Simplified and Secretive Istanbul Biennial

ISTANBUL - Past art biennials in Istanbul have taken visitors on jaunts across the city to venues like a former tobacco warehouses or an old Greek school that curators had transformed into gallery space. But for the biennial opening here Friday, the...

 

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