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WORLD News List


Pakistani Rupee crashes to all-time low against US Dollar

ISLAMABAD, Nov 30 (Bernama) -- Devaluation of Pakistani rupee continues as the United States (US) dollar touched historic high against the rupee at 144 level in interbank trading on Friday.


Groundbreaking new drug could treat blindness caused by diabetes

SYDNEY, Nov 30 (Bernama) -- A new drug developed by Australian scientists is being heralded as a major breakthrough for people suffering from diabetic retinopathy, the main cause of blindness from diabetes.


Aussie state forces sex offenders to wear electronic tracking devices

SYDNEY, Nov 30 (Bernama) -- Sex offenders on parole will now be tracked with electronic ankle bracelets, after the New South Wales (NSW) state government in Australia introduced strict new measures on Friday, to "make communities safer."


Invivoscribe receives US FDA approval for treatment of acute myeloid leukemia patients

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 30 (Bernama) -- Invivoscribe Inc has received the US FDA approval of both the LeukoStrat CDx FLT3 Mutation Assay and the Astellas drug, XOSPATA (gilteritinib fumarate) for treatment of FLT3 positive refractory and relapse acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients in the US.


23 civilians killed in S. Afghan air strike

KABUL, Nov 30 (Bernama) -- Five men, eight women and 10 children were killed, and three children injured following an air strike in Afghanistan's restive southern province of Helmand on Tuesday, the country’s United Nations (UN) mission said Friday.


South Africa: White group to challenge Pres Ramaphosa's land reforms in court

CAPE TOWN, Nov 30 (BERNAMA-NNN-AGENCIES) -- A South African advocacy group that lobbies for the rights of white farmers will challenge in court President Cyril Ramaphosa’s plan to change the constitution to allow land expropriation without compensation.


US-Mexico Border: Handful of caravan migrants launch hunger strike

TIJUANA (Mexico), Nov 30 (BERNAMA-NNN-AGENCIES) -- Ten Central American women taking part in the migrant caravan camped on the US-Mexican border said they were starting a hunger strike to pressure American authorities to let them apply for asylum.