Salman Rushdie off ventilator and ‘road to recovery has begun,’ agent says

Salman Rushdie off ventilator and ‘road to recovery has begun,’ agent says

Aug 14 (Reuters) – Salman Rushdie, the acclaimed author who was repeatedly stabbed at a public appearance in New York state on Friday, 33 years after Iran’s then-supreme leader called for him to be killed, is off a ventilator and his health is improving, his agent and a son said on Sunday. “He’s off the … Read more

Russia preparing for next stage of offensive, Ukraine says

Russia preparing for next stage of offensive, Ukraine says

Russia shelling ‘along the entire front line’ – Ukraine military Russia regrouping for offensive toward Sloviansk, Kyiv says Moscow orders steps to prevent Ukrainian strikes in east KYIV, July 17 (Reuters) – Russia is preparing for the next stage of its offensive in Ukraine, a Ukrainian military official said, after Moscow said its forces would … Read more

EXCLUSIVE How an Indian cement maker bought Russian coal using yuan

EXCLUSIVE How an Indian cement maker bought Russian coal using yuan

NEW DELHI, July 8 (Reuters) – An Indian cement maker’s recent purchase of Russian coal using yuan involved India’s biggest private lender, HDFC Bank, according to an invoice seen by Reuters and a source, as more details emerge of the kind of trade that could blunt Western sanctions against Moscow. There is no suggestion that … Read more

Genetics breakthrough in sea urchins aids biomedical research

Genetics breakthrough in sea urchins aids biomedical research

Marine biologists at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography have created a line of sea urchins whose genetic makeup is fully mapped and can be edited to study human disease genes. The creation of these new research model organisms will accelerate the pace of marine biomedical research. Sea urchins, like fruit flies or lab rats, have … Read more

Astronomers explain why Uranus is lighter in color than Neptune

Genetics breakthrough in sea urchins aids biomedical research

Neptune and Uranus are similar in size and atmospheric conditions but curiously, Neptune is a darker shade of blue. Astronomers used observations from the international Gemini Observatory, a program of NSF’s NOIRLabthe NASA Infrared Telescope Facility and Hubble Space Telescope to develop an atmospheric model that explains the difference in hue between the here planets. … Read more

India’s aviation regulator bars 90 SpiceJet pilots from flying Boeing MAX planes

India’s aviation regulator bars 90 SpiceJet pilots from flying Boeing MAX planes

A Boeing 737 MAX airplane lands after a test flight at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington, US June 29, 2020. REUTERS/Karen Ducey/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BENGALURU, April 13 (Reuters) – Indian budget carrier SpiceJet Ltd (SPJT.NS) said on Wednesday the country’s aviation regulator has asked 90 of its … Read more

Biden will speak to Modi as US warns India on imports of Russian energy

Biden will speak to Modi as US warns India on imports of Russian energy

US President Joe Biden meets with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, US, September 24, 2021. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, April 10 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden will meet virtually with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, … Read more

Sri Lanka imposes curfew after protests over economic crisis turn violent

Sri Lanka imposes curfew after protests over economic crisis turn violent

Street lights to be turned off, trading hours shortened Government unable to pay for fuel imports Crisis induced by pandemic, tax cuts COLOMBO, April 1 (Reuters) – Police imposed an overnight curfew in several parts of Sri Lanka’s main city of Colombo early on Friday after protests over the government’s handling of the country’s worst … Read more