With IVF, the Northern White Rhino May Not Go Extinct

Published On: March 12, 2018 10:50 AM NPT By: Agencies

KENYA, Mar 12: In Kenya, the world’s last male northern white rhino continues to battle health problems. The fate of the species rests on this rhino, Sudan, and his two surviving family members, daughter Najin and granddaughter Fatu. Now, an international collaboration of scientists and conservationists is looking for ways to prevent the extinction of the species using in vitro fertilization (IVF).

2 killed, 3 critically injured in NYC helicopter crash

Published On: March 12, 2018 10:20 AM NPT By: Associated Press

NEW YORK, March 12: A helicopter crashed into New York City’s East River Sunday night and flipped upside down in the water, killing two of the six people aboard and leaving three others in critical condition, officials said.

WASHINGTON, Mar 12: The White House is forging ahead with a plan to give firearms training to teachers while pulling back from moves opposed by gun lobbyists such as raising the age limit for purchasing some weapons.

March 11: At least 24 members of the Afghan security forces have been killed in a Taliban attack in the western province of Farah, officials said.

WASHINGTON, Mar 11: Things had been going along so nicely.

BEIJING, Mar 10: The day China's ruling Communist Party unveiled a proposal to allow President Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely as Mao Zedong did a generation ago, Ma Bo was so shaken he couldn't sleep.

Over hotpot and soju, Kim 'joked about himself'

Published On: March 9, 2018 08:59 PM NPT By: Reuters

SEOUL, March 9:  North Korea's Kim Jong Un joked about his image in international media while serving South Korean officials local spirits and cold noodles during their unprecedented visit to Pyongyang this week, two South Korean government sources said.

Supreme Court legalizes passive euthanasia in India

Published On: March 9, 2018 08:33 PM NPT By: Agencies

NEW DELHI, March 9: In a landmark ruling, Supreme Court recognized the right to die with dignity and legalized passive euthanasia on Friday. A Constitution bench comprising Chief Justice of India Dipak Kumar Misra, Justice AK Sikri, Justice AM Khanwilkar, Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice Ashok Bhushan, passed the verdict on the plea to allow "living will" that will authorize the withdrawal of all life support systems if in the opinion of the doctors he has reached an irreversible stage of terminal illness.

US President Trump decides to meet N.Korea's Kim

Published On: March 9, 2018 05:35 PM NPT By: Agencies

President Donald Trump's stunning decision to meet Kim Jong Un sets up the prospect of the most mind-boggling diplomatic summit in modern history.

Suicide bomber kills 9, wounds 18 in Afghan capital

Published On: March 9, 2018 03:51 PM NPT By: Associated Press

KABUL, Afghanistan, March 9: A suicide bomber targeting Afghanistan’s minority Hazaras blew himself up at a police checkpoint in western Kabul on Friday, killing nine people and wounding 18, officials said.