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Khashoggi murder: Turkish leader blames Saudi state directly

Khashoggi murder: Turkish leader blames Saudi state directly

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has for the first time accused the Saudi government directly of murdering journalist Jamal Khashoggi."We know that the order to kill Khashoggi came from the highest levels of the Saudi government," he wrote in an article in the Washington Post.But stressing Turkey's "friendly" ties with Saudi Arabia, he added that he did not believe King Salman was involved.Khashoggi was murdered at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October.Turkish investigators believe the journalist, who was living in exile, was strangled when he visited to collect documents for his forthcoming marriage to a Turkish citizen. His b...
San Francisco to distribute addiction drug directly to users

San Francisco to distribute addiction drug directly to users

Health
San Francisco's mayor plans to put medical teams on the streets to distribute a drug that curbs heroin cravings in opioid addicts, an initiative he says will be the first in the country. Mayor Mark Farrell announced Thursday he will allocate $ 6 million for 10 new public health clinicians to provide the opioid treatment medicine buprenorphine, known as Suboxone, directly to users. Buprenorphine is a daily pill or dissolvable strip that reduces cravings and alleviates withdrawal symptoms. It also reduces risk of overdose. Video and photos of people shooting up drugs in public have gone viral in recent weeks and added to San Francisco's reputation as being overrun by addicts and homeless people. "The opioid crisis plaguing our country is alive and visible on the streets of San Francisco. T...
Government may directly fund Rs 1.35-lakh crore bank recapitalisation

Government may directly fund Rs 1.35-lakh crore bank recapitalisation

Finance
NEW DELHI: North Block is likely to directly issue Rs 1.35 lakh crore of bank recapitalisation bonds, taking the entire liability of repayment and interest in the central budget, as it seeks to extricate state-run lenders from a mounting pile of bad debt and make funds available to more productive sectors of the economy. The government is expected to seek approval on the funding mechanism from Parliament in the upcoming winter session, a senior finance ministry official said. Earlier, the government had indicated that some other agency may also issue the bonds and the idea of capital support being routed through a bank holding company had been discussed as well. Parliament’s approvals will be sought through supplementary demands for grants, the official cited above said. The winter se
Nanoshells could deliver cancer drugs directly to tumors with fewer side effects

Nanoshells could deliver cancer drugs directly to tumors with fewer side effects

Health
Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Scientists at Rice University are perfecting a novel drug delivery system for treating cancer. The system utilizes gold nanoparticles, which, when zapped with a laser, release a drug inside the tumor cells.In recent lab tests, scientists used gold nanoparticles to smuggle toxic doses of two common cancer drugs, lapatinib and docetaxel, into breast cancer cells. When hit with the laser, the nanoshells successfully released the drug doses.Drugs used to treat cancer are especially toxic and are often rejected by tumor cells. To have an effect on the hard-to-penetrate cells, large doses are required. These large doses cause a variety of harmful, often intolerable side effects.By sneaking small doses into cancer cells, scientists can more accurately target tumors while avoiding ...