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US gives hope to previously denied asylum seekers in camp

US gives hope to previously denied asylum seekers in camp

World
MEXICO CITY -- In a camp at the U.S.-Mexico border, some asylum seekers were told by officials that the U.S. government may reopen their cases and they would eventually be able to enter the U.S. to wait out the asylum process.The new opening for people previously denied came as Mexican authorities worked to close the improvised camp along the banks of the Rio Grande, across the border from Brownsville, Texas, that has housed thousands of asylum seekers over the more than two years it existed.Late Friday night, an official with Mexico's Foreign Affairs Ministry said via Twitter that the last asylum seekers with active cases from the camp had been processed and the camp was closed. Others with closed asylum cases who were told their cases could be reopened were urged to move to a shelter. Bu...
UAE’s Hope probe: First photo from Mars mission released

UAE’s Hope probe: First photo from Mars mission released

Technology
The United Arab Emirates has published the first image of Mars sent by its space probe.The picture, taken on Wednesday, shows sunlight coming across the surface of Mars, as well as the planet's north pole and largest volcano, Olympus Mons. The image comes from the spacecraft named Hope, or Amal in Arabic, which swung into orbit around Mars on Tuesday following a seven-month flight. Image: The probe is called Hope, or Amal in Arabic It is a triumph for the Arab world's first interplanetary mission and makes the UAE the fifth nation to ever reach the red planet.The £160m satellite aims to provide a picture of the Martian atmosphere by studying daily and seasonal changes on the planet and is the first of three space missions due to reach...
Hope fades in Norway landslide that left 7 dead; 3 missing

Hope fades in Norway landslide that left 7 dead; 3 missing

World
Norwegian officials are insisting that there's “still hope” of finding survivors in air pockets five days after a landslide killed at least seven people as it carried away homes in a village near the capitalByThe Associated PressJanuary 4, 2021, 10:11 AM• 2 min readCOPENHAGEN, Denmark -- Norwegian officials insisted Monday that there was “still hope” in finding survivors in air pockets five days after a landslide killed at least seven people as it carried away homes in a village north of the capital. Three people are still missing.Police spokesman Roger Pettersen said search efforts in the landslide-hit village of Ask, 25 kilometers (16 miles) northeast of Oslo, are still considered “a rescue operation.” But only bodies have been found in the last few days.The region's below-freezing tempe...
Art in 2021: The highlights to hope for

Art in 2021: The highlights to hope for

Entertainment
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Drug offers hope for acute myeloid leukemia treatment in older adults

Drug offers hope for acute myeloid leukemia treatment in older adults

Health
Dec. 24 (UPI) -- A new drug for acute myeloid leukemia, or AML, improves overall survival in people with the deadly blood cancer by up to 10 months, according to the results of a Phase 3 clinical trial published Thursday by the New England Journal of Medicine. In a study conducted at 148 hospitals in 23 countries, the drug, called CC-486, improved survival in patients age 55 and older, the data showed. Advertisement Those given the medication, a tablet formulation of the drug azacitidine, had an average survival from remission of almost 25 months, compared to 15 months for patients who did not take the drug. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved CC-486 in September. "It is very exciting to think that, by taking a tablet that is relatively well-tolerated, we can help reduce relap...