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Amanda Knox appeal: Prosecutors reject DNA concerns

Prosecutors have used their concluding statements in the appeal of two people convicted of killing a British student to defend the DNA evidence in the case. American Amanda Knox and Italian Raffaele Sollecito were found guilty in 2009 of the murder of Meredith Kercher, from south London, in…

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France to ‘extradite’ Noriega to Panama

A French court has granted a conditional release for Panama’s former president to be extradited to his country to serve a 20-year prison sentence for human-rights abuses. The release for the 77-year-old Manuel Noriega, who was overthrown in a 1989 US invasion and has been serving a seven-year sentence in France for money laundering…

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Stubborn satellite expected to fall soon; U.S. mostly out of crash zone

Cape Canaveral- A 6-ton NASA satellite on a collision course with Earth clung to space Friday, apparently flipping position in its ever-lower orbit and stalling its death plunge. The old research spacecraft was targeted to crash through the atmosphere sometime Friday night or early Saturday, putting Canada, Africa and Australia in the potential crosshairs, although most of the satellite should ...

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Bayer drug a "major new player" in prostate cancer

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – An experimental drug from Germany’s Bayer and Norwegian biotech Algeta that prolongs the lives of patients with advanced prostate cancer is a major step forward in treatment of the disease, cancer experts said on Saturday. A late stage trial of Alpharadin, a new type of drug that delivers minute, highly-charged doses of radiation to secondary tumours in ...

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Manmohan Singh to visit Iran

New York, Sep 24 (PTI) Saturday, September 24, 2011 –> Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will visit Iran on a date to be decided mutually after consultations. Singh accepted in principle the invitation of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad to visit Iran when the two leaders met today on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session currently on here. The dates ...

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Haiti president: UN made errors but should stay

United Nations, Sep 24 (AP) Saturday, September 24, 2011 –> Haiti’s new president said that UN peacekeepers have committed ”unacceptable errors” in his country but they should remain to help with the stalled post-earthquake reconstruction. President Michael Martelly’s first speech to the UN General Assembly yesterday bridged the anti-UN sentiment he campaigned on in an election held months after the ...

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Pakistan warns US: ‘You will lose an ally’

ISLAMABAD/WASHINGTON: Pakistan warned the United States it risked losing an ally if it kept accusing Islamabad of playing a double game in the war against militancy, escalating the crisis in relations between the two countries. Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar was responding to comments by Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen, who said Pakistan’s top ...

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