UN body rejects debate on China’s treatment of Uyghur Muslims in blow to West

Narrow defeat seen as blow to West, UN credibility First attempt to put China’s rights record on agenda Muslim countries like Pakistan reject the motion China lobbies hard against debate on sidelines GENEVA, Oct 6 (Reuters) – The UN rights council on Thursday voted down a Western-led motion to hold a debate about alleged human … Read more

Nobel prize goes to pioneers of Lego-like “click chemistry”

Danish winner Meldal says click-chemistry like Lego Technology has been used for targeting cancer treatment Prize worth more than $900,000 STOCKHOLM, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Scientists Carolyn Bertozzi, Morten Meldal and Barry Sharpless won the 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday for discovering reactions that let molecules snap together to create new compounds and … Read more

US appeals court sends DACA case back to lower court to consider new rule

WASHINGTON, Oct 5 (Reuters) – A federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday that a program that has protected hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation was unlawful, but said current enrollees could renew their status and sent the case back to a lower court to consider a new Biden administration regulation. A panel of … Read more

Swiss National Bank monitoring Credit Suisse situation – Maechler

ZURICH, Oct 5 (Reuters) – The Swiss National Bank (SNB) is following the situation at Credit Suisse (CSGN.S) closely, SNB Governing Board member Andrea Maechler told Reuters on Wednesday. Switzerland’s second-biggest bank saw its shares slide by as much as 11.5% and its bonds hit record lows on Monday, before clawing back some of the … Read more

Rash of child deaths in Gambia linked to cough syrups made in India -WHO

Oct 5 (Reuters) – The deaths of dozens of young children in Gambia from acute kidney injuries may be linked to contaminated cough and cold syrups made by an Indian drug manufacturer, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. The findings, announced by WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, followed tests on several medicinal syrups that … Read more

Protesters throng central Budapest in support of Hungarian teachers

BUDAPEST, Oct 5 (Reuters) – At least 10,000 Hungarian students, teachers and parents blocked a Budapest bridge before filling a main square outside parliament on Wednesday in support of teachers fighting for higher wages and teachers sacked for protesting. Teachers have launched an “I want to teach” campaign and called for civil disobedience to demand … Read more

Exclusive: Apollo, Sixth Street no longer in talks to finance Twitter deal, sources say

NEW YORK, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Apollo Global Management Inc (APO.N) and Sixth Street, which were looking to provide financing to Elon Musk earlier this year for his proposed buyout of Twitter Inc (TWTR.N), are no longer in talks with the billionaire entrepreneur, according to two sources familiar with the matter. Musk and Twitter are … Read more

Kazakhstan snubs Russian demand to expel Ukrainian ambassador

ASTANA, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Kazakh authorities on Wednesday rejected a demand from Russia that they expel Ukraine’s ambassador over comments about killing Russians, chiding Moscow for what they called an inappropriate tone between “equal strategic partners”. Russia’s ties with Kazakhstan and some others of its ex-Soviet allies have become strained during the war in … Read more

Biden, doctors say new abortion laws have chilling impact

WASHINGTON, Oct 4 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden and top White House officials announced new guidelines and grants to protect abortion and contraception rights on Tuesday, and said women’s rights have already been curtailed since the Supreme Court overturned Roe vs. Wade 100 days ago. Speaking at a meeting of the reproductive rights task … Read more

Uganda removes president’s son from army role after Kenya invasion tweets

NAIROBI, Oct 4 (Reuters) – President Yoweri Museveni has removed his son, Muhoozi Kainerugaba, as commander of Uganda’s land forces, the military said on Tuesday, after Kainerugaba repeatedly threatened on Twitter to invade neighboring Kenya. Kainerugaba, widely regarded as the de facto head of the military and his father’s chosen successor, later said the comments … Read more