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U.S. regulators approve new tuberculosis drug

U.S. health regulators said Monday they had licensed a new treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis — the first such federal approval aimed at tackling the deadly disease in 40 years. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it was approving the drug, named Sirturo, as an alternative treatment for adults suffering…

Group warns military: Prepare now for risks of ‘mutant soldier’ future

Researchers at California Polytechnic State University warn that the U.S. military is working to create and implement technologies that will give soldiers “mutant powers” without fully thinking through the consequences. According to Wired magazine’s “Danger Room” blog, the scientists warn that if the military fails to prepare properly, these advancements, including…

Mexico City tries out cash-for-guns program

MEXICO CITY — Fed up with rampant crime, a Mexico City district is pressing locals to swap personal firearms for bikes, tablet computers and even cash, in a desperate bid to get guns off the streets. Francisco Aro proudly showed off his 32-caliber Smith & Wesson, a collector’s item. “It…

India’s government to roll out its cash-to-poor program in new year

India’s government is to roll out Tuesday the first phase of its hugely ambitious plans to hand out cash to welfare claimants in what it considers a “game-changer” policy 18 months ahead of elections. Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, speaking before the start of the direct cash transfers on January 1,…

Update: No settlement on ‘fiscal cliff’ as House declines a vote

The Washington Post reported that the House of Representatives will not hold any votes Monday night, ensuring that the country will enter what lawmakers from both major parties have called the “fiscal cliff.” The House declined to take action citing a lack of action from the Republican-controlled Senate, the newspaper…

Judge allows Texas to carry out funding ban against Planned Parenthood

A state judge ruled on Monday that Texas should be allowed to cut off funding to the state’s Planned Parenthood programs. The Associated Press reported that, per the ruling of visiting Judge Gary Harger, Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas will be excluded from the state’s version of the Medicaid Women’s…

Real life ‘Promised Land’: Fracking comes to suburban Texas

Residents of Gardendale, a suburb near the hub of the west Texas oil industry, face having up to 300 wells in their backyards The corner of Goldenrod and Western streets, with its grid of modest homes, could be almost any suburb that went up in a hurry – except of…

Ukraine accused of allowing foreign nations to kidnap asylum seekers

By Oksana Grytsenko, The Guardian In latest case, Russian says he was kidnapped on street, taken across border and tortured into making a false confession Ukraine has been accused of allowing other states to abduct and repatriate their own nationals who have sought refugee status in the former Soviet republic, in…

Poll: Secretary Clinton is America’s ‘most admired’ woman for 17th time

WASHINGTON — Ailing US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had something to smile about from her hospital bed Monday when she was named the woman most admired by Americans, for the 17th time. Clinton topped the 2012 list compiled by Gallup, with 21 percent of those surveyed naming her as…

This year was ‘deadliest year’ for journalists

2012 was the “deadliest year for journalists”, said the International Press Institute on Monday, with the highest number of deaths recorded since the media watchdog began its annual tally. The year had “been marked by an appalling and disturbing truth: an unprecedented 132 journalists were killed in the line of…

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