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

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

U.S. Supreme Court rejects challenge to ban on gun ‘bump stocks’

WASHINGTON, Oct 3 (Reuters) – The US Supreme Court, which expanded gun rights in a major decision in June, on Monday declined to hear a challenge to a federal ban on devices called “bump stocks” that enable semi-automatic weapons to fire like a machine gun – a firearms control measure prompted by a 2017 Las … Read more

Kim Kardashian pays $1.26 million fine for paid crypto ad, SEC says

WASHINGTON, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Kim Kardashian has promoted everything from appetite-suppressing lollipops to melon-flavored liqueur to toilet paper, but it was her foray into the murky world of cryptocurrencies that got her into hot water. The reality television star and influencer has agreed to settle charges of unlawfully touting a crypto security and to … Read more

Iran’s Khamenei backs police over Mahsa Amini protests, may signal tougher crackdown

Growing public fury over woman’s death in police custody Khamenei says Amini’s death ‘deeply broke my heart’ Supreme leader blames foreign foes for ‘riots’ Anti-government protests spread to universities DUBAI, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Iran’s supreme leader on Monday gave his full backing to security forces confronting protests ignited by the death of Mahsa Amini … Read more

Credit Suisse shares slip despite moves to soothe investor concerns

Credit Suisse caught in market turbulence ahead of revamp Shares fell as much as 10% in early trading on Monday Bank’s euro-denominated bonds reach record lows Swiss bank says its capital, liquidity are strong ZURICH, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Credit Suisse (CSGN.S) shares slid by as much as 10% on Monday, reflecting market concerns ahead … Read more

Tense runoff vote looms as Brazil’s Bolsonaro outperforms polling

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA, Oct 3 (Reuters) – The second round of Brazil’s presidential election campaign kicked off Monday after far-right President Jair Bolsonaro outperformed polling and robbed leftist ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of outright victory in the first round of voting. The unexpectedly strong showing by Bolsonaro on Sunday dashed hopes for a quick … Read more

Weighty U.S. Supreme Court term dawns with environmental and race cases

WASHINGTON, Oct 2 (Reuters) – The US Supreme Court’s nine justices are poised on Monday to open a new nine-month term packed with major cases including disputes centered on race that give members of its conservative majority fresh opportunities to flex their muscles, with an environmental case up first. The top US judicial body annually … Read more

Moderate Bosniak candidate leads in race for presidency seat

Bosnia votes amid political crisis Moderate Bosniak leader set to win seat in presidency International peace overseer imposes changes to election law SARAJEVO, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Moderate Bosniak candidate Denis Becirevic is leading in the run-up for the seat on Bosnia’s tripartite inter-ethnic presidency, preliminary results based on a partial vote count showed on … Read more