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Announcement boosts hopes for a negotiated end to nine-month-old revolt
[BEIJING] Three Chinese researchers have been fired from their positions after they co-published a study in which 24 schoolchildren in China's Hunan province were fed genetically modified (GM) rice in 2008, Chinese authorities announced last month (6 December).
A fleet of small flying drones could speed up the delivery of medicines and other supplies to remote areas, and even provide a cheaper alternative to a road network, according to Matternet, a start-up company in the United States.
Wheelchair basketball teams in Afghanistan's Kandahar and Nangahar provinces will be competing in March of 2013. The league is project of Clear Path International in partnership with Afghan Amputee Bicyclists for Rehabilitation and Recreation and with funding from the US Department of State's Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement.
Four million people in the country need urgent humanitarian aid, including an estimated 2 million displaced from their homes by fighting between the forces of President Bashar al-Assad and rebels trying to topple him