News for 2011-10-23

Sunday, October 23, 2011
[field_image_caption-raw] Gene Patents "Like Trying to Keep Water in a Sieve"
WASHINGTON - If the U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear a case on gene patents, observers say the resulting face-off - between a large genetics testing company and a vocal coalition of breast cancer patient advocates – will have a massive impact because of what is at stake: valuable information about...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Strong Earthquake Hits Turkey, Up to 1,000 Feared Killed
VAN, Turkey - As many as 1,000 people were feared killed Sunday when a powerful earthquake struck Turkey, collapsing dozens of buildings and pulling down phone and power lines in the southeast of the country, officials and witnesses said. Emergency workers battled to rescue people trapped in...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Messengers of Death': Are Drones Creating a New Global Arms Race?
Plastic tanks and miniature models of fighter jets are on display in Steven Zaloga's home office, and his bookshelves are overflowing with volumes about the history of war. War is Zaloga's area of expertise, but even more than that, it's his business. For 36 years, the historian has analyzed global...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Arms Trade: Profits Before Human Rights?
According to an Amnesty International report, the US, Russia and a number of European countries supplied large quantities of weapons to repressive governments in the Middle East and North Africa before this year's uprisings. The report says that these arms deals were signed despite evidence of a...
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