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Anwar al-Awlaki, a US-born cleric with links to al-Qa’ida’s Yemen-based wing, has been killed, according to Yemen’s Defence Ministry.

“The terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki has been killed along with some of his companions,” it said in a statement. However, no specific details have yet been released.

A Yemen security official has said that Awlaki was killed in a Friday morning air raid which took place in the northern province of al-Jawf close to the Saudi Arabia border. The official also said that a further four men were killed in the raid all were susupected al-Qa’ida members.

It is not immediately known if the raid was carried out by Yemeni forces or was in fact the product of a US drone. A previous attempt to kill Alwaki was carried out by a US drone in May. (more…)

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Dawn of the Stem Cell age

Posted: October 14, 2010 in Articles
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Embryonic stem cell extraction

 

Imagine a world where people can live hundreds of years. A world where failed organs can be replaced instantly. A world almost devoid of death where there are no diseases, no illnesses that cannot be treated, a world of utopian bliss.

This world is the hype generated by research into stem cells but does the reality live up to the hype or does it fall way short? In short we do not know, theories about the outcomes of stem cell research are rife and range from cancer to cures for illnesses like Parkinson’s or Diabetes. Yet while we do not know the answer humanity has just taken a step forward to achieving it. (more…)