US finds nCoV-19 vaccine via map

Publication date 20 February 2020 | 23:43 | ICT

US scientists announced on Wednesday that they had created the first 3D atomic-scale map of the part of the novel coronavirus (nCov-19) that attaches to and infects human cells, a critical step toward developing vaccines and treatments.



  • Naval battles stakes found in Hai Phong

    Publication date 20 February 2020 | 22:22 | ICT

    The Hai Phong municipal Department of Culture and Sports in Vietnam has sent a document to the City People’s Committee asking for permission to conduct urgent excavations at the site in the Vietnamese city where 13 wooden stakes wer

  • Sison’s coup claims over Philippine defence pact with US ‘hallucinations’

    Publication date 20 February 2020 | 22:21 | ICT

    The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Wednesday dismissed predictions of a coup against President Rodrigo Duterte by Communist Party of the Philippines founder Jose Maria Sison as nothing but rumour-mongering.

  • Asean defence ministers vow to work together, combat diseases

    Publication date 20 February 2020 | 22:20 | ICT

    ASEAN defence ministers have pledged to work together to manage infectious disease outbreaks as several member states continue to grapple with the coronavirus.

  • Trump would ‘pardon’ Assange if he denied Russia leak, court hears

    Publication date 20 February 2020 | 22:19 | ICT

    US president Donald Trump promised to pardon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange if he denied Russia leaked emails of his 2016 election rival’s campaign, a London court was told on Wednesday.

  • Man suspected of killing wife, three children in Oz fire

    Publication date 20 February 2020 | 22:18 | ICT

    An ex-rugby league player is suspected of murdering his three children and estranged wife in Australia by burning them alive inside their car, in what police described as one of the most horrific incidents they have encountered.

  • World first: Infertile cancer patient gives birth to baby using frozen egg

    Publication date 20 February 2020 | 22:18 | ICT

    In a world-first, a woman rendered infertile by cancer treatment gave birth after one of her immature eggs was matured, frozen, and then – five years later – thawed and fertilised, researchers in France reported.

  • UK’s new system of visas seeks ‘brightest’

    Publication date 20 February 2020 | 22:09 | ICT

    The UK has announced a new points-based immigration system, ensuring that it continues to attract the brightest and the best from around the world, including India. The new system will take effect from January 1, 2021.

  • Nine killed in Germany shisha bar shootings

    Publication date 20 February 2020 | 22:08 | ICT

    Nine people were killed in shootings targeting shisha bars in Germany that sparked a huge manhunt overnight before the suspected gunman was found dead in his home early on Thursday.

  • China sees drop in new cases, two die in Japan

    Publication date 20 February 2020 | 22:08 | ICT

    China on Thursday touted a big drop in new cases of the coronavirus as a sign it has contained the epidemic, but fears grew abroad after two former passengers of a quarantined cruise ship died in Japan and a cluster of infections in

  • Passengers leave Japan virus ship

    Publication date 19 February 2020 | 22:58 | ICT

    Hundreds of relieved passengers finally disembarked a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship in Japan on Wednesday after testing negative for the disease that has now claimed more than 2,000 lives in China and spread panic worldwide.