The number of cases of progressive massive fibrosis (PMF) among US coal miners has risen during the past two decades, even as the number of coal miners has declined, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.
Scientists decoded the genome of rice in 2002. They completed the soybean genome in 2008. They mapped the maize genome in 2009. But only now has the long-awaited wheat genome been fully sequenced. That delay says nothing about wheat’s importance.
Saudi Arabia says it has arrested a citizen suspected of planning a terror attack after engaging in an overnight gunfight with the heavily armed man, who is said to have links with the Takfiri Daesh terror group.
Deutsche Telekom and Deutsche Bahn, two state-owned German companies, are following car manufacturer Daimler and mechanical engineering company Herrenknecht to withdraw from Iran because of US sanctions.
Turkey's finance minister has reassured thousands of foreign investors that Ankara will manage to contain the currency crisis triggered by a dispute with the US, vowing that his country will only emerge "stronger" from the current market volatility.
Activists and politicians have called on former British foreign minister Boris Johnson to pay back to the public the costs of a trip he made to Afghanistan in June amid a public row over the construction of a third runway at the Heathrow International Airport.