Novel 2-for-1 vaccine may protect against MERS and rabies

New York , Dec 8

In a major step towards an effective human vaccine for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) researchers have found that a two-for-one vaccine with a modified a rabies virus, so that it has a protein from the MERS virus, protects mice against both the diseases.

Nepal, China telecom companies sign deal on internet service

Kathmandu , Dec 8

Nepal's state-owned telecom company Nepal Telecom and China Telecom Global have signed an agreement on providing internet protocol service between the two countries through cross-border Terrestrial Cable Route, the company said.

Australia government not to support 'burka ban'

Canberra , Dec 8

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday said that his country will not consider a "burka ban" despite controversial One Nation Senator Pauline Hanson hints on pushing such legislation into Parliament next year, media reported.

11 dead in China mine accident

Beijing , Dec 8

All 11 trapped miners were confirmed dead after rescuers retrieved the last two bodies late on Wednesday due to a colliery gas outburst in central China's Hubei Province.