New premier in Canada’s oil-rich Alberta set to defy Trudeau

New premier in Canada’s oil-rich Alberta set to defy Trudeau

Oct 7 (Reuters) – Alberta’s incoming premier has set the stage for a showdown with Canada’s federal government and push back against federal laws which is likely to set the oil-rich province on a collision course with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Danielle Smith, 51, was chosen by members to lead Alberta’s ruling United Conservative Party … Read more

India tests samples of cough syrup linked to deaths of children in Gambia

India tests samples of cough syrup linked to deaths of children in Gambia

Cough syrup made by India’s Maiden Pharma linked to 66 deaths Maiden says trying to find out from Gambia buyer what happened Maiden says not selling any product in India currently India health ministry seeks details from WHO NEW DELHI, Oct 6 (Reuters) – India said it is testing samples of cough syrups produced by … Read more

Nobel prize goes to pioneers of Lego-like “click chemistry”

Nobel prize goes to pioneers of Lego-like “click chemistry”

Danish winner Meldal says click-chemistry like Lego Technology has been used for targeting cancer treatment Prize worth more than $900,000 STOCKHOLM, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Scientists Carolyn Bertozzi, Morten Meldal and Barry Sharpless won the 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday for discovering reactions that let molecules snap together to create new compounds and … Read more

Queensland police officer sentenced for helping daughter cross border during COVID closure

Queensland police officer sentenced for helping daughter cross border during COVID closure

A former south-east Queensland police officer has been sentenced to 120 hours of community service after pleading guilty to helping his daughter breach the state’s COVID border restrictions last year. Key points: Robert William Eickenloff assured the other officers that his daughter’s paperwork had checked out The 56-year-old was on his police bike and in uniform … Read more

Man topples ancient Roman busts in Vatican museums

Man topples ancient Roman busts in Vatican museums

VATICAN CITY, Oct 5 (Reuters) – A man toppled two ancient Roman busts in the Vatican Museums on Wednesday, causing moderate damage before being stopped by staff and arrested, a museums source said. The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to discuss an ongoing investigation, said the man was … Read more

Victoria’s purpose-built COVID quarantine hub to be shuttered by government following drop in demand

Victoria’s purpose-built COVID quarantine hub to be shuttered by government following drop in demand

A half-billion dollar COVID-19 quarantine facility in Melbourne’s north will be closed after just eight months in operation following a drop in demand. Key points: A $580m quarantine facility in Melbourne’s north will be closed next week The site opened in February and has housed 2,168 residents during its life span The government defended its construction, … Read more

OPEC+ mulling largest cuts since 2020 crisis, sources say

OPEC+ mulling largest cuts since 2020 crisis, sources say

LONDON, Oct 3 (Reuters) – The OPEC+ group of oil producers is discussing output cuts of more than 1 million barrels per day (bpd), OPEC sources said, and voluntary cuts by individual members could come on top of that, making it their largest cut since 2020. The group is set to meet on Oct. 5 … Read more

Swedish geneticist wins Nobel medicine prize for decoding ancient DNA

Swedish geneticist wins Nobel medicine prize for decoding ancient DNA

Paabo ‘very happy’ when told of prize His findings crucial to understanding human evolution Sequenced Neaderthal genome to show modern human link Discoveries relevant today, for example for immune system Medicine is first of this year’s prizes to be awarded STOCKHOLM/LONDON, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Swedish geneticist Svante Paabo won the 2022 Nobel Prize in … Read more

Oil rebounds 3% as OPEC+ weighs biggest output cut since 2020

Oil rebounds 3% as OPEC+ weighs biggest output cut since 2020

OPEC+ considers cut of more than 1 mln bpd -sources China issues largest oil products quota this year SINGAPORE, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Oil prices jumped more than 3% in early Asian trade on Monday, as OPEC+ considers cutting output by more than 1 million barrels a day for its biggest reduction since the pandemic, … Read more