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Woolly mammoth could roam again as extinct DNA merged with elephant

Harvard University spliced recreated genes from a woolly mammoth into the DNA of an elephant and found they functioned normally<p>A major step forward in bringing back the woolly mammoth has been taken by scientists at Harvard University who have inserted DNA from the extinct mammal into the genetic …

MEA on N-deal: No changes to the law

Two weeks after U.S. President Obama announced that India and the U.S. have reached a “ > <b>breakthrough understanding</b>” on the civil nuclear deal, the …

Delhi election: Arvind Kejriwal poised to regain power in Indian state assembly

A maverick tax inspector turned activist politician who has described himself as an anarchist is set to win power in the Indian capital, Delhi.<p>Polls suggest that the Aam Admi (common man) party, led by 47-year-old Arvind Kejriwal, will win a majority in the polls for the Delhi state assembly on …

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Al-Shabab claims deadly Mogadishu bombing

At least four people have been killed in a car-bomb attack close to the heavily fortified gates of the airport in Mogadishu, Somali police say.<p>Both the airport and the adjoining UN mission have been frequently targeted in the past by the Somali armed group al-Shabab, which is fighting to overthrow …

Samsung set to release its slimmest smartphone ever

Samsung is far from done releasing thin, all-metal, mid-range smartphones, judging by a leak at Chinese wireless regulator <i>Tenaa</i>. Though more modest in specs than the Galaxy Alpha, the new 5.5-inch Galaxy A7 is definitely the A-series' alpha model, trumping the Galaxy A5 and A3 phones. At 6.3mm, …