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Researchers for the first time successfully sequenced the genome of fossils from the Late Pleistocene.  Pictured above is a lateral view of the unearthed skull from Red Deer Cave

DNA from unearthed fossils in southern China suggest Native Americans have East Asian roots

DNA from fossils unearthed in southern China dating back 14,000 years suggests Native Americans have East Asian roots Fossils found in China demonstrate that Native Americans may have had genetic roots in East Asia The data will help us understand ‘how humans change their physical appearance by adapting to local environments over time,’ study co-author …

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Identity of mystery fossils found in Chinese cave revealed by DNA analysis

Identity of mystery fossils found in Chinese cave revealed by DNA analysis

In 1989, a thigh bone and part of a skull were found in a cave in the Chinese province of Yunnan in the southwest area of ​​the country. Radiocarbon dating conducted in 2008 on the sediments where the fossils were found indicated they were around 14,000 years old — which would mean they were from …

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Why world's first malaria shot won't reach millions of children who need it

Why world’s first malaria shot won’t reach millions of children who need it

LONDON/KISUMU, Kenya, July 13 (Reuters) – After decades of work, the World Health Organization endorsed the first-ever malaria vaccine last year – a historic milestone that promised to drive back a disease that kills a child every minute. In reality, efforts are falling well short of that, with a lack of funding and commercial potential …

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Sri Lankan president flees to Maldives, protesters storm prime minister's office

Sri Lankan president flees to Maldives, protesters storm prime minister’s office

President Rajapaksa flees hours before planned resignation Protesters demand ouster of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe Wickremesinghe declares emergency, rolls back soon after COLOMBO, July 13 (Reuters) – Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled to the Maldives on Wednesday, bringing to an apparent end his family’s near two-decade dominance of the country after a massive popular …

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Sri Lanka: Protesters storm prime minister's office, as president flees country without resigning

Sri Lanka: Protesters storm prime minister’s office, as president flees country without resigning

Rajapaksa had been expected to formally resign Wednesday but instead left the crisis-hit nation and appointed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as his acting leader, citing a section of the constitution that allows a prime minister to “discharge the powers, duties and functions of the office of president” when the president is ill or “absent” from …

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Kyiv strikes Russian-held area in southern Ukraine in rocket attack

Kyiv strikes Russian-held area in southern Ukraine in rocket attack

Ukrainian military says strike in Kherson region kills 52 Heavy shelling by both sides in Donbas Grain exports on agenda of talks due Wednesday in Istanbul KYIV, July 13 (Reuters) – Ukraine launched long-range rocket attacks on Russian forces in southern Ukraine and destroyed an ammunition store, its military said, as Russia continued to pound …

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China says it 'drove' away US destroyer that sailed near disputed islands

China says it ‘drove’ away US destroyer that sailed near disputed islands

Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65), forward-deployed to the US 7th Fleet area of ​​operations, conducts underway operations in the South China Sea, in this handout picture released on July 13, 2022. US Navy/ Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, July 13 (Reuters) – A US …

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Exclusive: US weighs resumption of offensive arms sales to Saudis, sources say

Exclusive: US weighs resumption of offensive arms sales to Saudis, sources say

WASHINGTON/RIYADH, July 11 (Reuters) – The Biden administration is discussing the possible lifting of its ban on US sales of offensive weapons to Saudi Arabia, but any final decision is expected to hinge on whether Riyadh makes progress toward ending the war in neighboring Yemen, according to four people familiar with the matter. Senior Saudi …

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