British author J.K. Rowling says Trump has a right to be bigoted

Courtesy The News International Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling labelled U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump bigoted after receiving the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award in New York. Rowling, who won the prize for her efforts to fight inequality and censorship, criticised the presumptive Republican nominee, who has called for a temporary ban on Muslims entering…

Oramed says oral insulin succeeds in midstage type 2 diabetes trial

Courtesy The News International Tiny Israeli drugmaker Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc on Wednesday said its experimental oral insulin succeeded in significantly reducing night-time blood glucose in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to initial data from a midstage trial. The result is likely to surprise many skeptics who did not believe insulin could be delivered orally…

AstraZeneca’s Lynparza fails in gastric cancer combination test

Courtesy The News International AstraZeneca’s recently approved ovarian cancer drug Lynparza failed to increase overall survival significantly when given with chemotherapy to patients with gastric cancer in a late-stage trial, the drugmaker said on Wednesday. The news is a setback for the British drugmaker, which reported positive results with an experimental acute asthma drug on…

Kabul locked down as Afghan authorities face power line protest

Courtesy The News International KABUL: Stacked-up shipping containers blocked the streets leading to Kabul´s government and diplomatic area on Monday as Afghan authorities prepared for a rally by thousands of members of the Hazara minority over a multi-million dollar power line project. Demonstrators are demanding that the route for the 500 kV transmission line linking…