Author: Caroline Biscotti

‘Keto diets‘ could increase diabetes risk

‘Keto diets‘ could increase diabetes risk

A study published in the Journal of Physiology raises questions about whether ketogenic diets could be dangerous for those following them. Type 2 diabetes is an increasingly common challenge in modern societies, and its cause is still not fully understood. Ketogenic diets are named because they intend to put the body into a metabolic state where it is fuelled by […]

US imposes sanctions on Russia over Skripal poisonings

US imposes sanctions on Russia over Skripal poisonings

The US expelled a number of Russian diplomats as part of an international response to the attack, when the former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter were taken ill in March. State department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said: “Following the use of a ‘novichok‘ nerve agent in an attempt to assassinate UK citizen Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia Skripal, […]

‘Underfunded‘ police cannot protect public – poll

‘Underfunded‘ police cannot protect public – poll

Some 51% of people feel less safe from crime than they did a few years ago, with 14% feeling more safe and 34% saying there has been no change. Some 80% think the police have become less able to protect people over the last few years, with 48% saying they have become much less effective in protecting people from criminals. […]

Indonesia struggles to recover quake‘s dead, help the living

Indonesia struggles to recover quake‘s dead, help the living

TANJUNG, Indonesia (AP) — The rescue team had done everything it could to locate the body of the man, who had been killed instantly when a massive earthquake collapsed his home Sunday night on the Indonesian island of Lombok. They used hacksaws to cut a square into concrete wall. They used crowbars and dogs and a power drill. But by […]

Malaysian ex-PM Najib pleads not guilty to new graft charges

Malaysian ex-PM Najib pleads not guilty to new graft charges

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak pleaded not guilty Wednesday to three new money-laundering charges related to the alleged multibillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund that led to his stunning electoral defeat three months ago. Najib spoke softly as he entered his plea in the High Court. He has previously accused Malaysia‘s new government […]