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Japan okays research using human cells in animals

Japan okays research using human cells in animals

Japan has given the green light to a controversial research process involving implanting animals with human stem cells that could eventually help grow human organs for transplant inside animal hosts.

Animals safe as large blaze breaks out at British zoo

Animals safe as large blaze breaks out at British zoo

A zoo in northern England said its animals were safe after a fire broke out on Saturday in its Monsoon Forest section, the largest indoor zoological building in Britain, forcing an evacuation.

Qatari lensman's pictures on show at 'African Safari' exhibition

Qatari lensman's pictures on show at 'African Safari' exhibition

The exhibition, titled “African Safari”, displays pictures of wild animals and nature, selected from the photographer’s collection of his safari trips in Africa.

QRCS drive: 140,000 people to benefit from sacrificial meat

QRCS drive: 140,000 people to benefit from sacrificial meat

Widam Food Company will provide and slaughter the animals as per the legal and health regulations. QRCS's personnel will distribute the meat to families in need.

Kenya launches investigation into rhino deaths

Kenya launches investigation into rhino deaths

A total of nine rhinos died, Tourism Minister Najib Balala said, raising the toll from the eight reported on Friday.

Captive whales find new home as aquarium shows decline

Captive whales find new home as aquarium shows decline

Two beluga whales performing in a Shanghai aquarium are to be flown to a new sanctuary in Iceland, giving hope to more than 3,000 captive cetaceans as the popularity of marine shows wanes.

India steps up hunt for origin of Nipah virus

India steps up hunt for origin of Nipah virus

All animal samples, including those from bats, cattle, goats and pigs from the southern state of Kerala were negative for Nipah,

Kids' stuff at Halal Qatar fest

Kids' stuff at Halal Qatar fest

A lot is in store for children at the 7th Halal Qatar Festival, currently underway at Katara - the Cultural Village.

Thai police arrest 'kingpin' in Asian wildlife trafficking

Thai police arrest 'kingpin' in Asian wildlife trafficking

Thai police have arrested an alleged kingpin in Asia's illegal trade in endangered species, dealing a blow to family-run syndicate that smuggles elephant ivory, rhino horn and tiger parts ...

Oman opens sprawling oryx reserve to ecotourists

Oman opens sprawling oryx reserve to ecotourists

The Gulf sultanate of Oman is looking to carve itself a new niche in ecotourism by opening up a sanctuary for one of the desert's most fabled creatures -- the Arabian oryx.

Australian dogs trained to sniff out endangered species

Australian dogs trained to sniff out endangered species

Australian dogs are being trained to sniff out the droppings of endangered animals in a scheme that offers greater understanding of threatened species through the less-intrusive method of canine tracking.

Dolly the cloned sheep was not old before her time: study

Dolly the cloned sheep was not old before her time: study

When Dolly the sheep was put down before her seventh birthday in 2003, she was said to suffer from age-related osteoarthritis, raising red flags that clones may grow old faster.