Republican bill to repeal Obamacare fails in US senate Play

Republican bill to repeal Obamacare fails in US senate

In a stinging blow to President Donald Trump, US Senate Republicans failed on Friday (28 July) to dismantle Obamacare, falling short on a major campaign promise and perhaps ending a seven-year quest by their party to gut the healthcare law. Voting in the early hours, three Republican senators, John McCain, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski, crossed party lines to join Democrats in a dramatic 49-to-51 vote to reject a skinny repeal bill that would have killed some parts of Obamacare. The setback leaves Trump without a major legislative win after more than six months in power, despite Republicans controlling the White House, Senate and House. It will also be a let-down for financial markets, which expected Trump to make rapid changes to healthcare, taxes and infrastructure spending. Jul 28, 2017
Britain risks tensions with Beijing by patrolling South China Sea Play

Britain risks tensions with Beijing by patrolling South China Sea

Britains Foreign Minister Boris Johnson and Defence Minister Michael Fallon have said the country plans to send their two new aircraft carriers to the disputed South China Sea, a move likely to anger Beijing. On an official visit to Australia, Johnson said on July 27 that sailing through the Straits of Malacca would be one of the carrierss first missions, and that all parties should respect freedom of navigation and international law. Jul 28, 2017
Slug mucus used to create super-strong glue that stops internal bleeding Play

Slug mucus used to create super-strong glue that stops internal bleeding

Sticky slug mucus has been used to create a glue that can stop internal bleeding by binding biological tissues—even when theyre wet. The adhesive has been tested on a range of tissues, including a pigs beating heart, and was found to be safe and effective at sealing wounds—potentially paving the way for better way to seal wounds after surgeries on humans. Jul 28, 2017