University of Edinburgh vets helps save bear with monstrously enlarged tongue Play

University of Edinburgh vets helps save bear with monstrously enlarged tongue

An Asian black bear was saved from a painful illness that caused its tongue to swell to an enormous size thanks to a team from the University of Edinburgh, who traveled to Myanmar to operate on him. The 18-month-old bear, called Nyan htoo, was rescued by a monastery when he was a cub, alongside his brother Kan htoo. Following the rescue, Nyan htoo contracted an infection, which the Edinburgh veterinary team said may have been mosquito-transmitted elephantiasis. Oct 25, 2017
No obvious heir for Chinese president as Xi Jinping unveils new leadership Play

No obvious heir for Chinese president as Xi Jinping unveils new leadership

A day after the conclusion of the 19th Communist Party of China National Congress, the party unveiled the list of members of its newly-formed Politburo Standing Committee on Oct. 25 at Beijings Great Hall of the People. The committee will comprise seven members, including President Xi Jinping, who was elected the general secretary of the CPC Central Committee for a second term on Tuesday. The seven-man line-up will be the first time no Standing Committee member will have been born before the 1949 Communist revolution. Oct 25, 2017