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Kuala Lumpur grants permanent residency to Zakir Naik, who inspired the Dhaka massacre
Indian authorities have filed charges against the Islamic preacher. According to Bangladeshi investigators, there is a direct link between Naik’s TV sermons and one of the Holey Artisan Bakery Café attackers. Activists call for the deportation of the Islamic televangelist.
Dialogue between Jews, Christians and Muslims is a “vital necessity” of our times, says Pope
Benedict XVI stresses the need for people from monotheistic religions to confront the mystery of God through reason. What is needed is a “real dialogue, one that respects differences, that is courageous, patient and persevering, one that finds its strength in prayer ”.
16/06/2017 10:27:00 INDIA
Mumbai, school of the Islamic preacher who 'inspired' Dhaka massacre closed
The institute is located in Mazgaon's central district and hosts 135 students. Zakir Naik is the founder of the Islamic Research Foundation, banned five years ago. He is one of the best-known exponents of the radical positions of Salaf Islam.
Nobel Prize for Yamanaka, scientific research and ethics must go hand in hand
Research on iPS (induced pluripotent stem cells) can produce stem cells from adult cells, for use in regenerative medicine. Shinya Yamanaka’s discovery reveals that research on embryonic stem cells is unnecessary, saving the lives of many embryos. The Japanese researcher has searched for new ways driven by ethical question.
Chinese scientists discover “vampire gene” which makes mosquitoes blood thirsty
A group of researchers have found a protein that facilitates the digestion of blood. Now they hope to find ways to eliminate mosquitoes’ thirst for blood as well as fight endemic diseases in the developing world like malaria.
30/04/2009 SOUTH KOREA
Seoul lifts ban on human stem cell research
Researchers in South Korea’s capital can conduct human stem cell research if they respect four conditions. Only eggs from aborted foetuses can be used. Research on human stem cells had stopped three years ago in the wake of the scandal that swept the phoney pioneer of human cloning. South Korea is now following the lead of the United States.
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