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‘Black goat’ to thrive again in Israel

A breed of goat limited for decades by law in Israel is expected to prosper once again in the Jewish state. The black goat, also called the Syrian goat, has since 1950 been barred from forests and woodlands under a law that says they cause environmental damage. On Wednesday, parliament …

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In US, 4 in 10 cancers due to ‘modifiable risk’: study

About four in 10 cancers in the United States are due to lifestyle choices — such as smoking and eating poorly — and other risks that might be avoidable, researchers said Tuesday. The goal of the study was to calculate “the contribution of several modifiable risk factors to cancer occurrence,” …

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Rohingya refugees ‘drained’ by trauma, says U.N. refugee chief

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled to Bangladesh from violence in Myanmar have been “drained” by the trauma they suffered during the crisis and a struggle to overcome desperate want, the United Nations refugee chief said on Wednesday. More than 600,000 Rohingya have fled Buddhist-majority Myanmar since late …

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Zimbabwe awaits new leader after Mugabe’s shock exit

Zimbabweans waited Wednesday to discover when their new leader would be appointed after president Robert Mugabe’s resignation brought a sudden end to a 37-year reign of authoritarian rule. Mugabe’s tenure ended in an announcement at a special joint session of parliament where MPs had convened to impeach the 93-year-old who …

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In pictures: Robert Mugabe’s 37 years in power

– After a long 37 years of rule, Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe resigned on November 21. According to BBC, a letter written by the president was read out by the speaker of the parliament, which stated that he resigned from his position voluntarily and has allowed smooth transfer of the …

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