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Ukraine latest: Russia says more Ukraine fighters surrender in Mariupol, Nordic countries apply for NATO

Almost 700 more Ukrainian fighters have surrendered in Mariupol, according to Russian officials, as the nearly three-month long siege in the Black Sea town nears an end. Key points: Russia says 694 more Azovstal fighters had surrendered overnight, bringing the total to 959 The leader of pro-Russian separatists in control of the area says the …

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Did Boomers or Millennials have it harder buying a house? We try to answer this age-old question

“Do you know what’s wrong with the smashed-avocado generation?” I was on a suburban street filming a story about young people struggling to get into the housing market, when a woman unpacking groceries in her driveway asked about my topic. As she hit me with that rhetorical, I knew I was in for it. “This …

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Sydney news: ‘Overwhelming evidence’ will clear mother’s name, says peak body of scientists

Here’s what you need to know this morning. Scientists confident Folbigg will walk free from jail (Clockwise from top left) Patrick, Laura, Caleb and Sarah Folbigg, who were killed (manslaughter for Caleb, murder for Patrick, Laura and Sarah) by their mother Kathleen Folbigg in the NSW Hunter Valley.(ABC News) A peak national body of scientists …

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The election could deliver another hung parliament. Here’s what that means

It’s the nightmare scenario for many politicians out on the campaign trail: An inconclusive result that sends the major parties into brutal negotiations with a handful of new crossbench MPs. If there is no clear majority after the ballots are counted, the outcome of the election is deemed a ‘hung parliament’. That’s one where either …

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A surge in influenza cases in Queensland prompts doctors to issue vaccine warning for children and vulnerable groups

Experts have sounded a warning about this year’s flu season, with concerns young children will be particularly vulnerable to life-threatening complications. Key points: More than 400 people have been hospitalized with influenza in Queensland this flu season Doctors say children under two are particularly susceptible One expert says flu vaccines should be “essential” in vulnerable …

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NDIS participant says ‘bureaucratic nightmare’ created by agency is wasting taxpayer money

A regional New South Wales man says he has found himself in a “bureaucratic nightmare” while trying to access funding through the National Disability Insurance Agency. Key points: Regional NDIS participant Richard Bradley says the agency’s decisions are causing a snowball of appeals that are wasting taxpayer dollars Mr Bradley says assistive technology assessment costs …

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The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights Microsoft, Micron Technology, UBS, Illinois Tool Works, and Enterprise Products

For Immediate Release Chicago, IL – May 18, 2022 – Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include: Microsoft Corp. MSFT, Micron Technology, Inc. MU, UBS …

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(Hello Africa) Chinese company wins acclaim for technology transfer to aid Ethiopia’s COVID-19 fight -Xinhua

Photo taken on May 4, 2022 shows Eyuel Fikru, a local team coordinator at the inflatable COVID-19 testing lab Huo-Yan Air Lab, speaking during an interview at Huo-Yan Air Lab at the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, Ethiopia. (Xinhua/Michael Tewelde) BGI Health Ethiopia, a subsidiary of China’s biotech giant, the BGI Genomics Co., Ltd., has …

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Orlando Magic win 2022 NBA draft lottery, followed by Oklahoma City Thunder; Sacramento Kings jump into top 4

12:36 AM GMT Andrew LopezESPN Jamahl Mosley was feeling lucky. Heading into Tuesday night’s NBA draft lottery, the Orlando Magic were going to be represented by basketball operations president Jeff Weltman on stage. But early Tuesday morning, a switch was made because of a feeling Mosley had. So when the lottery took place Tuesday night …

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Neurogene Announces New Development Program in Rett Syndrome Utilizing Novel EXACT Technology Platform

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Neurogene Inc., a company founded on the vision to push the boundaries of genetic medicine to address complex and devastating neurological diseases, announced the addition of NGN-401 for Rett syndrome to the Company’s development pipeline. NGN-401 is Neurogene’s first product candidate using the Expression Attenuation via Construct Tuning (EXACT) gene regulation platform technology, …

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