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The Northern Territory news Mon 15 Feb 2016



The Northern Territory news Mon 15 Feb 2016

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MONDAY FEBRUARY 15 2016 WORLD 15 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA We need less than one drop of saliva and we can turn the test around in 10 minutes. Early detection is crucial. With this capability, it can be implemented by the patient themselves in a home check, or dentist or pharmacy, he said. He hoped the test, due for trials with lung cancer patients in China this year, could be available in the UK by the end of the decade. Eventually it could be used to diagnose a range of different cancers, Prof Wong said. At the palace, with President Enrique Pena Nieto by his side, the Pope told lawmakers and government officials that political leaders had a duty to give true justice and effective security to Mexicans. It was the message many Mexicans fed up with a decade of drug violence that has left more than 100,000 dead or missing were hoping for. Ten-minute saliva test could help lick cancer LONDON: A 10-minute saliva test that could revolutionise cancer diagnosis has been unveiled. The liquid biopsy test looks for fragments of genetic material in a drop of saliva. Early results from lung cancer patients suggest it has nearperfect accuracy, according to the scientist whose team developed the system. Professor David Wong of the University of California said the test could be done in a doctors office while you wait. Russias Cold War claim as it feels heat on Syria MUNICH: The world had plunged into a new Cold War, the Russian Prime Minister said as Moscow came under attack at a global security gathering over its targeting of moderate rebels in Syria. US Secretary of State John Kerry told the Munich Security Conference that the vast majority of Russias attacks (in Syria) have been against legitimate opposition groups. To adhere to the agreement it made, Russias targeting must change, he said, referring to the international deal forged on Friday, in which 17 countries agreed to seek a cessation of hostilities in Syria within a week. He spoke shortly after Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that the world had slid into a new period of Cold War. Almost every day we are accused of making new horrible threats either against NATO as a whole, against Europe or against the US or other countries, Mr Medvedev said. Pope urges Mexico leaders to help tame drug scourge MEXICO CITY: Pope Francis has urged Mexicos political and religious leaders to take on drug violence, calling for true justice (and) prophetic courage against the scourge. The Argentine-born pontiff (pictured) used his visit to send tough messages to the countrys elite, on the first full day of his cross-country tour to some of Mexicos hot spots. lence for iconic conservative US Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia, who died suddenly earlier in the day. But with a primary just one week away in South Carolina, a state where national politics often gets dragged into the mud, the debate in Greenville quickly turned nasty and divisive, with billionaire Mr Trump, former Florida governor Mr Bush, and Senator Ted Cruz exchanging heated verbal blows. You are the single biggest liar, Mr Trump told Senator Cruz when the Texan challenged him on his previous support for liberal policies. Mr Trump, visibly irritated, repeatedly interrupted his rivals, especially Mr Bush, whose momentum he is seeking to blunt in a state where his dynastic family remains popular. He went after Mr Bush on foreign policy and lambasted Jebs brother former president George W. Bushs war in Iraq as a big fat mistake. He said Jebs mother should have been the 2016 Bush candidate instead of her son. Jeb is so wrong, Mr Trump sneered, to loud boos from the audience. Mr Bush parried back, hitting Mr Trumps suggestion he could work with Russia to combat the ISIS jihadist group in Syria and Iraq, and saying the real estate magnate gets his foreign policy advice from the shows, referring to weekly RACE TURNS VICIOUS GREENVILLE: The Republican presidential race veered into vicious personal attacks as White House hopefuls brawled in their latest debate. Frontrunner Donald Trump and Jeb Bush locked horns in some of the campaigns most pointed clashes to date. The showdown, the ninth of the months-long battle for the Republican nomination, began with a respectful moment of si Sunday morning talk shows. While Donald Trump was building a reality TV show, my brother was building a security apparatus to keep us safe, Mr Bush fumed. With the first two nomination contests in Iowa and New Hampshire under their belt, the candidates vying to be their partys standard-bearer are blanketing the so-called Palmetto State known for its bare-knuckle politics. White House hopefuls unleash personal attacks WAR ON VIRUS: Brazilian soldiers pass out pamphlets on Copacabana beach warning about the Zika virus. Picture: Getty Images FIGHTING ZIKA ON THE BEACHES SAO PAULO: More than 200,000 troops have fanned out across Brazil to teach people how to eliminate the Aedes aegypti mosquito that spreads the Zika virus, linked to severe birth defects. The nationwide offensive is part of President Dilma Rousseffs war on the virus that has quickly spread across the Americas. According to the Brazil Government, the armed forces accompanied by community health agents and mosquito control teams were deployed to help educate the population on how to eliminate mos quito breeding areas in and around their homes. The teams were expected to visit three million homes in 350 cities to distribute explanatory pamphlets. Wearing a white T-shirt printed with the campaigns Zero Zika slogan, Ms Rousseff visited Rio de Janeiros working class neighbourhood of Zeppelin. She was accompanied by Mayor Eduardo Paes and Rio de Janeiro state governor Luiz Fernando Pezao. The President visited three homes and chatted with residents about the importance of eliminat ing the breeding areas for the mosquito that also transmits dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever. Ms Rousseff told reporters that the Zika outbreak would not stop this years Olympic Games from being held in Rio de Janeiro as scheduled, starting on August 5.

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