Afghan policewoman shoots US adviser with pistol 'at point blank range' outside compound shop Police are investigating if the killing in Kabul was intentional or accidental | UPDATED: 17:51 GMT, 24 December 2012 An Afghan policewoman shot dead an American adviser at 'point blank range' inside Kabul's security compound today. The killing is the latest insider attack by a member of the Afghan security forces against their foriegn allies, and the first committed by a woman. The woman, identified as Afghan police sergeant Nargas, had entered the strategic compound in the heart of the capital and shot the adviser with a pistol as he came out of a small shop with items he had just bought
Cheers! Could drinking beer really stave off a winter cold Humulone, the bitter-tasting chemical compound found in hops, is said to be effective against cold and flu virus Now, a Japanese beer company plans to create humulone-containing food and non-alcoholic beverages | UPDATED: 17:57 GMT, 12 December 2012 You'd be forgiven for thinking a steaming hot toddy is the best remedy for a cold, but according to new research it's lager you should be knocking back to beat the dreaded lurgy. A new Japanese study suggests that a key ingredient found in beer may help to warn off the winter sniffles. Researchers at Sapporo Medical University found that humulone, a chemical compound in hops, was effective against the respiratory syncytial (RS) virus and was found to have an anti-inflammatory effect.