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Louis Charbonneau and Michelle Nichols Chemical weapons were likely used in five out of seven attacks investigated by UN experts in Syria, where a 2 1/2-year civil war has killed more than 100,000 people, according to the final report of...
LONDON: The World Health Organisation has said that the E. coli bacteria responsible for an outbreak that has left 17 dead and sickened hundreds across Europe is a new strain.
Shanghai By Nicolas Revise
Stephanie Carvin Everyone knows people are supposed to be moral, to do unto others as you'd have them do unto you, and so on. But what about states - do they need to be moral, too?
More than two centuries after his death, Arthur Guinness is dividing the Irish.
Neil Gough Thousands of dead fish floating along a 30-kilometre stretch of a river in Hubei province in Central China were killed by pollutants emitted by a local chemical plant, provincial environmental...
Washington: Sarin, the deadly nerve gas which the US says was unleashed last month by the Syrian regime in a Damascus suburb, was developed by Nazi scientists in 1938.
Hair and blood samples from Syria tested positive for the nerve agent sarin, US Secretary of State John Kerry said in television interviews as he sought to build the case for Congress to authorise a...
Syria Simeon Bennett Geneva United States intelligence services overheard a Syrian official in ''panicked phone calls with the leader of a chemical weapons unit'' after last week's alleged chemical attack, Foreign Policy...
Nepal's government has ordered health workers to cull half a million chickens to combat a major bird flu outbreak on the outskirts of the capital Kathmandu.
Julie Bindel reports on a horrific trade encompassing murder.
Julie Bindel A kidney? $135,000. A heart? Up to $1.6 million. With the number of organs now critically limited, wealthy patients are spending a fortune on illicit transplants.
Russia's ambitious smoking ban, which aims to cut the number of smokers in half and improve public health, has gone into effect amid doubts that its measures can be fully enforced.
Amy Corderoy Doctors fear Muslims could be at risk of catching a potentially deadly virus if they take part in the Haj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
The bird flu virus that has killed 36 people in China is capable of human-to-human spread, scientists found in animal studies that highlight its pandemic potential.
An elderly woman who had contracted a SARS-like coronavirus has died in Saudi Arabia, raising the death toll in the kingdom to 18.
A Starbucks cafe in Hong Kong's posh financial district which used water from a tap near a urinal to brew coffee prompted a flood of angry reactions from customers.
The UN Human Rights Council has named the former Australian judge Michael Kirby to steer a landmark investigation of abuses in North Korea, which refuses to co-operate with the world body’s...
Nicolas Gubert French health authorities say they fear the country's first case of a new SARS-like virus that has killed 18 people, mostly in Saudi Arabia, may have infected two other people.
Riyadh: Fifteen people in Saudi Arabia have died from a SARS-like virus, Health Minister Abdullah al-Rabia says.