A powerful typhoon is bringing many parts of Japan to a standstill with heavy wind and rain as it nears Tokyo.
Japanese shares rebounded on Monday following stronger-than-expected US payroll data for September.
A woman in Sweden has given birth to a baby boy using a transplanted womb, in a medical first, doctors report.
Giving drugs within hours of HIV infection is not a cure, say doctors treating a baby in Milan, Italy.
Protesters blockading key parts of Hong Kong have accepted talks with the government, hours after Chief Executive CY Leung rejected calls to step down.
Thai Police have said two Burmese men have apparently confessed to killing two British tourists on Koh Tao island.
Measuring people's sense of smell in later life could help doctors predict how likely they are to be alive in five years' time, a PLOS One study suggests.
Airlines have been ordered to replace or modify the cockpit display units fitted to hundreds of Boeing jets.
A leading charity has warned that a rate of five new Ebola cases an hour in Sierra Leone means healthcare demands are far outstripping supply.
China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi has warned against “illegal” protests in Hong Kong, amid major pro-democracy rallies in the territory.
Younger bowel cancer patients should be offered a genetic test to screen for a rare condition linked to a higher risk of further cancers, say researchers.
Voice-activated smartphones and other devices can be a significant security risk, warn researchers.
The global loss of species is even worse than previously thought, the London Zoological Society (ZSL) says in its new Living Planet Index.
The first case of the deadly Ebola virus diagnosed on US soil has been confirmed in Dallas, Texas.
Asian stocks are headed for their fourth day of losses as political protests in Hong Kong show no signs of abating and US consumer confidence unexpectedly fell.