Deadly Typhoon Phanfone disrupts Japan as it nears Tokyo

11:49 06/10/2014

A powerful typhoon is bringing many parts of Japan to a standstill with heavy wind and rain as it nears Tokyo.

Japan shares rebound on US jobs data

11:47 06/10/2014

Japanese shares rebounded on Monday following stronger-than-expected US payroll data for September.

First womb-transplant baby born

11:47 06/10/2014

A woman in Sweden has given birth to a baby boy using a transplanted womb, in a medical first, doctors report.

HIV cure continues to evade doctors

08:22 04/10/2014

Giving drugs within hours of HIV infection is not a cure, say doctors treating a baby in Milan, Italy.

Hong Kong protests: Talks accepted amid protest stand-off

16:31 03/10/2014

Protesters blockading key parts of Hong Kong have accepted talks with the government, hours after Chief Executive CY Leung rejected calls to step down.

Two Burmese men 'admit killing Britons in Thailand'

15:57 03/10/2014

Thai Police have said two Burmese men have apparently confessed to killing two British tourists on Koh Tao island.

Sense of smell 'may predict lifespan'

08:32 03/10/2014

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 told to change cockpit screens in Boeing planes

15:27 02/10/2014

Airlines have been ordered to replace or modify the cockpit display units fitted to hundreds of Boeing jets.

Ebola outbreak: 'Five infected every hour' in Sierra Leone

14:58 02/10/2014

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 issues warning over Hong Kong 'illegal' protests

14:53 02/10/2014

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi has warned against “illegal” protests in Hong Kong, amid major pro-democracy rallies in the territory.

Cancer gene test 'would save lives'

09:51 02/10/2014

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 devices pose security threat

23:33 01/10/2014

Voice-activated smartphones and other devices can be a significant security risk, warn researchers.

World wildlife populations halved in 40 years – report

23:30 01/10/2014

The global loss of species is even worse than previously thought, the London Zoological Society (ZSL) says in its new Living Planet Index.

First Ebola case diagnosed in the US

23:30 01/10/2014

The first case of the deadly Ebola virus diagnosed on US soil has been confirmed in Dallas, Texas.

Asian stocks retreat on Hong Kong protests and weak data

23:30 01/10/2014

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.

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