Zika link to new, paralysing disease Causing brain damage in babies and a rare neurological ailment in adults, the Zika virus is also linked to paralysis-causing myelitis.
09 марта 2016
EU delays weedkiller decision amid cancer uproar The EU postponed a decision to extend the approval of a key weedkiller for another 15 years amid an uproar that it may cause cancer.
08 марта 2016
Mutations, DNA damage seen in Fukushima forests: Greenpeace Conservation group Greenpeace warned that the environmental impact of the Fukushima nuclear crisis five years ago on nearby forests is just beginning to be seen.
04 марта 2016
Qatar population hits 2.5 million on worker influx Qatar's population has reached 2.5 million people, swollen by the huge numbers of foreign workers employed in the tiny Gulf emirate.
03 марта 2016
Lennon not Lenin: Ukraine renames street after late Beatle A Ukrainian village renamed a street, which honoured Soviet founder Lenin, after The Beatles' John Lennon.
03 марта 2016
China jails Christian pastor for 14 years: official Chinese court sentenced a Christian pastor to 14 years in jail for embezzlement, after he opposed forced removal of crosses from churches.
29 февраля 2016
Hollande acknowledges impact of nuclear testing in Pacific French President Francois Hollande acknowledged that three decades of nuclear tests in French Polynesia had had "an impact" on health.
23 февраля 2016
Climate change 'forcing species to move' Warming temperatures are causing about half of the world's plants and animals to move location, with every major type of species affected.
10 февраля 2016
Trump: Celebrity billionaire, next US president? Donald Trump is a billionaire real estate tycoon with bravado to spare, a former reality television star who says winning is everything.
10 февраля 2016
13 million pupils in OECD nations 'failing at 15' 13 million pupils in OECD countries fail to attain a sufficient level of proficiency in either reading, maths or science by the age of 15.
10 февраля 2016
Rio Carnival conquers Zika fears with repellant and samba With crazy costumes, pulsating music the Rio Carnival's top performers swatted aside Zika worries to get down for the world's biggest party
08 февраля 2016
Scottish islanders don helmets for Viking fire festival Residents of Scotland's remote Shetland Islands brandishing swords and shields celebrated their Nordic roots in a fest that culminated in burning of a Viking ship replica.
27 января 2016
Lucky Thai dolls 'non-human' says aviation authority Thailand's air safety body warned passengers that lucky 'child angel' dolls cannot be considered real people and must be properly stowed.
27 января 2016
British astronaut dials wrong number on Xmas call from space Tim Peake, the first British astronaut on the International Space Station, dialled a wrong number after trying to phone home for Christmas, asking a woman "Is this planet Earth?"
25 декабря 2015
Russia 'warming 2.5 times quicker' than global average: ministry Russia is warming more than twice as fast as the rest of the world, sounding an alarm on the rise in floods and wildfires nationwide.
25 декабря 2015
Thousands of plants cut production as Beijing smog persists Beijing has ordered 2,100 factories to suspend or reduce production as part of its 'red alert' measures to deal with smog.
21 декабря 2015
Time names Merkel as its Person of 2015 Time magazine named German Chancellor Angela Merkel as its Person of the Year 2015, hailing her leadership during Europe's debt, refugee and migrant crises and Russia's intervention in Ukraine.
09 декабря 2015
Japanese monks karate chop, chant in funeral contest Japanese Buddhist monks strutted their stuff in a contest highlighting sutra chanting skills, giving funeral sermons and loud karate chops.
09 декабря 2015
70,000 sign petition to ban Trump from Britian Over 70,000 people sign a petition to ban Donald Trump from entering Britain after his call to bar Muslims from entering the United States.
09 декабря 2015
'Virtual trees' turn the Eiffel Tower green for COP21 The Eiffel Tower turned green Sunday for the opening of the Paris climate conference, marking the launch of an art project that will see "virtual trees" grow on the landmark to support reforestation.
30 ноября 2015

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