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Youngster from Florida dies of rabies after touching a sick bat

Six-year-old boy dies from rabies he contracted after being scratched by an infected bat.

16 Jan 2018 11:13 AM

Single-dose vaccine may control cholera outbreaks: study

Cholera transmission is endemic in many areas of Africa, Asia and the Caribbean.

12 Dec 2017 3:20 PM

New mapping technique can help fight extreme poverty

While declining in most areas of the world, roughly 1.2 billion people still live in extreme poverty.

12 Dec 2017 2:44 PM

Celebrity elephant kills owner in Thailand

PETA said while the keeper's death was a tragedy, it illustrated the potentially violent consequences of keeping elephants confined.

28 Nov 2017 2:39 PM

10 percent rise in billionaire numbers worldwide, finds study

Annual report recorded more billionaires in Asia than in US, with Europe taking third spot in the report's billionaire database.

27 Oct 2017 8:38 AM


Chinese herbal medicines may cause liver cancer, says study

Findings suggest measures needed to prevent people from consuming aristolochic acids (AA), derived from woody vines of Aristolochia plants.

19 Oct 2017 8:12 AM

'RING OF FIRE' Volcanos remind Asia of seismic peril

More than 1,40,000 people fled Mount Agung on the Indonesian Island of Bali after its alert status was raised to the highest level.

13 Oct 2017 2:26 PM

British Museum apologises for tweeting 'Asian names can be confusing'

The statement provoked racist allegations by enraged Twitterati.

16 Sep 2017 6:55 PM

Sex workers to wear chef's cap this Durga Puja

They will be trained by the fisheries department in West Bengal.

03 Sep 2017 1:20 PM

Humans arrived in Southeast Asia 20,000 years earlier: study

A barrage of dating techniques were applied to the sediment around the fossils in a cave in Indonesia.

10 Aug 2017 1:44 PM


Asia assesses ransomware assault, extent may not be known until Monday

China's official news agency Xinhua said secondary schools and universities were hit, but did not say how many or identify them

14 May 2017 8:52 PM

How cobras developed flesh-eating venom decoded

Cobras are killers in Africa and Asia, and cause crippling social and economic burdens through the number of survivors who need amputations.

16 Mar 2017 4:43 PM