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13:31, 24 August 2017 Thursday
Health & Environment

16:01, 13 August 2017 Sunday
Bangladesh hopes to rekindle passion to save rare crocodiles

A separate 40-year-old male was returned to the zoo in Rajshahi where there are only females.

16:18, 12 August 2017 Saturday
Hong Kong scrambles to inspect EU eggs as insecticide found

Millions of eggs have been pulled from supermarket shelves across Europe and dozens of poultry farms closed since the discovery of fipronil, which can be harmful to humans, was made public on August 1.

14:45, 11 August 2017 Friday
Philippines declares first ever H5 bird flu outbreak

An immediate cull was ordered for all chicken, ducks and quail within a kilometre (0.6 miles) of the infected poultry in San Luis town, north of Manila, said Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol.

03:00, 11 August 2017 Friday
2016 confirmed as hottest year on record

Heat due to long-term temperature rise, strong El Nino, report says

09:46, 10 August 2017 Thursday
Ethiopia's capital to tackle issue of polluted rivers

Multimillion dollar project aims at turning dirty riverbanks of Addis Ababa into attractions  

13:43, 09 August 2017 Wednesday
Netherlands found insecticide in eggs in 2016

Dutch authorities have temporarily closed 138 poultry farms and may cull millions of chickens. 

15:08, 05 August 2017 Saturday
Eggs removed from European shelves over toxicity fears

Recalls in Germany, Netherlands and Belgium and criminal inquiry launched as tests show high levels of insecticide profile

03:04, 30 July 2017 Sunday
Myanmar Swine flu deaths go up to 7

Number of infected people also goes up to 41 from 30

14:12, 29 July 2017 Saturday
Cholera has killed 1 992 people in Yemen WHO

WHO has recorded 419,804 suspected cholera cases in Yemen since April 27

22:09, 27 July 2017 Thursday
Climate change will feed wildfires says experts

More than 10,000 people had to flee raging fires in southern France this week, and several villages were evacuated in Portugal just weeks after another blaze killed more than 60 people there.

15:40, 25 July 2017 Tuesday
Cholera kills 1 869 people in Yemen WHO

WHO says 396,086 suspected cholera cases have been recorded in Yemen  

10:21, 25 July 2017 Tuesday
Japan aims to reduce suicides by 30 in 10 years

Japan has the highest suicide rate among Group of Seven (G7) advanced countries and the government describes the situation as "critical" in a country where more than 20,000 people kill themselves every year.

11:18, 24 July 2017 Monday
Injectable AIDS drug may work 'as well' as pills study

At present people have no option but to take lifelong, daily doses of anti-retroviral therapy (ART) which keeps the HIV virus under control, but does not kill it.

14:15, 23 July 2017 Sunday
ICRC says 600 000 Yemenis could contract cholera in 2017

One in every 45 Yemenis will have contracted the disease by December as "a direct consequence of a conflict that has devastated civilian infrastructure and brought the whole health system to its knees," the ICRC said in a statement.

04:01, 19 July 2017 Wednesday
Russia probes fidget spinners over health fears

It came after state TV said the toys could make people susceptible to the messages of the political opposition.

12:07, 09 July 2017 Sunday
Compromise on climate change but at what cost

Ultimately, the final joint statement after the summit in Hamburg underlined that the 2015 Paris deal is "irreversible", while "taking note" of Washington's decision to quit the agreement.

14:23, 06 July 2017 Thursday
Pakistan confirms third polio case in 2017

Health official says 18-month old boy paralyzed by polio virus in southwestern Balochistan province

15:02, 04 July 2017 Tuesday
Pakistan to vaccinate millions in new anti-polio drive

Campaign aims to cover over 10M children under age of 5; 75,000 workers to participate in nationwide campaign

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