Barack Obama is to ask US Congress for emergency funding of up to US$1.8 billion to help find a vaccine for Zika.
Coastguards in Turkey have confirmed 27 migrants drowned off the Aegean coast after they tried to reach a Greek island.
A United Nations report claims the World Health Organisation emergency response capability is putting thousands of lives at risk.
Greece Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos says the heads of the EU/IMF mission are expected to resume talks on the country's reforms next week.
Russia's FSB security police has arrested seven Islamic State militants in the Urals city of Yekaterinburg who were planning terrorist attacks in Moscow and St...
Storm Imogen is battering Britain, bringing gales and torrential rain to the southwest all the way to the Thames Estuary, Wales and Cornwall.
Experts have discovered that dog and human intelligence work in the same way and these findings could have implications for understanding people's health.
The Duchess of Cambridge has recorded a video message calling on primary schools to focus on emotional wellbeing, as well as academic success.
A new survey shows two thirds of British adults want junk food promotions, like two-for-one-deals, reduced to help combat childhood obesity.
A UK survey shows it is more stressful being without a mobile phone for a day than not being able to speak to your partner.
Police in London are looking into using eagles to intercept remote controlled drones being used by criminal gangs.
Skiers enjoying a day on the Pyrenees slopes in Spain were given a rude shock after a yeti-type creature was seen walking through nearby trees.
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The alarming spread of the Zika virus - caused in major part by the infamous Aedes aegypti mosquito, which can also carry dengue, yellow fever and chikungunya...