BISHKEK – A strong earthquake has hit southern Kyrgyzstan, but emergency officials say there are no immediate reports of any damage or injuries in the remote corner of the Central Asian nation.

When he realized he was not going to make it as a guitarist, Hiroaki Suga set out to find the origin of life, and ended up creating a new way to develop medicines.

LONDON – Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K. said it has developed a reagent that can drastically shorten the time to detect Zika virus infections, which are spreading mainly in Brazil.

BANGKOK – A greater humanitarian focus on schools before, during and after natural disasters will save lives, protect children and benefit communities and countries, Save the Children says in a rep

A magnitude-5.3 earthquake hit the northern city of Hakodate on Thursday, registering a lower 6 on the Japanese seismic scale of 7, the Meteorological Agency said.

CARACAS – Until recently, Julio Noguera worked at a bakery. Now he spends his evenings searching through the garbage for food.

FUKUSHIMA – In a survey that began in April 2014 to check the impact of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdowns, 30 children have so far been diagnosed with thyroid cancer and 27 others are suspected

JAKARTA – A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck in the Banda Sea in remote eastern Indonesia early Monday, U.S. seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued.

PARIS – Deep, cold ocean currents from the North Atlantic blunt the effect of global warming on Antarctica and slow the rise of sea levels, according to a study published Monday.

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. Wednesday added a ¥19.1 billion special loss to its fiscal 2015 earnings due to the recent fuel efficiency manipulation scandal.