HANOI – Vietnam has confirmed the country’s first two cases of Zika virus.

Japanese scientists said Saturday they have bioengineered the skin organ known as the integumentary system in mice using induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells.

Nuclear regulators gave their approval Wednesday to start freezing soil around damaged reactor buildings at the disaster-hit Fukushima No.

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO – Federal health officials are granting use of an experimental test to screen blood donations for Zika virus, an emergency step designed to protect local blood supplies from the

CONAKRY – A resurgence of Ebola in a rural Guinean community has killed seven people, health officials said Wednesday, even as the World Health Organization voiced confidence that remaining isolate

FUKUSHIMA – Public prosecutors decided on Tuesday not to indict Tokyo Electric Power Co.

A public-private council tasked with devising measures to make Fukushima Prefecture a renewable energy hub was launched in the city of Fukushima on Sunday.

LONDON – Asia has the largest number of people exposed to natural disasters, but African countries are the most vulnerable to them, largely because of political instability, corruption, poverty and

PARIS – The Zika virus, already linked to brain damage in babies, can also cause a serious brain infection in adult victims, French researchers warned Thursday.

MOSCOW – Economic crises in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus have brought reduced testing in areas contaminated by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, Greenpeace says, and people continue to eat and drink f