The number of cases of newborn babies with microcephaly, the abnormal smallness of the head, due to the Zika virus has risen to 21 in Honduras since December, health authorities said Wednesday.

The world's six largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) have mobilized 81 billion U.S.

Temperatures in Shanghai reached 40 degrees Celsius on Saturday after a five-day heat wave, the municipal meteorology station said.

HEAVY rain across north and northeast China last week has left 164 people dead and 125 missing, according to the Ministry of Civil Affairs.

FLORIDA health officials have trapped mosquitoes in an area of Miami-Dade County and are testing them for Zika to confirm whether a woman with the virus could be the first person infected directly

RAINSTORMS have left 42 people dead and another 74 missing across north and central China since Wednesday morning, in addition to traffic chaos and the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of citize

AN environmental group has won a landmark public interest lawsuit against a glass manufacturer, with the firm fined US$3.3 million for excessive pollution, a court said.

SOME 2.5 million people are still becoming infected with HIV every year even as drugs have slashed the death rate and patients live longer than ever, a global AIDS study said yesterday.

THERE has been at least one confirmed fatality and 34 people remain missing, after heavy rain hit north China's Hebei Province Tuesday.

The Temaiken Foundation, a non-governmental organization which aims to preserve Argentina's biodiversity, is now working to save the marsh deer, an animal declared to be a national treasure of Buen