A centenarian Japanese doctor who saw patients until just months before his death and helped set up the medical systems that have made Japan one of the world's longest-lived nations died on Tuesday at the age of 105.
Flooding across large parts of Myanmar has displaced more than 100,000 people, causing two deaths, while dramatic riverbank erosion has washed away a Buddhist pagoda, officials, residents and state media said on Monday (July 24th).
An Indian man who strummed the guitar as surgeons operated on his brain demonstrated on Thursday (July 20th) how the unusual procedure had cured the problem hindering his ability to play.
AIDS claimed a million lives in 2016, almost half the 2005 toll that marked the peak of the deadly epidemic, said a United Nations report on Thursday (July 20th) proclaiming "the scales have tipped".
Meeting life-saving global health targets by 2030 could require investments by donors and national governments of up to USD 58 per person per year, or USD 371 billion annually, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday (July 17th).
Japan on Monday (July 17th) pledged it will provide USD 1 billion in aid for children and the youth around the world over the next two years as part of efforts to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Eighteen months after the surgery, Zion Harvey is "more independent and able to complete day-to-day activities", says a doctor at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where the operation took place.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday (July 12th) visited a region devastated by flooding over recent days and promised that the government would do everything possible to help rebuild.
The sixth mass extinction of life on Earth is unfolding more quickly than feared, scientists have warned.
EU interior ministers on Thursday (July 6th) pledged to back an urgent European Commission plan to help crisis-hit Italy, which has been overwhelmed by a wave of migrants arriving by sea from North Africa.
At least 10 people were missing, including a child, and 400,000 were forced from their homes after record rains battered southwestern Japan for a second day on Thursday (July 6th), sending rivers surging over their banks, a Government official and NHK national television said.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) and Embassy of Vietnam in the Philippines have asked Philippine authorities to verify press reports that say two Vietnamese sailors were killed by the Abu Sayyaf terrorist group, said MoFA’s Spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang.
The world's current population of 7.6 billion will balloon to 9.8 billion in 2050, with India's numbers to surpass China's in just seven years, a United Nations report said on Wednesday (June 21st).
At least 147 people were killed in Bangladesh and neighbouring regions of northeast India after heavy rains triggered a series of landslides and flooded swaths of land over the past two days, officials said on Wednesday (June 14th).
Qatar must "change their policies" and stop supporting "extremist groups", the Saudi foreign minister said on Tuesday (Jun 6) in Paris, a day after his nation and its allies cut off ties with the Gulf state.
Many residents rushed to supermarkets in Qatar to stock up on food items after waking up to news of Saudi Arabia closing the country’s only land border.
Viktor Gorbatko, one of the first Soviet-era cosmonauts and a veteran of three flights into space, died on Wednesday (May 17), at the age of 82.