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Britain's first legally-approved HIV self-testing kit went on sale online on Monday, promising a result in just 15 minutes with a 99.7 percent accuracy rate. Developers hope the BioSure HIV Self Test will help identify the estimated 26,000...
Almost one million children urgently need help after an earthquake claimed more than 3,200 lives in Nepal, the UN children's agency said, as relief workers raced to help the most vulnerable. With thousands of children camping out in the open in...
A severe storm in northwest Pakistan, dubbed a "mini-cyclone", has killed 44 people and injured more than 200, officials said Monday, raising their previous death toll.   Intense rain and strong winds buffeted the city of Peshawar and...
Opening statements will finally begin Monday in the long-awaited trial of James Holmes, the allegedly crazed gunman accused of opening fire in a packed Batman movie premiere in 2012, killing 12. Troubled graduate student Holmes, 27, has been in...
Benin headed to the polls Sunday in legislative elections seen as a key test for President Thomas Boni Yayi, whose controversial plans to change the constitution to extend his rule may be crushed if the opposition makes gains.   About 4.4...
The Australian government on Saturday said it has been told by Indonesia that the execution of "Bali Nine" drug traffickers Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan was "imminent".   "Indonesian authorities today advised...
Israeli police shot dead a knife-wielding Palestinian who attempted to stab colleagues at an east Jerusalem checkpoint, a spokeswoman said on Saturday.   The 17-year-old assailant from the Al-Tur neighborhood of annexed Arab east Jerusalem...
There are six major types of obesity, according to a study conducted in the US and the UK. To battle the disease more effectively, the researchers suggest, the medical community could recognize these different sub-categories and treat them...
Switzerland is the happiest country in the world, closely followed by Iceland, Denmark, Norway and Canada, according to a global ranking of happiness unveiled in New York on Thursday. The 2015 World Happiness Report is the third annual report...
Police arrested two people on a fifth day of street protests in Baltimore over the death of an African American man in police custody that has yet to be fully explained. More than 200 protesters rallied mid-afternoon outside Baltimore's stately...