Italy navy recovers six bodies, rescues 290 from migrant boats

View gallery Migrants are rescued by the Italian Navy in the Mediterranean Sea, in this picture released on Janua … ROME (Reuters) – Italy's navy rescued 290 migrants & recovered six…

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UN health chief: Zika virus is 'spreading explosively'

GENEVA (AP) — Declaring that the Zika virus is "spreading explosively," the World Health Organization announced it will hold an emergency meeting of independent experts Monday to decide if the…

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UK to take in some refugee children separated from families

London (AFP) – Britain will take in an unspecified number of migrant children who have been separated from their parents by conflicts in Syria & other countries, the government said…

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Ex-I.Coast leader clung to power 'by all means,' trial told

The Hague (AFP) – Former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo on Thursday denied charges of clinging to power "by all means" as his long-awaited trial opened five years after post-poll violence…

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25 dead, including 10 children, in Greek migrant boat sinking: coastguard

Athens (AFP) – The bodies of 25 migrants, including 10 children, were discovered off the Greek island of Samos Thursday after their boat capsized, the Greek coastguard said. Ten people…

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The Latest: 31 US residents diagnosed with Zika in past year

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the Zika virus that is spreading through Latin America (all times local): 7:40 p.m. Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes says he doesn't believe…

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1-in-a-Million Odds Link Global Warming and Record Heat

Mother Nature can't take the blame for this century's string of record-breaking heat waves, a new study finds. Fourteen of the 15 warmest years in recorded history occurred between 2000…

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Young Women's Cancer Risk Linked to Tanning Beds

Young women who use tanning beds or booths have up to a sixfold increase in their likelihood of developing melanoma, a new study found. The study moreover suggests that indoor…

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'Schizophrenia Gene' Discovery Sheds Light on Possible Cause

Researchers have identified a gene that increases the risk of schizophrenia, & they say they have a plausible theory as to how this gene may cause the devastating mental illness….

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Addiction Changes Brain Biology in 3 Stages, Experts Say

Experts who research addiction have long argued that it is a disease of the brain. Now, in a new paper, they present a model of addiction, broken down into three…

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