US authorities say multiple people have been shot in the state of Maryland in what the FBI is describing as an “active shooter situation.”
California restaurants will soon stop providing plastic straws unless customers explicitly ask for them, under a new law signed on Thursday by the states environment-friendly governor.
A strange fossil that looks a bit like a giant leaf, or a fingerprint the size of a coffee table, has intrigued scientists for decades.
A new outbreak of a rare but preventable eye infection that can cause blindness, has been identified in contact lens wearers in a new study led by UCL and Moorfields Eye Hospital researchers.
Australian general insurance companies have breached their own self-imposed regulations on more than 31,000 occasions without penalties, a powerful misconduct inquiry heard on Friday amid mounting calls for tougher oversight of the financial sector.
People in the UK, US and China have a higher risk of dying early from conditions like cancer, heart disease and stroke than people in Italy, France, South Korea and Australia.
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It is the world’s deadliest infectious disease, killing almost two million people a year — more than HIV and malaria combined — but the fight against tuberculosis (TB) is still severely underfunded and neglected by politicians and decision-makers, experts warn.
India’s rupee may be set to recover as oil peaks out and investors realize the currency has been sold off too heavily amid the emerging-market rout, State Bank of India said.
Japans annual core consumer inflation ticked up slightly in August but remained distant from the central banks two percent target, suggesting that monetary policy will stay ultra-loose for the time being.
Growing uncertainty triggered by escalating trade tensions and political risks would cloud global growth outlook, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) warned, expecting weaker economic performance for the 2018-19 period.
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi has declared that eurozone economic growth is on a steady course and that the risk of deflation is fading, allowing the central bank to phase out its bond-purchase program by the end of December.
Moscow and Beijing lashed out Friday at Washingtons new anti-Russian sanctions that also target China for the first time, warning the United States could face consequences.
A decision to lift the suspension of Russias Anti-Doping Agency has been labelled "the greatest treachery against clean athletes".