China

China chemical plant blast kills at least 19

The explosion is the latest deadly industrial incident in the world's largest producer of chemicals.

China chemical plant blast kills at least 19

Iran

Bus, oil tanker collision kills at least 13 in Iran

Deadly accident in an highway in Kurdistan Province also left at least nine people injured.

Bus, oil tanker collision kills at least 13 in Iran

United States

US: Monsanto on trial over Roundup poisoning case

Former school groundsman dying of cancer accuses maker of popular herbicide of suppressing evidence of risks.

Europe

UK: National Health Service marks 70th anniversary

The NHS established universal healthcare, guaranteeing free access to treatment regardless of income or status, but many have questions over its future.

Europe

Northern Ireland abortion stories: Sorrow amid backlash

Ban, including in cases of rape, incest or fatal foetal abnormality, sees women travel to England for procedure.

Northern Ireland one of 'most restrictive abortion regimes'

Counting the Cost

Gaming addiction: Are we asking the right questions?

Is gaming addiction a mental health issue or a distraction from valid questions surrounding technology development.

Africa

Nigeria runs low on snakebite antidote

Thousands of people are bitten by snakes in Nigeria every year, and many people die or lose their limbs because of a shortage of antivenoms.

Nigeria runs low on snakebite antidote

101 East

China: Secrets of a Long Life

China's Bama region is home to an astonishing number of people aged over 100. But are they really as old as they claim?

Europe

UK: More than 450 patients died from opiate prescriptions

New report says the 'institutionalised' practice of prescribing opiates without medical justification led to the deaths.

Voices

In Ghana, the deaf live in isolation

Sixty years after missionary first helped educate hearing-impaired, schools struggle as society marginalises minority.

In Ghana, the deaf live in isolation

United Kingdom

UK returns confiscated medical cannabis to epileptic boy

Billy Caldwell obtained the cannabis in Canada to help control his epileptic seizures.

UK returns confiscated medical cannabis to epileptic boy

Health

Argentina's Congress approves abortion bill

After an all-night debate,129 members of the chamber of deputies voted in favour and 125 against.

Argentina's Congress approves abortion bill

Iraq

ISIL rape victims 'need transcultural psychotherapy'

Need for mental health experts who know local culture in post-ISIL Iraq is immense, German-Kurd psychologist says.

Jan Kizilhan: ISIL rape victims need culture-sensitive therapy

Opinion

Who owns America's water?

Not you. Not if you're an average American citizen.

Gina Benevento

by Gina Benevento

Gina Benevento

Human Rights

Remembering Virginia Apgar

Described as a leader in the field of anaesthesiology, Virginia Apgar would have been 109 on Thursday.

Virginia Apgar: Why Google honours her today