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Coronavirus 'may become global emergency' as 18 deaths confirmed
Three cities in China have been locked down in an effort to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus - but the World Health Organisation (WHO) says it is still too early a "global health emergency".
Doomsday clock hits 100 seconds to midnight - closest to catastrophe ever
Humankind, like Cinderella, has only until midnight - but the strike of the Doomsday Clock will bring far more serious repercussions than those that faced the Disney princess.
Ancient Vesuvius eruption 'turned victim's brain into glass'
The brain of a man killed in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD burned at such a high temperature that it turned into glass, scientists have said.
Rohingyas still 'at serious risk of genocide' in Myanmar, International Court of Justice rules
Rohingya Muslims remain "at serious risk of genocide" in Myanmar, the International Court of Justice has ruled.
Australia bushfires: Three Americans dead after water tanker plane crashes while fighting blazes
Three Americans have died after a water tanker plane crashed in a fireball while fighting bushfires in southeastern Australia.
Usain Bolt hails his new 'king or queen' as he announces baby news
Sprinting legend Usain Bolt has announced he is going to be a dad for the first time.
Meet Vyommitra: The female robot India wants to send into space
India is planning on sending a "female" humanoid robot called Vyommitra into space as part of an unmanned mission which could launch this year.
Trans woman freed after being sentenced on 'bogus' child porn charges
A transgender woman in Russia who was sentenced to three years in a men's prison for child pornography charges has had her conviction overturned.
Alien life could exist on Saturn's moon Enceladus
A new scientific discovery suggests that chemical reactions on the sea floor of Saturn's moon Enceladus could mean there are enough energy sources to support life.
US journalist who exposed ecological destruction in Indonesia arrested
An American journalist who exposed ecological destruction in Indonesia has been arrested and could face up to five years behind bars, his lawyer has said.