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Japan volcanic isle smouldering and growing

A volcanic island off Japan's southern coast continues to smoulder with lava flowing from its craters into the sea, new aerial images showed Friday. Nishinoshima,...

Gillnet fishing halted off California to protect endangered turtles

Fresh‑caught swordfish will be off the menu in California restaurants for at least the next month, due to a federally imposed temporary ban on drift...

Battling stigma against HIV AIDS in China

An NGO in a Chinese coastal city braves a public backlash to allow a space for HIV testing....

Earth survived near-miss from 2012 solar storm: NASA

Back in 2012, the Sun erupted with a powerful solar storm that just missed the Earth but was big enough to "knock modern civilization back...

AIDS experts return to Africa to close gap

The next global AIDS conference will be held in South Africa to try to close the gap that still remains between the HIV/AIDS experience in...

Beef pollutes more than pork, poultry, study says

WASHINGTON (AP) — Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a...

Beatings and addiction: Pakistan drug 'clinic' prescribes torture

Hashish addict Noor Rehman has spent three years chained to a concrete slab covered by insects....

Are we alone? Alien pollution might reveal the answer

Earthlings often wonder if life exists on other planets, and researchers said Wednesday that hunting for traces of pollution from distant worlds could provide the...

Fukushima monkeys show possible 'effects of radiation'

Monkeys near the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant have lower blood cell counts than cousins living further away, possibly because of radiation exposure, a study...