Most conspiracy theories are harmless, but rumours that GM mosquitoes may inadvertently have caused Brazil’s epidemic could potentially cost lives.
The rapidly-spreading virus has been declared a global health emergency in an effort to fast-track international action and research priorities.
The United States senator, buoyed by evangelical voters, stunned the billionaire to take an early lead in the Republican race.
Bernie Sanders draws biggest crowds and Donald Trump goes evangelical on the last night of campaigning before bellwether vote.
The UN body, criticised for being slow to act, is urged by the scientist who co-discovered Ebola to declare a global emergency.
Yahoo sold sold an estimated 12 tonnes of elephant tusks and fashioned pieces of ivory on its Japanese auction site
EU says the country is not following the rules in its processing of thousands of refugees
Saudi Arabia is realising that it has to look to a future that does not depend solely on fossil fuel.
Documentary depicts life among jihadi groups
In the wake of a string of disparaging remarks, will support from the property mogul's business partners remain as firm as that of Republican voters?
LaVoy Finicum has been killed and the FBI has arrested armed occupation leader Ammon Bundy and others near the Malheur wildlife refuge in the US.
A financing study commissioned for the World Humanitarian Summit in May urges an entirely new approach to help the rising number of poor.
A game to galvanise support for Peaceful Pakistan backfired amid public outrage over use of the Taliban's attack on Army Public School as inspiration.
Amount of refugees makes it a domestic issue for Turkey, says prime minister.
Failed asylum seekers get no chance to appeal and risk 'freezing to death' if they're deported to Russia
A British inquiry has concluded that the Russian president probably approved an intelligence operation to murder Alexander Litvinenko.
Government data released on Tuesday has revealed that the Asian superpower's economy grew at its lowest rate in a quarter of a century.
A study by Oxfam has found that ?the richest one percent of the world's population now own more than the rest of us combined.
A monitoring group has claimed that militants kidnapped at least 400 civilians when they attacked the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor.