Obesity and being overweight are to blame for at least half a million cases of cancer a year, says the World Health Organization's cancer research agency. Women are especially at risk, and the problem is most serious in North America.
Over 40 people have already died in a plague outbreak on Madagascar and the UN World Health Organization (WHO) has warned of a “rapid” spread of the bacterial disease carried by rats in the capital Antananarivo.
A homemade sign proclaiming “AIDS, Ebola, Obama – Thanks Africa” caused a commotion in the town of Minden, Nebraska this week after a local man drew the ire of area residents when he erected it on his own property.
Reading David Cameron’s article in The Guardian on the G20, analyzing why the Eurozone is “teetering on the brink of a third recession” and the world is beset with chaos and instability, you could be forgiven for thinking none of it is his fault.
Masai people living in northern Tanzania are facing eviction from their historical homeland, as the government has reportedly reneged on a promise and is proceeding with plans to remake the land into a hunting reserve for Dubai's royal family.
Daredevil highwire-walker and Austrian crime author Reinhard Kleindl has shot to fame after crossing the 108 meter Victoria Falls on the Zambia-Zimbabwe border. He spoke to RT about his motivations and safety precautions.
In a desperate bid for survival, a young elephant showed tremendous courage to fight off a pride of 14 female lions. A video shows them chasing the animal to a riverbank, before it fights back, reverses the tables and escapes.
Royal Dutch Shell was aware that its Nigerian pipelines were poorly maintained prior to the 2008 Bodo oil spills, and later underestimated the size of the leaks to avoid paying compensation, Amnesty International reported after studying court documents.