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Alzheimer's blood test discovers disease 10 years before symptoms

A new test for Alzheimer's Disease appears to discover the illness up to 10 years before any symptoms appear. It's a groundbreaking test that could enable treatment options to begin far earlier than ever before.

Indian police search ashram for explosives after bloody stand-off

Gorakhpur - Indian police were Thursday scouring the ashram of a controversial guru for explosives after his arrest ended a bloody stand-off with thousands of followers and a long siege during which six people died.

Indian police arrest 'godman' after violent stand-off

- Police on Wednesday arrested a guru after a violent stand-off with thousands of followers at his sprawling ashram in northern India, where the bodies of four women and a child have been found.

Indian police recover bodies at wanted guru's ashram

- Police discovered five bodies Wednesday after storming the ashram of a wanted guru in northern India where thousands of followers have been holed up for days, as a sixth supporter died in hospital.

Canadian father of 10, a grandpa, hit in Israel synagogue attack

A Canadian man, who is also Israeli and lives in Jerusalem, was wounded in the attack on a synagogue there and is in serious condition in a local hospital. Already he has undergone more than one surgery and likely faces more.

Indian police clash with armed followers of wanted 'godman'

Hisar - Hundreds of armed supporters of a controversial guru clashed Tuesday with baton-wielding riot police who tried to storm his fortified ashram and arrest him in northern India, officers said.

Band Aid 30 single raises $1.5 million for Ebola in 5 minutes

It did not take long for the single put out by a group of philanthropic British musicians to begin raising money. Band Aid 30, the 2014 incarnation of the Band Aid supergroup who sang to help a famine crisis in Ethiopia, has already raised $1.5 million.

Female students banned from a library in India, court rules no

Young women going to the Aligarh Muslim University in India have been banned from using the University library but the courts may come to their rescue. A petition filed by a law intern, and supported by a human rights group, seeks to overturn the ban.

Mob of doctors torture, kill suspected thief in India: Police

Kolkata - A mob of doctors killed a suspected thief at an Indian medical college in a gruesome case of vigilante justice, tying him up and slashing his penis with a razor, police said Monday.

MH17 crash video, newly released, shows plane nearly hit village

Amateur footage was released of the moments after the crash of Malaysian Flight MH17, shot down in July in Ukraine. The video, taken from a cellphone by a local, shows how close the plane came to landing on the small village of Hrabove.

Rat poison linked to sterilization deaths in India

Ciprofloxacin, an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections has been linked to the deaths of over 13 women and two men in India. The antibiotic, made locally in a nearby factory, was found to be contaminated with zinc phosphide, a rat poison.

Tsunami warning as Indonesia hit by 7.3 magnitude earthquake

A 7.3 magnitude undersea earthquake has hit the Maluku Islands in eastern Indonesia this morning and a tsunami warning has gone out for an area 300 kilometres (185 miles) from the quake's source. No casualties or major damage has been reported as yet.

Studies: Alzheimer's Disease to double by 2050, but help on way

The School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California released a new study on Alzheimer's and, unlike one released last week, it is not encouraging. The USC study suggests that in the U.S. the number of cases will double by the year 2050.

G20 Summit turning into war of words as leaders attack Putin

The G20 Summit is underway in Australia and a meeting intended to focus on the economy is turning into a battleground as nations line up to take a shot at Russian President Vladimir Putin. The subject of the Ukraine is threatening to derail the meeting.

World's economic leaders gather in Australia for 2-day G20 summit

Amidst a simmering tension between two members, world economic powers are gathering today in Brisbane, Australia for the ninth meeting of the G20 summit. The agenda is not officially known but the prime topic is certain to be the world's economy.

Indian drug makers arrested over sterilisation deaths

New Delhi - Indian police said Friday they have arrested the head of a drug manufacturing company and his son on suspicion of destroying evidence in the case of 13 women who died after a mass sterilisation programme.

Doctor arrested after botched sterilizations kill 13 Indian women

Bilaspur - A doctor who conducted mass sterilizations that resulted in the deaths of 13 women was arrested in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh on Wednesday.

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett to sing together at famed Tanglewood

Lady Gaga will perform with the legendary Tony Bennett, with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the BSO's summer home of Tanglewood in Lenox, Mass., near Boston, this summer. The two have recorded and performed together previously.

Deaths expose horrors of India's mass sterilisations

New Delhi - As she waited to go under the knife in a Delhi hospital, Jamantara Tokas admitted she was terrified after the death of 13 women in botched sterilisations, but said the money on offer was too good to turn down.

Duck-billed dinosaur, 80 million years old, discovered in Canada

Bones of a duck-billed dinosaur have been discovered in a river in the Canadian province of Alberta, the Royal Tyrrell Museum revealed this week. Two fisherman came upon the find in September and it may be from a previously unknown species.
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