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Ebola vaccine trial so far so good, produces immune response

A trial of the developing Ebola vaccine has shown positive results. The vaccine is being tolerated without major side effects by the 20 humans given the vaccine. The findings were published in the New England Journal of Medicine Wednesday.

Dewani honeymoon murder case decision delayed

Cape Town - British businessman Shrien Dewani will have to wait two weeks to see whether a South African judge throws out charges that he organised the murder of his bride on their honeymoon.

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.

'Horrific' record 1,020 rhino killed in South Africa

Johanesburg - A record 1,020 rhinos have been poached in South Africa this year, the government said Thursday, scuppering multiple efforts by authorities to curb the slaughter of the endangered species.

Shocking information on infertility revealed in U.S. study

A study just released from the National Institute of Health (NIH) in America has found chemicals in sunblock and other personal care items have a negative effect on a man's sperm count. The chemicals are intended to block UV rays.

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.

Court says Eli the pot-bellied pet pig must go, family devastated

A court in Alberta in Canada has ruled an Edmonton family cannot keep Eli, their pet pot-bellied pig. The two little girls in the family, and Mom and Dad, are "devastated." They argued to the court that Eli was a pet, not just a pig, but it didn't work.

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.

Nobel summit moved to Rome after Dalai Lama visa row

Johanesburg - A summit of Nobel peace laureates scheduled to be held in Cape Town has been moved to Rome after the South African government failed to issue a visa to the Dalai Lama, organisers said Sunday.

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.

U2 singer Bono has harrowing flight as door detaches from plane

The singer for the Irish band U2 is lucky that things ended well after a door in the rear compartment of the private jet he was riding across Europe in fell off. He lost his luggage in the mishap but is happy that is all he lost.

Jellyfish invasions are wreaking havoc, and we're helping them

Jellyfish populations are exploding and wreaking havoc along the way — and their rapid population growth is being aided by us, because our actions are creating a warming climate, research suggests.

I don't believe Pistorius, says Steenkamp's mother

Johanesburg - Reeva Steenkamp's mother does not believe Oscar Pistorius accidentally killed her daughter and feels "let down" by South Africa's justice system, according to a memoir published Monday.

Pistorius appeal hearing set for December 9

Johanesburg - South African prosecutors on Monday said that their request to appeal Oscar Pistorius' manslaughter conviction and five-year prison sentence would be heard on December 9.

Story of Horror: Mexico learns of the fate of missing 43 students

Mexican Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam told media and his country a terrible story on Friday, one no one wanted to hear. He confirmed that all 43 missing students are dead, killed in a horrific manner, burnt, their remains thrown in a river.

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd charged with trying to have 2 men killed

The drummer of the fabled Aussie heavy rock band, AC/DC, Phil Rudd, has been charged in New Zealand with "attempting to procure a murder." Mr. Rudd was also charged with drug offences, including possession of methamphetamine.

Bad trick: Crystal meth in girl's Halloween bag in California

The father of an eight-year-old girl in Hercules, Calif., was shocked to find a small bag of methamphetamine in her Halloween candy. He took it to police who confirmed the contents and are now looking for whoever gave it to her.

Armoured car spills cash on U.S. highway, motorists grab money

Maryland as a state doesn't seem any more or less honest than most other U.S. states, or Canadian provinces for that matter, so maybe this would have happened anywhere in North America. We refer to a cash grab courtesy a broken armored truck door.

Pistorius trial families accept plan to appeal

Johannesburg - The families of "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius and the woman he killed have accepted the decision by South African prosecutors to press for a murder conviction and a harsher sentence for the athlete.

Manhunt for killers of South Africa football captain

Johannesburg - South Africa launched a manhunt Monday to catch the killers of South Africa's national football captain Senzo Meyiwa, who was shot dead during a robbery at his girlfriend's home.
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