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Alien Earth’ is among eight new far-off planets

Alien Earth’ is among eight new far-off planets

One of eight new planets spied in distant solar systems has usurped the title of "most Earth-like alien world", astronomers have said. All eight were picked out by Nasa's Kepler space telescope, taking its tally of such "exoplanets" past 1,000. But only three sit safely within the "habitable zone" of their host star – and […]

Madagascar plague outbreak kills 40, says WHO

Madagascar plague outbreak kills 40, says WHO

An outbreak of plague in Madagascar has killed 40 people and infected almost 80 others, the World Health Organization has said. The WHO warned of the danger of a "rapid spread" of the disease in the capital, Antananarivo. The situation is worsened by high levels of resistance among fleas to a leading insecticide, the WHO […]

US cameraman in Liberia diagnosed with Ebola

US cameraman in Liberia diagnosed with Ebola

A cameraman working in Liberia has tested positive for Ebola and is to be flown home to the US for treatment. The 33-year-old freelancer has been working in the country for three years for a number of media outlets, most recently NBC News. More than 3,330 people have died in four West African countries in […]

SUPERMOON warning: Rare lunar event could trigger ‘END OF DAYS’ this Sunday

SUPERMOON warning: Rare lunar event could trigger ‘END OF DAYS’ this Sunday

A RARE phenomenon THIS SUNDAY could trigger the end of life as we know it in an explosion of earthquakes, killer plagues and volcanic eruptions. The SUPERMOON will light up the sky in a beautiful spectacle on Sunday but may also act as a catalyst to Earth's terrifying and dramatic conclusion, according to ancient legend. […]

AU Summit Approves Creation of African Monetary Fund

AU Summit Approves Creation of African Monetary Fund

The AU Commissioner for Economic Affairs, Anthony Maruping, told journalists in Malabo on Monday that the Fund would work to correct balances of payment positions across Africa. He said such positions were mainly caused by low export of commodities and high import volumes which exerted negative burden on currency stability. The AMF would be established […]

South Africa’s Nelson Mandela dies in Johannesburg

South Africa’s Nelson Mandela dies in Johannesburg

  South Africa's first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela has died, South Africa's president says. Mr Mandela, 95, led South Africa's transition from white-minority rule in the 1990s, after 27 years in prison. He had been receiving intense home-based medical care for a lung infection after three months in hospital. In a statement […]

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