Wwhile Sars may now seem a distant memory, we forget the lessons of it at our peril. We should heed the reminder sounded by the emergence of a new Sars-like virus and confirmation that the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus has infected two young adults and killed one of them in Guiyang, capital of Guizhou province.Friday, 22 February, 2013, 4:04am
Former Los Angeles policeman Christopher Dorner, who launched a reign of terror against former colleagues and their families, died from a single gunshot wound to the head, a coroner said.17 Feb 2013 - 6:35am
About 14,000 ducks at a German farm were being slaughtered on Saturday following a bird flu outbreak.
A federal labouratory confirmed the H5N1 virus was detected at the farm near Seelow, east of Berlin - the first such finding in Germany in more than three years.16 Feb 2013 - 9:03pm
A 21-year-old woman died in a in Guiyang hospital of bird flu on Wednesday, state media said, a rare case in the country of a fatality from the H5N1 virus since a major outbreak a decade ago.
14 Feb 2013 - 1:08am
More than 370 Cathay Pacific passengers were held up for six hours yesterday after faults were found with two airliners. Some passengers argued with staff at a boarding gate for Sapporo-bound flight CX2580.13 Feb 2013 - 4:30am
The two people - a 21-year-old woman and 31-year-old man - tested positive for the H5N1 bird flu virus in Guiyang, Guizhou province, Xinhua said on Sunday. The woman developed symptoms on February 2 and the man the next day.12 Feb 2013 - 6:09am
China reported two human cases of bird flu in the southwestern city of Guiyang on Sunday, with both patients in a critical condition, the official Xinhua news agency said.
A 21-year-old woman and 31-year-old man tested positive for the H5N1 bird flu virus on Sunday after developing symptoms on February 2 and February 3 respectively, Xinhua said.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
Bodies believed to be those of an international financier and his wife have been unearthed in Japan. Makoto Shimomi, 51, who reportedly runs a Liechtenstein-based investment fund, and Mie Shimomi, 48, disappeared after leaving their Tokyo home on December 7.30 Jan 2013 - 4:45am
The UN said it needed another US$48.6 million to give "life-saving assistance" to survivors of Typhoon Bopha, which killed 1,060 and left 800 others missing in the south of the country.26 Jan 2013 - 4:28am
Myanmar's president has voiced rare public criticism of his government, saying rampant corruption, bribery and inefficiency were getting in the way of the country's much-touted reform process.27 Dec 2012 - 3:36am
Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man said yesterday that the government was mulling whether to review the law to better monitor cooking oil companies.23 Dec 2012 - 4:55am
Malaysia's maritime agency has come to the rescue of 40 Myanmar shipwreck survivors, thought to be Muslim Rohingya fleeing ethnic violence. It said the survivors of a wreck off the Myanmar coast on December 4, in which 160 others were reportedly drowned, were in good health and being taken to Johor state.19 Dec 2012 - 4:12am
A four-year-old boy has died of bird flu in Indonesia, the health ministry said on Tuesday, the 10th fatal case in the country this year.
The boy, from Bogor district in western Java, died on December 6 after a week of high fever.18 Dec 2012 - 11:43am
Australia, a major exporter of foodstuffs to Hong Kong, has reported its first outbreak of deadly bird flu in 15 years, on a poultry farm in New South Wales.17 Nov 2012 - 3:05am
Australia’s first outbreak of a highly pathogenic bird flu virus in 15 years should be contained by a cull of 50,000 chickens, authorities said on Friday, although they don’t know what caused the case at an egg farm in New South Wales state.16 Nov 2012 - 4:34pm