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