Japan heatwave kills 15, thousands hospitalised

Sweltering summer heat in Japan has left at least 15 people dead over the past week, while more than 8,000 others were rushed to hospital with heatstroke symptoms, official figures showed Tuesday.At least six people died on Saturd...

Obama mulls large-scale move on immigration

Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the Mexican border, White House officials are making plans to act before November's elections to grant work permits to potentially millions of immigrants who are in the U.S. illeg...

Ebola can spread like 'forest fire,' US warns

The deadly Ebola virus can spread like a forest fire, US health authorities said Monday, urging travelers to West Africa to take extra precautions amid the largest outbreak in history.Since March, there have been 1,201 cases of Eb...

Millions fled homes in 2013 due to religious conflict: US

Conflicts and repression around the world last year triggered the largest displacement of religious communities in recent memory, the United States said Monday, revealing millions had fled their homes."In almost every corner of th...