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Solar plane circles globe for first time

Solar plane circles globe for first time

The first round-the-world solar powered flight has been completed, after the Solar Impulse aircraft touched down in Abu Dhabi.

Spain registers first Zika microcephaly birth in Europe

Spain registers first Zika microcephaly birth in Europe

A woman in Spain infected with the Zika virus gives birth to a baby with the brain disease microcephaly, thought to be the first such birth in Europe.

Shameful rise in Afghan  child deaths: UN report

Shameful rise in Afghan child deaths: UN report

Civilian casualties in Afghanistan soared to a record high in the first half of 2016, the UN said yesterday, with children in particular paying a heavy price for growing insecurity as the conflict escalates.

May rules out return  of hard Irish border

May rules out return of hard Irish border

British Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday promised a "practical solution" on the Irish border after Britain leaves the European Union in a bid to allay fears about a return to tough checks.

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