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China smog: millions start new year shrouded by health alerts and...

On the first day of 2017 in Beijing pollution climbed as high as 24 times the level recommended by the World Health OrganizationMillions in...

World’s oldest panda in captivity put down because of ill health

Jia Jia, 38, euthanised by vet to prevent further suffering and for ethical reasons, says Hong Kong theme parkThe worlds oldest panda in captivity...

Thai PM returns to Bangkok as concerns grow for king’s health

Prayuth Chan-ocha meets heir apparent Maha Vajiralongkorn while King Bhumibol Adulyadej, 88, is in hospitalThailands prime minister has cut short a trip to the...

New Zealand health minister denies taking ‘fake cocaine’ at primary school...

School board apologises after Vegas-themed fundraiser at Northcote primary in Jonathan Colemans electorate had icing sugar and razors on trays as propsThe New Zealand...

Japan’s Emperor Akihito says health is failing and hints at abdication

In TV address, 82-year-old monarch does not explicitly say he would stand down but raises prospect of appointing regentJapans Emperor Akihito has made a...