Jul 3, 2014

Scientist creates 'invincible' strain of H1N1 flu

A Japanese scientist working in the United States said Wednesday he has engineered a virulent new strain of the swine flu virus that could spread unchecked because it defeats the human immune system. The research, on the 2009 H1N1 virus at a high-security lab ...

May 2, 2014

Saudi Arabia finds 26 more cases of MERS; Egypt reports first

Saudi Arabia said on Thursday the total number of cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, an often deadly new disease, had nearly doubled in the kingdom in April with 26 more infections reported on Tuesday and Wednesday. The first case of MERS in Egypt ...

Jan 29, 2014

Over 5,000 pig deaths attributed to virus

The agriculture ministry said Tuesday more than 5,000 pigs have died around Japan after being infected with a deadly virus. The porcine epidemic diarrhea virus — which doesn’t affect humans — was confirmed in Japan last year for the first time in seven years. ...

Alleged cyberriddler charged with making JAL bomb threat

Mar 23, 2013

Alleged cyberriddler charged with making JAL bomb threat

The alleged cyberriddler accused of issuing online threats that triggered four false arrests last year was indicted Friday afternoon over a bomb threat sent to Japan Airlines from a hijacked computer in Osaka Prefecture, prosecutors said. The Tokyo District Public Prosecutor’s Office charged Yusuke ...