Business May 21, 2019

China's pig plague pushes up pork prices worldwide

Hong Kong retiree Lee Wai-man loves pork fresh from the market but eats a lot less now that the price has jumped as China struggles with a deadly swine disease that has sent shock-waves through global meat markets. China produces and consumes two-thirds of the ...

Congo's Ebola deaths top 1,000

World / Science & Health May 4, 2019

Congo's Ebola deaths top 1,000

More than 1,000 people have now died of Ebola in Congo, authorities said, as aid workers warned that the highly contagious virus combined with insecurity in the restive region was creating a "deeply worrying situation." The current outbreak is the second-deadliest on record, after an ...