GENEVA (AFP) - The globe remains unprepared to deal with the risk of a massive virus outbreak, the deputy chief of the World Health Organisation warned Tuesday, amid fears that H7N9 bird flu striking China could morph into a form that spreads easily among people.
GENEVA (REUTERS) - The H7N9 bird flu outbreak in China has caused economic losses of more than US$6.5 billion (S$8.1 billion)so far, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation's chief veterinary officer said on Tuesday.
REDMOND, Washington (REUTERS) - Microsoft Corp gave the world the first look at its new game console on Tuesday, hoping the newly named Xbox One will build on a solid core of gamer fans and become a hub for living room entertainment.
WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - Senate negotiators have reached a tentative deal with tech companies to ease restrictions on hiring foreigners for high-skilled jobs as part of a sweeping immigration bill, congressional and industry sources said on Tuesday.
PARIS (Reuters) - The police evacuated Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral on Tuesday after a well-known far-right former activist committed suicide by shooting himself in the mouth in front of its main altar, a police source said.