Despite some progress, the Alzheimer's fight is falling flat

Big pharma is backing away from Alzheimer's, with few breakthroughs made since the early 2000s

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More than 100 dead in Tanzanian ferry disaster

Authorities are unsure how many people were on the ferry when it went down in Lake Victoria — but it may have been carrying double its capacity

updated 5 hours ago
US oil majors in U-turn on industry climate initiative

After refusing to do so for years, Exxon Mobil, Chevron and Occidental Petroleum will become members of the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative  soon 

Floodwaters still rising across US storm-hit areas

Twenty flood gauges show some level of flooding in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia

Kenyan MPs back bid to halve VAT on petrol

But some MPs warn that lower tax on fuel will create a big funding gap

Anwar Ibrahim a step closer on the road from jail to power

Malaysia’s leader-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim will seek to return to frontline politics

Singapore MPs call for online regulation to curb fake news

Law minister says the government must intervene to force tech companies to take responsibility for their product

UK calls for Rohingya justice

World won’t let the crisis rest, Hunt tells Suu Kyi

Police escort for Museveni’s rival

Prominent challenger to the president received treatment in the US for injuries he says were sustained during torture by security forces

Yemeni separatists vow to take port

Offensive resumed this month after peace talks failed

Puzzle of the Croydon Cat Killer solved at last

The hunt for the presumed killer of cats in the south of London since 2015 was picked up by animal welfare groups and Scotland Yard

Kim wants another Trump summit to speed up denuclearisation

North and South want to declare an end to the Korean War this year, says President Moon Jae-in

EU pushes for October Brexit agreement, but threatens no deal

Theresa May stands by ‘Chequers’ proposals for trade with the bloc that will also resolve issues on the border of Northern Ireland

Botswana fights claims of elephant poaching spree

Botswana's antipoaching officials demand to see Elephants Without Borders′s proof of poaching

Ousted Malaysian prime minister faces 25 more charges over money laundering

Prosecutors filed more than two dozen new charges against Najib Razak, involving hundreds of millions of dollars in one of the world’s most expansive financial ...

New Liberian law gives land to generations-old occupants

President George Weah signs the Land Rights Act into law after four years of debate in the legislature

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