North Korean rocket puts object into space, angers neighbors, U.S.
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea launched a long-range rocket on Sunday carrying what it called a satellite, but its neighbors and the United States denounced the launch as a missile test, conducted in defiance of U.N. sanctions and just weeks after a nuclear bomb test.
More pulled out alive after Taiwan quake, about 120 people still trapped
TAINAN, Taiwan (Reuters) - Rescuers in Taiwan pulled more people alive from a collapsed apartment tower on Sunday, a day after a strong earthquake shook the island, and kept searching for about 120 people still believed trapped in the ruins of the building.
New breed investors embrace China's white-knuckle ride
BEIJING (Reuters) - A new breed of small investor is riding China's rollercoaster stock markets, looking for a quick buck and thriving on the volatility that has sent others scurrying to the exit clutching their stomachs.
More than 3,100 pregnant women in Colombia have Zika virus: government
BOGOTA (Reuters) - More than 3,100 pregnant Colombian women are infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Saturday, as the disease continues its rapid spread across the Americas.
CDC issues new safe-sex guidelines around Zika virus
Men exposed to the Zika virus and who have a pregnant partner should use a condom or abstain from sex until the baby is born, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised Friday in guidelines aimed at preventing sexual transmission of the virus.
In a scandal that has taken more than two decades to emerge, a Chinese journalist has claimed 10 of the country's Olympic champions and world record holders have said they were part of a state-sponsored doping program.