Zika virus outbreak is a ‘global public health emergency’, says WHO

The World Health Organisation said the outbreak should be considered a ‘public health emergency of international concern’, putting the mosquito-borne disease in the┬ásame category as ebola, which killed more than 11,000 people in West Africa. Experts were called in to assess the Zika outbreak after noting a link between its arrival in Brazil last year […]

A story of pigs and cement : The huge changes in China

As China’s President Xi Jinping visits the US, there is a meeting of the world’s two biggest economies. Yet, compared with America, China’s economic expansion has happened at breakneck speed. It has sparked mass urbanisation and led to tens of millions of rural workers heading to the cities to find work. The story of China’s […]