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Likelihood of 'all out war' between US and North Korea 'increasing daily', warns National Security Adviser HR McMaster

The likelihood of all-out war between the US and North Korea is “increasing every day”, the US National Security Adviser has said.  Herbert Raymond McMaster made his comments following the pariah nation’s latest launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which flew higher than any of its previous long-range weapons. “The greatest immediate …

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Philippines injects 700,000 with dengue vaccine 'that could make disease worse'

The Philippines is prepared for a “worst-case scenario” after warnings that a vaccine against dengue fever could cause symptoms of the disease to become more severe. French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Pasteur on Wednesday admitted clinical data showed Dengvaxia – the first licensed dengue vaccine – could make the disease worse in people who had not previously …

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Earthquake detected next to North Korea's uncerground nuclear testing site

A 2.5-magnitude earthquake has been detected in North Korea near where the country recently conducted a nuclear test, Seoul’s weather agency said. The tremor occurred at 7.45am on Saturday in Kilju, North Hamgyeong Province, around 2.7 kilometres away from the Punggye-ri nuclear site, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA). Kim …

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Philippines halts dengue immunisation programme after 730,000 children given 'dangerous' vaccine

Health chiefs in the Philippines have suspended the country’s dengue immunisation programme after the vaccine’s manufacturer admitted it could cause severe cases of the disease in some people. More than 730,000 Filipino children have received at least one dose of Dengvaxia, the first licensed vaccine for the virus, since the …

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