Australia's pins-in-punnets strawberry crisis prompted a spate of social-media driven hoaxes, but sites like Facebook and Twitter are also helping stir a revival in sales that has left some farmers struggling to meet resurgent demand.
The government in the United Kingdom has taken control of the main prison in the second largest city of Birmingham after an inspection authority found that drug abuse and violence was rife in the facility.
At least 10 health-care workers have been infected with the deadly Ebola virus as they battle an outbreak in an eastern province of Congo, officials said over the weekend, as concerns mount that the number of cases is growing faster than public health officials can respond.
The declining life expectancy in the United States and Britain is the result of the financial crisis that hit these countries in 2008, according to a Scottish political activist, author and journalist.
North Korea is likely to go through a "full-blown food security crisis" amid a heat wave that has destroyed fields of rice, maize and other crops, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has warned.
The Bank of England pushed interest rates above their financial crisis lows on Thursday, but signalled it was in no hurry to raise them further as Britain heads for Brexit next year with no clear plan for leaving the European Union.
British MPs have criticized the ‘worrying’ lack of detail in the government’s long-term plans for the environment and called for legally binding targets to ensure ministers make good on their promises.
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has warned that Italy's decision to close its ports to humanitarian rescue boats would entrap more refugees in Libya's detention centers and in the hands of traffickers, where they face torture.
Ten years since the European Central Bank raised interest rates, only to reverse course within months after Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. collapsed and markets seized up, policy makers are still defending their action.