Schizophrenia has a significant environmental link and can be triggered in the womb by an infection, with the symptoms lying dormant for years, according to new research.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has said Palestine will not accept Abu Dis as the capital of their future state and will insist on receiving control over east Jerusalem.
How can America’s banks be regulated properly if the Senate is owned by Wall Street? asks The Independent writer Johann Hair, who fears corruption is “smothering America’s future.”
Militants in Somalia’s capital have attacked African Union peacekeepers exactly a year after President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed took political office. Up to 12 people were killed.
Iran executed two men yesterday alleged to be members of the opposition group Mujahedin Khalq, which is reportedly involved in a mosque bombing in 2008 which killed 13 people.
French authorities are planning to appeal against the acquittal of former prime minister Dominique De Villepan over allegations of a campaign to smear President Nicholas Sarkozy.
The most urgent relief operations in Haiti are ending as the deliveries of aid received so far are reaching the most immediate needs, according to UN and US aid officials.
Delegates at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland are predicting that the global economic recovery could lose pace later this year as heavy debts weigh on the beleaguered.
While enthusiasts will claim a fatal attraction to Apple’s new touch screen tablet “iPad”, critics have warned that the Wi-Fi and 3G device will suffer for its exclusivity to the AT&T network.
Pet owners keeping watch on the girth of their furry friends are faced with “confusing two-fold variation in calorie density, recommended intake and cost” of low-calorie pet foods.
The Financial Times columnist John Gapper welcomes what has been termed “Volcker rule” as Obama’s “tall guy” provokes angst on Wall Street and in Washington.
A man accused of attacking Israel’s Supreme Court President Dorit Beinisch will be indicted after he reportedly threw both of his sneakers at her in court, striking her in the face.
Radical “geoengineering” projects including simulated volcanoes and man-made sun blocks could prove handy weapons in the fight against climate change, scientists are claiming.
The man lauded as “the best chef in the world” is hanging up his apron for a 2-year sabbatical claiming his restaurant’s format is so challenging “it is impossible to keep creating”.
North Korea has been accused of firing artillery shells near the disputed maritime border with South Korea for two days running, according to local media reports.