Hans Forssberg (front L), a member of the Karolinska Institute Nobel committee, talks to the media in front of a screen showing the 2015 Nobel laureates in medicine at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm October 5, 2015. Reuters

Nobel for work on parasitic diseases

The trio from Japan, China and Ireland helped develop potent new drugs against diseases like malaria and elephantiasis


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Emission scandal viability threat: New VW chairman

German media report that the incoming chairman described it as an "existence-threatening crisis”

Men stand along a crater caused by what activists said was a Russian air strike in Latamneh city on Wednesday, in the northern countryside of Hama, Syria October 2, 2015.

Russia escalating Syria war: US

By taking military action in Syria against moderate groups targets, Russia has escalated the civil war - US Defense Secretary said

Kate Mara, Kristen Wiig, Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain arrives for the UK premiere of ''The Martian'' at Leicester Square in London. Reuters

'The Martian' triumphs

It nearly surpasses ‘Gravity’ as the highest-grossing October debut in history