The incidence of liver disease in Britain has risen by 25% over the last decade, causing a record number of related deaths. The rise has been attributed in large part to the British fondness for binge drinking.

Measels outbreak in Pakistan has killed 12 children, with 70 more confirmed cases hospitalized.



A tropical depression about 1 000 km off the coast of Mexico is expected to strengthen and become the season’s first named Pacific Tropical Storm.

Small tornado hits the New Zealand village of Papamoa in the Bay of Plenty. Several  homes damaged.