Colleen McCullough died yesterday at the age of 77

Anger as obituary labels author plain, overweight

30 Jan There has been widespread criticism of The Australian newspaper, after it printed an obituary for internationally acclaimed author Colleen McCullough that described her as "plain of feature" and "overweight".

The initial goal is to develop more and better treatments for cancer

US launches precision medicine research project

30 Jan The United States has proposed analysing genetic information from more than 1 million American volunteers as part of a new initiative to understand human disease and develop medicines targeted to an individual's genetic make-up.

The 19-year-old demanded to address the nation apparently about a conspiracy theory

Dutch TV station gunman had no terrorist links

30 Jan A man who forced his way into the studios of Dutch national broadcaster NOS and demanded to go on live television had no known links to terrorist organisations and acted alone, police said today.

Footage aired on Dutch TV showed the man pacing in the studio

Gunman arrested after disrupting Dutch news

29 Jan A man wielding a pistol forced his way into the studios of the Dutch national broadcaster NOS this evening demanding to be allowed to go on air, but was quickly arrested.