Latest update: 27/08/2012
Mutant butterflies found near Fukushima
Scientists near Japan's crippled Fukushima plant have found common butterflies with mutations, thought to be the result of exposure to radiation. Next, authorities in the Philippines are scrambling to pull out their residents from Syria, where many of them work illegally as domestic servants. Finally, tobacco companies are fuming at an upcoming Australian law to swap typical attention-grabbing cigarette packets for plain ones.