Non-Chinese Singapore PM only a matter of time: Deputy PM Tharman

After 50 years of nationhood, it is only a matter of time before Singapore sees a prime minister from an ethnic minority, including Indian, Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam said on Friday.

`Black` US civil rights advocate said to be white, drawing scrutiny

A civil rights leader who claims to be part African-American came under the glare of the US media Friday, after her parents said she was white and had lied about her ethnic identity.

Breast cancer in South Asian women often diagnosed at later stage

A new study has revealed that South Asian women are likelier to be diagnosed with breast cancer at stages II to IV compared to the general population.

India condemns violence, persecution in name of religion

India has strongly condemned the violence perpetrated by extremist groups in the name of religion and ethnicity, emphasising that the need for world community to collectively demonstrate zero-tolerance towards the "strikes at our common humanity" has never been greater.

Ethnicity not linked to diabetes among older patients

 Researchers have found that the prevalence of geriatric conditions and diabetic complications among older, insured patients with diabetes does not vary significantly by ethnicity.

Conspiracy to divide Sri Lanka, says Rajapaksa's party

 The Sri Lankan government Sunday apprehended an "international conspiracy" to divide the country by getting political parties to support the opposition at next month`s presidential election.

Ansari calls for finding balance between development, citizens' rights

Voicing concern over incidents of violence and discrimination on the basis of religion, caste, ethnicity and economic status, Vice President M Hamid Ansari on Friday said a system of governance is required where there is a fuller accountability and no "culture of impunity".

Race, ethnicity linked with heart disease risk

A man's likelihood of accumulating fat around his heart might be better determined if doctors were to consider his race and ethnicity as well as where on his body the excess fat is deposited, new research shows.

Brain`s `sweet spot` for love identified

Scientists have identified a region deep inside the brain controls how quickly people make decisions about love.

Ethnicity could cause immunity to the H7N9 influenza virus to vary

Owing to genetic differences, people could vary in their ability to mount a cell-mediated immune response against the H7N9 influenza virus that emerged in February last year, a new study has suggested.

Germs in gums can reveal ethnicity: Study

The bacteria in the human mouth - particularly those nestled under the gums - are as powerful as a fingerprint at identifying a person`s ethnicity, a research has found.

Kim Kardashian voted `most likely to lie about her ethnicity` in high school

Kim Kardashian was apparently voted `most likely to lie about her ethnicity ` in high school.

UK to be most ethnically diverse western nation after 2050

Britain will be the most ethnically diverse Western nation after 2050, a study today said, citing a massive influx of immigrants.

`Immunity may depend on your ethnicity`

Researchers have discovered that many of the genes that boost our immune system vary from person to person depending on their ethnicity, a finding that highlights the need for personalised medicines.

How religion, ethnicity shape Asian American vote?

As the US’ fastest-growing immigrant group, Asian Americans are likely to be a key constituency in the 2012 US Presidential Election.

Frustrating to be passed on because of ethnicity: Nagra

‘Bend It Like Beckham’ launched the Hollywood career of Keira Knightley and Jonathan Rhys Meyers but film`s lead Parminder Nagra says it is ‘frustrating’ at times to be passed on because of her Indian background.