Scientists have reconstructed the genome of the first recorded bubonic plague and compared it to two later pandemics. New sophisticated strains of the disease that killed millions of Europeans in the Middle Ages could break out in future, they warn. 2,000 people a year get affected globally.
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has accepted Prime Minister Mykola Azarov’s resignation in a move aimed at defusing the Eastern European country’s political crisis. Ukraine's parliament has overwhelmingly voted to abolish a controversial anti-protest law that triggered deadly unres in Kiev.
Kenyan court sentenced a man to seven years prison for ivory smuggling in the first case since the government passed a new law to deter illegal trading in wildlife products. Wildlife authorities in Kenya said they retrieved 3.4 kilograms of raw ivory from his suitcase.
Fresh clashes have erupted in Libya as the supporters of former dictator, Muammar Gaddafi, went up against government forces and former rebels, follows two weeks of violent tribal clashes in Sebha where at least 88 people have been killed and more than 130 others wounded.
12 people have reportedly been killed in the latest clashes that erupted between Yemen’s Houthi fighters and armed tribesmen supporting Salafist militant groups. Monday, 21 people were killed and a dozen others injured in similar clashes in Arhab Mountains.
Senior leader in the ruling party who promised military strikes against the Taliban and brushed aside human rights fears about draconian new anti-terror laws time had finally come to "smash" militant safe havens, Decision to launch military operations, army to decide what form any operation would take.
HSBC in England Change in banking policy is blocking some customers from making large withdrawals without “evidence” explaining why they need the money from their accounts, policy affects customers attempting withdrawals for amounts as little as £5,000 ($8,253).
Utah reduced homelessness 78 percent, on track to end homelessness by 2015.figured out annual cost of E.R. visits, jail $16,670 per person, compared to $11,000 to provide each homeless person with an apartment and a social worker. So, the state began giving away apartments.
FEMA was seeking contractors who could supply biohazard disposal facilities, tarps and housing units. They have also recently been on the look out for companies who are able to provide food and drinks on a grand scale, transport companies willing to work on an indefinite time-scale.
45 killed, 26 injured during an attack on a local market in volatile northeast Borno state in Nigeria, Boko Haram fighters held responsible. Nigerian forces have been raiding militant camps, launching air and ground attacks on suspected hideouts of the fighters past two months.
Egypt remains tense, a day after deadly clashes among security forces, opponents and supporters of ousted president, Mohamed Morsi. 50 people have been killed and almost 250 others injured in 24 hours of clashes that broke out during rival protests marking the anniversary of the 2011 revolution.
New York State Education Department, funded byfederal government,promoted by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, P-20 data collection program allows government entities to share and access records for every student in the state with overall goal of monitoring individuals from childhood to death.
Polydimethylsiloxane applications of the chemical range from contact lenses and medical devices to shampoo and conditioners (making the hair shiny and slippery), caulking, heat resistant tiles, polishes, cosmetics, silly putty. The FDA approved chemical is classified as “non-toxic.
Recently, during an interview with Mexico's Televisa, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared that the United States can't legalize drugs "because there is just too much money in it."
Ukraine's justice minister has threatened to call for a state of emergency unless protesters leave the ministry building they occupied during the night. Protesters now occupy four sizable buildings in central Kiev, including the city hall.
Ukraine is borrowing another $2 billion from Russia on the same terms as a $3 billion Eurobond sold in December, sign Moscow is pushing a $15 billion bailout despite concern about violence at anti-government protests in Kiev. Russia agreed on credits cheaper gas for Kiev to help meet huge debt payments.
United States military launched an airstrike in Somalia on Sunday targeting a suspected militant leader with reported links to terrorist organizations Al-Qaeda and Al-Shabaab. US would not give name of the target, nor say if suspected militant leader was killed or wounded by the strike.
Ecuador has repeated calls for an accelerated withdrawal of US military personnel from the US embassy in the South American country. Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino: Ecuador would not allow US "espionage equipment” in the country.
Thousands of Venezuelans have taken to the streets across the country to protest against crime in one of the world’s most violence-plagued nations. Rallies were held across Venezuela on Sunday under the motto “For peace and for life” with President Nicolas Maduro attending a march in the capital Caracas.
Israeli forces have demolished four more Palestinian homes in East al-Quds (Jerusalem) neighborhoods of Issawiya and Beit Hanina, bulldozers demolished a two-storey 300-square-meter building Obstacle for the efforts to establish peace.
Around 17,000 people staged a ‘Day of Anger’ demonstration in central Paris on Sunday to slam French President Francois Hollande’s policies. Protesters carried banners that read, "The French are angry! Today they are taking our money from all sides. There are new taxes all the time. We have had enough!"
Bahraini police have fired tear gas and birdshot at stone-throwing protesters in a village west of the Gulf nation’s capital, witnesses said. The clashes follow the funeral of a young man who died in custody after being shot by law enforcers.
Consumer Reports says that the caramel coloring additive that gives cola — and many other soft drinks — its brown color, can contain a harmful chemical called 4-methylimidazole, or 4-MEI, causes cancer in animal studies.
To attract deposits, many state banks in China have recently raised their deposit interests to a level 10% higher than the official rate, the maximum permitted by the floating-rate scheme.
Xu Zhiyong, a high-profile Chinese activist accused of organizing protests against official corruption, has been convicted and sentenced to four years in prison, a Beijing court announced Sunday. U.S. State Department: sentence was "retribution for his public campaign to expose corruption."
Coca-Cola Co.:Personal information on74,000 employees, contractors and suppliers on laptops, said were temporarily stolen from Atlanta headquarters, told U.S. Canadian employees data on laptops, wasn't encrypted, names, Social Security numbers, addresses, details financial compensation and ethnicity.
Iranian Foreign Ministry official denied reports decapitated body discovered in Yemen belongs to an Iranian diplomat kidnapped last July. unknown body found in Yemen’s Maarib region, denied its connection to Mr. [Nour Ahmad] Nikbakht.
Opposition leaders called for early presidential election following meeting with government, top government posts offered to protest leader, review of the constitution promised. We are not rejecting the offer, nor are we accepting it. We are in the midst of serious consultations between all three opposition parties.
Researchers at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco found that a marijuana compound known as cannabidiol can stop metastasis in many types of aggressive cancers. Metastasis is the spread of disease from one organ or part to another non-adjacent organ or part.
growing number of farmers are abandoning genetically modified seeds, but it’s not because they are ideologically opposed to the industry, say non-GMO crops are more productive and profitable, get better yields, save money.
Senate Bill 2438 (SB2438),would make official policy of Mississippi to “refuse material support, participation or assistance to any federal agency to authorize collection of electronic data or metadata of any person(s)not based on a warrant to be searched or seized.”
Philippine government and the country's largest Muslim rebel group completed talks Saturday on a deal to end four decades of fighting that has killed tens of thousands of people and helped foster Islamic extremism in Southeast Asia.
Medicaid can take away a house and other assets from people.This fear makes some people defer from signing in, advocates are pressing the Obama administration to cancel the condition regarding the new Medicaid members.
In Greece hundreds of thousands of homeowners are struggling to pay a new property tax. The tax is one of many introduced by the government, as it tries to balance its crisis-ravaged budget. But the tax could force some people out of their homes.
Bolivian President Evo Morales: South American country plans to launch its nuclear program for peaceful purposes. Working on hydroelectric and thermal power plants to become an energy supplier to neighboring states. Tehran has agreed to help his country develop a peaceful nuclear energy program.
Five rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have been killed by government soldiers during an army operation in central Colombia, capture of eight others. Colombia's government, FARC have been engaged in peace talks in Havana since 2012 to resolve decades-long armed conflict.
Twenty-eight people have been killed in a fresh bout of violence in Iraq, with the latest mortalities taking the death toll for January to over 800. Fighting raging on between al-Qaeda-linked militants and the army in western province of Anbar,20 militants killed.
The Libyan Health Ministry says two weeks of violent clashes in the country have killed at least 154 people and injured 463 more. Over the past few months, Tripoli and its suburbs have been hit by violent clashes between rival militias.
US Defense Department has warned of reoccurring technical problems with Lockheed Martin’s F-35 stealth fighter, the Pentagon’s costliest weapons program that has already come under heavy criticism.
The South Carolina state senate this week is considering a bill to virtually ban the use of drones without a warrant. It recently passed the state house unanimously, with a vote of 100-0. would ban any sort of weapon from ever being mounted on a drone in South Carolina.
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