November 27th @ 3:22 PM GMT
Yahoo! Dutch officials have culled 190,000 ducks on a central Netherlands farm where inspectors have confirmed the presence of a highly infectuous strain of bird flu, officials and local media said Sunday. The outbreak was detected at a farm in Biddinghuizen, about 70 kilometres (43 miles) west of Amsterdam, where about 180,000 ducks were put down together with another 10,000 within a one kilometre radius, the Dutch food and safety watchdog NVWA said. ''There are three other poultry farms within... (World)
November 26th @ 7:45 AM GMT
Yahoo! The South Sudan government has agreed to accept the deployment of a UN-mandated regional force in Juba after months of hesitation, a spokesman said. ''I would like therefore to inform the people on behalf of the transitional government of national unity that your cabinet has resolved unanimously to allow the deployment of the regional protection force anytime from now,'' deputy Information Minister Akol Paul Kordit said late Friday. Following an outbreak of fighting in July, the UN Secu... (Politics)
November 27th @ 11:51 AM GMT
Yahoo! Firefighters have extinguished blazes that ravaged Israel and the occupied West Bank for five days and forced tens of thousands to flee, authorities said Sunday, blaming arsonists for some outbreaks. In recent days, firefighting planes from a list of countries could be seen sloping low over the hills of the occupied West Bank and Israel dropping tonnes of water and retardants. According to Levy, firefighters dealt with about 2,000 firesIn recent days, firefighting planes from a list of coun... (World)
November 27th @ 6:29 PM GMT
Yahoo! Firefighters have extinguished blazes that ravaged Israel and the occupied West Bank for five days and forced tens of thousands to flee, authorities said Sunday, blaming arsonists for some outbreaks. Firefighting planes from a list of countries flew low over the hills of the occupied West Bank and Israel, dropping tonnes of water and retardants. ''There are no active sites left,'' fire and rescue service spokesman Yoram Levy told AFP. (Politics)
November 28th @ 1:16 PM GMT
Yahoo! Vandals have attacked a crude pipeline operated by Nigeria's state oil firm NNPC and independent Nigerian firm ND Western in the restive Niger Delta, a community leader said on Monday. ''The incident led to fire outbreak,'' Paul Etaga, chairman of Ughelli south council area said, when asked about a claim by a militant group called Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate of an attack of the pipeline in Out-Jeremi, Delta State. Nigeria's crude production, which was 2.1 million barrels per... (Top Stories)
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