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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:21:28 +0200


Opposition wins Nigeria election
Muhammadu Buhari wins Nigeria's presidential poll, in the country's first ever election victory by the opposition.
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:51:38 GMT

Bloody end to Turkey hostage crisis
A Turkish prosecutor and two gunmen who took him hostage have been killed after a shootout in Istanbul, officials say.
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:19:24 GMT

Lufthansa knew of co-pilot depression
The Alps crash co-pilot Andreas Lubitz informed Lufthansa's flight school in 2009 of a "serious depressive episode", the airline says.
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:10:49 GMT

Statement 'expected from Iran talks'
Nuclear talks between world powers and Iran could go on past a midnight deadline, US officials say, as delegates prepare to issue a general statement.
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:06:04 GMT

Donors pledge billions for Syria
Donors at a UN conference pledge $3.8bn for victims of Syria's civil war, termed "the worst humanitarian crisis of our time".
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:18:21 GMT

 
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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:24:10 +0200


Election fight over living standards
The Conservatives and Liberal Democrats welcome pre-election figures showing growth in household incomes, but Labour says it has been the "slowest recovery for 100 years".
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:04:54 GMT

Ashcroft quits the House of Lords
Former Conservative Party treasurer Lord Ashcroft says he is quitting the House of Lords.
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:00:14 GMT

Clarkson live tour set to go ahead
Jeremy Clarkson is to appear on planned live dates with his former Top Gear co-stars Richard Hammond and James May, BBC Worldwide announces.
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:09:02 GMT

Former MP Joyce to stand trial
Former Falkirk MP Eric Joyce is to stand trial accused of attacking two teenagers and damaging stock at a shop in London.
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:48:45 GMT

A4e staff jailed for training fraud
Six employees at a back-to-work recruitment company are jailed for a fraud that saw them falsely claim about £300,000.
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:11:06 GMT


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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:22:34 +0200


VIDEO: Alps crash site search intensifies
One week on from the Germanwings plane crash in the Alps, the search for victims' remains intensifies.
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:14:23 GMT

VIDEO: Day two election campaign highlights
In the run-up to the general election on 7 May, the BBC brings you a daily guide to the key stories from the campaign trail.
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:16:27 GMT

VIDEO: Will election campaign make any difference?
A box and plastic balls are used to see whether the public think the election campaign will make any difference.
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:42:52 GMT

VIDEO: Ultra-thin models could face jail
Models with a BMI of less than 18 could be fined or sent to prison, under legislation being considered by France.
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:46:12 GMT

VIDEO: £135k to move voles: Money well spent?
£135,000 was spent relocating water voles so work could begin dredging two Somerset rivers in 2014.
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:21:23 GMT


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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:02:47 +0200


Porpoises use 'sound searchlights'
Porpoises finely adjust the size of the beams of sound they use to hunt - using sound like a searchlight to trap their prey, a study finds.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:12:58 GMT

China officials get behind the wheel
Chinese officials are rushing to get driving licences after their chauffeurs were removed due to spending cuts.
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:08:51 GMT

Indian police collect cow 'mugshots'
Police carry out unofficial cow census after Indian state outlaws their slaughter for beef.
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:54:27 GMT


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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:48:01 EDT


Protein may improve liver regeneration: GF21 boosts regenerative ability in mice carrying human PPAR alpha protein
Researchers have illuminated an important distinction between mice and humans: how human livers heal. The difference centers on a protein called PPAR alpha which activates liver regeneration.
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:47:40 EDT

Skin tough: Why skin is resistant to tearing
Researchers have recorded the first direct observations of the micro-scale mechanisms behind the ability of skin to resist tearing. The results could be applied to the improvement of artificial skin, or to the development of thin film polymers for flexible electronics.
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:52:12 EDT

Stereotypes persist that class, privilege determine intellect and success
A meritocracy holds that if you work hard enough, you can succeed in life, regardless of race, religion, gender or social status. But a new study suggests that, despite egalitarian efforts to downplay class as a forecaster for intelligence and achievement, many people still believe their destiny is tied to their station in life.
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:52:06 EDT

Soil organic matter susceptible to climate change
Soil organic matter, long thought to be a semi-permanent storehouse for ancient carbon, may be much more vulnerable to climate change than previously thought. Scientists have found that the common root secretion, oxalic acid, can promote soil carbon loss by an unconventional mechanism -- freeing organic compounds from protective associations with minerals.
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:52:02 EDT

Exercise largely absent from US medical school curriculum, study shows
Fewer than half of the physicians trained in the United States in 2013 received formal education or training on the subject of exercise, according to new research. "There are immense medical benefits to exercise; it can help as much as medicine to address some health concerns," said a national expert on the benefits of physical activity. "Because exercise has medicinal as well as other benefits, I was surprised that medical schools didn't spend more time on it."
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:51:42 EDT


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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:54:05 +0200


Late Author Elmore Leonard's Early Short Stories to Be Published
A new collection of short stories by Elmore Leonard from early in the late American crime author's career will be released this summer, publisher William Morrow said on Tuesday. “Charlie Martz and Other Stories,” to be published on June 16, will include 15 stories, 11 of which have never been published before, that introduce some of Leonard's recurring characters in later works, such as lawman Charlie Martz and former matador Eladio Montoya. The short stories “reveal a writer...
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:26:14 -0400

Prosecutor, 2 Kidnappers Dead in Turkish Hostage Drama
A day-long hostage drama in Turkey ended Tuesday with two kidnappers and their hostage dead. Turkish prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz died during surgery for gunshot wounds. Two members of a banned leftist group, the Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front, seized Kiraz in his Istanbul courthouse office early Tuesday. They demanded police and others they hold responsible for the death of a 15-year-old protester confess and be put on trial. Police stormed the...
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:25:47 -0400

Argentine Workers Strike Over Income Tax Rate
Argentina's public transport networks ground to a halt Tuesday, while port workers at the grains export hub of Rosario refused to work and banks shut their doors as a one-day strike to back demands for changes to income tax rates gripped the country. The strike caused major disruptions to domestic air travel, garbage was left piling up on sidewalks and many businesses stayed closed as employees struggled to reach work, frustrating owners already grappling with a weak economy. In...
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:24:41 -0400

Greece Fails to Reach Initial Deal on Reforms With Lenders
Greece failed to reach an initial deal with the European Union and the IMF to unlock aid after the creditors dismissed a package of reforms from Athens as ideas rather than a concrete plan, officials said on Tuesday. The lack of a deal further raises pressure on Athens, which faces the prospect of running out of money in a few weeks unless it can convince lenders to dole out more financial help. Athens put a brave face on the failure to reach an agreement with the "Brussels...
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:02:09 -0400

OSCE Concerned About Media Freedom in Macedonia, Russia
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) expressed concern Tuesday about implementation of the lustration process in the case of a journalist in Macedonia.   In a letter to Data Verification Commission President Tome Adziev, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović said that she did not question the concept of lustration, but added that the judicial process that can lead to restrictions should not be used “as a tool to suppress critical...
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:00:59 -0400


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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:00:00 +0200

The Eiffel Tower Is Inaugurated (1889)

Among the most recognized and visited structures in the world, the Eiffel Tower was built beside the Seine River in Paris between 1887 and 1889 as the entrance arch for the Exposition Universelle, a World's Fair marking the centennial celebration of the French Revolution. Named after its designer, engineer Gustave Eiffel, the tower was constructed by 300 workers who joined together 18,038 pieces of puddled iron using 2,500,000 rivets. How many people died during the tower's construction? Discuss

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT


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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:55:47 +0200


Syria: UN warns of humanitarian crisis in Idleb as fighting in city intensifies
The humanitarian situation in conflict-torn Syria is deteriorating even further amid reports that the city of Idleb has fallen to anti-government insurgents, a senior United Nations relief official has warned.
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:46:57 EST

Top UN official in Lebanon calls for more support for Palestine refugee camp during visit
On a visit to the Palestinian refugee camp of Ein El-Hilweh in south Lebanon today, the United Nations’ top official in the country said the world body would continue working to assist where possible and would seek critical support from donors.
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:16:13 EST

DR Congo: UN welcomes ‘milestone’ declaration aimed at combating rape in war
The United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura, today called the signing of a landmark declaration by military commanders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a “milestone” on the road to ending conflict related sexual violence.
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:11:39 EST

Eliminating sheep and goat plague will boost livelihoods and nutrition, says UN official at conference
The United Nations agricultural agency will outline a strategy in Côte d’Ivoire today for the total eradication of sheep and goat plague by 2030 at an international conference that began today in the country’s capital, Abidjan.
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:47:09 EST

Libya: UN mission welcomes ceasefire, withdrawal of forces in Sidra Oil Crescent region
The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has today welcomed the ceasefire and the withdrawal of forces from the Sidra Oil Crescent area, a move which follows weeks of mediation efforts between parties.
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:31:30 EST



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ACTU turns its back on Ferguson
ACTU secretary Dave Oliver has distanced himself from former trade union movement leader Martin Ferguson.








Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:25:13 GMT

Bosses want Work Choices back: ACTU
THE ACTU says employers want the Productivity Commission to recommend a return to a Work Choices-like industrial relations system.








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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:00:00 +0200

René Descartes (1596)

René Descartes was a French mathematician, scientist, and philosopher who is considered the father of modern philosophy. Aiming to apply the rigor of mathematics to all fields of human knowledge, Descartes discards the authoritarian system of the scholastics and begins with universal doubt. His methodology was a major influence in the transition from medieval science and philosophy to the modern era. What is thought to be the meaning of his most famous statement, "Cogito ergo sum"? Discuss

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:43:51 +0200


House of Lies Renewed for a Fifth Season

Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell will return for new episodes of the hit Showtime series

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:43:51 +0000

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Costume Designer Talks Crafting the Super Suits

The Zack Snyder directed film hits March 25, 2016

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:14:58 +0000

Sir Ben Kingsley Becomes Ryan Reynolds on a New Self/less Poster

The science fiction thriller hits theaters July 31

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:12:56 +0000

Which Character Will Be Returning for The Ring Sequel, Rings?

The F. Javier Gutierrez-directed sequel takes place 13 years after the Gore Verbinski film

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:34:38 +0000

New Avengers: Age of Ultron Footage Debuts in Audi Ad

Featuring all of Earth's mightiest heroes

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:10:51 +0000

Hugh Jackman to Headline Faith Based Drama Apostle Paul

Producers on the film include Ben Affleck and Matt Damon

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:47:58 +0000

Thor: The Dark World’s Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje to Play Killer Croc in Suicide Squad

The David Ayer movie debuts August 5, 2016

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:25:52 +0000

FX Orders a Fourth Season of The Americans

The drama has received a 13-Episode order for Season Four

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:00:22 +0000

James Gunn Teaming with Wolf Creek’s Greg McLean for The Belco Experiment

Gunn also teases 'plenty of familiar faces' will appear

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:00:13 +0000

The New Poltergeist Poster is Just Clowning Around

Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt headline the Gil Kenan film, hitting theaters May 22

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:50:35 +0000


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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:51:12 +0200


Clarkson live tour set to go ahead
Jeremy Clarkson is to appear on planned live dates with his former Top Gear co-stars Richard Hammond and James May, BBC Worldwide announces.
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:09:02 GMT

Dutch royals to return Nazi art
The Dutch royal family says it will return a painting believed to have been confiscated from Jewish owners during World War Two.
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:39:49 GMT

Williams family to talk out of court
The wife and adult children of late actor and comedian Robin Williams agree to meet outside court to try and resolve their dispute over his belongings.
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:15:45 GMT

Reading project wins Lindgren Award
Praesa, a reading project aimed at children and young people in South Africa, is named the winner of the 2015 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:56:32 GMT

ENO up for classical music award
The English National Opera is up for a Royal Philharmonic Society award, while there are double nominations for the Oxford Lieder Festival, the Royal Opera House and the Arditti Quartet.
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:09:20 GMT

Giant slides return to London
Giant slides by the artist Carsten Holler are returning to London this summer, this time at the Hayward Gallery on London's South Bank.
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:32:18 GMT

Photo awards reveals mobile winners
The Sony World Photography Awards reveals the winners of its first mobile phone category, alongside winners of 2015's open and youth competitions.
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:57:56 GMT

Jay Z promotes music streaming brand
Some of the biggest names in entertainment have re-launched the music subscription service Tidal, which they claim will change musical history.
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:49:18 GMT

Depp injury delays Pirates filming
Filming on the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film is delayed until 15 April as star Johnny Depp continues to recover from a hand injury.
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:16:34 GMT

Cinderella leads UK box office
Cinderella, Kenneth Branagh's live-action remake of the Disney animation, tops the UK box office in its first week of release.
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:45:11 GMT


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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:00:00 +0200

The Philly Cheesesteak

The Philly Cheesesteak is a sandwich of steak, cheese, and onions that is considered to be a city icon. Responsibility for its invention is claimed by Philadelphia's Olivieri brothers, who began selling it at their hot dog stand near south Philadelphia's Italian Market in the 1930s. Today, a number of long-running rival establishments each claim loyal followings, and Philadelphians enthusiastically debate the merits of each shop's recipe. What types of cheese are commonly used on cheesesteaks? Discuss

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT

Model Trains

Model railroading (US) or Railway modeling (UK) is a hobby in which rail transport systems are modeled at a reduced scale. The models include the rail vehicles and the entire infrastructure of railroads as well as the surrounding scenery, called a "layout." Today, model railway engines are generally operated by low-voltage electricity supplied through the tracks; how were early models made before the advent of practical electricity?

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT

Flea Markets

Flea markets are gatherings of buyers and vendors in open-market layouts. The vast majority of flea markets in rural areas sell goods that are secondhand, while newer but usually inexpensive items can be found at larger urban markets. The original flea market is likely the extant Marché aux puces in the northern suburbs of Paris, named after the flea-infested clothing and rags originally sold there in the 17th cent. What is a car boot sale?

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT


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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:55:50 +0200


Nuclear deal USA-Iran could usher in a new era
An agreement would also boost the legacies of the presidents of both Iran and the United States.
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0200

Bibi can't unsay racist comments
The Joint Arab List, a coalition of Israel's Arab parties that is now the third-largest group in the Knesset, did not accept Netanyahu's apology.
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0200

Turkey's democracy in danger
A crisis looms as the prime minister opposes Recep Erdogan's desire to be a superpresident.
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0200

Alps crash calls attention to Airbus safety history
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150 dead in plane crash in French Alps
The cause of the crash remains a mystery but authorities have recovered a black box from the Airbus A320 at the crash site.
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 07:16:00 +0200

Jet crash in French Alps reported to have no survivors
Germanwings airliner 4U9525 carried 148 passengers when it crashed in the region Les-Alpes-de-Haute-Provence.
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:21:00 +0200

New Zealand beats Windies by 143 runs to reach World Cup semis
New Zealand's Martin Guptill became the latest batsman to make Cricket World Cup history with an innings of 237 not out in a total of 393-6.
Sat, 21 Mar 2015 10:29:00 +0200

Netanyahu backtracks on rejecting two states, but damage is already done
Binyamin Netanyahu’s contradictory statements on whether or not he supports a two-state solution are so at odds that they are hard to reconcile.
Sat, 21 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0200

Bibi, Israel's comeback kid
Smear tactics and appeals to the primal fear of his political base wins Binyamin Netanyahu the votes.
Fri, 20 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0200

Mexico media courts anonymous tip-offs
An alliance of media outlets and civil society groups is courting potential whistle-blowers with a new digital platform that promises anonymity.
Fri, 20 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0200



 


 
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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 22:04:16 -0400

CDC takes anti-superbug program national in US hospitals

ATLANTA, Georgia - A group of Chicago hospitals has managed to cut by half the number of infections caused by an especially deadly type of superbug under a trial CDC program which officials now want ...
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Church van falls into deep canal in Florida killing many

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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 22:09:41 -0400

Billionaire Tilton faces fraud charges

NEW YORK - US federal regulators Monday announced fraud charges against Lynn Tilton, an investment adviser, and her New York-based Patriarch Partners firms for allegedly hiding the poor performance ...
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 23:45:05 -0400

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NEW YORK - UnitedHealth has agreed to buy Catamaran in a deal worth $12.8 billion that is expected to boost the pharma business of the health insurer in a tough competition with bigger rivals like ...
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Police have released footage of a man who stripped naked and paraded in front of a roadside speed camera operator while holding a stubbie on Australia Day.
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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:55:53 +0200


Tensions Rise Again over Falkland Islands
Argentina has officially protested Britain’s recent announcement of increased military spending for the Falklands, a group of islands in the southern Atlantic Ocean. The two countries have disputed ownership of the territory, which Argentina calls Las Malvinas, for many years.   Last week, British defense minister Michael Fallon called Argentina a “very live threat” to the islands. He announced a 10-year, $268 million budget to increase security in the Falklands. He said...
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:01:52 +0000

UN Agency Questions Thailand’s Air Safety
Update: China and Singapore have joined Japan and South Korea in restricting flights by Thailand's airlines.   The UN International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) reported “significant safety concerns” with Thailand’s air safety practices last week.  The negative report may prevent some flights from coming out of the kingdom and forced Thailand’s government to deal quickly with the results on Monday.  Responding to the ICAO’s negative review, Japan and...
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:00:59 +0000

US Restaurant Serves Medieval Art of Fighting
European martial arts, unlike popular Asian martial arts, are not widely practiced and are unknown to most people. But, a restaurant near Washington is the center of an effort to make the ancient fighting skill more popular. The restaurant combines a show of visual, culinary and martial arts to bring medieval history to life.   Suits of armor, sharp swords and shields can be seen at the European Martial Arts Academy, or EMAA. The school is in Alexandria,...
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:00:43 +0000

Study: Women More Likely Use Female Health Workers
Researchers recently completed a study of a new method of giving health care to women in Northern Nigeria. They found women and children would use health services more often when they could see a female health worker. Northern Nigeria is conservative area with a population that is mostly Muslim. Dr. Sally Findley is a professor at Columbia University Medical Center. She co-wrote the report on the study. She said it is unusual for women to work as health care providers...
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:00:11 +0000

Land-Use Changes May Increase Risk of Plague
  Efforts to increase food production in Africa may be increasing the risk of plague infection. Plague has been killing people for hundreds of years. A new report looks at efforts to clear land for farming in natural, undeveloped areas of Tanzania. The report links the development of natural lands into croplands to a sharp increase in the number of rats. It warns the animals often carry insects infected with plague. Many people become frightened when they hear the word...
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