Bubonic plague ‘worse than Black Death’ kills 39 in Madagascar ( pneumonic plague that can kill within three days )

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 12 December, 2013, 10:35pm UPDATED : Friday, 13 December, 2013, 10:29pm Agence France-Presse in Antananarivo Bubonic plague bacteria. Photo: AFP An outbreak of plague even more vicious than the bubonic strain dubbed the black death has killed 39 people in Madagascar, the government said on Thursday. A government doctor said 90 per…

Stealth drone completes successful maiden flight

EEV: Since most clips of the story are being taken from 5 month old reports. We took the liberty of posting a better video of the drone.   Unmanned reconnaissance aircraft, which may help monitor disputed territory, latest example of country’s fast improving military technology PUBLISHED : Friday, 22 November, 2013, 4:29am UPDATED : Friday,…

Chinese architect defends ‘phallic’ £154m skyscraper

Critics say the new People’s Daily headquarters in Beijing resembles a   super-sized phallus but its designer argues that “unexpected   interpretations” are part of architecture’s beauty   The new office building of People’s Daily newspaper  Photo: REX FEATURES By Tom Phillips, Shanghai 2:05PM GMT 03 Nov 2013 Is it a penguin? Is it a chamber pot?…

Activists target China dog meat festival

The event is reported to have started several decades ago to mark the summer solstice. July 2, 2013 BEIJING (AFP) – A festival dedicated to dog meat in southern China has been targeted by protesting animal lovers, who have won a minor concession from local officials, said an activist. The annual festival, which took place…