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Japan avian flu: Weeks after culling, slaughtering of 2 lakh birds begins
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Japan avian flu: Weeks after culling, slaughtering of 2 lakh birds begins

Japan has begun slaughtering about 2,10,000 farm birds in northern Hokkaido to contain another outbreak of a highly contagious strain of avian flu, an official said on Sunday.

Bird flu: Pathogenic H5N6 strain found in Japan; 3,10,000 chickens culled
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Bird flu: Pathogenic H5N6 strain found in Japan; 3,10,000 chickens culled

A highly pathogenic H5N6 strain was found in wild birds and poultry farms in multiple locations in Japan, reports said.

Bird flu: Kerala govt says H5N8 virus will not affect humans
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Bird flu: Kerala govt says H5N8 virus will not affect humans

Kerala Government on Thursday confirmed an outbreak of avian influenza of H5N8 among ducks in water-logged Kuttanad in Alappuzha District, but allied apprehension that the disease would spread to humans.

Bird flu scare in Kerala: Dead ducks burnt, decision to cull to be taken on Thursday
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Bird flu scare in Kerala: Dead ducks burnt, decision to cull to be taken on Thursday

With four villages in Alappuzha district reporting ducks dropping dead, authorities have called a meeting on Thursday to decide if ducks in a one-kilometer radius, covering these villages, need to be culled.

Bird flu scare in Kerala: Cases of avian influenza reported from parts of Alappuzha
India

Bird flu scare in Kerala: Cases of avian influenza reported from parts of Alappuzha

Amid the Avian influenza outbreak in Delhi and Madhya Pradesh, the virus has been found in ducks in coastal Alappuzha district in Kerala, prompting the district administration to take various measures, including forming Quick Response Teams.

Bird Flu scare escalates as 64 avian deaths reported in Delhi, 18 die in Gwalior; killer strain is H5N8
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Bird Flu scare escalates as 64 avian deaths reported in Delhi, 18 die in Gwalior; killer strain is H5N8

The strain (H5N8) of bird flu is not as dangerous for humans as it is for birds. There has been no report of it affecting humans across the world.

Delhi bird flu scare: AAP govt should release health advisory with dos and don’ts
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Delhi bird flu scare: AAP govt should release health advisory with dos and don’ts

Even as Delhi hobbles back to normalcy after the chikungunya and dengue health scare that reached endemic proportions last month, the national capital faces yet another health exigency in the form of bird flu.

Bird flu scare in Delhi: Govt makes health certificate mandatory for poultry transported to market
India

Bird flu scare in Delhi: Govt makes health certificate mandatory for poultry transported to market

In a bid to check spread of bird flu, the Delhi government has made health certificate mandatory for poultry transported to the Ghazipur poultry market, Animal Husbandry Minister Gopal Rai said on Friday.

Bird Flu scare in Delhi: After Delhi zoo, Deer Park too shut as eight more birds die
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Bird Flu scare in Delhi: After Delhi zoo, Deer Park too shut as eight more birds die

The government fears that the deaths may be due to H5 influenza virus which causes avian or bird flu.

Delhi National Zoological Park shuts down temporarily due to bird flu
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Delhi National Zoological Park shuts down temporarily due to bird flu

Suspected cases of Avia influenza at the Delhi zoo have prompted authorities to shut down its premises.

Zika on the rise: Here are five other diseases that caused havoc across the world
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Zika on the rise: Here are five other diseases that caused havoc across the world

In light of the outbreak of the Zika virus, here's a look back the similar outbreaks that took the world by storm:

Bird flu: Nagaland, Mizoram ban import of poultry from Manipur
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Bird flu: Nagaland, Mizoram ban import of poultry from Manipur

Nagaland and Mizoram governments today imposed a ban on import of poultry and related products from Manipur in the wake of reports of bird flu in the neighbouring state.

Obama proposes new data laws as US Central Command hacked
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Obama proposes new data laws as US Central Command hacked

President Barack Obama on Monday said he wants to work with Congress on new laws that would do more to protect Americans' privacy and the trail of data they leave on smart phones, computers and other devices. Underscoring the threat posed by hackers, the Twitter feed of US.

U.S. says should have sent high level official to Paris march
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U.S. says should have sent high level official to Paris march

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Monday conceded that the United States should have sent a higher-level representative to a Paris unity march after deadly Islamic militant attacks there and said President Barack Obama would liked to have come. Some Republican lawmakers and U.S. media outlets have criticized Obama's administration for not sending a top leader to the march, which featured Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas flanking the leaders of France, Germany and Mali

EU rejects hasty security response to Paris killings
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EU rejects hasty security response to Paris killings

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union wants governments and security forces to work more closely together to counter threats of violence like that in Paris last week, but cautioned on Monday against a hasty response. As France put troops on the streets, Hungary's prime minister called for Europe to close its doors to immigration and EU ministers agreed to consider changing passport-free travel rules, the bloc's executive said enhancements to counter-terrorism cooperation were already in the works and called for urgent consultations on what further improvements can be made. Quoting European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, a spokeswoman told a news briefing in Brussels on Monday that it was "first time for silence before action"

Fidel Castro writes Maradona to quell death rumors: Venezuela TV
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Fidel Castro writes Maradona to quell death rumors: Venezuela TV

CARACAS (Reuters) - Fidel Castro has sent a letter to his friend and Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona, a Venezuelan-based TV network said on Monday, adding that the missive quashed rumors that the former Cuban leader might have died. The elder Castro had not been heard from nor seen in public since his brother Raul's historic U.S.-Cuba rapprochement last month, and the silence has re-ignited speculation about his health.

Israel shuts Muslim groups over Jerusalem shrine tensions
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Israel shuts Muslim groups over Jerusalem shrine tensions

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel shut down three local Islamist groups on Monday, accusing them of stoking tensions at a contested shrine in occupied East Jerusalem that has seen increased visits by Jews. Al Aqsa mosque compound in East Jerusalem is Islam's third-holiest site and the vestige of Judaism's ancient temples

China bans U.S. poultry, eggs imports amid avian flu fears- USDA
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China bans U.S. poultry, eggs imports amid avian flu fears- USDA

CHICAGO (Reuters) - China has banned all imports of U.S. poultry, poultry products and eggs amid recent reports of highly pathogenic strains of avian influenza found in the Pacific Northwest, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday.