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What is bird flu and why is it in the news again?

A cull is being carried out at a duck farm in Yorkshire after avian flu found there, but officials stress very low risk to public health Continue reading…
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Bird flu detected on duck breeding farm in Yorkshire

Officials report very low risk to public health, with a cull of all poultry at the avian flu-stricken farm being carried outThere has been an outbreak of bird flu on a British duck breeding farm. The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs…
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Highly contagious bird flu strain found at Dutch farm

150,000 chickens to be destroyed at egg-producing farm in central Netherlands after H5N8 strain detected Continue reading…
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Quarter of Charity Commission inquiries target Muslim groups

Islamic groups say they are being unfairly singled out, with five British charities operating in Syria under full investigationMore than a quarter of the statutory investigations that have been launched by the Charity Commission since April 2012 and re…
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Bill Cosby ‘will not dignify’ sexual abuse allegations with comment, says lawyer

Attorney refers to decade-old, discredited allegationsNo further statement from Cosby or representativesCosby silent in face of questions on sexual assault allegationsOpinion: how we cope with allegations against Bill CosbyA lawyer for Bill Cosby said …
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