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British bird flu outbreak a case of 'when, not if'

By Aidan Hennigan and Jim CaldwellA CHILLING warning has come from the British Veterinary Association that an outbreak avian flu was a question of "when, not if" following the discovery in France of a dead duck carrying the disease.


Israel freezes funds destined for Palestinians

ISRAEL'S cabinet yesterday approved an immediate freeze on the transfer of hundreds of millions of dollars to the Palestinian Authority, in a first response to Hamas militants' takeover of the Palestinian parliament.


Search for ET to focus on five stars

By John von RadowitzFIVE nearby stars have been chosen as the best places to look for alien civilisations.