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EU to approve bird flu vaccination for poultry

By Geoff Meade, BrusselsThe Netherlands and France are expected today to be given EU permission to start vaccinating poultry flocks against bird flu.


Drug may help foetuses exposed to alcohol

By Alison KershawA NEW drug could hold the key to reversing the effects suffered by foetuses who are exposed to alcohol during pregnancy.


Hungary seventh EU state hit by disease

THE H5N1 form of bird flu was confirmed in Hungary, the seventh EU country afflicted with the lethal strain, even as health officials on three continents admitted containment measures taken so far have proved largely ineffective.


US lawmakers bid to stop ports takeover by Middle East firm

By Will Lester, WashingtonUS SENATE Republican Leader Bill Frist yesterday called for the Bush administration to stop a deal permitting a United Arab Emirates company to take over six American seaports, upping the ante on a fight that several congressmen, governors and mayors are waging with the White House.


Fugitive Mladic 'negotiating his surrender'

BOSNIAN Serb war crimes fugitive General Ratko Mladic has been located and was last night negotiating his surrender, according to Serbian security officials.


Israeli PM not ruling out peace talks with Palestinians

By Ibrahim Barzak, Gaza CityACTING Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said yesterday he was not ruling out the possibility of future peace talks with the Palestinians, despite the appointment of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh as the new prime minister.