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January 14, 2019 5:04 PM France to cull wild boar at Belgium border in swine fever alert

PARIS (Reuters) - France will cull all wild boar in a zone along the Belgian border to try and avoid an outbreak of a deadly swine disease after new cases were discovered nearby in Belgium, the French agriculture ministry said on Monday. France has been on alert for African swine fever since the virus was confirmed in September among wild boar in Belgium 145

January 12, 2019 12:54 PM African swine fever hits farms in China's Jiangsu province: Xinhua

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A new outbreak of African swine fever has hit two farms in Jiangsu province in eastern China, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday, as the highly contagious disease continues to spread through the world’s largest hog herd. The outbreak in Siyang county hit two farms with a total of 68,969 pigs, the Xinhua report said, citing 135

January 11, 2019 9:17 PM Florida posthumously pardons 4 black men accused of sensational 1949 rape

In this undated image released by the State Library and Archives of Florida, Lake County Sheriff Willis McCall, far left, and an unidentified man stand next to Walter Irvin, Samuel Shepherd and Charles Greenlee, from left, in Florida. The three men along with a fourth were charged with rape in 1949. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and a Cabinet granted posthumous 124

January 5, 2019 12:57 AM Washington governor to pardon pot crimes, six years after legalization

(Reuters) - Washington state will create a streamlined system to pardon people convicted of misdemeanor marijuana possession before the drug was legal, under an initiative launched on Friday by Governor Jay Inslee, who is considering a run for U.S. president. Voters in Washington state and Colorado in 2012 made their two states the first in the United 155

January 3, 2019 5:22 AM China strengthens slaughter regulations to combat African swine fever

(This version of the January 2nd story corrects 10th paragraph to show more than 200,000 pigs culled on infected farms, not in total) BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s agriculture ministry said on Wednesday that slaughterhouses will need to run African swine fever virus tests for pig products before selling them to the market, in a move to control spread of the highly 108

December 30, 2018 4:51 PM Helicopter crash leaves 4 dead after aircraft explodes near world's longest zip line in UAE

Four people have been killed when a helicopter exploded into a fireball after reportedly clipping the world's longest zip line on Saturday. Shocking footage shows the doomed chopper spinning out of control after it's said to have hit the Ras al-Khaimah wire near Dubai. Officials confirmed the Agusta 139 rescue helicopter was speeding towards an emergency 82

December 30, 2018 4:29 AM Polling stations open in eastern Congo for presidential election: witness

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Polling stations opened in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday for a presidential election that is meant to lead to the country’s first democratic transfer of power, according to a Reuters witness in the city of Goma. Due to the time difference, voting is due to start an hour later in western 90

December 27, 2018 10:09 AM China loosens pig transport ban to ensure supplies amid African swine fever

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has loosened the rules on the transportation of breeder pigs and piglets in provinces that are affected by the African swine fever, the agriculture ministry said on Thursday. Breeder pigs and piglets from counties without outbreaks of the disease will be allowed to be transported to other provinces, the Ministry of Agriculture 119

December 24, 2018 3:09 AM South African musician plays guitar while undergoing brain surgery

In this photo supplied by the Department of Neurosurgery, Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, taken earlier this month during surgery South African musician, Musa Manzini, plays a guitar during brain surgery. (OnyekaValentine Ilorah for Department of Neurosurgery, Inks Albert Luthuli Central Hospital, via AP) JOHANNESBURG 111

December 23, 2018 3:41 PM Cardinals plan to part ways with Steve Wilks after rough first season as coach

The Arizona Cardinals are planning to part ways with head coach Steve Wilks, according to sources, the next likely move in what is shaping up to be the most chaotic head-coaching cycle since 2013, when there were eight changes. It now seems like a foregone conclusion that the NFL will see at least eight changes this season, and it could mark the most turnover 94