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S. Africa to cull 25000 birds to contain bird flu

The second outbreak, in Standerton, will require the eventual culling of all 280,000 birds on that farm. However‚ ZFPA said the ban did not affect them because there were no exports to talk of. "With regards to our consumers, it is safe for them to go and buy eggs and chickens", he explained. "However, people handling wild birds, sick or dying poultry must wear protective clothing and wash their hands with disinfectants", the department said.



Trump says US, India 'tied together in friendship' after Modi meeting

When the delegation-level talks between India and United States of America in the cabinet room at the White House started, PM Modi said, "You are the world's oldest democracy, while we are the world's largest democracy". "It is important that barriers be removed to the export of USA goods into your markets, and that we reduce our trade deficit with your country", he stated .


The high cost of displacement due to war, violence

The high cost of displacement due to war, violence

The statistics reflect dire situations in countries such as Syria, which has been ravaged by a six-year civil war, and South Sudan, which, the United Nations report states, has suffered from a "disastrous breakdown of peace efforts". "They ask for little - only our support in their time of greatest need and our solidarity ". This huge imbalance reflects several things including the continuing lack of consensus internationally when it comes to refugee hosting and the proximity of many ...



Assad preparing new chemical weapons attack in Syria, White House claims

The statement continued saying that the USA are in Syria to eliminate ISIS from Iraq and Syria but if the Syrian president "conducts another mass murder attack using chemical weapons, he and his army will pay a heavy price". Such a step, which must surely be based upon detailed intelligence, might usually be delivered behind the scenes through diplomatic channels. British Foreign Minister Michael Fallon told the BBC Tuesday morning he would support U.S.



India, US call for freedom of navigation amid SCS disputes

The leaders also affirmed their support for a UN Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism that will advance and strengthen the framework for global cooperation and reinforce the message that no cause or grievance justifies terrorism, the joint statement said.


Trump wishes Muslims 'warm greetings' for Eid

Trump wishes Muslims 'warm greetings' for Eid

The main celebration to mark the festival of Ramadan was held at the Grand Mosque in Colombo.Issuing a message, President Sirisena says the rituals of Ramadan reminds us that humanity can be improved by being sensitive to their sentiments while being honest to yourself.