World Health Organization, Pneumonic Plague, Bubonic Plague, And Past Plague Epidemics

At least 119 cases were confirmed by late last year, including 40 deaths, the World Health Organization said in a statement.
And the disease is taking an alarming turn.
“The outbreak that started last November has some disturbing dimensions,” the WHO said this week. “The fleas that transmit this …

Second-ranked Maria Sharapova, 12-minute Rain Delay, Top-seed Novak Djokovic, And Rod Laver Arena

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The world No. 1 beat second-ranked Maria Sharapova 6-3 7-6 (5) in an absorbing Australian Open final to move into sole possession of second place in grand slams won in the Open Era behind Steffi Graf’s 22.
Despite suffering from a fever and cough this…

Al Shabaab, Somali-born U.S. Citizen, Westgate Mall Attack, And Deadly Terrorist Attacks

The bureau on Thursday announced Mohamed’s addition to the list as well as a $50,000 reward for any information on the 29-year-old Somali-born U.S. citizen.
The FBI says Mohamed is accused of providing material support to Al Shabaab, the Somali-based group that’s linked to al Qaeda. The group has la…

AirAsia Flight QZ8501, National Transportation Safety, Transportation Safety Committee, And AirAsia Jet

Jakarta, Indonesia (CNN)Before AirAsia Flight QZ8501 crashed, the co-pilot was flying the plane as the more experienced pilot monitored the flight. And things may have gone wrong in a span of just three minutes and 20 seconds, triggering a stall warning that sounded until it crashed into the Java S…

117-carat Diamond Necklace, Display Cabinet, Local Media Reports, And South China Morning

The three adults distracted sales staff by pretending to browse for items in a branch of Emperor Watch and Jewelry, a chain store popular with Chinese tourists, on Friday afternoon, while a girl, estimated to be aged between 12 and 14 years, pocketed a 117-carat diamond necklace from a store front d…

Increasingly Bad Weather, Safety Committee Investigator, Journalists Jamaluddin Masrur, And Cockpit Voice Recorder

Four more bodies have been recovered, said Marshall Supriyadi, director of operations and training for Indonesia’s search and rescue agency. That brings the total number of victims now found to 69.
Indonesian divers tried Saturday to float the wreckage using balloons, said Supriyadi.
They made seve…