Worst ever bird flu crisis in Europe raises risks for next season – EFSA

PARIS, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Europe has experienced its worst bird flu crisis ever this year with nearly 50 million poultry killed, and the persistence of the virus over the summer has raised the risk of widespread infections next season, the EU’s Food Safety Agency (EFSA) said. The spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), … Read more

Stella McCartney pushes animal-free fashion message at Pompidou Center show

PARIS, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Stella McCartney sat her audience outdoors in a courtyard of the Center Pompidou Monday, sending out a sensual lineup of fluid dresses and smart, low-waisted trousers, accessorized with handbags made from a leather alternative. “We are proud to be eco-weirdos, and hope you will join us in our mission to … Read more

Indonesia to probe soccer stampede; police use of tear gas in focus

Human rights commission questions the use of tear gas Thirty-two children among 125 killed in stampede Funerals take place for the dead in the town of Malang MALANG, Indonesia, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Indonesia on Monday set up an independent team to investigate a stampede at a soccer stadium that killed 125 people, including 32 … Read more

Europe and UK hit by ‘unprecedented’ number of bird flu cases this summer Bird flu

The UK and continental Europe have been hit by an “unprecedented” number of cases of avian flu this summer, with 47.5m birds having been killed since last autumn, according to new figures. Poultry producers from as far north as Norway’s Svalbard islands to southern Portugal have together reported almost 2,500 outbreaks of the disease since … Read more

Avian influenza: unprecedented number of summer cases in Europe

An unprecedented number of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus detections were reported in wild and domestic birds from June to September in Europe, according to the latest overview by EFSA, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, and the EU reference laboratory. In previous years, no cases or only a few cases were … Read more

NFL: London is stage for milestone 100th international game

CNN — The NFL returns to London on Sunday as the Minnesota Vikings (2-1) and New Orleans Saints (1-2) contest the first of five international slate of games scheduled this season. With Justin Jefferson and the Vikings taking on Alvin Kamara and the Saints at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Sunday’s game will mark the 100th game … Read more

Stampede, riot at Indonesia football match killed 174, league suspended

East Java stadium disaster apparently worst since 1964 Around 180 injured during crowd stampede Indonesia football association suspends league to investigate Police say they fired tear gas to control the crowd MALANG, Indonesia, Oct 2 (Reuters) – At least 174 people were killed and 180 injured in a stampede and riot at a soccer match … Read more

Swiss mull animal welfare, women’s pensions in weekend votes

GENEVA — Switzerland is considering whether to improve the living conditions of its livestock and whether women should work a year longer before becoming eligible for full benefits under the state pension scheme. Swiss voters cast ballots on Sunday in one of their country’s regular referendums on a number of proposals, including one brought by … Read more

Federer to call time on glittering career after next week’s Laver Cup

Federer says he knows his body’s capacities and limits Will end his career at 41 with 20 Grand Slam singles titles The Swiss has had three knee operations in the last two years Sept 15 (Reuters) – Roger Federer, regarded by many as the greatest male player to wield a tennis racket and who took … Read more

Australian fish fossils get to the heart of vertebrate evolution

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 15 (Reuters) – Scientists in Australia have unearthed beautifully preserved fossilized hearts and other internal organs of ancient armored fish in a discovery that provides insight into the evolution of the bodies of vertebrates – including humans. The researchers on Thursday described the heart, the … Read more