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Drones help fight surge in deadly malaria spread by monkeys in Malaysia (Tue, 17 Apr 2018)
As human cases rise sharply, technology tracks macaques in Borneo forests to analyse how primates pass on strain, which can be fatal Drones are being used to track monkeys deep in the Malaysian forests to understand better how the primates are passing a rare strain of malaria to humans. Malaysian Borneo has seen a surge in cases of “monkey malaria”, a strain of the disease that normally only affects macaques, caused by the parasite Plasmodium knowlesi. The number of cases has been increasing and it appears people are at risk Related: 'There are a lot of unknowns': British scientists set to work on Zika vaccine Continue reading...
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How have attitudes to the Commonwealth changed where you live? (Fri, 13 Apr 2018)
If you live in a Commonwealth nation, we’d like you to tell us how your country’s relationship with the UK has changed Ahead of a summit in London there are calls for Theresa May to apologise to Commonwealth nations for the “historic wrongs” of the UK. Related: May urged to apologise to Commonwealth for UK's 'historic wrongs' My article for @TheHouse_Mag on why the Tories should correct a historic wrong before #CHOGM by apologising to our Commonwealth cousins for ignoring their pleas for joint action on Apartheid: Continue reading...
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'It's not my war': the Syrian man who has spent a month living in Kuala Lumpur airport (Thu, 12 Apr 2018)
Hassan al-Kontar fears arrest for refusing a military call-up and now survives on airline meals of rice and chicken A Syrian man has spent more than a month living in a corner of a Malaysian airport – sleeping under stairwells and showering in toilets – after being left stranded by airlines and immigration officials. Hassan al-Kontar, 36, fears being arrested in his home country for refusing a call-up for military service, and has been forced to make the transit section of Kuala Lumpur airport his new home for the past 37 days. It’s not only my problem. It’s the problem of hundreds of Syrian guys who feel they are hated. Continue reading...
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