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Avian Flu Fast Facts

Monday, 20 October 2014 10:08
(CNN) -- Here's a look at what you need to know about avian flu. Avian influenza, also called avian flu or bird flu, is an illness that usually affects only birds. A new strain jumped to baby seals in 2011. While there have been deaths from certain strains of avian flu, person-to-person infections are rare. The official name for the most commonly seen and most deadly form of the virus is called "Influenza A (H5N1),"…
Who is 'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius?
Monday, 20 October 2014 10:08
Oscar Pistorius gestures as he leaves the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, on Monday, October 13.
Deaths linked to GM ignition-switch defect rise to 29
Monday, 20 October 2014 10:07
By Ben Klayman DETROIT (Reuters) - A program to compensate victims of a faulty ignition switch in General Motors Co vehicles has approved two new death claims, bringing the total number of deaths linked so far to the switch to 29, according to a report released on Monday by the lawyer overseeing the program. Since it began accepting claims on Aug. 1, the program has received a total of 1,517 claims for deaths and injuries,…
S&P, Nasdaq advance but IBM results weigh on Dow
Monday, 20 October 2014 10:07
By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were lower on Monday, following a fourth week of losses for the benchmark S&P, as quarterly results from IBM disappointed. * IBM shares slumped 7.7 percent to $168.10 in premarket trade after the company's third-quarter earnings fell well short of Wall Street expectations. IBM had earlier said it would pay Globalfoundries $1.5 billion in cash over the next three years to take its loss-making…
‘Late Show With David Letterman’ cue card writer fired after assault
Monday, 20 October 2014 10:07
Late night television host David Letterman waves to the crowd as he accepts The Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence at "The Comedy Awards" in New York City March 26, 2011. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) - RTR2KGQA A longtime “Late Show with David Letterman” cue card writer has been fired after physically assaulting a staff writer and insulting Letterman, according to the New York Post.
Report: Rapper who cut off penis now stand-up comic
Monday, 20 October 2014 10:07
Wu-Tang affiliate Christ Bearer is ready to make light of his infamous penis-chopping incident. Bearer, who tried to commit suicide by cutting off his own penis and jumping off a building in April, is now doing stand-up comedy, reports TMZ. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT He joked about cutting off his penis at the Ha Ha Cafe Comedy Club in North Hollywood last week. “I woke up to paramedics trying to find a pulse,” Bearer ranted.
Big Blues: How Buffett Lost $1 Billion Before Lunch
Monday, 20 October 2014 10:00
Warren Buffett does not like to lose money in general, so losing $1 billion before lunch on a Monday morning can't be going down well. The plunge in IBM shares Monday after its weak earnings results cost the Oracle of Omaha dearly.
'I Do Not Doubt My Brother,' Pistorius' Sister Tells NBC
Monday, 20 October 2014 10:00
Oscar Pistorius’ brother and sister said they have no doubts over whether their brother is telling the truth about the fatal shooting of Reeva Steenkamp, telling NBC News on the eve of the athlete's sentencing that they'll stand by him no matter what. Pistorius is expected to learn hear Tuesday whether he will go to prison for culpable homicide after shooting 29-year-old Reeva through a toilet door in his Pretoria apartment. He maintains he mistook…
Kate Middleton & Prince William Reveal Due Date Of Royal Baby #2
Monday, 20 October 2014 09:49
View Gallery 349 Photos The due date of Kate Middleton and Prince William’s second royal baby has officially been revealed — find out when Prince George will get a baby brother or sister!
Strike a pose: Body language that projects success
Monday, 20 October 2014 09:07
Arms are open and moving synchronously with what is being said. Palms open, hands expressive. Legs planted on the ground apart. This pose signals confidence and acceptance to other people.

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