Madagascar said on Monday it was trying to contain an outbreak of plague -- similar to the Black Death that swept medieval Europe -- that has killed 47 people and is spreading to the capital Antananarivo.
Excavations for a railroad line in London have uncovered the remains of 13 bodies and ceramics that appear to date back to the mid-14th century when the bubonic plague ravaged Britain, the BBC reported.
Contending that benefits of public
distribution system have been "limited" for the poor, the
World Bank on Wednesday suggested that the idea of cash transfers
instead of foodgrains can be considered in the long term.