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DNA from ancient plague points to modern peril

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 11:38

"In some cases death came immediately; in others, after many days," the historian Procopius wrote as a terrifying disease scythed through Constantinople in 542 AD.

Plague wiped out Roman Empire

Last Updated: Saturday, May 11, 2013, 12:59

Scientists have confirmed that the Justinianic Plague of the sixth to eighth centuries was caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis.

Oscar nominated documentary ‘How To Survive a Plague’ screened in Delhi

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 09, 2013, 13:47

Tracking the history of AIDS epidemic in the US, ‘How to Survive A Plague’, the documentary which was nominated for an Academy Award this year, was screened at Delhi recently.

UK rail project uncovers bodies from plague period

Last Updated: Saturday, March 16, 2013, 11:54

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.

Scientists test skeletons for Black Death bacteria

Last Updated: Friday, March 15, 2013, 17:47

Scientists digging a new railway in London have uncovered 13 skeletons that will be tested to see if they died from the Black Death plague in the 14th century.

Humans are plague on Earth: Sir David Attenborough

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 21:11

Television presenter Sir David Attenborough has claimed that humans are a plague on the Earth that need to be controlled by limiting population growth.

PDS plagued by leakage, diversion of grains: World Bank

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 18, 2011, 22:21

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.

Problems plague BP`s oil spill compensation fund

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 05, 2010, 20:32

Many livelihoods have crumbled since the April 20 rig explosion that killed 11 workers & spewed 200 mn gallons of oil.

Plague outbreak takes third life in China

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 04, 2009, 10:02

An outbreak of pneumonic plague in northwest China has claimed a third victim, local health authorities reported, as they continued to cordon off a town.