News Headlines - 03 May 2012

▽Nature publishes details of bird flu strain that could spread among people - The Guardian
The work by Yoshihiro Kawaoka at the University of Wisconsin-Madison was submitted last year to the journal, but was delayed after the US government's biosecurity advisers said key sections of the paper should be struck out to prevent the details being exploited by bioterrorists.

▽Police to take DNA from 50 MI6 agents who may have visited ‘spy in bag’ - Evening Standard
Scotland Yard is to take further DNA and fingerprint samples from MI6 colleagues of Gareth Williams, who was found dead in a bag at his flat.

▽California student left in cell for 5 days without food or water files $20M claim against DEA - Fox News
The California student who was forgotten about by agents and left alone in a holding cell for five days without food or water filed a $20 million claim Wednesday against federal drug officials.

▽Edvard Munch's The Scream sets auction record for artwork - WalesOnline
THE only privately-owned version of Edvard Munch’s classic masterpiece The Scream has fetched a record-breaking $119.9 million (£74m) at auction.
The famous image, featuring a haunted figure in front of a red backdrop, surpassed estimates to become the most expensive work of art to be sold at auction following the sale in New York.

▽Bank governor Sir Mervyn King predicts ‘steady, slow recovery’ coming this year - Evening Standard
Britain will struggle out of the double-dip recession later this year, Bank of England governor Sir Mervyn King predicted today.
He said there were “signs of a recovery” even though the economy had shrunk by 0.2 per cent in the first quarter of the year.







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