Portuguese health authorities confirmed this week the first fatal case of Creutzfeld-Jacob disease the human variant of Bovine Spongiform Encephalitis, BSE, or better know as mad cow.
China has suspended the import of tainted meat products from seven United States companies, including Tyson Foods Inc, the world's largest meat processor reports the Monday edition of China Daily.
Australian zoologists say it remains a mystery how a 200-kilogram giant squid came to be washed up on Tasmania's west coast. The squid was found by a member of the public on a beach near Strahan early this week.
The dollar fell on Tuesday to a record low against the Euro and a 26-year low against the British pound as investors feared that the deteriorating U.S. sub-prime mortgage market could eventually slow the economy.
The year 2007 has started on a higher than expected note for global tourism. From January through April, international tourist arrivals worldwide rose by over 6% to 252 million, representing an additional 15 million arrivals as against the same period in 2006, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.
Royal Caribbean Cruises has called on Asian countries to construct improved port facilities in order to accommodate larger cruise liners as the firm looks to offer more cruise holidays to the region.
The extent of indifference, political pragmatism and sustained pressure with lobbying from Spain which led to the UN Decolonization Committee of 24 adopting a Grenada seminar report that effectively recognizes territorial integrity arguments as a bar to self-determination, has emerged.
The European Central Bank, as forecasted, kept its key interest rate at 4% on Thursday, but President Jean-Claude Trichet hinted of future rate hikes in response to continued growth in Germany, Italy and other European countries.
Royal Dutch Shell is to launch a new exploration campaign in the Arctic north of Alaska in a bid to tap the region's vast oil and gas reserves.
About 100 million votes were cast by the Internet and cellphone text messages, said New7Wonders, the nonprofit organization that conducted the poll.