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LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II was so annoyed by police officers eating nuts laid out at Buckingham Palace that she marked a line on the bowl to monitor the level, jurors heard Thursday at Britain's tabloid phone hacking trial.
A plague spread by rats has killed 39 people in recent weeks in Madagascar, the health ministry said Thursday. "There is an epidemic in Madagascar which is currently affecting five districts (out of 112). A doctor in the ministry in Antananarivo said 90 percent of the cases were diagnosed as pneumonic plague, a vicious strain, which can kill within three days, leaving little time for antibiotics to work.