Ukip candidate suspended for threatening to ‘put a bullet in’ Tory rival | Politics | The Guardian

In the footage, Blay is heard to express his frustration with suggestions that Jayawardena has a bright political career ahead of him and especially at the possibility that he could rise to be Britain’s first prime minister of Asian descent.

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“If he is, I will personally put a bullet between his eyes,” says Blay. “If this lad turns up to be our prime minister, I will personally put a bullet in him. That’s how strong I feel about it.

via Ukip candidate suspended for threatening to ‘put a bullet in’ Tory rival | Politics | The Guardian.

Copenhagen man revives Viking ‘forest’ language – The Local

“Often Norwegians, Danes and Swedes can understand each others’ languages and dialects. But Elfdalian can’t be understood by any Scandinavians apart from the ones that grow up with it, and that is why we consider it a separate language,” Yair Sapir, a linguistics expert who lives in Copenhagen and teaches at Lund University in Sweden

via Copenhagen man revives Viking ‘forest’ language – The Local.

Prominent Iranian activist arrested in Tehran – Al Jazeera English

Iranian security forces have arrested a prominent activist just days after she was charged in court with crimes “against national security”, a human rights group has said.

Narges Mohammadi, a senior leader of the banned Defenders of Human Rights Centre, was “forcibly arrested” early on Tuesday from her house in the Iranian capital, Tehran, according to the Norway-based Iran Human Rights (IHR) group.

The report said that security forces entered her house and arrested her, after she refused to open her door.

via Prominent Iranian activist arrested in Tehran – Al Jazeera English.

Human pneumonic plague outbreak has multiple transmission routes | Vaccine News Daily

Specimens taken from the dog and the three ill people showed acute Yersinia pestis. Experts state that one of the cases of pneumonia could have been transmitted from the dog owner to the individual. This is the first U.S. transmission of the plague since 1924.

Experts state this is an opportunity for health professionals to consider diagnosing the plague in animals, as well as potential to study relatively mild plague illnesses among patients who already take antimicrobial agents.

An automated system located in the hospital lab previously misdiagnosed the bacterium as Pseudomonas luteola. This outbreak shows that there are limits to current diagnostic systems when they test for rare bacteria, like Yersinia pestis, and they are always in need of improvement.

via Human pneumonic plague outbreak has multiple transmission routes | Vaccine News Daily.

Russell Brand has endorsed Labour – and the Tories should be worried | Owen Jones | Comment is free | The Guardian

He has been supportive of the Greens, and still calls on the people of Brighton Pavilion to return Caroline Lucas to parliament.

via Russell Brand has endorsed Labour – and the Tories should be worried | Owen Jones | Comment is free | The Guardian.