Deep inside a high-security laboratory an hour from Melbourne, scientists working behind air-locked doors inject six-week-old chickens with a virus that has killed one in five people it’s known to have infected.
“Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters 3D,” a re-imagining of the Grimms’ fairy tale, opened as the top weekend film in U.S. and Canadian theaters, collecting $19.7 million in receipts for Viacom Inc.’s Paramount Pictures.
Movies directed by George Clooney and Madonna will get red-carpet premieres at this year’s Venice Film Festival, with Madonna’s recounting the love story between the American divorcee Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII.
Actors Kate Winslet and Kenneth Branagh led the list of U.K. honors handed out today by Queen Elizabeth II. Carphone Warehouse Group Plc Chairman Charles Dunstone and Walt Disney International Chairman Andy Bird also won recognition in the awards to mark the queen’s birthday.