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    World Test vaccine active against many HIV strains – National Institutes of Health (NIH)

    Infection with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, makes a person vulnerable to many other infections and diseases. So far, researchers have not been able to create an effective HIV vaccine, in part because there are many different strains of the virus. Some people with HIV infection make...
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    World Racial Discrimination Can Take 18 Years Off Someone’s Life – Tonic

    More than a century of segregation in St. Louis has created an 18-year life expectancy gap between people born in black and white neighborhoods separated by fewer than ten miles. “A lot of conscious policy decisions created that map of life expectancy in St. Louis,” says Jason Purnell...
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    World Heartbreaking photo of boy comforting his dying four-year-old sister – News24

    A picture of a six-year-old boy comforting his terminally ill younger sister has gone viral after it was shared on Facebook. Matt Sooter, from Arkansas in the US, posted the photo earlier this months, explaining that little Jackson was doing something “a little boy should not have to”...
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    World How America Got Hooked on the Deadly Drug OxyContin – The Daily Beast

    Purdue Pharma left almost nothing to chance in its whirlwind marketing of its new painkiller OxyContin. From 1996 to 2002, Purdue pursued nearly every avenue in the drug supply and prescription sales chain—a strategy now cast as reckless and illegal in more than 1,500 … Read more via The...
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    World Iran deal comparisons cloud Trump’s North Korea summit – AP News

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s triumphant assertions about the success of the unprecedented Singapore summit are being met with skepticism and outright derision from critics seizing on the contradiction between his withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and his willingness to accept...
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    World Congo: Ebola outbreak is not over – WHO – PM NEWS Nigeria

    The head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has cautioned against declaring victory too early in Congo’s Ebola epidemic, in spite of encouraging signs that it may be brought under control. “The outbreak is stabilising, but still the outbreak … Read more via PM NEWS Nigeria –...
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    World Iran’s oil sales to India hit highest despite US threat of sanctions – PressTV Media RSS

    India, Iran’s second biggest oil customer after China, was among the countries which maintained oil purchases during years of intensified Western sanctions on Tehran. Read more via PressTV Media RSS – Get more World News
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    World Nigeria Commends US, North Korea over Successful Summit – Thisdaylive

    The Federal Government of Nigeria has congratulated the leadership of both the United States of America (USA) and the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK) for hosting a successful summit, describing the feat as a historic achievement. The federal government in a statement signed by …...
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    World Trump’s Vow To End US-South Korea Drills Catches Pentagon Off Guard – Channels Television

    Pentagon officials were surprised Tuesday after President Donald Trump vowed at his summit with the North’s leader Kim Jong Un to cancel “provocative” joint military drills with South Korea. Following the unprecedented meeting in Singapore, Trump stunned observers when he said continuing the...
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    World Did Trump and Kim really achieve anything in Singapore? – BBC News

    Donald Trump arrived in Singapore promising to make history. That he did by shaking Kim Jong-un’s hand for the world’s cameras – becoming the first sitting US leader to meet his North Korean counterpart. But what have they really achieved, what are … Read more via BBC News –...
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    World Trump hits back at ‘punch-drunk’ De Niro – BBC News

    US President Donald Trump has lashed out at Hollywood actor Robert De Niro after the star denounced him with an expletive-laden speech at an awards ceremony. De Niro, who … Read more via BBC News – Get more World News