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UN reports major gains in the fight against HIV

UN reports major gains in the fight against HIV

Sep 24, – The global rate of HIV infection and AIDS-related deaths have been dramatically reduced due to expanding access to treatment, the UN has reported. Since 2001 new HIV infections have been cut by a third overall. In its annual report on the state of the global pandemic released Monday, UNAIDS said 2.3 million […]

September 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
Aid group: Syrian children at risk of malnutrition

Aid group: Syrian children at risk of malnutrition

Sep 24, – As Syria’s civil war rages into its third year, millions of children in the country are at risk of malnutrition and face severe food shortages, an international aid organization has warned. Save the Children said four million Syrians — more than half of them children — are unable to produce or buy […]

September 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
Kenya minister says 2 male militants killed

Kenya minister says 2 male militants killed

Sep 23, –  Kenya’s interior minister says two Islamic extremists were killed Monday as military forces waged an operation to rescue hostages inside an upscale mall in Nairobi. A top military official said he believes the attackers are “a multinational collection from all over the world.” After four large blasts rocked the Westgate Mall on […]

September 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Al-Qaida branch announces leader’s death in Syria

Al-Qaida branch announces leader’s death in Syria

Sep 23, – An Al-Qaida group in Syria says one of its top commanders in Syria was killed in an ambush by rival, Western-backed rebels in a northern province. It was the latest in rising infighting among rebel groups in northern Syria, where the opposition controls large parts of territory captured from President Bashar Assad’s […]

September 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Witness: Kenya attackers targeting non-Muslims

Witness: Kenya attackers targeting non-Muslims

Sep 21, – A witness to the attacks at Nairobi’s upscale mall says that gunmen told Muslims to stand up and leave and that non-Muslims would be targeted. Elijah Kamau said Saturday that attackers with AK-47s and grenades made the statement about Muslims as they began their attack at the Westgate shopping mall in Kenya’s […]

September 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
Cruel behaviour has reward value for ‘everyday sadists’

Cruel behaviour has reward value for ‘everyday sadists’

Sep 14, – Researchers from the University of British Columbia conducted studies about the pleasure and excitement sadists get from causing pain or displeasure, and the findings reveal that what they term “everyday sadism” is more common than we might think. Psychological scientist Erin Buckels led the studies, which showed that people who were classed […]

September 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
UN report finds widespread sexual assault in Asia-Pacific region

UN report finds widespread sexual assault in Asia-Pacific region

Sep 10, – A quarter of men surveyed in six countries in the Asia-Pacific region have admitted to committing rape. The prevalence of rape varied widely between locations, according to a UN report. In the first regional study of its scale, “Why Do Some Men Use Violence Against Women and How Can We Prevent It?,” […]

September 10, 2013 | By | Reply More
Tokyo to host the 2020 Olympic Games after winning IOC vote

Tokyo to host the 2020 Olympic Games after winning IOC vote

Sep 08, – Tokyo has been chosen to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games ahead of Istanbul and Madrid.  The Japanese capital won a final round of voting by International Olympic Committee (IOC) members in Buenos Aires to beat Istanbul by 60 votes to 36. Madrid had earlier been eliminated in a first-round ballot. […]

September 8, 2013 | By | Reply More
G20 ‘divided’ on Syria as US envoy Samantha Power criticises Russia

G20 ‘divided’ on Syria as US envoy Samantha Power criticises Russia

Sep 06, – G20 leaders remain divided over the Syrian conflict as they enter the final day of their Russian summit. Italian PM Enrico Letta said the splits were confirmed during a working dinner in St Petersburg on Thursday. A spokesman for the Russian presidency said a US strike on Syria would “drive another nail […]

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