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Experts Recommend FDA Approval of AIDS Prevention Drug

Posted May 11th, 2012 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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A panel of U.S. experts has recommended federal approval of the first drug shown to prevent HIV — the virus that causes AIDS. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel held two separate votes Thursday on recommending the drug Truvada for healthy people at high risk of AIDS — one for gay and bisexual […]

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Algeria Set To Announce Election Results

Posted May 11th, 2012 at 1:00 am (UTC-5)
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Analysts say a moderate Islamist coalition that includes Algeria’s ruling National Liberation Front is expected to emerge as the top vote-getter when the country announces preliminary election results on Friday. An Islamist victory, in Algeria’s first elections since the Arab Spring, would echo trends in Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt. On Thursday, voters cast ballots for […]

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Philippines Prepares for Anti-China Protests over Island Dispute

Posted May 11th, 2012 at 12:15 am (UTC-5)
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Philippine activists and political groups are planning to hold anti-Chinese protests in Manila Friday amid a simmering standoff over a disputed island chain in the South China Sea. China has issued a safety warning to its citizens in the Philippines because of the protests, and is calling on Manila to ensure that the demonstrations remain […]