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Johnson & Johnson won’t enforce anti-AIDS drug patents in developing world

Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson announced Thursday that it would not enforce its patents on its AIDS drug Prezista in the world’s poorest countries and throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Offering cost relief to people infected with the HIV virus, J&J said it wanted to assure manufacturers that they can freely produce…

UN leader warns Middle East peace is on ‘life support’

UN leader Ban Ki-moon warned Thursday ahead of key vote on UN recognition of a Palestinian state that the Middle East peace process is on “life support”. But he told a UN meeting that only “direct negotiations” between the Palestinians and Israelis can lead to a permanent settlement. Ban called…

Secretary Clinton unveils roadmap to AIDS-free generation

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton unveiled Thursday an ambitious US blueprint on how to realize the vision of an AIDS-free generation, aiming to see virtually no babies born with HIV by 2015. “Scientific advances and their successful implementation have brought the world to a tipping point in the fight against…

Boehner: ‘No substantive progress’ in fiscal cliff talks

The White House and Republican US lawmakers have made no headway in crucial talks on avoiding the so-called “fiscal cliff” of rising taxes and huge spending cuts, House Speaker John Boehner warned Thursday. “No substantive progress has been made in the talks between the White House and the House (of…

Web traffic monitors: Syria has been cut off from the Internet

Syria has effectively been cut off from the Internet, two US technology companies which monitor web traffic reported Thursday. Akamai, one of the firms which monitors global traffic, said traffic stopped from 1026 GMT, and that this supports the observation from another IT firm, Renesys, “that Syria is effectively off…

Lohan arrested for assault charges at New York City nightclub

Troubled US actress Lindsay Lohan has been arrested once again, this time on assault charges after a fight with a woman in a New York nightclub in the early hours of Thursday, police said. “She was charged with assault” and ordered to appear at a later date, a New York…

India to amend hate speech law after Facebook controversy

India is set to amend its hate speech laws following a public outcry over two women arrested for posting comments on Facebook after the death of hardline politician Bal Thackeray. The new guidelines by the communications and information technology ministry will make it harder for police to arrest people who…

Unemployment claims fall but still show impact of Sandy

US jobless claims fell back to 393,000 in the most recent week, the Labor Department said Thursday, still showing the impact of superstorm Sandy which blasted the Northeast in late October. Claims in the week to November 24 fell from 416,000 the previous week and 451,000 in the November 10…

China to be world’s largest film market by 2020

Industry driven by China’s increasingly wealthy population looks set to overtake the US, claims Ernst & Young report China’s film market – already the second biggest in the world – will surpass that of the US by 2020, according to a new report by Ernst & Young. The report suggests the…

Al-Qaeda figure killed by drone had been in custody

US-born Islamic cleric Anwar al-Awlaqi, killed in a US drone attack in Yemen last year, had been in US custody at least twice in prior years but was released, a human rights group said. Judicial Watch, an accountability watchdog group, said it had learned this through Freedom of Information lawsuits…

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