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Putin agrees to work with Obama on Syria

WASHINGTON — Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed Wednesday in a phone call with President Barack Obama to work with the United States to find a solution to the crisis in Syria, the White House said. But the Kremlin stressed that “differences” remain ahead of a UN Security Council vote in…

WHO: HIV drug resistance creeping higher in Asia and Africa

Drug resistance to HIV medicines has been creeping higher in parts of Africa and Asia but is not steep enough to cause alarm, said a survey released by the World Health Organization on Wednesday. In low- and middle-income countries, drug resistance stood at 6.8 percent in 2010, the WHO said…

A record 8 million people in developing countries get HIV drugs

More than eight million people — a record number in low- and middle-income countries — are now taking antiretroviral drugs to treat HIV, according to data released Wednesday by UNAIDS. The rise in drug coverage was accompanied by a dramatic 31 percent drop in deaths from AIDS-related causes in sub-Saharan…

Study: Millions of East Germans returning home

Many of the millions of east Germans who flocked to the west of the country to take jobs after the Berlin Wall fell are now returning home, a study to be published Thursday showed. In 2010 alone more than 40,000 people born in communist East Germany who had moved west…

Japan looks for ‘active faults’ under restarted nuclear plant

Japan’s nuclear safety watchdog on Wednesday ordered a probe into claims the country’s only working nuclear power station sits on an active tectonic fault. The order came as Kansai Electric Power Company (KEPCO) readied to refire a second reactor at the Oi plant, western Japan, just weeks after the first…

Pakistan puts 240,000 children at risk with polio vaccine ban

Pakistani tribesmen endorsed a Taliban ban on polio vaccinations Wednesday, closing the door to the prospect of any child being vaccinated in North Waziristan as part of a nationwide campaign. Officials had pinned their last hopes of inoculating children in the northwestern district on talks with tribesmen, which were successively…

French nonprofit brings credit card donations back to WikiLeaks

A French nonprofit group said Wednesday that it has established a fund enables the whistleblower website WikiLeaks to begin accepting credit card donations again for the first time in nearly two years. The announcement comes just days after WikiLeaks partner Datacell won a key legal battle against the Icelandic credit…

London Olympics withdraws 500,000 soccer tickets due to lack of interest

The organisers of the London Olympics conceded defeat Wednesday in selling all the tickets for the soccer tournament as they revealed plans to slash the capacity of some stadiums. Organisers LOCOG said more than one million tickets were left unsold, but that figure has been cut in half by reducing…

Sleeping Australian teenager attacked by dingo in the outback

An Australian teenager told Wednesday of her sleeping bag being torn off by a dingo as she slept at a campsite, weeks after a landmark ruling that a baby was snatched in 1980 by one of the wild dogs. Rebecca Robinson, 13, was sleeping on a mattress under a caravan…

Chinese newspaper shakeups raise fears of media crackdown

Abrupt reshuffles at two outspoken Chinese newspapers have raised fears of growing pressure on the media in the run-up to Beijing’s once-a-decade change of leadership this autumn. Lu Fumin, the editor-in-chief of Guangzhou’s New Express, has been moved sideways to its parent paper and national and international news coverage has…

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