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Global leaders pledge to fight polio

World leaders Saturday added their weight to a push to eradicate polio, pledging millions of dollars in new funds to bring an end to the crippling and potentially fatal disease. Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, who is hosting the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Perth, said her country would…

Crop scientists now fret about heat not just water

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Crop scientists in the United States, the world’s largest food exporter, are pondering an odd question: could the danger of global warming really be the heat? For years, as scientists have assembled data on climate change and pointed with concern at melting glaciers and other visible changes…

‘Promising’ step for world’s first malaria vaccine

WASHINGTON — The search for the world’s first malaria vaccine received a boost Tuesday with the release of early results from a major clinical trial showing it cut risk by about half in African children. The vaccine known as RTS,S is made by the British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline’s lab in…

HIV project in India averted 100,000 infections: study

PARIS — A scheme in six Indian states that concentrated safe-sex campaigns on a few niche groups prevented 100,000 HIV infections over five years, according to estimates published in The Lancet on Tuesday. The so-called Avahan project was launched in 2003 in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu, along…

U.S., Russia, China faulted for ‘serious deficiencies’ in rule of law

WASHINGTON (AFP) – An annual survey of the rule of law around the world released Monday sees weak protections for fundamental rights in China, “serious deficiencies” in Russia, and problems with discrimination in the United States. Sweden and Norway scored highest on the World Justice Project Rule of Law Index,…

U.S., Bill Gates call on rich nations to back poor farmers

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Microsoft billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates joined a top US official Tuesday in urging rich nations to invest in the world’s poor farmers to help end hunger — a move he said would also help improve food security. “Looking at the food prices we’ve got — at…

Warren Buffett donates $1.92 billion to charity (in just the past year)

US billionaire Warren Buffett, who has pledged to give away 99 percent of his wealth, has donated 1.93 billion dollars in shares of his company to five charitable groups, financial filings showed. In notifications to the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Buffet documented donations to five charitable organizations, including a…

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