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Fans pay their respects to actor Philip Seymour Hoffman

Subdued fans laid roses, photographs and beer outside the apartment of Oscar-winning American actor Philip Seymour Hoffman on Tuesday two days after his death from a suspected overdose. The results of an autopsy on the 46-year-old star are expected to be made public as early as Tuesday, but tests have…

New malaria vaccine that cuts cases in half in trial could save millions of African children

Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) said on Tuesday it hoped to get the green light for a prototype vaccine against malaria after trials showed it offered children a partial shield against the disease. Results for the Phase III stage of the closely-followed RTS,S vaccine were unveiled at a conference in Durban,…

Briton accused of slitting throats of two young children in France

French police were on Sunday questioning a 48-year-old divorced Briton arrested on suspicion of slitting the throats of his two young children, judicial officials said. The bodies of the two children aged five and 10 were discovered on Saturday afternoon in his apartment in Saint-Priest, a southeastern suburb of the…

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