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Number of Syrian refugees seeking safety in Jordan doubles and expected to grow – UN

A young new arrival at Jordan’s Za’tari camp. His family fled violence in Syria’s Daraa governorate. Photo: UNHCR/A. Eurdolian 28 August 2012 – The number of refugees fleeing the violence in Syria and seeking humanitarian aid in northern Jordan has more than doubled in the past week alone, the United Nations refugee agency said today, warning that a much larger ...

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Number of Syrian refugees seeking safety in Jordan doubles and expected to grow – UN

A young new arrival at Jordan’s Za’tari camp. His family fled violence in Syria’s Daraa governorate. Photo: UNHCR/A. Eurdolian 28 August 2012 – The number of refugees fleeing the violence in Syria and seeking humanitarian aid in northern Jordan has more than doubled in the past week alone, the United Nations refugee agency said today, warning that a much larger ...

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US approves new once-a-day pill to combat HIV

A new pill to treat HIV infection — combining two previously approved drugs with two new ones — has been approved for adults living with the virus that causes AIDS, US regulators said yesterday. The single daily dose of Stribild provides a complete treatment regimen for HIV infection, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said and is meant for ...

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US approves new once-a-day pill to combat HIV

A new pill to treat HIV infection — combining two previously approved drugs with two new ones — has been approved for adults living with the virus that causes AIDS, US regulators said yesterday. The single daily dose of Stribild provides a complete treatment regimen for HIV infection, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said and is meant for ...

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  Will.i.am To Debut New Song On Mars Today

Posted: August 28, 2012 What’s the best possible use of a $2.5 billion Mars rover mission? If you’re Will.i.am you take advantage of Curiosity’s time on mars to broadcast a new song you wrote to endorse President Barack Obama. The new single Reach For The Stars is being broadcast from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California to the Mars ...

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  Will.i.am To Debut New Song On Mars Today

Posted: August 28, 2012 What’s the best possible use of a $2.5 billion Mars rover mission? If you’re Will.i.am you take advantage of Curiosity’s time on mars to broadcast a new song you wrote to endorse President Barack Obama. The new single Reach For The Stars is being broadcast from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California to the Mars ...

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Sudan’s bid to win seat at UN rights council triggers criticism

WASHINGTON – A powerful US lawmaker blasted the United Nations Monday as Sudan seemed set to gain a seat on the global body’s Human Rights Council. “As Sudan appears poised to win a seat on the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), the UN has hit a new low,” Republican congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who heads…

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Sudan’s bid to win seat at UN rights council triggers criticism

WASHINGTON – A powerful US lawmaker blasted the United Nations Monday as Sudan seemed set to gain a seat on the global body’s Human Rights Council. “As Sudan appears poised to win a seat on the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), the UN has hit a new low,” Republican congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who heads…

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François Hollande calls on Syrian rebels to form provisional government

Move reveals differences with UK and US, which have been more guarded in their dealings with Syrian opposition groups François Hollande said France would recognise a provisional government of Syria. Photograph: Bertrand Langlois/AFP/Getty Images The French president, François Hollande, has urged Syria’s divided opposition to form a provisional government, saying that Paris would give it official recognition. The announcement on ...

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Gaza ‘will not be liveable by 2020’ – UN report

The Gaza Strip will not be "a liveable place" by 2020 unless action is taken to improve basic services in the territory, according to a UN report. Basic infrastructure in water, health, education and sanitation "is struggling to keep pace with a growing population", according to the report. It estimates Gaza's population…

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