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MELBOURNE: The elusive quest for an HIV cure received a boost at the world AIDS conference on Tuesday as scientists said they had forced the virus out of a hiding place where it had lurked after being suppressed by drugs.
The experiment, carried ...
 
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SYDNEY: Scientists said on Tuesday they hope that radar technology will help them find a century-old Aboriginal burial ground on an Australian island, bringing some closure to the local indigenous population.
Peter Davies, from Queensland´s ...
 
 

SEOUL: South Korean police announced on Tuesday that a badly-decomposed body found last month had been identified as that of the fugitive tycoon whose family owned the ferry which sank in April with the loss of 300 lives.
Yoo Byung-Eun had been ...
 
 

PHNOM PENH: Cambodia´s main opposition party struck a deal on Tuesday with strongman premier Hun Sen to end its year-long boycott of parliament triggered by a disputed election.
The Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) said it had agreed to ...
 
 

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin pledged on Tuesday to do everything possible to influence pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine and help ensure a full probe into the Malaysia Airlines crash last week.
However he added that it would ...
 
 

KUWAIT CITY: A Gulf human rights group on Tuesday denounced Kuwait’s decision to revoke the citizenship of political opponents, warning such measures only fuel tensions between the region’s monarchies and their people.
“We condemn these ...
 
 

SHANGHAI: Chinese police are questioning staff of US food supplier OSI Group for selling expired meat, state media said on Tuesday, as a newspaper blasted foreign brands for failing to adopt a “dedicated attitude” towards local ...
 
 

BEIJING: The death toll from the strongest storm to hit China for decades has reached 46 with another 25 missing, authorities said on Tuesday, as another typhoon approaches the country’s eastern coastline.
Typhoon Rammasun has left 19 people ...
 
 

TEHRAN: More negotiations are the only solution to Iran’s decade-long nuclear standoff with the West, President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday.
Rouhani´s remarks were his first on the four-month extension until November of talks with world ...
 
 

JAKARTA: The final tally in Indonesia’s presidential election shows that Jakarta governor Joko Widodo has won with 53 per cent of the vote.
Shortly before the results of the July 9 election were released Tuesday evening by the Election ...
 
 

WASHINGTON: Researchers in Saudi Arabia said on Tuesday they have found genetic traces of the dangerous Middle East respiratory virus, MERS-CoV, in the air of a barn that housed a sick camel.
The study in mBio, the journal of the American ...
 
 

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories/WASHINGTON/ATHENS: A United Nations School sheltering displaced Palestinians in central Gaza came under Israeli fire on Tuesday as a team was inspecting damage from a day earlier, a UN official said.
The ...
 
 
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A body hung, caught in a white bedsheet, from the fifth floor of what was left of Salam Towers this afternoon.
It was of a woman, one of 11 killed when two missiles slammed into the high-rise building in the centre of Gaza City on Monday night. ...
 
 

GAZA CITY: The Israeli military is reportedly using flechette shells in its offensive in Gaza, weapons described as illegal under “rules of humanitarian law” by an Israeli human rights organisation.
Generally fired by a tank and described as an ...
 
 

Israel blames Gaza death toll on Palestinians for deliberately putting people in line of fire. But can strikes ever be targeted to minimise civilian casualties in such a densely populated area?
What used to be a three-storey house had been ...
 
 

GAZA: About 1,000 Palestinian Muslims fleeing Israeli shells devastating their Gaza neighbourhood have found shelter in a building they otherwise would rarely if ever enter, the city’s 12th-century Greek Orthodox Church.
Despite its thick walls ...