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Search for HIV vaccine resumes with test in South Africa
- December 02, 2016

The report reveals that more than 18 million people with HIV are now taking ART, and a similar number is still unable to access treatment, the majority of which are unaware of their HIV positive status. "I think it's just a time that we kind of remember how far we've come as the advancements in HIV and the advancements in HIV testing have been incredible over the past 30 years", Health Educator Mitzi Teliczan said. (more...)
Protesters against Aussie refugee treatment glue hands to Parliament railing Protesters against Aussie refugee treatment glue hands to Parliament railing
- December 02, 2016

There will be an immediate investigation into the disruption - described as "extraordinary" by Speaker Tony Smith - in which about 25 protesters chanted "close the camps" and other messages at assembled MPs, accusing the Coalition and Labor of being world leaders in cruelty because of Australia's treatment of asylum seekers. (more...)
Wisconsin begins presidential election recount Thursday Wisconsin begins presidential election recount Thursday
- December 02, 2016

Instead of preparing for 12 days of Christmas, county clerks across Wisconsin have been busy prepping for potentially 13 days of recounting ballots. Winnebago County Clerk Sue Ertmer said the estimate includes staff time and any overtime they encounter. (more...)
U.S. wildfire burns through Tennessee amid drought
- December 01, 2016

Overnight, strong and severe thunderstorms developed in the area, triggering tornado warnings just north of Gatlinburg. City officials urged everyone to get out. "Officials are asking that motorists stay off the roadways throughout the area". Pigeon Forge residents and guests located in the areas between traffic light 8 and the Spur are under mandatory evacuation. (more...)
Nine wounded, one killed in Bourbon Street mass shooting Nine wounded, one killed in Bourbon Street mass shooting
- December 01, 2016

In June 2014, a young nursing student was killed with nearly a dozen more injured in a shoot out. "We will continue to be visible and aggressive in our response to crime", Edmonson said. 27, 2016. He called the gun violence "completely unacceptable". Landrieu described Toliver's killing as "a tragic death for what would otherwise have been a very promising life". (more...)
ISIS Attempts to Claim OSU Attacker as Its 'Soldier' ISIS Attempts to Claim OSU Attacker as Its 'Soldier'
- December 01, 2016

He was also a university student, whose family immigrated from Somalia, rammed his auto into a crowd at university yesterday and attacked them with a butcher knife. They also said he "carried out the operation in response to calls to target citizens of worldwide coalition countries", according to the SITE Intelligence Group. (more...)
Governor orders evacuation of protest camp
- November 30, 2016

The order includes the large encampment known as the Seven Council Fires camp. Angela Bibens, an attorney who is leading a legal collective at the camp, said during a press conference late Monday that she does not believe the governor has jurisdiction on Corps-managed land. (more...)
Bersih 2.0 chief Maria Chin Abdullah released after 11 days in detention Bersih 2.0 chief Maria Chin Abdullah released after 11 days in detention
- November 30, 2016

Bersih 2.0 steering committee chairperson Maria Chin Abdullah's " habeas corpus " (unlawful detention) application to challenge her detention under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012, was struck out by a High Court. When met outside the courtroom, Gurdial said an appeal will be filed against the High Court's decision today. SOSMA specifically states that no individual will be arrested for "political activity" or "belief" and its use is strictly restricted to matters pertaining ... (more...)
TPP leaders vow efforts to implement pact despite Trump's opposition
- November 30, 2016

Nevertheless, the name Trump at the APEC summit embodies the horror of protectionism: the rejection of free trade agreements was one of the central electoral campaigns of the future USA president. New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said TPP members might be able to incorporate "cosmetic changes" to make the trade pact more attractive for the former reality TV star President-elect. (more...)
Wells Fargo makes United States court request to throw out account scandal cases Wells Fargo makes United States court request to throw out account scandal cases
- November 30, 2016

Reuters reports the proposed class-action lawsuit, filed on Tuesday in federal court in Minnesota, accused the third-largest USA bank of steering 401 (k) contributions to its Wells Fargo Dow Jones Target Date funds. That change appears to apply only to Wells Fargo Bank, which has a separate board from corporate parent Wells Fargo & Co. However, Wells Fargo recently signaled it would continue to try to enforce these arbitration clauses. (more...)
Clinton lawyer pushes back at Trump's attacks in response to recount
- November 30, 2016

The campaign so far raised more than $6.2 million (£4.9 million) and has formally filed for a recount in Wisconsin. But now he's questioning whether Clinton campaign lawyer Marc Elias is backing down from that deal by announcing Clinton will participate in a recount in Wisconsin and may do the same in MI and Pennsylvania. (more...)
Swiss voters reject early shutdown of nuclear power Swiss voters reject early shutdown of nuclear power
- November 30, 2016

According to the Swiss direct democracy system, proposals require a majority of both cantons and votes to pass. If Switzerland give up from usage of nuclear energy, the nuclear risk to the country will be reduced. But anti-nuclear advocacy groups, such as the Swiss Greens and Social Democrats, said the Swiss government's timetable has not been fast enough and pushed for the referendum to speed up the planned exit. (more...)
Acting Ohio State officer praised for killing attacker Acting Ohio State officer praised for killing attacker
- November 29, 2016

Police are investigating it as a terrorist attack. One witness told CNN that the attacker "completely silent" during the stabbing. The attacker was identified as Ohio State student Abdul Razak Ali Artan . But I don't blame them. "It's the media that put that picture in their heads". Law enforcement responding to an active attack alert in Ohio. The Islamic State group has urged sympathizers online to carry out lone-wolf attacks in their home countries with whatever weapons are ... (more...)
Sarkozy Concedes in French Conservative Presidential Primary
- November 29, 2016

Le Pen's anti-Europe and anti-immigration stance has been gaining popularity among French voters, and in an interview with CNN last week, she said she'd been emboldened by Donald Trump's recent victory in the United States. According to pollsters, the center-right candidate has a big chance of winning the election , due to a deep division within the left parties and the public's general dislike of far-rightists. (more...)
This tweet from Donald Trump's likely national security adviser is terrifying
- November 29, 2016

Flynn was a fierce critic of President Barack Obama's military and foreign policy long before he began advising Trump on national security issues during the presidential campaign. "Everybody who serves in a Trump administration will serve Donald Trump and Mike Pence, and they will implement that vision and their ideas and no one else's". (more...)
Erdogan: Turkey to Open Border if EU Continues its Threats
- November 29, 2016

While MEPs voted overwhelmingly to freeze the EU's accession talks with Turkey in Strasbourg on Thursday, the vote was non-binding. Under the agreement, Turkey will receive expelled migrants in exchange for an aid package for refugees and an acceleration of its membership talks. (more...)
China detains 9 managers after plant collapse kills 74 China detains 9 managers after plant collapse kills 74
- November 29, 2016

Chinese officials arrested 13 individuals connected with the incident and said their investigation centered around the plant's engineering firm, Hebei Yineng, which has had previous job site fatalities and is working on several power plants at once. (more...)
With fires under control, Israel turns to recovery efforts
- November 29, 2016

Tens of thousands of residents of the Israeli port city of Haifa, who had been evacuated as wildfires closed in, were allowed to return home Friday. The most devastating fire hit Israel's third-largest city of Haifa. "Among them, 44 Palestinian firefighters, who have today completed their mission after three days of fighting fire on several fronts, stood shoulder to shoulder with our firefighters, risking their lives to assist". (more...)
United passeger jumps out of plane during taxi United passeger jumps out of plane during taxi
- November 29, 2016

Police said she jumped out into an airport operating area.According to a passenger who was on the flight, the woman opened the over-wing exit door. It's not clear why she left the plane. 'We landed and waited for the gate to open up as we were 30 minutes early. "And then my sister goes, 'Look at that woman running!'" a witness told KPRC. (more...)
US students lag peers in East Asia, Russia in math, science US students lag peers in East Asia, Russia in math, science
- November 29, 2016

The results of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) show that USA eighth-graders have also improved in mathematics since 2011, while scores for fourth graders have held steady. TIMMS is a large-scale survey to give an worldwide overview on teaching and learning in Mathematics and Science, so that participating countries can make informed decisions about educational policy and practice. (more...)