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New vaccine to fight against AIDS

WASHINGTON: Scientists have developed a new vaccine that partially protects monkeys from an infection much similar to HIV, a breakthrough which they say could be a new weapon in the battle against AIDS.

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11 Syria troops killed in clashes

NICOSIA: Heavy clashes broke out before dawn today between the Syrian army and deserters, leaving 11 of its soldiers dead, human rights activists said.

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Pak releases 180 Indian prisoners

ISLAMABAD: A total of 180 Indian prisoners, comprising 179 fishermen and a civilian, were released by Pakistan from a Karachi jail Saturday. They will be repatriated to India at the Wagah border Sunday.

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Mexican man held for 52 murders

MEXICO CITY: A Mexican drug cartel leader has been arrested for planning an arson attack on a casino that left at least 52 dead, officials said.
Baltazar Saucedo Estrada, 48, was arrested along with two other people of the Los Zetas drug cartel.

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Ties with Israel can help Pak vis-a-vis India: Musharraf

JERUSALEM: Pakistan should be open to the idea of establishing relations with Israel in order to counter the “pro-India” stand usually adopted by it on key issues like Kashmir, former president Gen Pervez Musharraf has said.

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Govt to accept parliamentary panel’s decision on memo: Zardari

ISLAMABAD: President Mr Asif Ali Zardari has said that the government will accept a parliamentary panel’s decision on the authenticity of an alleged memo that had sought US help to stave off a feared military coup in Pakistan, setting the stage for a fresh confrontation with the Supreme Court that is also investigating the scandal.

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Chinese student goes blind after blood donation

BEIJING: A woman college student in China collaptiao Jiahui, a 2011 graduate from the Hangzhou Normal Institute for Preschool Education, fainted and hit her head on a chair after donating blood in Ningbo city in 2010. Her injury left her blind in one eye.

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