Researchers identify second gene mutation linked to HIV resistance

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A rare genetic mutation that causes a form of muscular dystrophy affecting the limbs also protects against HIV infection, Spanish scientists reported Thursday. The breakthrough comes a decade after American Timothy Brown, known as the “Berlin Patient,” became the first person cured of HIV after a bone marrow transplant from […]

Polanski film premieres in Venice as scandal rages

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Roman Polanski’s new film premieres in Venice Friday after the defiant director lashed out at critics and as fury over his inclusion in the festival cast a shadow over the star-studdedcelebration of cinema. Polanski’s “An Officer and a Spy”, a historical thriller about the persecution of the French Jewish army […]

Brazil’s burning ban takes effect as Amazon fires rage

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A 60-day ban on burning in Brazil took effect Thursday after a global outcry over fires raging in the Amazon and data showing hundreds of new blazes in the rainforest. The decree issued by President Jair Bolsonaro comes after escalating international pressure over the worst fires in the Amazon in […]

Manchester City eye autumn advantage over Liverpool

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Manchester City may trail Liverpool by two points in the early season running for the PremierLeague title, but opportunity knocks for the champions in a two-month stretch beginning with Saturday’s visit of Brighton to the Etihad. The visit of the Seagulls is the first of eight Premier League games Pep […]

Murray suffers defeat in Mallorca Challenger

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Andy Murray suffered a setback in his return from injury as he slipped to a surprise last-16 loss to world number 240 Matteo Viola at the second-tier Challenger event in Mallorca onThursday. The three-time Grand Slam champion, returning after hip surgery, was beaten 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7/3) by his Italian […]

More vehicles pass through EDSA in 2019: MMDA

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Vehicles passing through Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (Edsa) increased by 5.75 percent, or an average of 405,882, for the first eight months this year, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) reported on Friday. MMDA Spokesperson Asst. Sec. Celine Pialago, in a report sent to the media, said this is an […]