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$1,000 Pill For Hepatitis C Spurs Debate Over Drug Prices

Federal regulators this month opened a new era in the treatment of a deadly liver virus that infects three to five times more people than HIV. Now the question is: Who will get access to the new drug for hepatitis C, and when?<p>The drug Sovaldi will cost $1,000 per pill. A typical course of treatment …

Two peacekeepers slain in Darfur attack

Amid new surge in decade-old conflict, UN secretary-general urges Sudanese government to bring killers to justice.<p>Two peacekeepers, one from Senegal and one from Jordan, have been killed in Sudan's Darfur region after an unidentified armed group attacked their convoy, according to the United …

Bill Gates Funds A Smartphone Battery That Runs On Human Urine

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is on a mission to improve human sanitation, particularly in areas of the world that don't have a reliable water supply. Much of that effort is about reinventing the toilet but the foundation has also challenged scientists to find ways to turn human waste into …

Army planning ‘major offensive,’ South Sudanese president says

Africa's newest country, South Sudan, is plunging toward the brink of civil war as brutal killings escalate and the government vows to launch a counterattack against rebels who have seized two key regions.<p>Summary executions and revenge killings are continuing, more than 100,000 people have been …

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