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Vaccine 'clears HIV-like virus' in monkeys

<b>A vaccine for the monkey equivalent of HIV appears to eradicate the virus, a study suggests.</b><p>Research published in the journal Nature has shown that vaccinated monkeys can clear Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV) infection from their bodies.<p>It was effective in nine of the 16 monkeys that were …

Olympics 2020: Tokyo wins race to host Games

<b>Tokyo has been chosen to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games ahead of Istanbul and Madrid.</b><p>The Japanese capital won a final round of voting by International Olympic Committee (IOC) members in Buenos Aires to beat Istanbul by 60 votes to 36.<p>Madrid had earlier been eliminated in a first-round …

US black boss used racial slur against black employee

Rob Carmona co-founded the employment agency, Strive<p><b>A New York City jury has awarded $30,000 (£19,300) in punitive damages against a black employer who used a racial slur against a black employee.</b><p>The sum is in addition to the $250,000 of compensatory damages awarded last week to Brandi Johnson, 38, …

Alfredo Moser: Bottle light inventor proud to be poor

<b>Alfredo Moser's invention is lighting up the world. In 2002, the Brazilian mechanic had a light-bulb moment and came up with a way of illuminating his house during the day without electricity - using nothing more than plastic bottles filled with water and a tiny bit of bleach.</b><p>In the last two years …

President Obama Speaks on Trayvon Martin