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BBC News – Monkey HIV vaccine ‘effective’, say researchers

BBC News – Monkey HIV vaccine ‘effective’, say researchers

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A new vaccine can protect macaques against the monkey equivalent of HIV and could provide a fresh approach to an HIV vaccine, a study suggests. US researchers say the vaccine offered protection to 13 of 24 rhesus macaques treated in the experiment. In 12 of the monkeys, the vaccine was still effective 12 months later. They... 

Ozone hole has dried Australia, says study

Ozone hole has dried Australia, says study

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The Antarctic ozone hole is about one-third to blame for Australia’s recent series of droughts, say scientists. Writing in the journal Science, they conclude that the hole has shifted wind and rainfall patterns right across the Southern Hemisphere, even the tropics. Their climate models suggest the effect has been notably... 

BBC News – Taliban impostor ‘dupes Afghans and vanishes with cash’

BBC News – Taliban impostor ‘dupes Afghans and vanishes with cash’

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An impostor posing as a leading Taliban negotiator held secret talks with Afghan officials, report US media. The Afghans thought they were dealing with Mullah Akhtar Mohammed Mansour, a top Taliban commander. But he may not even have been a member of the Taliban, reports the New York Times, which broke the story. He was paid... 

BBC News – Compensation to Guantanamo detainees ‘was necessary’

BBC News – Compensation to Guantanamo detainees ‘was necessary’

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Justice Secretary Ken Clarke said the settlement was confidential – but necessary to avoid a legal battle which could have cost up to £50m. The men, 12 of whom had launched damages claims, allege that London knew or was complicit in their treatment in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. The heads of both MI5 and MI6, who were... 

BBC Red Button, an interactive TV service needs to lower distribution cost

BBC Red Button, an interactive TV service needs to lower distribution cost

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BBC needs to reduce the distribution cost on its Red Button services. A BBC Trust review has ended in a statement that the Red Button services by the same which is mostly preferred by UK has the reduce the cost of its distribution to gain more profit. The Red Button is an interactive TV service which is Exclusive to all who... 

BBC iPlayer to be available to BT Vision subscribers

BBC iPlayer to be available to BT Vision subscribers

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The success of the BBC iPlayer on Virgin Media’s cable service as well as on games consoles PS3 and Wii have already proved that consumers are eager to access catch-up TV on their traditional TV sets. Seeing the popularity of the iPlayer, internet service provider BT has also teamed the BBC to bring the iPlayer to BT Vision... 

Costs of Nasa JWST to replace Hubble telescope balloon

Costs of Nasa JWST to replace Hubble telescope balloon

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The scale of the delay and cost overrun blighting Nasa’s James Webb Space Telescope has been laid bare by a panel called in to review the project. The group believes the final budget for Hubble’s successor is likely to climb to at least $6.5bn, for a launch that is possible in September 2015. But even this assessment... 

US economic growth rate quickens

US economic growth rate quickens

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The US economy grew at an annualised rate of 2% in the July-to-September period, an acceleration on the previous quarter, official figures have shown. The expansion came despite continuing high unemployment and weakness in the housing market. The 2% figure is an improvement on the upwardly revised 1.7% increase between April... 

BBC News – Protests over German vote to keep nuclear energy

BBC News – Protests over German vote to keep nuclear energy

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Activists have unfurled a giant protest banner in Berlin as Germany’s parliament voted to extend the life of nuclear plants. Greenpeace demonstrators scaled the headquarters of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrat party to drape the banner down its glass facade. Others formed a human chain around the lower... 

BBC News – Nissan recalls 2.1 million vehicles

BBC News – Nissan recalls 2.1 million vehicles

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Japanese carmaker Nissan is recalling 2.1 million vehicles worldwide because of an ignition problem. The recall includes nearly 84,000 Micra and Infiniti models that were built at Nissan’s Sunderland factory between January 2004 and March 2006. Nissan said there had been no reports of accidents caused by the fault, which... 

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