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South Africa's JP Duminy going home after being dropped in England series

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South Africa's JP Duminy going home after being dropped in England series

- This move could signal the end of Duminy's Test career. South African batsman JP Duminy is to return home ahead of the third test against England in a move that could signal the end of his test career. South Africa's team management said on Monday that Duminy, who had been dropped after the first test defeat at Lord's, would return home before the third test at The Oval, which starts on Thursday
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New hope for HIV cure as child remains virus-free years after final treatment

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New hope for HIV cure as child remains virus-free years after final treatment

- A South African child, believed to have been infected with HIV around the time of birth, has remained free of the virus for 8 1/2 years after early treatment - renewing hope among scientists that such outliers may hold clues to help end the decades-old epidemic. The case study, described by researchers before a presentation Monday at an international AIDS conference in Paris, suggests a paradigm shift in the treatment of those infected
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Girl's HIV infection seems under control without AIDS drugs

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Girl's HIV infection seems under control without AIDS drugs

- A South African girl born with the AIDS virus has kept her infection suppressed for more than eight years after stopping anti-HIV medicines — more evidence that early treatment can occasionally cause a long remission that, if it lasts, would be a form of cure. Her case was revealed Monday at an AIDS conference in Paris, where researchers also gave encouraging results from tests of shots every month or two instead of daily pills to treat HIV
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Coloured protest against black principal is racist - GP education dept

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Coloured protest against black principal is racist - GP education dept

- Johannesburg – The protest against the newly-appointed black principal of Klipspruit Secondary School in Soweto is racist, the Gauteng education department said on Monday. The school was closed on Monday morning when residents stopped staff and pupils from entering, arguing that the process used to appoint the new principal was flawed. The protest went against the country’s "non-racial principles", the department said in a statement
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Tanzania opposition figure charged after rebuking president

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Tanzania opposition figure charged after rebuking president

- Dar es Salaam - A prominent opposition figure in Tanzania has been charged with using abusive language after he called the president a dictator. Tundu Lissu of the Chadema party had been in police custody since on Thursday. A magistrate's court in Dar es Salaam denied him bail on Monday and remanded him to jail. It is not immediately clear what sentence the charge carries
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South African girl, 9, is third child with HIV remission: study

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South African girl, 9, is third child with HIV remission: study

- Paris (AFP) - A South African girl has become only the third child to beat the AIDS virus into long-term remission -- almost nine years and counting -- after receiving a drug cocktail in infancy, researchers announced Monday. The child was given a ten-month course of anti-AIDS medicine until she was one year old, then taken off the drugs as part of a medical trial
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Women with HIV in Cameroon still stigmatised

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Women with HIV in Cameroon still stigmatised

- Yaound - Blandine, a 28-year-old mother of a baby girl, sits restlessly on a chair in a womens' health centre in Cameroon's capital, not knowing how or what to feel as she waits for an HIV test. Blandine is HIV positive. But the waiting is not for her - it is to find out whether her one-year-old girl also has the human immunodeficiency virus
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Girl’s HIV infection seems under control without AIDS drugs

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Girl’s HIV infection seems under control without AIDS drugs

- A South African girl born with the AIDS virus has kept her infection suppressed for more than eight years after stopping anti-HIV medicines — more evidence that early treatment can occasionally cause a long remission that, if it lasts, would be a form of cure. A South African girl born with the AIDS virus has kept her infection suppressed for more than eight years after stopping anti-HIV medicines — more evidence that early treatment can occasionally cause a long remission that, if it lasts, would be a form of cure
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Sharks, safari and stunning scenery - the magnificent KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa

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Sharks, safari and stunning scenery - the magnificent KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa

- Looking out the cage into the deep blue sea a shark emerges from the murky depths. The creature’s grey skin shimmers in the water with its beady white eyes seemingly fixated on me. It gets closer and within seconds I am face-to-face with the two metre long predator. More swim towards me and before I know it a dozen others are now circling the cage
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Girl’s HIV infection in remission without AIDS drugs

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Girl’s HIV infection in remission without AIDS drugs

- A South African girl born with the AIDS virus has kept her infection suppressed for more than eight years after stopping anti-HIV medicines — more evidence that early treatment can occasionally cause a long remission that, if it lasts, would be a form of cure. Her case was revealed Monday at an AIDS conference in Paris, where researchers also gave encouraging results from tests of shots every month or two instead of daily pills to treat HIV
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Swaziland turns around world's highest HIV infection rate: report

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Swaziland turns around world's highest HIV infection rate: report

- Paris - Swaziland, which bears the world's heaviest HIV burden, has halved the rate of new infections in five years by boosting access to virus-suppressing drugs, researchers said Monday. The country where about one in three adults are infected with the AIDS-causing virus, has vastly expanded public programmes to test people for HIV infection and put them on life-saving anti-retroviral treatment (ART)
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Girl's HIV infection seems under control without AIDS drugs

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Girl's HIV infection seems under control without AIDS drugs

- A South African girl born with the AIDS virus has kept her infection suppressed for more than eight years after stopping anti-HIV medicines - more evidence that early treatment can occasionally cause a long remission that, if it lasts, would be a form of cure. Her case was revealed Monday at an AIDS conference in Paris, where researchers also gave encouraging results from tests of shots every month or two instead of daily pills to treat HIV
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Girl's HIV infection seems under control without AIDS drugs

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Girl's HIV infection seems under control without AIDS drugs

- A South African girl born with the AIDS virus has kept her infection suppressed for more than eight years after stopping anti-HIV medicines — more evidence that early treatment can occasionally cause a long remission that, if it lasts, would be a form of cure. Her case was revealed Monday at an AIDS conference in Paris, where researchers also gave encouraging results from tests of shots every month or two instead of daily pills to treat HIV
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Rhino poaching dips slightly in South Africa

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Rhino poaching dips slightly in South Africa

- JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - The number of rhinos killed for their horns by poachers in South Africa dipped slightly in the first half of this year, but more than 500 were still slaughtered, the government announced on Monday (July 24). South Africa is battling a scourge of rhino poaching fuelled by insatiable demand for their horns in Asia. Most of the demand is from China and Vietnam, where the horn is coveted as a traditional medicine, an aphrodisiac or as a status symbol
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Girl's HIV infection seems under control without AIDS drugs

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Girl's HIV infection seems under control without AIDS drugs

- A South African girl born with the AIDS virus has kept her infection suppressed for more than eight years after stopping anti-HIV medicines — more evidence that early treatment can occasionally cause a long remission that, if it lasts, would be a form of cure. Her case was revealed Monday at an AIDS conference in Paris, where researchers also gave encouraging results from tests of shots every month or two instead of daily pills to treat HIV
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S. Africa decision to withdraw from the ICC remains: ANC – Kass Media Group

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S. Africa decision to withdraw from the ICC remains: ANC – Kass Media Group

- JOHANNESBURG, (Xinhua) — South Africa’s decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) remains, ruling party African National Congress (ANC) chairperson for International Relations Subcommittee, Edna Molewa has said. The hard stance position is in tandem with the party’s multiple resolutions reaffirmed during the party’s 5th National Policy Conference held in Johannesburg last month, Molewa said. The senior politician said this in a newsletter which was released on Friday
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Girl's HIV infection seems under control without AIDS drugs

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Girl's HIV infection seems under control without AIDS drugs

- A South African girl born with the AIDS virus has kept her infection suppressed for more than eight years after stopping anti-HIV medicines — more evidence that early treatment can occasionally cause a long remission that, if it lasts, would be a form of cure. Her case was revealed Monday at an AIDS conference in Paris, where researchers also gave encouraging results from tests of shots every month or two instead of daily pills to treat HIV
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  • New hope for HIV cure as child remains virus-free years after final treatment
    New hope for HIV cure as child remains virus-free years after final treatment

    , ajc.com

    A South African child, believed to have been infected with HIV around the time of birth, has remained free of the virus for 8 1/2 years after early treatment - renewing hope among scientists that such outliers may hold clues to help end the decades-old epidemic. The case study, described by researchers before a presentation Monday at an international AIDS conference in Paris, suggests a paradigm shift in the treatment of those infected
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Politics & Government

  • Tanzania opposition figure charged after rebuking president
    Tanzania opposition figure charged after rebuking president

    , news24.com

    Dar es Salaam - A prominent opposition figure in Tanzania has been charged with using abusive language after he called the president a dictator. Tundu Lissu of the Chadema party had been in police custody since on Thursday. A magistrate's court in Dar es Salaam denied him bail on Monday and remanded him to jail. It is not immediately clear what sentence the charge carries
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Sports

  • Australia's Doohan dies after short illness - TA
    Australia's Doohan dies after short illness - TA

    , sport24.co.za

    Sydney - Australian Peter Doohan, who famously upset Boris Becker at Wimbledon, has died at the age of 56, Tennis Australia said on Saturday. Doohan, dubbed the 'Becker Wrecker' after defeating two-time defending champion Becker at Wimbledon in 1987, passed away from motor neurone disease diagnosed just nine weeks ago. Doohan reached a career-high world ranking of 43 and won five titles
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Business

  • Mazda recalls additional 19,000 vehicles in South Africa over airbag scare
    Mazda recalls additional 19,000 vehicles in South Africa over airbag scare

    , channelnewsasia.com

    CAPE TOWN: Mazda Motor Corp. is recalling 19,000 cars in South Africa due to airbag safety concerns as the Japanese carmaker extends a global recall to cover a wider manufacturing period, its local unit said on Monday. The recall was prompted by investigations in Japan and North America for three different types of Takata Corp manufactured airbags over safety concerns that inflators were defective
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Health

  • Hopes for HIV cure revived by South African child in remission for years
    Hopes for HIV cure revived by South African child in remission for years

    , stuff.co.nz

    A South African child born with HIV has surprised experts by appearing to be effectively cured of the AIDS virus after just a year of treatment followed by eight and a half years drug-free. Patients with HIV would normally need to stay on antiretroviral (ART) drugs for the rest of their lives to keep AIDS at bay. But this child, still off treatment and now almost 10 years old, has no signs of the disease
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Family & Parenting

  • New hope for HIV cure as child remains virus-free years after final treatment
    New hope for HIV cure as child remains virus-free years after final treatment

    , washingtonpost.com

    A South African boy, believed to have been infected with HIV around the time of his birth, has remained free of the virus for 8½ years after early treatment — renewing hope among scientists that such outliers may hold clues to help end the decades-old epidemic. The case study, described by researchers before a presentation Monday at an international AIDS conference in Paris, suggests a paradigm shift in the treatment of those infected
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Society & Culture

  • Coloured protest against black principal is racist - GP education dept
    Coloured protest against black principal is racist - GP education dept

    , news24.com

    Johannesburg – The protest against the newly-appointed black principal of Klipspruit Secondary School in Soweto is racist, the Gauteng education department said on Monday. The school was closed on Monday morning when residents stopped staff and pupils from entering, arguing that the process used to appoint the new principal was flawed. The protest went against the country’s "non-racial principles", the department said in a statement
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Travel & Recreation

  • Sharks, safari and stunning scenery - the magnificent KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa
    Sharks, safari and stunning scenery - the magnificent KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa

    , manchestereveningnews.co.uk

    Looking out the cage into the deep blue sea a shark emerges from the murky depths. The creature’s grey skin shimmers in the water with its beady white eyes seemingly fixated on me. It gets closer and within seconds I am face-to-face with the two metre long predator. More swim towards me and before I know it a dozen others are now circling the cage
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Law & Crime

  • Cancer treatment not a death sentence, I'm ready for 2018: Tsvangirai
    Cancer treatment not a death sentence, I'm ready for 2018: Tsvangirai

    , news24.com

    Harare - Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai says his cancer treatment is going well, and he’s fit enough to take on President Robert Mugabe in elections next year. The comments come after recent rumours circulated on social media that the veteran MDC leader has only months to live. "I'm feeling fine. I’m responding well. It takes time," Tsvangirai told Studio 7, Voice of America’s Zimbabwe-focused radio programme
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Life & Style

  • Women with HIV in Cameroon still stigmatised
    Women with HIV in Cameroon still stigmatised

    , news24.com

    Yaound - Blandine, a 28-year-old mother of a baby girl, sits restlessly on a chair in a womens' health centre in Cameroon's capital, not knowing how or what to feel as she waits for an HIV test. Blandine is HIV positive. But the waiting is not for her - it is to find out whether her one-year-old girl also has the human immunodeficiency virus
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Science & Nature

  • Rain holds up Australia, India women's semi
    Rain holds up Australia, India women's semi

    , sport24.co.za

    Derby - The scheduled start of the Women's World Cup semi-final between Australia and India was delayed Thursday after heavy rain overnight and continued drizzle throughout the morning. There is hope of play later in the day with the rain expected to ease in the early afternoon and the clean-up process expected to take about two hours by the groundstaff. The minimum number of overs required to constitute a match is 20, with the cut-off point for play to start at 17:38
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Media & Information

  • S. Africa decision to withdraw from the ICC remains: ANC – Kass Media Group
    S. Africa decision to withdraw from the ICC remains: ANC – Kass Media Group

    , kassweekly.co.ke

    JOHANNESBURG, (Xinhua) — South Africa’s decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) remains, ruling party African National Congress (ANC) chairperson for International Relations Subcommittee, Edna Molewa has said. The hard stance position is in tandem with the party’s multiple resolutions reaffirmed during the party’s 5th National Policy Conference held in Johannesburg last month, Molewa said. The senior politician said this in a newsletter which was released on Friday
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Motoring

  • Mazda extends defective airbag recall: 19 000 SA cars could be affected
    Mazda extends defective airbag recall: 19 000 SA cars could be affected

    , news24.com

    Johannesburg - In 2015, many Japanese automakers, including Mazda South Africa, recalled local models fitted with defective Takata airbags. In July 2017, Mazda has extended its recall following an investigation. Takata saga continues. According to the automaker:"Mazda has announced a global recall covering a wider manufacturing period in order to place the highest priority on the safety of Mazda customers. "This recall follows investigative recalls by Mazda in Japan and North America for three different types of Takata Corporation manufactured inflators and although no cases of abnormal deployment or dangerous flaws have been found in any Mazda vehicles in the course of the investigative recall; the concern had deemed an extended formal recall campaign necessary
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