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Sunday 19 August 2018

HIV infections down by 25pc

NEW HIV infections are 25pc down, says a new United Nations report.

The agency also reports a reduction in AIDS-related deaths and "unprecedented advances" in access to treatment, prevention services and care.

But UNAIDS said these achievements were unevenly distributed and fall short of global targets.

The report said more than 34 million people were living with HIV at the end of 2010 - including 2.6 million who became newly infected with the HIV virus in 2009.



Soldiers found



from 1846 war

archaeologists have found 10 sets of skeletal remains from soldiers who died in 1846 during the Mexican-American war.

Experts in Mexico say the shape of the skulls and bone measurements suggest the skeletons belonged to Americans.

The find is in the same area of Monterrey where 10 other sets of remains were discovered during recent excavations.



Names plea on 9/11 victims

A group of family members of World Trade Centre victims is demanding New York City officials give it a list of next of kin for all the nearly 2,800 victims so they can poll them on the placement of unidentified remains.

The group announced it has filed a Freedom of Information Law request to get the relatives' names and addresses.

It wants to poll the family members on the city's plan to place more than 9,000 unidentified human remains at a subterranean site at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in lower Manhattan.



Pirates movie takes ¤400m

THE new Pirates Of The Caribbean filmed topped the worldwide box office chart taking ¤75m in the last week.

On Stranger Tides has now made ¤400m in total.

The Hangover 2 broke box office records in America on its debut and landed second place with ¤140m takings around the world in just a few days.

Kung Fu Panda 2 had third-place. In China, the film was a smash in Imax, opening in 22 locations generating more than ¤200,000 on the first day.

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