'Rapid tests' for HIV helping to improve diagnosis

'Rapid tests' for HIV helping to improve diagnosis

Posted June 03, 2017 09:09:29 Photo: Logan Bold works for SHine SA administering HIV tests to gay men. (ABC News: Isabel Dayman) Related Story: Calls for approval of fast-track HIV self-testing device Logan Bold has lost too many friends to HIV and AIDS. During the epidemic of the 1980s, he was just coming out as a gay man. “HIV and AIDS were rampant in our community,” he said. “We were dealing with the stigma and the discrimination, and the virus itself, and the havoc that it wreaked on our community.”…

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Top ISIS figure killed in Syria

Top ISIS figure killed in Syria

Story highlights Turki al-Binali was regarded as one of the group’s most influential ideologues The Telegram account of ISIS supporters posted a brief eulogy and a biography (CNN)One of ISIS’ most important figures has been killed by an airstrike in eastern Syria, according to sources close to his family and Telegram accounts of ISIS supporters. Sources tell CNN that Turki al-Binali was killed in Mayadin, near Deir ez-Zor, in recent days. The US Department of Defense confirmed Saturday that coalition forces had conducted strikes near Mayadin on May 25 and…

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Student stabbed in classroom fight

Student stabbed in classroom fight

A STUDENT was allegedly stabbed in the leg at a school in Perth’s south after getting into a fight with a classmate during a cooking lesson, police say. The boys, both aged 16, were in a Year 11 food tech class at Baldivis Secondary College about 12.40pm on Thursday when police allege they had an argument ending with one boy stabbed. Police say one boy had been playing music from his phone when the victim approached and asked him to turn it down. When he declined and the victim grabbed…

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Spelling bee quiz: what's the bet you haven't even heard of these words

Spelling bee quiz: what's the bet you haven't even heard of these words

Posted June 02, 2017 18:26:06 Photo: Ananya Vinay celebrates winning the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee. (Reuters: Aaron Bernstein) Related Story: Can you get through 10 rounds of a children’s spelling bee? Sixth-grader Ananya Vinay has won America’s Scripps National Spelling Bee, becoming the 13th consecutive Indian-American to do so. The winning word? “Marocain”, which means a type of dress fabric. (But you knew that, right?) She seized the moment after her opponent Rohan Rajeev, who she’d duelled with for nearly 20 rounds, flubbed the simple-looking but obscure Scandinavian-derived word…

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