Drugs cocktail ‘cut HIV deaths by 27%’

Drugs cocktail ‘cut HIV deaths by 27%’

Image copyright Getty Images More than 10,000 lives a year could be saved with a simple change to HIV medication, doctors say. HIV is often diagnosed late, when it has already ravaged the immune system, leaving people vulnerable. To counter this, researchers tried prescribing a cocktail of drugs at the start of HIV therapy to […]

Drugs cocktail ‘cut HIV deaths by 27%’

Drugs cocktail ‘cut HIV deaths by 27%’

Image copyright Getty Images More than 10,000 lives a year could be saved with a simple change to HIV medication, doctors say. HIV is often diagnosed late, when it has already ravaged the immune system, leaving people vulnerable. To counter this, researchers tried prescribing a cocktail of drugs at the start of HIV therapy to […]

Stravinsky in South Africa: The composer who defied apartheid

When celebrated Russian-born composer Igor Stravinsky visited South Africa in 1962, he defied racist laws to conduct a concert to a black audience. One of the audience members, now in his nineties, remembers that night and how it changed the course of his life. You can hear The Documentary: Stravinsky in South Africa on BBC […]

Israel removes Jerusalem metal detectors after cabinet vote

Israel removes Jerusalem metal detectors after cabinet vote

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Israeli security forces started removing the metal detectors overnight Israel is removing metal detectors from a holy site in Jerusalem and will use less obtrusive surveillance instead. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s security cabinet voted for the move early on Tuesday. Tensions rose after two Israeli policemen were killed on 14 […]

Trump plea for unity on showdown healthcare vote

Image copyright European photopress agency US President Donald Trump has issued a challenge to Republican senators to rally behind their healthcare bill, on the eve of a crucial vote. “Now is the time for action,” President Trump said in a rare healthcare speech. A procedural vote is due on Tuesday as Republicans push forward in […]

Winston Blackmore and James Oler found guilty of polygamy

Winston Blackmore and James Oler found guilty of polygamy

Image copyright Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press Image caption Winston Blackmore arrives at his trial in Cranbrook, British Columbia Two Canadian religious leaders have been found guilty of practicing polygamy by the Supreme Court of British Columbia (BC). The trial heard Winston Blackmore, 61, married 24 women. His former brother-in-law James Oler, 53, married five. They […]

US ‘may send arms’ to Ukraine, says new envoy

US ‘may send arms’ to Ukraine, says new envoy

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (second right) meets servicemen during a visit to Donetsk region in June The new US special representative for Ukraine says Washington is actively reviewing whether to send weapons to help those fighting against Russian-backed rebels. Kurt Volker told the BBC that arming Ukrainian government forces could […]

Wisconsin company Three Square Market to microchip employees

Wisconsin company Three Square Market to microchip employees

Image copyright AFP Image caption Three Square Market believe microchipping yourself will be the next big craze A Wisconsin company is to become the first in the US to microchip employees. Three Square Market is offering to implant the tiny radio-frequency identification (RFID) chip into workers’ hands for free – and says everyone will soon […]

Nelson Mandela: Ramlakan book on final days withdrawn

Nelson Mandela: Ramlakan book on final days withdrawn

Image copyright AFP Image caption Nelson Mandela died on 5 December 2013 at the age of 95 A controversial new book about the last days of former South African President Nelson Mandela has been withdrawn by the publisher. Mandela’s family had complained that the book, written by his doctor of almost 10 years, contained personal […]

Nigeria’s President Buhari ‘expected back from UK within two weeks’

Nigeria’s President Buhari ‘expected back from UK within two weeks’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Muhammadu Buhari (centre) having lunch at Abuja House in London on Sunday A Nigerian state governor says he expects President Muhammadu Buhari to return home from the UK within the next two weeks. Governor Rochas Okorocha was a member of a delegation who met the president in London on […]