Ukraine calls proposed Crimean referendum ‘a farce, a fake’
By: SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine — Reuters
World leaders are decrying a proposed referendum in Crimea on joining Russia as illegal and illegitimate.
President Barack Obama warned Thursday the referendum would violate Ukranian sovereignty and international law while Prime Minister Stephen Harper said the Canadian government will not recognize the results of the referendum. And German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday the referendum was “illegal and incompatible with Ukraine’s constitution.”
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By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News
Doctors have used gene therapy to upgrade the immune system of 12 patients with HIV to help shield them from the virus’s onslaught.
It raises the prospect of patients no longer needing to take daily medication to control their infection.
The patients’ white blood cells were taken out of the body, given HIV resistance and then injected back in.
The small study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, suggested the technique was safe.
Some people are born with a very rare mutation that protects them from HIV.
It changes the structure of their T-cells, a part of the immune system, so that the virus cannot get inside and multiply.
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ISLAMABAD: On first day of its first visit to Pakistan, Arab National Construction (ANC) Holdings of Dubai was able to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the government to set up two coal-based power projects at Gadani, a jetty for coal import and a transmission line to add 1,320 megawatts of electricity to national grid at an investment of $2.5 billion.
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