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Project aims to remove HIV and AIDS stigma from church

We now call on countries' leaders to use this plan for an urgent, accelerated and innovative response to HIV in the Region, to reverse the AIDS epidemics immediately and end it by 2030". HIV has changed dramatically since it was first discovered, but one thing that hasn't changed is the stigma and discrimination shown to people with HIV, or perceived to have HIV.

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World Health Organization finally gives nod for HIV self-testing; India takes note

People diagnosed late with HIV have been living with the virus for an average of four years, during which time they may have been unknowingly passing it on to others. Why is World AIDS Day important? "We know that for girls in sub-Saharan Africa, the transition to adulthood is a particularly risky time". No one needs to die of AIDS and no HIV transmission should occur.

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Anti-immigration candidate François Fillon wins Republican presidential candidacy

In the first U.S.style primary contest for French Republicans, Fillon, won 68 percent of the vote against Juppe, another former Prime Minister. Mr Fillon is a self-styled French Margaret Thatcher who believes he can revolutionise his country in the manner that the Iron Lady changed the United Kingdom in the 1980s.

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End HIV stigma, wear red on World AIDS Day

She says the HIV/AIDS epidemic remains one of the biggest health crises in the world: "It's still quite challenging and still alarming". Andrew Evans, director of operations of The Eddystone Trust, the local HIV and sexual health charity, said: "We aim to promote and increase HIV testing in all areas".

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Russian military lashes out at UN over aid to Aleppo

He says though the two countries back opposing sides in Syria's civil war, they agree Syria's situation is urgent. The Western governments and their media, Dean said, have buried all the reports that show the Syrian forces have helped civilians to escape from militant-held areas in Aleppo .

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Stock On the Run: Kinross Gold Corporation (NYSE:KGC)

Kinross Gold Corporation's (KGC ) stock price showed weak performance of -1.75% in last seven days, switched down -9.89% in last thirty days and it rose 75.52% in last one year. COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: This story was first posted by Community Financial News and is the sole property of of Community Financial News. If you are reading this report on another website, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of US and global copyright & trademark laws.

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In US: Officer will not face charges in fatal shooting

Criminal activity does not automatically legitimize assassination or death on the spot", said the Rev. William Barber, president of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP. Murray says the person said in the Facebook chat that he felt responsibility for Scott's September 20 death, and that he was concerned he would be criminally charged.

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Keith Lamont Scott Family Lawyer Says Civil Suit Still A Possibility

Police officers arrested at least four protesters as they were attempting to corral them off the streets. Murray also quoted from a Facebook chat, in which a man discussed selling a gun to Keith Scott. Subsequent analysis found Scott's DNA on the weapon. Authorities said police were waiting to serve an arrest warrant on someone else and noticed Scott had a marijuana "blunt" as he sat in his SUV in the parking lot outside his home.

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Pittsburgh-area McDonald's franchisee who created Big Mac dies

The statement also said Delligatti was a legendary franchisee within the company's system. Delligati also played a key role in developing McDonald's breakfast menu: He created the Hotcakes and Sausage meal to feed steel workers at the end of their overnight shifts, Business Insider reported .

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MSHP makes 10 drunken driving arrests over Thanksgiving holiday weekend

Troopers arrested 103 people for driving while intoxicated and made 100 drug busts over the weekend. There were no fatality traffic crashes to report on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, or Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2016. Sunday near Canton. The two deadly crashes were reported in Wayne and LeFlore County. OSP says they stopped a Ford pickup truck for impeding traffic on I-70 in Preble County on November 22 around 3:00 p.m.

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Jill Stein Files for Final Statewide Recount in MI

Alex Halderman said . Clinton's decision to join an effort to force recounts of votes from the November 8 election in up to three crucial states has been labelled "sad" by Trump, who added, "nothing will change". All election recounts must be completed by December 13, according to federal law, while the electoral college will meet December 19 to formally elect the next president.

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Search for ferry passenger believed to have gone overboard

Two Irish Coastguard helicopters also assisted. Dyfed Powys Police confirmed that a body has been located in the Lawrenny area, Pembrokeshire. A spokesman for HM Coastguard said: "A Mayday relay broadcast has been issued by UK Coastguard for all vessels passing through the area".

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'It is 100 per cent preventable:' World AIDS Day gathering held Regina

The AIDS-response must focus on solutions for this extremely vulnerable population. "We strongly encourage anyone to get a blood test done". "While we have no doubt emerged victorious in many battles over the years, the war has not yet been won".

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Free HIV AIDS Testing Event Set For Dec. 15

It is unequivocally one of the most effective and most cost effective HIV prevention interventions we know of. In Sacramento, many walked around McKinley Park, holding lights to represent people who have lost their lives or are still flighting the virus.

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Mitt Romney in serious consideration for Secretary of State

President-elect Donald Trump waves as he arrives at Trump International Golf Club for a day of meetings, November 20, 2016 in Bedminster Township, New Jersey. "Bill Ford, the great-grandson of Henry Ford and chairman of Ford Motor Co., called Mr. Trump on Thursday to tell him the company was reversing course on a plan to eventually relocate Lincoln sport-utility production from Kentucky to a factory south of the USA border, the company confirmed", The Wall Street Journal reported.

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Putin praises Russia-China ties in union address

The Ukrainian conflict has been one of the primary sources of tensions between the United States and Russian Federation. "Therefore, our efforts are aimed at supporting the traditional values and the family, at [implementing] demographic programs, improving the environment and people's health, and promoting education and culture", he stated.

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Residents evacuated as bus engulfed in flames in London street

Residents were evacuated from their homes amid fears the bus could explode but the fire has since been brought under control, the London Fire Brigade said. A Metropolitan Police spokesman said local residents were evacuated "as a safety precaution" and road closures were in place. It is not yet known how long the road will remain closed for.

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UMNO Survived Until Today Due To Practice Of Wala' - PM Najib

He said, the UMNO's wala' principle carried the meaning of the value of love, allegiance, obedience and bai'ah which were compulsory to be given to a legitimate leader, which in the context of UMNO was the party president while in the government, it was the prime minister.

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Donald Trump picks James 'Mad Dog' Mattis as Defence Secretary

Mattis "is the closest thing to Gen. George Patton that we have", Trump told the OH crowd. "Mad dog. He's great". Mattis butted heads with the Obama administration as head of US Central Command from 2010 to 2013 over the need to prepare for potential conflict with Iran.

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Thailand Has a New King as Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn Ascends

In 1972, King Bhumibol designated Prince Vajiralongkorn - his second child and only son - as his successor. Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn has been crowned as Thailand's new king, on Thursday December 1, a full fifty days after King Bhumibol Adulyadej's death.

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Thailand Has a New King as Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn Ascends

In 1972, King Bhumibol designated Prince Vajiralongkorn - his second child and only son - as his successor. Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn has been crowned as Thailand's new king, on Thursday December 1, a full fifty days after King Bhumibol Adulyadej's death.

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Dolly Parton offers $1000 per month to help homeless Tennessee fire victims

He says despite the devastation to visit Dollywood and the towns of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. He didn't know the conditions of the patients, but he said "many of those have been released". 30, 2016, in Gatlinburg, Tenn ., after a wildfire swept through the area Monday. A curfew will be in place again Thursday from 6 p.m.to 6 a.m. Many people are still anxiously waiting to get back into Gatlinburg to see if their home has been damaged.

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Tennessee wildfires: Death toll rises to 10

Hurricane-force winds fueled wildfires on Monday night, forcing more than 14,000 people to evacuate the city of Gatlinburg. Diapers, wipes and other items are stacked as donations arrive for residents, displaced by the mandatory evacuations caused by the wildfires, gather at Rocky Top Sport World on US321 just outside of Gat.

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Appointing Jeff Sessions As Attorney General Is an Insult to Justice

Civil rights groups and activists have come out strongly against the Republican U.S. Senator from Alabama, who has a reputation of being a racist and called civil rights groups, including the ACLU and the NAACP "un-American". Pompeo has said Muslim leaders are " potentially complicit " in attacks if they do not denounce violence carried out in the name of Islam. Booker has worked with Sessions in the Senate for many years and he is afraid Sessions does not have the right set of views to ...

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Mosul: Civilians feared trapped after key bridges hit

Tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians have fled Tal Afar as the paramilitary force closed in on the town. It was the second airstrike to target a Mosul bridge this week and the fourth since shortly before the October 17 start of the Iraqi government's campaign to retake the city from IS.

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Mosul battle: Iraq militias 'cut off IS access to city'

A spokesman of the volunteer forces said the liberation of Tal Afar located about 55 km west of Mosul needed highly trained forces capable of fighting in urban areas. An umbrella group that brings together pro-government Shi'ite militia groups said their advance on the west side of Mosul linked up with the positions of Kurdish Peshmerga fighters on November 23.

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China manufacturing activity expands more than expected in November: official PMI

Business activity is expected to increase going forward, as the six-month outlook climbed from 51.8 to 54 and all sectors shared the positive sentiment, the report said. New orders and production grew faster in November. It follows a surprise fall in the PMI for the manufacturing sector . Total new orders rose to 53.2 from October's 52.8, while new export orders also increased to hit a 12-month high of 50.3.

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US manufacturing picks up growth in November: ISM

Kamilla Kaplan, an economist at Investec, said of the November PMI: "Domestic demand has remained persistently weak while global trade momentum is expected to increase at the slowest rate this year since the 2008/09 global financial crisis".

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Iranians in Nairobi charged with plotting attack on Israeli embassy

A Kenyan driver, Moses Keyah Mmboga, who was chauffeuring the vehicle belonging to the Iranian embassy, has been charged with the suspects and also faces a separate charge of "abetting terrorism". Kenya has suffered a series of extremist attacks since 2000. Iran and Israel have been arch-foes since the 1979 Islamic revolution. At least 85 kilograms (187 pounds) of the explosives that authorities say was shipped into Kenya has not yet been found.

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Free HIV testing for World AIDS Day

A person with untreated HIV is more likely to pass the virus on and more likely to become ill. Now there are 39 males and 28 females living here with the disease. On Thursday UNICEF has came out with a report projecting that HIV infections among adolescents - now 250,000 a year - could rise dramatically over the next 15 years if more isn't done to address sexual transmission among teens.

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Turkey threatens to open European borders to migrants

They said they remained "committed to keeping Turkey anchored to the EU" but added that parliament "calls on the Commission and the Member States, however, to initiate a temporary freeze of the ongoing accession negotiations with Turkey ".

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Negotiators for Major League Baseball players, owners reach verbal agreement on labor contract

No matter how many people told me that there was too much money flying around Major League Baseball for players or owners to push for any sort of work stoppage, I couldn't get 1994 out of my mind. If a large deal is signed, Washington will lose a third-round pick instead of a first. Compared to the previous system, the new terms seem to slant in favor of wealthier clubs, as the gap between the penalty for high payrolls and the benefit from free agent compensation appears to be narrowing.

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Presidential election recount set to start

But in Michigan, where the recount was slated to begin Friday, Trump's team filed an objection with the Michigan Bureau of Elections, which automatically halts the recount until the objection is resolved. Dane County Clerk Scott McDonnell says they will be running the recount in two rooms concurrently and about 36 to 40 people will be counting ballots at any one time.

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Potential State Secretary Romney Says Trump Could Lead US to 'Better Future'

Trump dined on frog legs and scallops with the 2012 Republican presidential candidate. "I had a wonderful evening with President-elect Trump", Mr Romney told reporters . "He has neither the temperament nor the judgement to be president and his personal qualities would mean that America would cease to be a shining city on a hill", he added.

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Trump vows to leave TPP

MTI was responding to TODAY's queries on comments made on Tuesday by American President-elect Donald Trump that he will withdraw the United States from the TPP on his first day in the White House. That's what we want, that's what we've been waiting for. When asked, if Beijing wins from Washington's withdrawal from TPP, the spokesman said China has an open attitude toward any free trade pacts if they are good for all participants and one country doesn't set the agenda for everyone.


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