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Russia to propose new center for HIV/AIDS vaccine at G8 summit

RIA Novosti

Russia will propose at the July G8 summit in St. Petersburg establishing a new center to work on an HIV/AIDS vaccine, a presidential aide said Tuesday.

The disease poses a potentially dire threat for Russia, already under threat from a demographic crisis, as official statistics say a total of 350,000 people are HIV+, but independent experts claim the figure is about three times higher.

No News Today

Today's UK Independent Newspaper leads with a full front page graphic designed by Damien Hirst. The headline reads: "No News Today". Then it has a footnote: "Just 6,500 Africans died today as a result of a preventable, treatable disease."