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Tanzania, SA begin trials for new TB treatment drugs

Tanzania, SA begin trials for new TB treatment drugs

European Developing Country Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) An international study aimed at identifying new treatment regimens that could shorten the length of TB treatment from six to three months has started in Tanzania and South Africa. The so-called multi-arm-multi-stage -TB (MAMS-TB) trial uses a combination of established drugs and novel drugs and is funded by [&hellip

7 bomb blast victims transferred to Muhimbili

7 bomb blast victims transferred to Muhimbili

One of the people injured  is carried into an ambulance at Mount Meru Hospital moments before being flown to Dar es Salaam for treatment at Muhimbili National Hospital. Seven people who were admitted to Mount Meru Regional Hospital and St. Elizabeth Hospital following Sunday’s bomb blast at a Roman Catholic Church here have been transferred [&hellip

High Court nullifies terrorism charges against Lwakatare

High Court nullifies terrorism charges against Lwakatare

Prison warders lead Chadema defence and security director Wilfred Lwakatare from the High Court in Dar es Salaam. The High Court of Tanzania yesterday nullified three terrorism counts facing Chama Cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo defence and security director Wilfred Lwakatare and his co-accused, Ludovick Joseph for lack of evidence to prove that the meeting they [&hellip

Chelsea 2-2 Tottenham

Chelsea 2-2 Tottenham

Gylfi Sigurdsson’s late equaliser earned Tottenham a point at Chelsea, but Spurs missed the chance to climb into the Premier League’s top four. Goals from Oscar and Ramires, either side of Emmanuel Adebayor’s finish, looked like they would seal a Champions League spot for Rafael Benitez’s side. But Sigurdsson’s strike 10 minutes from the end [&hellip

Moyes set to be new Manchester United manager

Moyes set to be new Manchester United manager

Everton boss David Moyes is set to be appointed as the new manager of Manchester United, following Sir Alex Ferguson’s shock retirement. An announcement could be made on Thursday. Ferguson, 71, revealed his decision to step down on Wednesday after nearly 27 years in charge at Old Trafford. Fellow Scot Moyes, in charge at  Goodison [&hellip

Hope for jab against Spider bites

Hope for jab against Spider bites

A jab that protects against poisonous spider venom may become a reality one day, early research suggests. Brazilian scientists created a synthetic protein that protected rabbits from the effects of spider poison in experiments. A new generation of anti-venom vaccines could save thousands of lives a year, researchers report in Vaccine journal. The spider tested, [&hellip

Bangladesh garment factory fire kills 8

Bangladesh garment factory fire kills 8

The Bangladeshi government has shut down several garment factories due to safety reasons following a deadly collapse of a factory in April. The file photo shows a burnt-out garment manufacturing building in Dhaka. The Bangladeshi government has shut down 18 garment factories due to safety reasons following the deadly collapse of the eight-storey building of [&hellip

UN decries poverty in East al-Quds

UN decries poverty in East al-Quds

Palestinian children play football at a school in East al-Quds. Israel’s “segregation policies” have left more than 80 percent of Palestinian children in East al-Quds (Jerusalem) living in poverty, a UN statement says. “Palestinian poverty in Jerusalem has risen steadily over the last decade,” the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said in a [&hellip

Sharif woes to end war on terror role

Sharif woes to end war on terror role

Nawaz Sharif, seen as the front-runner in Pakistan’s upcoming parliamentary elections, says if elected, he would end his country’s support of the so-called war on terror. In a Wednesday interview with the state-run BBC, Sharif, who served as Pakistan’s premier twice in the 1990s, said, “Yes, we have to” take Pakistan out of the US-led [&hellip

38 killed in N India bus accident

38 killed in N India bus accident

Volunteers and police try to reach victims inside the partially submerged bus in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh on May 8, 2013. At least 38 people have died and several others sustained injures after an overcrowded bus plunged into a river in northern India. The accident took place on Wednesday near the mountainous [&hellip