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Stem cell therapy ‘wipes out’ HIV

Two men with HIV have been off AIDS drugs for several months after receiving stem-cell transplants for cancer that appear to have cleared the virus from their bodies, researchers reported on Wednesday.

Hamilton rewards British fans with pole

Lewis Hamilton stormed to pole position for his home British Formula One Grand Prix on Saturday with German team mate Nico Rosberg qualifying alongside him in an all-Mercedes front row.

Mandela sinking, world prays

Former South African President Nelson Mandela is still “clinging to life”, his elder daughter Makaziwe said Thursday, criticising foreign media “vultures” for violating his privacy as he lay criticall

Gay marriage wins big in top U.S. court

The US Supreme Court Wednesday handed a major victory to gay rights advocates by recognising that married gay men and women are eligible for federal benefits, and paving the way for same-sex marriage

Attitudes are changing post Armstrong scandal

The spectre of Lance Armstrong’s dirty legacy will haunt the 100th edition of the Tour de France even though cycling has already started its much-needed transformation.

Taliban attack in Kabul may derail talks

Taliban militants attacked key buildings near Afghanistan’s presidential palace and the US CIA headquarters in Kabul, a brazen assault that could derail attempts for peace talks to end 12 years of war

Hamilton puts Mercedes trials behind him

Lewis Hamilton has put trials and tribulations behind him and is raring to make his first British Grand Prix appearance for Mercedes this weekend in a car he says is better than last year’s McLaren.

Uruguay decimate Tahiti, enter semis

Abel Hernandez grabbed four goals as Uruguay's reserves won 8-0 against Tahiti on Sunday, taking the South Americans into a Confederations Cup semi-final with Brazil and sending the Pacific islanders home after a third successive drubbing.

Gay clocks year’s fastest time

Tyson Gay rocketed to the year's fastest 200 metres, clocking 19.74 seconds at the US Trials on Sunday to set up a double sprint clash with Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt at August's world championships.

Wallenda walks tightrope over Canyon

Nik Wallenda walks on a tightrope stretched across the Little Colorado river gorge near the Grand Canyon—AFP

Daredevil Nik Wallenda completed a historic high-wire walk on a 2-inch (5-cm) steel cable over the Grand Canyon on Sunday and was greeted by wild cheers after his hair-raising stunt.

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