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post 23 July 2014
Read more from Victoria Macdonald on her blog HIV successes under threat from anti-gay crackdowns

There are fears that the fight against HIV is in danger as increasing numbers of countries introduce anti-gay laws. Health and Social Care Correspondent Victoria Macdonald reports from Melbourne.

post 19 July 2014
Read more from Victoria Macdonald on her blog HIV cure search - there's now a feeling it WILL happen rather than it MIGHT happen

There was a time when the word 'cure' was never used in relation to HIV. It was thought to be too elusive, too unachievable. But something changed in the past decade.

post 19 July 2014
Read more from Victoria Macdonald on her blog MH17: 'The extent of our loss is hard to comprehend'

The president of the International Aids Society delivered a heartfelt statement on the loss of six delegates in the destruction of Flight MH17, writes Victoria Macdonald.

article 08 July 2014 World, Australia
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Australia backs down, but Sri Lanka refugees trapped

More than 150 Sri Lankan asylum seekers will remain stuck at sea on a boat while an Australian court decides their fate - but the government says it will not send them back without 72 hours' notice.

article 07 July 2014 World, Australia
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Australian government blocked over Tamil asylum seekers

Australia's high court stops the mid-ocean transfer of 153 Tamil asylum seekers to the Sri Lankan navy, days after 41 others were handed straight to the Sri Lankan police on their return.

article 07 July 2014 World, Australia
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Oscar Pistorius: Australian channel defends re-enactment

Australia's Channel 7 issues a statement standing by its decision to broadcast a re-enactment of the shooting of Reeva Steenkamp, saying it was legally obtained.

video 01 July 2014 UK, Australia

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Rolf Harris alleged victim: 'It was grotesque' - video

Nina Bekker, who alleges she was abused by Rolf Harris three times in 1978, tells her story to Mark Williams-Thomas - and claims her complaints were ignored by Australian police.

article 30 June 2014 UK, Australia
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Rolf Harris victim says she considered suicide

One of Rolf Harris' victims, who was 14 at the time of the offence, says the abuse she suffered almost led her to take her own life.

video 24 June 2014 World, Australia

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Australia storms bring rain, gales, heavy snow - video

Stormy weather lashed New South Wales and Victoria on Tuesday with strong winds that toppled trees and power lines in Melbourne. Heavy snow fell in the mountains, bringing 50cm of snow to ski resorts.

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