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Researchers at University of Cape Town develop rapid test for TB

CAPE TOWN, July 20 (BERNAMA-NNN-SABC) -- Researchers at the University of Cape Town have developed a landmark rapid test which diagnoses various forms of Tuberculosis (TB) within hours.


Mahmoud Abbas condemns passing of "Jewish state" law

RAMALLAH, July 20 (Bernama) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday condemned the passing of the "Jewish nation-state" law which considers Israel as the state of the Jews, with Jerusalem as its capital, Xinhua news agency reported.


Alert at Haitian-Dominican border due to child trafficking

PORT-AU-PRINCE, July 20 (BERNAMA-NNN-PRENSA LATINA)--The Haiti Government Institute of Social Welfare and Research (IBESR) warned today about the trafficking of Haitian children on the border with the Dominican Republic, an illegal activity that according to the entity is recurrent in the area.


Brazil: Rio De Janeiro requests more troops for elections

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 20 (BERNAMA-NNN-TELESUR)--Rio de Janeiro's Regional Electoral Court, or TRE-RJ, decided Wednesday to solicit federal troop reinforcements during Brazil's general elections in October. The court determined that the move was necessary in order to "guarantee the normality and legitimacy of the electoral process."


Ecuador, Britain in talks over Assange standoff

QUITO, July 20 (Bernama) -- Ecuador and Britain are "negotiating" a possible solution to their more than five-year standoff over WikiLeak's founder Julian Assange, Xinhua news agency reported, citing a top official on Thursday.


Aussie Steel Company signs largest solar power purchasing agreement

SYDNEY, July 20 (Bernama) -- Australia's biggest steel company, Bluescope, has signed the country's largest ever solar power purchasing agreement in the state of New South Wales (NSW) on Friday.


Khartoum to host signing of South Sudan Peace Agreement

LUSAKA, July 20 (BERNAMA-NNN-SUNA) -- Sudanese Vice-President Hassabo Mohamed Abdul-Rahman has announced that Khartoum will host next week the signing ceremony of the agreement on power-sharing by the rival factions of South Sudan in the presence of the leaders of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the eight-nation Horn of Africa bloc which has been at the forefront of efforts to end the civil war in South Sudan.