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World 13 Sep 2006 | 12:00 AM

Gates, Rockefeller charities to aid African farmers

The two charities linked up to form the Alliance for a Green Revolution with the goal of improving agricultural development in Africa by increasing the productivity and profitability of small scale farms.

World 31 Aug 2006 | 12:00 AM

Warren Buffett remarries on 76th birthday

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Warren Buffett, the world's second-richest person, married his longtime companion Astrid Menks on Wednesday, his 76th birthday.

Nation 20 Aug 2006 | 12:00 AM

Week That Was

Compiled by K.S.Usha Devi

World 16 Aug 2006 | 12:00 AM

Former President Clinton defends Bush on AIDS

TORONTO (Reuters) - Former President Bill Clinton leaped to the defense of the Bush administration's AIDS efforts on Tuesday, saying the United States is spending more to fight HIV than any other government.

World 16 Aug 2006 | 12:00 AM

Health experts look to new weapons to battle AIDS

TORONTO (Reuters) - Circumcision, microbicides and drugs all offer promising new possibilities for battling the AIDS pandemic, but it will not be easy to roll out this arsenal of prevention methods, experts said on Tuesday.

World 14 Aug 2006 | 12:00 AM

Arm women with AIDS-preventing drug, Gates urges

TORONTO (Reuters) - A cream, gel or pill that women can use to protect themselves from the AIDS virus is key to stopping the AIDS pandemic, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who has given hundreds of millions of dollars to HIV programs, said on Sunday.

Business 05 Aug 2006 | 12:00 AM

Warren Buffett's investment vehicle's profit up 62%

OMAHA, Nebraska (AP) - Berkshire Hathaway Inc., billionaire Warren Buffett's investment vehicle, reported that second-quarter earnings jumped 62 percent on strength in its investments and insurance and utility businesses.

Nation 30 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM

Do more for the needy, PM tells big companies

The Prime Minister has called on the corporate sector to adopt the philosophy of philanthropy and corporate citizenship to help the underprivileged.

World 20 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM

Gates makes donation to African AIDS war

KIGALI (Reuters) - Microsoft founder Bill Gates has donated $900,000 to set up a training facility for health professionals working with AIDS in Africa's Great Lakes region.

World 20 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM

Gates spends $287 million on new AIDS vaccine push

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced $287 million in grants on Wednesday to create an international network of 16 labs to try new approaches to making a vaccine against AIDS.