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AIDs Conference Attendees
on Downed Malaysian Jet

Associated Press, by Kristen Gelineau

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 7/18/2014 4:05:17 AM

SYDNEY -- A large number of world-renowned AIDS researchers and activists heading to an international AIDS conference in Australia were on board a Malaysian jetliner that was shot down over Ukraine, officials said Friday, as news of their deaths sparked an outpouring of grief across the global scientific community. There have been unconfirmed reports that up to 100 people on board the Boeing 777 were en route to the Victoria state capital of Melbourne to attend the 20th International AIDS conference, which starts Sunday, Victoria Premier Denis Napthine said, though he hastened to add that reports were conflicting and it

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: oh-heck, 7/18/2014 7:10:16 AM     (No. 9929818)

Do gay rights matter to Obama or is this just talk. On 9/11/12, he turned his back on our first openly gay ambassador. Now, as many as 100 renowned AIDS researcher and activists are on a plane shot down by a Russian missile. If Romney were president, I guarantee someone would ask the question. Then again, Romney might have responded more forcefully.

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