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Nearly extinct Rhino poaching is expected to hit a 15-year high in 2009. As many as 12 rhinos are killed every month for their horns by poachers
in South Africa and Zimbabwe as against three in 2000-2005, said a joint report released by WWF, the International Union for the Conservation
of Nature and Traffic. Poachers are pushing rhinos towards extinction in Asia and Africa, the report said.
Setting an example Brazil has successfully treated its people living with HIV/AIDS, US researchers said. Brazil fought the epidemic by persuading pharma companies to lower drug prices. Generic companies were asked to develop low-cost alternatives for poor countries.
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