Top of the Morning: Malaria Vaccine Trial a Success

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Malaria Vaccine Trial a Success

The RTS,S vaccine is working. “Late-stage clinical trials of what could become the world’s first anti-malaria vaccine successfully protected a significant percentage of infants and young children in sub-Saharan Africa from contracting malaria up to 18 months after vaccination, leading drug company GlaxoSmithKline to announce that it will apply for regulatory approval of the vaccine next year, the company said Tuesday.” (Al Jazeera

CAR Troubles: Clashes Escalate

The UN Security Council may pass a resolution in the next day or two. “At least 30 people have died and dozens wounded in clashes in the Central African Republic, officials say. The fighting between former rebels and local civil protection groups broke out on Monday and continued on Tuesday. Reports say the vigilantes attacked Garga village, 200 km (125 miles) north-west of the capital, Bangui.The impoverished country has descended into violence since rebels commanded by President Michel Djotodia ousted his predecessor Francois Bozize in March. Residents in Garga confirmed the latest fighting and told the BBC that up to 60 people may have died.” (BBC

Deadly Factory Fire in Bangladesh

Another garment factory fire in Bangladesh. “A fire at a garment factory on the outskirts of Bangladesh‘s capital, Dhaka, has killed at least 10 people. Fire services were still trying to bring the blaze under control in the four-storey dyeing mill in Gazipur late on Tuesday night, but Abdul Baten, the local police superintendent, said 10 deaths had been confirmed by midnight. Scores more are believed to have been injured and it is feared the death toll could rise.”  (Guardian