The world of HIV and Aids research has been rocked by the Malaysia Airlines disaster which claimed the lives of more than 100 leading experts in the field.
Anthony Hayes, managing director of public affairs and policy for Gay Men's Health Crisis said the impact on research working to end HIV and Aids was profound.
Thousands of online users have taken to social media to call for the victims of the Malaysian airliner crash to be returned to loved ones.
United States intelligence officials admitted that they do not know who fired the surface-to-air missile that downed flight MH17.
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