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FEATURE-In rural South Africa, AIDS treatment gains ground - but so do infections

* Reducing high infection rate in girls, young women among toughest challenges

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RPT-Weak currency encourages Australia's gold miners to dig deeper

SYDNEY, Nov 29 Gold miners in Australia, emboldened by a weakening currency, have been increasing production in the face of a global rout in the precious metal, figures released on Sunday showed.

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RPT-Brazil dam disaster shows flaws in decrepit mining regulator

BELO HORIZONTE/BRASILIA, Nov 27 With leaking windows, moldy walls and piles of paper where you might expect computers, the office of Brazil's National Department of Mineral Production speaks volumes about the regulation of the country's mining industry.

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RPT-UPDATE 2-Vale confirms arsenic found in water days after Brazil dam burst

RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 27 Toxic materials such as arsenic were found in the water of the Rio Doce river days after a dam burst at a mine in Brazil earlier this month, an executive for Vale, the co-owner of the mine operator, confirmed on Friday.

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RPT-UPDATE 2-Brazil to sue BHP, Vale for $5 bln in damages for dam burst

BRASILIA, Nov 27 Brazil's federal and state governments plan to sue the owners of the Samarco iron ore miner for 20 billion reais ($5.24 billion)in damages caused by the burst of a tailings dam, Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira told reporters on Friday.

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France, India to launch global solar alliance

PARIS French President Francois Hollande and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Monday launch an international solar alliance aimed at eventually bringing clean and affordable solar energy within the reach of all.