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Submitted by proudly_X 132d ago | news

Crash claims top AIDS researchers heading to Melbourne

About 100 of the 298 people killed in the Malaysia Airlines crash were heading to Melbourne for a major AIDS conference, conference attendees have been told. (Hi-tech, Industry, Medical Science)

TechImperia  +   132d ago
RIP
proudly_X  +   132d ago
It's a shame.. Double disaster for Malaysia :(
mushroomwig  +   131d ago
For the entire world.
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johny5  +   132d ago
AIDs researchers?
Something seems fishy and it's not my fish sticks....
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pandehz  +   131d ago
About to reveal a cheap cure when bam 1 yr later a super expensive cure will be revealed.
johny5  +   131d ago
I wouldn't have bat an eye except these researchers constituted almost half the passengers!

Makes you wonder....
SilentNegotiator  +   131d ago
Right. Because if he invented a cure, he would wait for a convention to tell anyone and didn't write it down. /s
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Jrmy84  +   131d ago
The companies make to much money off the current drugs for patients, you really think if a multi billion dollar drug company found a cure for HIV they'd patent it and start curing people who have to spend a crap load of cash their entire lives on a bucket filled with their medicine? Sorry but these companies don't think like Dr. Jonas Solk , its all about Money,shareholders,money,share holders.
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vulcanproject  +   131d ago
Dun dun dun! Big Pharma strikes again to prevent a cure!

Please, no conspiracy bull. The guy was in the wrong place at the wrong time, just all the other hundreds of poor innocents murdered for no good reason
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SilentNegotiator  +   131d ago
@Jrmy84

Because there's no money to be made in cures. No one would go up against big pharmaceuticals to make billions quickly with a cure. /s
cyclindk  +   131d ago
Why that airspace simply couldn't have been avoided. So many people are left wondering "why" now, heart goes out to them all.
Speed-Racer  +   131d ago
Because they want to save on fuel. I think there is a safe flight altitude as well for passenger planes because there were others traversing the route as well. They just happened to be unlucky. I guess a more caring airline would have issued directives to avoid the country's airspace all together.
cyclindk  +   131d ago
I know nothing of airline policies or international flights but considering the "war zone" and other aircrafte being downed one would IMAGINE fuel conservation would be less of a concern considering what was at stake.

Too late now i suppose.
Speed-Racer  +   131d ago
Yea that would be the responsible thing to do but some Asian airlines tend to cut corners. Just look at the Asiana crash the other day where an inexperienced pilot was at the control of a 777. I'm not even trying to stereotype but that's just the case with some of them.

I predict that Malaysia Airlines will have to close its doors. Dealing with this kind of PR can't be fixed with any amount of money. Losing 2 777s in the space of a few months is devastating.
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cyclindk  +   131d ago
Let alone those people who somehow managed to lose loved ones on this latest flight and the prior one... I cannot imagine.

People deal with death every day all over the world, but situations like this when it is so unexpected and so forth, hurts in different ways.

I agree with your above statement in the regional/corporate-policy sense which is how i took the reference to "asian" airlines. Too many companies of all types cut corners that get innocent people killed. Can't recall the American car company of late. Cover ups, all that...
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windblowsagain  +   131d ago
Nothing to do with the Airline, Even MH370 was not their fault.

There are many loopholes in Radar tech and many area's of the world are still not covered and that is why the plane was lost.

MH17 Shot down by fking cowards without confirming whether it was a Civilian plane.

RUSSIA/MIDDLE EAST Would be worthless without OIL.

The sooner it dries up the better.
Jrmy84  +   131d ago
I know my army buddy called me up when it happened, I blame Russia on this and soon the entire international community will also. My condolences go out to the families for sure. Russia knew it was a airliner at 33,000 feet, so I doubt they launched the STAM. For sure it was the rebels with their Russian supplied munitons, if it was in deed Russia they are gonna deny it untill concrete proof comes forth. This all could of ended a long time ago, all it would of took is for Putin to make the call to end it. Makes me sick every time I see that f%$&er Putin's face, I (edit> Literally <) vomit in my mouth(^_^) The oil doesn't need to dry up, we just need to stop buying the crap and use the huge,huge supply of natural gas we have under our country for our vehicles:-)
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iamnsuperman  +   131d ago
I have no idea what the Russian government were thinking giving these weapon systems to the pro Russian forces. It is like giving a child a gun. Something bad was bound to happen

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