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Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Newfoundland won't oppose court challenge to same-sex marriage ban

ST. JOHN'S, Nfld. (CP) - The Newfoundland government will not oppose efforts by two lesbian couples to overturn the province's ban on same-sex marriage.

Attorney General Tom Marshall said Wednesday that the province will take no position on a constitutional challenge before the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador.


AIDS Drugs Pulled From Market
by The Associated Press

Geneva) India's Ranbaxy Laboratories is withdrawing all of its generic versions of antiretroviral drugs from the U.N. health agency's list of approved HIV medicines, saying it is uncertain they are biologically the same as the patented drugs, the World Health Organization has announced.

Ranbaxy found "discrepancies in the documentation," which meant that it was unable to prove in studies that its generic HIV treatments are equivalent to the original medicines, WHO said in a statement.

In India, a Ranbaxy spokesman said he had no immediate comment.

The company has already proposed dates to submit reports on new studies of the drugs, WHO said. The first study is expected to be completed by December.



A WOMAN has lost her battle to sue a driver over the death of her partner because they were in a same-sex relationship.

Catriona Robertson had launched a £200,000 damages claim after scientist Jill Telfer, 27, was knocked off her motorbike.

Drink-driver Alan Kellock, 40, was jailed for four years over the May 1999 tragedy.


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