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Some Kenya Defence Forces soldiers have claimed to be immune to HIV. According to a study conducted at the Forces Memorial Hospital in Nairobi, another small but significant number of soldiers who participated in the study claimed to enjoy divine protection against the virus. “About three per cent believed that they were being protected by God during sexual intercourse while others believed they had natural immunity against the disease,” says the study, whose findings have been published in the East African Medical Journal. The study involved 384 individuals attending the facility and who are in a relationship where one partner is HIV-positive, otherwise known as discordant couples. This means the HIV-negative partner is constantly at risk of exposure and strongly advised to use protection.

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Google agrees to pay 306 million euros to settle Italy tax dispute US Internet giant Google has agreed to pay $334 million to settle a tax dispute with Italian authorities. 

Milan: US Internet giant Google has agreed to pay 306 million euros ($334 million) to settle a tax dispute with Italian authorities, a company spokeswoman said, confirming a Reuters report. In a statement, the spokeswoman said the agreement covered the period between 2002 and 2015. "In addition to the taxes already paid in Italy during those years, Google will pay another 306 million euros," the statement said.

Facebook

Thailand's Internet Service Provider Association (Tispa), under pressure from the government to block access to Facebook, said the social media giant will not remove illicit content until it receives proper court warrants, local media reported. The government had given Facebook a Tuesday 10 a.m. local time deadline to remove the content or face legal action, the Bangkok Post reported Tuesday. The report added that Tispa and internet gateway providers sent an email to the managing director of Facebook Thailand on Friday with the request and reportedly said 131 URLs had been deemed inappropriate have yet to be removed. After the ultimatum passed, Tispa president Morakot Kulthamyothin told Khaosod English that Facebook stands by its policy. "They [Facebook] said the request to block 131 URLs lacked court orders in the documents, and they said that if the documents are completed, they will proceed with the requests," she told the Thai media. A Facebook spokesperson told CNBC…