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US approves new Alzheimer’s drug

The drug is the first new treatment for the disease to be approved in nearly 20 years.

Regulators in the United States approved a revolutionary drug for Alzheimer's, targeting - for the first time - the underlying causes of the devastating brain disease. Also: an independent inquiry in Cyprus has concluded that thousands of passports were issued illicitly from a controversial passports-for-cash scheme set up to attract investors, and how intimacy coordinators are changing the way we make films and TV.

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  • Alzheimer's drug trial

    • Alzheimer's drug trial

      Experts have been divided over the FDA's decision to approve Aducanumab a Alzheimer's drug

      Duration: 08:32

  • Pipeline ransomware

    • Pipeline ransomware

      A month ago, a fuel pipeline serving much of the east coast of the United States shutdown

      Duration: 03:46

  • Boko Haram

    • Boko Haram

      There is growing suggestion that the leader of Boko Haram has died

      Duration: 01:38

  • Iranian baby

    • Iranian baby

      Norway's police say they found the body of a child who went missing in the channel

      Duration: 02:58

  • Underwater avalanche

    • Underwater avalanche

      The biggest underwater avalanche ever measured slowed the internet across Africa

      Duration: 01:40

  • Intimacy coordinator

    • Intimacy coordinator

      Michaela Coel dedicated her award to the intimacy coordinator who worked on her show

      Duration: 04:07

  • Colonial libraries

    • Colonial libraries

      Many colonial buildings that housed libraries for white colonials are being restored

      Duration: 03:09

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