In South Africa, there was a mixed verdict in the trial of three men accused of raping and murdering soccer star Eudy Simelane.
The crime occurred in April 2008. One man received life in prison while the two others were acquitted, although Judge Ratha Mokgoathleng said they might have to answer to God someday, according to the New York Times. The man who was found guilty, 24-year-old Themba Mvubu, actually left the courtroom smiling, telling a reporter, "I'm not sorry at all."
In what some have called the world's largest HIV vaccine trial ever, researchers have discovered that people who received a prime and booster vaccines were approximately 30 percent less likely to get HIV ( compared to those who received a placebo ) , according to CNN.com. The study was conducted in Thailand, with more than 16,000 younger adults ( 18-30 ) . Almost 8,2000 received a placebo and a comparable number received six vaccines over six months; the subjects were evaluated over a period of three years.