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Bill Gates pledges another $750M to fight killer diseases

The Associated Press reports from DAVOS, Switzerland:

Bill Gates rode to the rescue of a beleaguered health fund Thursday by pledging $750 million to fight three of the world's killer diseases.

The Microsoft founder says the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's donation to the Geneva-based Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria comes on top of $650 million it contributed to the fund over the past decade.

"These are tough economic times, but that is no excuse for cutting aid to the world's poorest," Gates said. Read the full story.

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