Top 10 good news stories (yes, really) from 2022

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Anyone would be forgiven for thinking there was little good news in a year dominated by the war in Ukraine as well as the cost-of-living crisis and record climate-related disasters. But there were, indeed, some bright spots. FRANCE 24 looks back at 10 good news stories from 2022.

After two years in the shadow of the Covid-19 pandemic, many had hoped 2022 would herald a brighter future. Those hopes were dashed just a few weeks later with the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The past 12 months have also been punctuated by record climate disasters, the overturning of federal abortion rights in the United States and the death of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. Nevertheless, there was also some good news, from scientific breakthroughs to progress on human rights. FRANCE 24 brings you a round-up of some of the positive stories from 2022 that you may have missed.

  • Hopes for treating Alzheimer's, sleeping sickness and HIV/AIDS

In a further piece of good news from the medical world, scientists announced in February that a third person – the first woman – had been cured of HIV, thanks to an innovative treatment consisting of transplanting stem cells from umbilical cord blood.


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