• Shire recommends takeover by Takeda
Shire recommends takeover by Takeda

Shire shareholders will own about half of the combined group after the deal, which will be the biggest in the sector since 2000 if approved by shareholders. "Together, we will be a leader in providing targeted treatments in gastroenterology, neuroscience, oncology, rare diseases and plasma-derived therapies".

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  • Israel Serves Japanese Prime Minister Dessert in a Shoe, Causing Offense
Israel Serves Japanese Prime Minister Dessert in a Shoe, Causing Offense

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Israel last week, and while he and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu displayed their good relations, pictures of a dessert in a shoe, which was served during the formal dinner at Netanyahu's residence, has drawn criticism on social media .

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  • JK: Omar Abdullah says civilian killings unacceptable, demands sustained dialogue
JK: Omar Abdullah says civilian killings unacceptable, demands sustained dialogue

The Chief Minister was speaking to the media on the sidelines of an official ceremony at the civil secretariat which started functioning in the summer capital Srinagar after its six-month sojourn in the winter capital Jammu. "I appeal to our people in the state and to the rest of the country, as also to the government of India, to save our childr...

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  • Professor's killing shows just jobs, development not answer to Kashmir's issues: Omar
Professor's killing shows just jobs, development not answer to Kashmir's issues: Omar

As news of the trapped militants spread, residents took to the streets across southern Kashmir shouting slogans demanding an end to Indian rule, witnesses and a police officer said. The Hizbul Mujahideen group that ushered in militancy's social media chapter in the Valley met its death Sunday with the killing of its last active member, Saddam Pad...

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  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits China in 3rd trip overseas
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits China in 3rd trip overseas

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has pinned his hopes on steps being taken toward denuclearization at the upcoming U.S. Kim used his official aircraft to make the short flight to Dalian, in what was his first known global flight since assuming power.

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  • Facebook makes money from your privacy
Facebook makes money from your privacy

Most of us are aware of the recent scandal involving Facebook and political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica , wherein the latter company obtained data from up to 87 million Facebook users and, in turn, built profiles of individual voters and their political preferences to best target advertising and sway voter sentiment.

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  • China committed to peaceful settlement of South China Sea disputes
China committed to peaceful settlement of South China Sea disputes

And together, we will safeguard peace, stability and freedom of navigation in the South China Sea. So it's probably not a coincidence that Li Keqiang, the current Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, happened to address the issue today during his state visit after meeting with Jokowi.

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  • Michelle Obama Says 2016 Election Makes Her Concerned 'About Us, As Women'
Michelle Obama Says 2016 Election Makes Her Concerned 'About Us, As Women'

More than 6,000 women attended the second-ever such event, which highlights the activism that is improving the advancement of girls and women. The speakers included many high-profile women like Jane Fonda , Valerie Jarrett , Tina Tchen and more, speak on everything having to do with gender inequality.

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  • The RNC Just Rigged the 2020 GOP Primaries
The RNC Just Rigged the 2020 GOP Primaries

Ken Romley of Raleigh and Wendy Ella May of Micro also are running. "Every time that Donald Trump attacks Congress, 10,000 of his voters decide to vote for the Democrats", Luntz said . MARTIN: Republicans seem to think that the current House Democratic leader, Nancy Pelosi, is a big drag overall nationally. Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M., chairman of t...

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  • Manhunt in Maryland after 'domestic' shooting with multiple fatalities
Manhunt in Maryland after 'domestic' shooting with multiple fatalities

The suspect involved is known by police, but is not yet in custody. Fire department spokesman Pete Piringer reported some lanes on roads in the area are blocked due to the significant police response. The area of the incident, located near Rachel Carson Conservation Park, is a cul de sac with larger homes. We will continue to update this story...

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  • New York State Department of Health: Potential measles exposures in Chemung County
New York State Department of Health: Potential measles exposures in Chemung County

The locations include the Old Country Buffet in Elmira on April 30th between 1pm and 4 pm, the Ontario Travel Plaza , the Sheraton Niagara Falls , and Exit 5 on Interstate 390 . Others who may have been exposed are being urged to check their vaccination records to ensure their shots are up to date. People who are infected can spread the viru...

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  • Trump Slams John Kerry, Iran Deal as 'Illegal Sideshow'
Trump Slams John Kerry, Iran Deal as 'Illegal Sideshow'

The official said Trump shared Israel's scepticism about the deal and voiced hope for new USA sanctions, noting the effect of past measures against Iran's banking and oil sector. "We fear a failure would result in an escalation", Maas said. "We've got to push back on what Iran is doing in the region, we've got to be tougher with Iran and we've ...

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  • Pope's Swiss Guards to Get 3-D Printed Helmets
Pope's Swiss Guards to Get 3-D Printed Helmets

Swiss Guard spokesman Sgt. Urs Breitenmoser said that the guards are still trying to find sponsors to pay for the helmets, which cost about €880 (US$957) a piece. Religion News Service said that 32 new recruits joined the ranks of the guards on May 6, which marks the day when 147 guardsmen died protecting Pope Clement VII during the Sack of Rome...

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  • Judge orders mental evaluation for suspected Waffle House gunman
Judge orders mental evaluation for suspected Waffle House gunman

He got out of his pickup, wielding an "assault-type rifle", and fatally shot two people outside the Waffle House, police said . "That is 52-74. I am 9-7 in the 1 on Spence". Travis Reinking, 29, is facing multiple charges, including four counts of criminal homicide. Reinking was almost naked and sporting only a green coat when he began shootin...

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  • Sunscreen ban could increase Hawaii skin cancer risk
Sunscreen ban could increase Hawaii skin cancer risk

Now, the bill needs to be signed by Gov. David Ige so as to make it a law. If this bill is approved by Hawaii's governor, the ban will become effective on January 1, 2021. But these have fallen out of favor in recent decades because they leave a white film on most people's skin which a lot of people think is gross, and unattractive.

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  • Facebook accused of connecting IS 'friends'
Facebook accused of connecting IS 'friends'

The extent to which the feature is helping Isil members on Facebook is shown in a new study, the findings of which will be published in a Counter Extremism Project report this month. Mr Postings said: "Over a period of six months the [US based user] went from having no clear religion to becoming a radicalised Muslim supporting ISIS".

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  • Eric Schneiderman Faces Accusations Of Assault By 4 Women
Eric Schneiderman Faces Accusations Of Assault By 4 Women

Two of the women - Michelle Manning Barish and Tanya Selvaratnam - told their stories on the record, while a third spoke under the condition of anonymity and a fourth told her story to Manning Barish and Selvaratnam. Both say he threatened to kill them if they broke up with him. "You know, hitting an officer of the law is a felony", he said, ac...

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  • Iran Nuclear Deal: President Hassan Rouhani Warns Trump
Iran Nuclear Deal: President Hassan Rouhani Warns Trump

The president has been the subject of an intense lobbying effort by American allies to maintain the agreement, with British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson making a last-ditch appeal to the administration in a visit to Washington this week.

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  • Thousands rally in Armenia to support opposition MP Nikol Pashinyan's premiership bid
Thousands rally in Armenia to support opposition MP Nikol Pashinyan's premiership bid

Glendale mayor Zareh Sinanyan will arrive in Yerevan to share "the historic moment" with the Armenian nation as the country's parliament is set to elect a new prime minister after weeks of peaceful protests. Pashinyan will need 54 votes in favour to be elected as PM. For its part, the HHK said it will vote for whichever candidate is backed by...

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  • Canadian officials heading to Nigeria to discuss asylum seekers
Canadian officials heading to Nigeria to discuss asylum seekers

The government also issued a warning. "While we adhere to worldwide conventions and want to offer asylum to those fleeing persecution and war, the fact remains that there are very specific laws, rules and criteria to be respected in order to find refuge in our country".

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