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Vertex Pharma profit tops estimates on strong launch of new CF drug

(Reuters) – Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc topped analysts’ forecasts for quarterly profit on Thursday, led by stronger-than expected sales of its latest cystic fibrosis drug as well as double-digit growth in sales of older treatments. Boston-based Vertex, like other biotech firms…..

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Israel court allows transgender woman's cremation

AP | Nov 25, 2015, 01.54 PM IST JERUSALEM: Israel’s supreme court has cleared the way for the cremation of a transgender woman who committed suicide, rejecting an appeal by her religiously observant family for a traditional Jewish burial. May…..

Fury vows to 'expose' 'old man' Klitschko

BERLIN: Challenger Tyson Fury has vowed to ‘expose’ undisputed champion Wladimir Klitschko in Saturday’s world heavyweight title bout and has labelled the Ukrainian giant an ‘old man’. Klitschko, 39, will defend his IBF, WBA and IBO titles against Britain’s Fury,…..

Militant attacks abroad a diplomatic quandary for China's Xi

BEIJING: The killings of Chinese citizens by Islamic militants in Syria and Mali place President Xi Jinping in a quandary: How can Beijing respond effectively without betraying its strict stance against intervention? The dilemma underscores the tension between China’s desire…..

Magnitude 7.6 quakes hit Peru-Brazil border, no damage reported

LIMA: Two major earthquakes of magnitude 7.6 struck the Peruvian-Brazilian border in the Amazon basin within minutes of each other on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of damage.Damage was likely limited as the…..

Tunisia declares state of emergency after bus blast

TUNIS: Tunisia’s President Beji Caid Essebsi declared a nationwide state of emergency and a curfew in the capital after a bomb attack on a presidential guard bus killed at least 12 people. A security source at the site said “most…..

Turkey shoots down Russian plane: What could be the consequences for global conflict, Syria and the fight against Isis?

Turkey’s downing of a fighter jet on Tuesday is thought to be the first time a Nato member has shot down a Russian aircraft since the Cold War, risking a dangerous increase in international tensions. Vladimir Putin was quick to…..

China to build largest animal cloning centre

BEIJING: China is planning to build the world’s largest animal cloning centre that will produce one million cattle embryos annually and rapidly improve the quality of livestock, a report said. The $ 31.3 million commercial cloning centre will be built…..

Delhi stands with Dhaka as it punishes war criminals

NEW DELHI: While the West led by the US remains critical of Bangladesh’s war crimes tribunal, India believes Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has shown remarkable courage in bringing to justice those guilty of perpetuating the worst forms of violence in…..

Difference of opinion? Kim demotes top official

AP | Nov 25, 2015, 05.23 AM IST SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is believed to have demoted one of his top officials and sent him to a rural collective farm for reeducation, South Korea’s spy agency told lawma…..

Moroccan mistaken for female jihadi

Agencies | Nov 25, 2015, 05.24 AM IST A Moroccan woman was shocked to see her pho to flashed all over the media as the suicide bomber who killed herself during a raid last week targeting the Paris attacks mastermind……