Novartis takes $120M hit from failed drug trial

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis AG says it has halted late-stage development of a new drug for lung cancer and will write off $120 million in the fourth quarter as a result. The company, based in Basel, said Thursday the experimental drug ASA404 failed to significantly extend survival rates in combination with chemotherapy […]

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Viacom to sell ‘Rock Band’; earnings top estimates

FILE – In this Jan. 19, 2010 file photo, the logo above the entrance to Viacom’s headquarters is shown, in New York. Viacom reports its earnings tumbled in the third quarter Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, because of results from a division that the media company led by Sumner Redstone plans to sell.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, file) […]

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Two IDF Pilots Missing Following Plane Crash

A two-seat IDF fighter aircraft of the Sufa F-16I type crashed on Wednesday evening at around 8:00pm local time in Mitzpeh Ramon in southern Israel. The crash occurred as the aircraft was taking part in a routine training flight. The two pilots on board the aircraft have been reported missing. Search and rescue teams were […]

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Hamas, Fatah Meet, Report ‘Obstacles’

Senior members of Hamas and Fatah met in Syria Tuesday to discuss the possibility of reconciliation. The talks followed an earlier meeting in September. The meeting was originally scheduled for October, but was delayed due to a diplomatic dispute between Syria and the Palestinian Authority. PA Chairman Abbas and Syrian President Bashar Assad clashed during […]

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After Elections: Obama Reaches Out to Muslims Again

Following last week’s midterm elections in the United States in which his Democratic party lost its majority in the House of Representatives, President Barack Obama seems to be once again reaching out to the Muslim community. In a speech he gave on Wednesday during his official visit to Indonesia, Obama emphasized that the U.S. is […]

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Margalit Har-Shefi Engaged

Margalit Har-Shefi of Beit El is engaged to marry a man from Be’er Sheva, a member of the Chabad chassidic movement. The engagement party was held Sunday in Jerusalem. Fifteen years ago, when she was a 19-year-old law student, Har-Shefi was publicly blamed of being complicit in the murder of Prime Miniter Yitzchak Rabin. She […]

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Oil jumps above $88 in Asia as US stockpiles fall

BANGKOK (AP) — Oil prices jumped above $88 a barrel in Asia on Thursday, boosted by news that U.S. crude and gasoline stockpiles declined last week in a sign of improving demand for fuel. Benchmark oil for December delivery was up 49 cents at $88.30 a barrel at early afternoon Bangkok time in electronic trading […]

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Asia shares gain amid higher commodity prices, G20

FILE – In this Nov. 4, 2010 file photo, traders work from the floor to the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, file) BANGKOK (AP) — Asian markets mostly climbed Thursday amid higher commodity prices and as President Barack Obama called on world leaders at the Group of 20 summit to […]

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Persuade Her To Have An Open Relationship

Livingthis says: Women are either into it or not. I’m in an open relationship and it was mostly her idea. This story is mostly crud. Just remember, if she convinces her friend into a threesome for you, that her friend can call that chit in for her boyfriend. If you do open it up, remember […]

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Second Imam Nabbed on Terror Charges

Imam Mohammed Ayash was arrested on terror-related charges on Wednesday morning, police revealed.  Ayash is a preacher and cleric at the Al-Bahar Mosque of Yafo. The details of his alleged offenses are being kept under wraps due to the sensitive nature of the investigation. A Petach Tikva court has extended Ayash’s remand for eight days. […]

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‘Degenerate Jewish Art’ Confiscated by Nazis On Display

Ten Nazi-confiscated sculptures that were recently discovered in the basement of a burnt-down Berlin building are going on display in the city’s Neues Museum. The items were part of a collection of 15,000-20,000 pieces of what the Nazis called ‘degenerate’ art and ascribed to ‘decadent’ Jewish artists. However, there are only two Jewish artists among […]

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‘Degenerate Jewish Art’ Confiscated by Nazis On Display

Ten Nazi-confiscated sculptures that were recently discovered in the basement of a burnt-down Berlin building are going on display in the city’s Neues Museum. The items were part of a collection of 15,000-20,000 pieces of what the Nazis called ‘degenerate’ art and ascribed to ‘decadent’ Jewish artists. However, there are only two Jewish artists among […]

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