PYONGYANG - North Korea continued to fire short range projectiles into waters off its east coast for a third straight day on Monday, officials here said, despite warnings from the US and South Korea against increasing tensions. The North has conducted six such firings since Saturday, in what are believed to be tests of short-range guided missiles or rockets from multiple launchers, officials ...
WASHINGTON/ DUBLIN - Actavis Inc, the largest US generic drug maker by market value, is acquiring Dublin-based Warner Chilcott in a deal worth $8.5billion (5.6billion pounds) including $3billion net debt, to create the third-biggest specialty pharmaceutical company in the country. Under the deal, Actavis, which itself has been the subject of bid speculation, would be offering $5billion in ...
GENEVA - Canadian aeroplane maker Bombardier has expanded its leading Challenger family of business jets with the launch of the new Challenger 350 aircraft in collaboration with global leader in private aviation, US firm NetJets. The launch on Monday was held at a special event here at the European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (EBACE). Bombardier said deliveries of the ...
New York City high school admissions policies are racially biased against black and Hispanic students. A lawsuit filed in a federal civil rights complaint said that parents and activists have charged the school. According to the New York Daily News, in the complaint, filed with the federal Office of Civil Rights, the parents and their lawyers call for a federal investigation and overhaul of a ...
Three New York University researchers from China divulged results from a federally funded study to Chinese competitors in exchange for tuition, rent and other expenses. Federal prosecutors said that Yudong Zhu, a U.S.-educated NYU professor, and Xing Yang, a lab engineer, were released on bail after appearing in federal court in Manhattan to face commercial bribery and other charges. ...
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Every foreigner leaving America from any of the country's 30 busiest airports will have to undergo mandatory fingerprinting under an amendment senators have added to a new immigration bill. Lawmakers called it a step towards a more expansive biometric system that would use identifiers such as fingerprints to keep track of immigrants and visitors exiting the U.S. Currently no such system is in ...
US President Barack Obama's administration has decided to give the Pentagon control of some drone operations against terrorism suspects overseas that are currently run by the CIA, according to several US government sources. Obama has pledged more transparency on controversial counterterrorism programs, and giving the Pentagon the responsibility for part of the drone program could open it to ...
Beijing, May 21 (Xinhua-ANI): The United States on Monday denounced Hezbollah for siding with the Syrian government forces in their battle against the rebels in Syria's central city of al-Qussair. State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell said his country condemned the "direct intervention" by the Shiite militant group in neighboring Lebanon, as its fighters were playing "a significant role" ...
Miranda Kerr bared her boobs while shooting an ad for her new make-up range 'Kora Organics' on Miami Beach, Florida. The Victoria's Secrets beauty, 30, was spotted giggling as she struck a pose, the Sun reported. However, an assistant covered the Aussie star, who is married to actor Orlando Bloom. ...
American singer Mary J. Blige has been slapped with a 3.4-million-dollar bill by Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The IRS filed a federal tax lien against the 42-year-old singer, claiming that she failed to pay all her income taxes for 3 years 2009 (574,907.30 dollars), 2010 (2,203,743.53 dollars) and 2011 (647,604.60 dollars), TMZ.com reported. Meanwhile, the State of New Jersey has claimed ...
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New York, Oklahoma City, Indiana and Memphis all won their first-round NBA playoff series with Game 6 victories, reaching the Conference semifinals.
The New York Knicks got the staggers Friday and almost gave up a 26-point lead but steadied to beat the Boston Celtics 88-80 while Oklahoma City Thunder booked its spot in the last eight for the third straight season by downing the Houston Rockets 103-94, reports Xinhua.
The Indiana Pacers withstood a big final-quarter comeback from Atlanta and beat the Hawks 81-73, and the Memphis Grizzlies completed a comeback from a 0-2 series deficit by beating the Los Angeles Clippers 118-105. With Miami, San Antonio and Golden State already into the next stage, the last spot will be decided when Brooklyn host Chicago in their Game 7.
Boston cut a 49-75 deficit to four points but Carmelo Anthony made a jumper to give New York an 81-75 lead and then sank a 3-pointer. Then J.R. Smith converted a three-point play to restore the double-digit lead the Knicks had nursed most of the game.
Anthony finished with 21 points for the Knicks, who won a playoff series for the first time since the Patrick Ewing era in 2000. They will host the Pacers in Sunday's opening game of their Conference semifinal series. ...
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