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AbbVie sales blow past forecasts, fueled by Humira

AbbVie sales blow past forecasts, fueled by Humira

 

Reuters - AbbVie, which earlier this month walked away from its $55 billion deal to buy Dublin drugmaker Shire, reported quarterly revenue well above Wall Street expectations, fueled by soaring sales of its Humira arthritis drug.


October 31, 2014 - 12:30 GMT

Top Asian News at 12:00 p.m. GMT

 

KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka - Sri Lankan authorities warned of more landslides at a tea plantation where a deadly torrent of mud swept away scores of homes this week, but residents said Friday there was no room left at the shelters and no alternative housing for them to move to.


October 31, 2014 - 12:29 GMT
Syria's Alawites pay heavy price as they bury sons

Syria's Alawites pay heavy price as they bury sons

 

DWEIR SHEIKH SAAD, Syria - The posters announcing the deaths of Syrian soldiers are plastered on walls throughout the coastal province of Tartous, forming impromptu murals of death that illustrate the price supporters of President Bashar Assad are paying to defend his rule.


October 31, 2014 - 12:29 GMT

Do voters still like tax cuts? The curious case of the Kansas governor's race

 

Sometimes tax cuts don-t drive an economy forward.


October 31, 2014 - 12:29 GMT

Senate elections 101: Kentucky conflicted about Mitch McConnell

 

The Monitor's Senate elections 101 series looks at the specific issues that will be driving voters in each of the 10 tossup races.


October 31, 2014 - 12:29 GMT
Air strikes hit Kobani as Kurdish peshmerga prepare to enter

Air strikes hit Kobani as Kurdish peshmerga prepare to enter

 

U.S-led air strikes hit Islamic State positions around the Syrian border town of Kobani on Friday in an apparent bid to pave the way for heavily-armed Kurdish peshmerga forces to enter from neighboring Turkey.


October 31, 2014 - 12:29 GMT
Lost in Thought? Here Are 5 Reasons to Incorporate Daydreaming Into Your Daily Routine.

Lost in Thought? Here Are 5 Reasons to Incorporate Daydreaming Into Your Daily Routine.

 

Go ahead, let your mind wander. When it's appropriate, of course.


October 31, 2014 - 12:20 GMT

Ukraine will guarantee transit of Russian gas to Europe: PM

 

KIEV Reuters - Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk, speaking after a gas agreement with Russia was nailed down, said on Friday Ukraine would guarantee deliveries of gas through its territory to Europe to make sure Moscow had no room for blackmailing.


October 31, 2014 - 12:20 GMT
Liberia opens 1 of largest Ebola treatment centers

Liberia opens 1 of largest Ebola treatment centers

 

MONROVIA, Liberia - Liberia has opened one of its largest Ebola treatment centers yet in Monrovia, bracing for a new wave of infections even as officials express hope the disease is on the decline.


October 31, 2014 - 12:20 GMT

Eurozone inflation creeps up to 0.4 percent

 

FRANKFURT, Germany - Inflation crept higher in the 18 countries that use the euro in October - but the rise to an annual 0.4 percent offered little relief to the European Central Bank as it tries to boost a weak economy.


October 31, 2014 - 12:20 GMT
Germany's main Jewish leader steps down

Germany's main Jewish leader steps down

 

BERLIN - Germany's main Jewish leader, who in 2010 became the first person born after the Holocaust to take the job, says he's stepping down.


October 31, 2014 - 12:10 GMT
Europe won't recognize vote in eastern Ukraine, Merkel tells Putin

Europe won't recognize vote in eastern Ukraine, Merkel tells Putin

 

BERLIN Reuters - German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Russian President Vladimir Putin on the phone that Sunday's planned elections in eastern Ukraine were illegitimate and would not be recognized by European leaders, a Berlin government spokesman said on Friday.


October 31, 2014 - 12:10 GMT
China to send elite army unit to help fight Ebola in Liberia

China to send elite army unit to help fight Ebola in Liberia

 

China will dispatch an elite unit of the People's Liberation Army to help Ebola-hit Liberia, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday, responding to U.N.


October 31, 2014 - 12:01 GMT
Israel presents maritime version of 'Iron Dome'

Israel presents maritime version of 'Iron Dome'

 

LE BOURGET, France - Israel's Iron Dome is heading to the seas, the maker of the rocket-blocking defense system says.


October 31, 2014 - 11:51 GMT
Iran hits back after West chastises Tehran on rights

Iran hits back after West chastises Tehran on rights

 

GENEVA Reuters - Iran defended its human rights record on Friday, striking back at the West for its criticism about a woman hanged for murder in an alleged rape case.


October 31, 2014 - 11:51 GMT

NATO says service member has died in Afghanistan

 

KABUL, Afghanistan - NATO says one of its service members has died in eastern Afghanistan from a non-battle-related injury.


October 31, 2014 - 11:41 GMT
First lawsuit filed in Malaysia over flight MH370

First lawsuit filed in Malaysia over flight MH370

 

A Malaysian family on Friday sued the government and beleaguered national carrier for negligence in the mysterious disappearance of flight MH370, in what is believed to be the first lawsuit filed over the disaster.


October 31, 2014 - 11:41 GMT

Putin, Poroshenko, European leaders welcome Ukraine gas deal: Kremlin

 

MOSCOW Reuters - Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, in a telephone call, welcomed an agreement on gas supplies to Ukraine, the Kremlin said.


October 31, 2014 - 11:31 GMT
More Than Half Country Bans Controversial Guardrail

More Than Half Country Bans Controversial Guardrail

 

30 States Put a Hold on Installing Guardrail Blamed for Deaths; 1 State Plans to Yank Them Out


October 31, 2014 - 11:23 GMT
Ancient Stone Circles in Mideast Baffle Archaeologists

Ancient Stone Circles in Mideast Baffle Archaeologists

 

Huge stone circles in the Middle East have been imaged from above, revealing details of structures that have been shrouded in mystery for decades.


October 31, 2014 - 11:22 GMT
New taxes or not, Pennsylvania's next governor faces fiscal morass

New taxes or not, Pennsylvania's next governor faces fiscal morass

 

The Democrat who could oust Pennsylvania's Republican governor in November wants to reshape the state's personal income tax system to make it more progressive.


October 31, 2014 - 11:22 GMT
Tens of thousands demand 'immediate' resignation of Burkina leader

Tens of thousands demand 'immediate' resignation of Burkina leader

 

Tens of thousands of protesters in Burkina Faso demanded on Friday the immediate resignation of President Blaise Compaore, as the opposition urged followers to keep up the pressure after a day of unrest that saw parliament set ablaze.


October 31, 2014 - 11:22 GMT
India pays low-key Indira Gandhi tribute 30 years after assassination

India pays low-key Indira Gandhi tribute 30 years after assassination

 

India's president Pranab Mukherjee, members of Nehru-Gandhi family and Congress leaders paid a low-key tribute Friday to Indira Gandhi on the 30th anniversary of the ex-premier's assassination.


October 31, 2014 - 11:22 GMT
Kristin Scott Thomas to play UK queen onstage

Kristin Scott Thomas to play UK queen onstage

 

LONDON - Kristin Scott Thomas is about to don Helen Mirren's tiara.


October 31, 2014 - 11:22 GMT
Three bombs rock north Nigeria bus station: police, witnesses

Three bombs rock north Nigeria bus station: police, witnesses

 

Three bombs concealed in bags rocked a bus station in north Nigeria's Gombe state during Friday morning rush hour, the latest in a series of attacks targeting commuters blamed on Boko Haram, police and witnesses said.


October 31, 2014 - 11:21 GMT

How Election 2014 could create a Charlie Brown Congress

 

If Republicans win control of the Senate on Nov.


October 31, 2014 - 11:21 GMT

Car bomb kills five people in northeast Nigeria: source

 

ABUJA Reuters - A car bomb exploded in the northeast Nigerian city of Gombe on Friday, killing five people and wounding 15 others, a source in the emergency services on the scene told Reuters.


October 31, 2014 - 11:21 GMT
Zambian ex-minister arrested for 'celebrating' president's death

Zambian ex-minister arrested for 'celebrating' president's death

 

Zambian police on Friday said they had arrested and charged a former government official for celebrating the recent death of President Michael Sata by firing a gun in the air.


October 31, 2014 - 11:12 GMT
First marijuana planted for medical use in Chile

First marijuana planted for medical use in Chile

 

A Chilean municipality planted the country's first medical marijuana on Wednesday as part of a pilot program aimed to help ease the pain of cancer patients.


October 31, 2014 - 10:55 GMT

Top Asian News at 10:30 a.m. GMT

 

KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka - Sri Lankan authorities are warning of more landslides at a tea plantation where a deadly torrent of mud swept away scores of homes this week, residents said Friday.


October 31, 2014 - 10:54 GMT
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