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Revance will wait to seek backing for Botox-rival

Revance will wait to seek backing for Botox-rivalRevance Therapeutics Inc will wait to seek partnerships with bigger drugmakers until it is closer to regulatory approval for its Botox rival treatment, Chief Executive Dan Browne told Reuters in an interview. The California-based drug developer shook the aesthetic industry last week by reporting data that showed its drug RT002 reduced the severity of frown lines for about six months, almost double the 3-4 months Botox and other treatments achieve. The news sent a shiver through investors who have bet on Botox owner Allergan Plc and its development strategy, which relies heavily on the popularity of the treatment both in cosmetic and therapeutic procedures.


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Lebanese army to get 120 million in US aid

Lebanese army to get $120 million in U.S. aidThe United States, which wants to prevent violence spilling over from Syria into Lebanon, will give the Lebanese army $120 million more in aid to boost border security and counter-terrorism work, the U.S. ambassador to Lebanon said on Wednesday. Lebanon will get six MD 530G light attack helicopters, six Scan Eagle drones, and communication and night vision equipment under the new programs, Ambassador Elizabeth Richard said after she met Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri.


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Alibaba JDcom Cant Lose in China

Alibaba, JD.com Can't Lose in ChinaIn 2017, Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE: WMT) has proven that there's plenty of room for two e-commerce giants to thrive in the U.S. market. According to Stifel analyst Scott Devitt, there's no need for U.S. investors to pick between Alibaba Group Holding Ltd ( BABA) and JD.com Inc ( JD) in China. While Alibaba and JD continue to compete with each other for market share, both will likely deliver huge growth numbers in the years ahead.


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Google opens AI centre in China as competition heats up

Google opens AI centre in China as competition heats upGoogle announced Wednesday that it will open a new artificial intelligence research centre in Beijing, tapping China's talent pool in the promising technology despite the US search giant's exclusion from the country's internet. Artificial intelligence, especially machine learning, has been an area of intense focus for American tech stalwarts Google, Microsoft and Facebook, and their Chinese competitors Alibaba, Tencent and Baidu as they bid to master what many consider the future of computing.


Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/news/google-opens-ai-centre-china-competition-heats-045813467.html

Bangladesh arrests cleric over fatwa against women farming

Bangladesh arrests cleric over fatwa against women farmingA Muslim cleric accused of issuing a fatwa banning women from working on farms has been arrested in Bangladesh, police said Wednesday. The imam and five mosque officials face charges after their announcement prompted locals in the western town of Kumarkhali to try and prevent women from going to work in the fields. "They took the decision after prayers on Friday, banning women from going out of their homes," local police chief Abdul Khaleque told AFP.


Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/news/bangladesh-arrests-cleric-over-fatwa-against-women-farming-062340629.html



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