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BEIJING (Reuters) - General Motors Corp is aiming to sell 100,000 of its flagship Cadillac sedans by 2015 in China, rising from roughly 50,000 last year, as the U.S. car giant taps rising demand in the world's largest auto market.

"Cadillac's growth is on the launch of new products. We launched the XTS, which allowed us to get to the 50,000 levels. This year, we will launch another significant product and next year, we will launch another," Matt Tsien, GM's China chief, said during the Auto China show in Beijing.

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has approached British rival AstraZeneca to propose a 60 billion pound ($101 billion) takeover, the Sunday Times reported on Sunday.

The paper said, citing senior investment bankers and industry sources, that informal conversations about a deal had taken place between the two firms but that no talks were currently under way after AstraZeneca resisted the approach.

AstraZeneca is Britain's second-biggest pharmaceuticals group with a current market valuation of around $80 billion, compared with Pfizer, which is valued at $193 billion, according to Thomson Reuters data.

The Malaysian government will issue death certificates for passengers of missing Flight MH370 and provide financial assistance to families still hanging onto hopes of their loved ones being found alive, officials said on Sunday.

Deputy Foreign Minister Hamzah Zainudin appeared at pains to show that officials were trying to be fair to all relatives of those who went missing when the Malaysia Airlines jet went missing on March 8.

"When we talk about financial assistance, we have to be fair with everybody," he said during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday.

LONDON (Reuters) - A Scottish couple who won the lottery have donated at least 3 million pounds ($5 million) of their winnings to the campaign for an independent Scotland, making them Britain's biggest political donors, a newspaper reported on Sunday.

Colin Weir, a former cameraman, and his wife Chris, a former nurse, are from a seaside resort near the Scottish city of Glasgow and won 161,653,000 pounds ($271.72 million) in the Euromillions draw in 2011.

The Sunday Times, which is in the process of compiling its annual list of Britain's richest people, said its analysis had shown that the couple had given at least 3 million pounds to those campaigning for an independent Scotland ahead of a referendum on September 18.

DENVER (AP) — Once the province of activists and stoners, the traditional pot holiday of April 20 has gone mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana.

Tens of thousands gathered for a weekend of Colorado cannabis-themed festivals and entertainment, from a marijuana industry expo called the Cannabis Cup at a trade center north of downtown, to 4/20-themed concerts at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater — acts include Slightly Stoopid and Snoop Dog — to a massive festival in the shadow of the state capitol where clouds of cannabis smoke are expected to waft at 4:20 p.m.

January 23, 2010. Bob Saget at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah.Reuters

Bob Saget slept with John Stamos in Vegas! In his hilarious memoir, “Dirty Daddy,” Saget recalls a trip to Sin City with his “Full House” co-star to go see, what else? An Elvis impersonator. 

The evening was supposed to be capped off by visiting some clubs but instead Stamos was forced to care for his inebriated friend who could barely move.

Geoff Gustafson (Norman Dorman), Crystal Lowe (Rita Haywith), Eric Mabius (Oliver OToole) and Kristin Booth (Shane McInerny), on the set of the TV series, "Signed, Sealed, Delivered." The writer-producer Martha Williamson, who produced Touched by an Angel, returns to TV with the new Hallmark Channel show, debuting Sunday, April 20, 2014.The Associated Press

In the decade that "Touched by an Angel" executive producer Martha Williamson has been away from series TV, much has changed.

April 19, 2014. Dressed as a horse, Lisa Jablow, center, a member of NYCLASS which opposes use of carriage horses in New York City, joins other animal rights activists outside actor Liam Neeson's home to protest his stance on the continued use of carriage horses in Central Park and certain roads around the city.The Associated Press

Animal welfare activists picketing Liam Neeson's home on Saturday said they don't agree with him that the city's carriage horses should keep working.

June 26, 2011. Anita Baker backstage at the BET Awards in Los Angeles.The Associated Press

Grammy Award-winning singer Anita Baker has countersued a company that says it hasn't been paid for work done on her Detroit-area home.

The Detroit Free Press reports Saturday that Baker's attorney says lawyers for Ray A. Smith Painting & Decorating "intended to put her in as embarrassing a light as possible.

Divers have begun to pull bodies from a ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast Wednesday. As of 1:30 p.m. local time Sunday, officials said the confirmed death toll had increased to 50, with more than 250 people still missing.

The divers used axes to break windows on the doomed ship after earlier attempts to gain access had been frustrated by strong currents. Guiding ropes have been installed to help divers enter the ship, and The Wall Street Journal reported that the official death toll is likely to climb Sunday as more bodies are recovered.

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