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  • *New quake causes panic across Nepal. SANGACHOWK, Nepal, May 12- A 7.3 magnitude earthquake killed at least 41 people and spread panic in Nepal on Tuesday, bringing down buildings already weakened by a devastating tremor less than three weeks ago and unleashing landslides in Himalayan valleys near Mount Everest. The new earthquake was centred 76 km east of the...

  • KATHMANDU, May 12- A fresh 7.3- magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on Tuesday, killing more than two dozen people in the Himalayan country and neighbouring states, as many buildings already weakened by a much bigger quake last month were brought down. Residents in the Indian town of Siliguri, near the border with Nepal, said chunks of concrete fell off one or two...

  • Deadly 7.3 magnitude earthquake strikes Nepal Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Deadly 7.3 magnitude earthquake strikes Nepal

    The quake's epicenter was close to Everest base camp, and about 51 miles east of Kathmandu, reports "Squawk Box's" Andrew Ross Sorkin with the latest details.

  • Nepal earthquake has 'shaken people up' Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    Nepal earthquake has 'shaken people up'

    An earthquake has struck eastern Nepal only weeks after a first earthquake killed more than 8,000 people. Mark South, spokesperson for Red Cross, talks to CNBC.

  • Military plane crashes in Spain, kills at least 4 Saturday, 9 May 2015 | 5:36 PM ET
    A military transport Airbus A400M on September 30, 2013, pictured in France

    The Spanish prime minister said that between eight and 10 people were on board the military plane which crashed into a field.

  • BP wins right to appeal some Gulf spill claims Saturday, 9 May 2015 | 5:57 AM ET
    Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico on April 21, 2010.

    A U.S. court said BP deserves the right to appellate review of some damage claims awarded in connection with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

  • MIAMI, May 8- Meteorologists expanded a tropical storm warning for part of the North Carolina and South Caroline coastline on Friday, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. A warning is now in effect for areas from South Santee River, South Carolina to Cape Lookout, North Carolina, at the southern end of the Outer Banks, it said. It stalled on Friday about 165...

  • May 8- A U.S. federal appeals court on Friday said BP Plc deserves the right to appellate review of some damage claims awarded to people and businesses in connection with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans could help BP limit its payout to victims of the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drilling...

  • MIAMI, May 8- A tropical storm warning has been issued for a portion of North Carolina and South Carolina, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Friday. A warning is now in effect for areas from South Santee River, South Carolina to Surf City, North Carolina, it added. "I expect that the worst Ana will be able to do is intensify to a 65- mph tropical storm that brings 4- 6...

  • May 8- A tropical storm warning has been issued for a portion of North and South Carolina, after indications of Ana transforming into a tropical storm, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. A warning is now in effect for areas from South Santee River, South Carolina to Surf City, North Carolina, the Miami- based weather forecaster said. "Some strengthening of Ana is...

  • LONDON, May 8- Underground disposal of waste water produced from oil and natural gas wells has been blamed for triggering thousands of small earthquakes in Oklahoma and a number of other U.S. states since 2009.. Heightened seismic activity corresponds closely with the timeframe and location of increased drilling and hydraulic fracturing across the...

  • *Areva reprocessing sales shrink further post Fukushima. BEAUMONT- HAGUE, France, May 6- Areva's nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in La Hague needs to cut costs as its international customers disappear following the Fukushima disaster, and its sole remaining big customer, fellow state-owned French utility EDF, pressures it to cut prices. Areva said in January it...

  • Germanwings co-pilot rehearsed crash: Report Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 9:36 AM ET
    In this handout image supplied by the Ministere de l'Interieur (French Interior Ministry), search and rescue teams attend to the crash site of the Germanwings Airbus in the French Alps on March 25, 2015 near Seyne, France.

    The Germanwings co-pilot suspected of deliberately downing his plane appears to have rehearsed the tragedy, NBC News reports.

  • *Areva reprocessing sales shrink further post Fukushima. BEAUMONT- HAGUE, France, May 6- Areva's nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in La Hague needs to cut costs as its international customers disappear following the Fukushima disaster, and its sole remaining big customer, fellow state-owned French utility EDF, pressures it to cut prices. Areva said in January it...

  • KATHMANDU, May 4- Nepal has asked foreign countries to wrap up search and rescue operations nine days after a devastating earthquake killed more than 7,200 people, now there is no hope of finding people alive in the rubble. Dozens of countries sent teams to look for survivors after the Himalayan nation was hit by a 7.8- magnitude quake on April 25, its worst since...

  • Dave Goldberg dies at 47 Monday, 4 May 2015 | 6:19 AM ET
    Dave Goldberg dies at 47

    Survey Monkey CEO Dave Goldberg died suddenly this weekend. He was a well-known entrepreneur and husband of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.

  • Nepal quake: Relief goods held up at customs - UN Saturday, 2 May 2015 | 6:52 AM ET
    Nepal is still struggling to recover from the previous earthquake, which hit the country late last month

    Relief material for survivors being held up at the country's only international airport, the United Nations said on Saturday.

  • Jon Najarian: Why biotech stocks look sickly Friday, 1 May 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Jon Najarian: Why biotech stocks look sickly

    Trader Jon Najarian explains how leveraged ETFs may have contributed to the recent poor performance of the biotech sector.

  • A volunteer walks on top of the debris of a collapsed temple at Basantapur Durbar Square on April 27, 2015 in Kathmandu, Nepal.

    The death toll from Nepal's devastating earthquake rose steadily past 6,200 on Friday.

  • Amazing video of massive Nepal earthquake Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 7:30 AM ET
    Amazing video of massive Nepal earthquake

    Newly released police video show the moments leading up to the massive earthquake that devastated Nepal last weekend.