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  • Nepal earthquake death toll climbing Saturday, 25 Apr 2015 | 9:27 AM ET
    People survey a site damaged by an earthquake, in Kathmandu, Nepal, April 25, 2015. The shallow earthquake measuring 7.9 magnitude struck west of the ancient Nepali capital of Kathmandu on Saturday, killing more than 100 people, injuring hundreds and leaving a pall over the valley, doctors and witnesses said.

    An earthquake with estimated magnitude of 7.9 shook Nepal on Saturday near its capital, killing many and triggering an Everest avalanche.

  • DIARY- Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 7 Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 8:02 PM ET

    SINGAPORE- Monetary Authority of Singapore releases its macroeconomic review- 0400 GMT. SEOUL- Bank of Korea will release minutes from its April policy rate meeting- 0700 GMT. BUCHAREST- National bank of Romania Governor Mugur Isarescu to attend financial seminar.

  • WASHINGTON, April 24- The notion that one man trading from his parents' house in a working class London suburb had a material role in the 2010 Wall Street flash crash has aroused increasing skepticism from investors and traders since charges were brought on Tuesday. The U.S. has asked UK authorities to hand over Navinder Singh Sarao, 36, after his arrest this week...

  • Flash crash trader: 'Strange character but genius' Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 2:07 PM ET

    On May 6, 2010, an independent trader from west London received a warning about his behaviour from the US's largest futures exchange. The FT reports.

  • The threat of Islamic State group militants, who have swept across much of northern Iraq and are battling Kurdish forces only miles away from the Kurdish capital, Irbil, has dampened international interest. The security threat only increases oil companies' doubts, on top of falling oil prices and disputes between the Kurds and the Iraqi central government in...

  • *EU summit agreed to triple search and rescue mission off Libya. *Land routes into Europe also deadly; train kills 14 migrants. BRUSSELS/ SKOPJE, April 24- British and German warships made ready to sail for waters off Libya as Europe ramped up rescue operations in the Mediterranean after up to 900 desperate migrants drowned last weekend on a boat heading for Italy.

  • HOUSTON— In the year since the energy industry last gathered in for its big annual confab in Houston, prices for oil and natural gas took a dive that few, if anyone, saw coming. IHS's Kurt Barrow expects oil prices to maybe climb back to $65 a barrel by the end of the year. Adam Sieminski, administrator of the U.S. Energy Information Administration, expects oil to average...

  • WASHINGTON— A federal appeals court has upheld a decision to throw out a $10 million libel suit by the son of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit agreed Friday that Yasser Abbas cannot make a defamation claim against Foreign Policy magazine over a story that questioned the source of his...

  • The trade, known as Alexandria, is at the heart of a scandal that rocked Monte dei Paschi in 2012 just as it was being hit hard by the euro zone debt crisis. The bank emerged as the weakest lender in a Europe- wide review of lenders last year and has been told by the European Central Bank to close the Alexandria trade because its exposure to Nomura breaches regulatory...

  • *OPEC surplus nears 10- year high of 2 mln barrels per day. LONDON, April 24- Brent crude edged up on Friday, poised to mark a third consecutive week of price increases as air strikes in Yemen stoked concerns over the security of Middle East oil shipments. A softer U.S. dollar and strong economic indicators in Europe and Asia also lent support to oil prices despite OPEC...

  • *Members willing to carry out attacks in Pakistan, Afghanistan. ROME, April 24- Italian police were arresting 18 people on Friday suspected of belonging to an armed group linked to al Qaeda who were plotting attacks on the Vatican as well as in Pakistan and Afghanistan. In the tapped conversations, the suspects discuss "a big jihad in Italy," added Mario Carta, head of...

  • MOSCOW, April 24- Russian meat producer Cherkizovo plans to increase poultry exports to reap the benefits of a weaker rouble as domestic prices come under pressure from faltering consumption, its chief executive said. Although the rouble has firmed over the past three months, Sergei Mikhailov told Reuters that Cherkizovo should have taken advantage of the...

  • *Saudi-led coalition continues Yemen bombings. *OPEC surplus nears 10- year high of 2 mln barrels per day. LONDON, April 24- Brent crude was on track to finish the week near 2015 highs on Friday as air strikes in Yemen stoked concerns over the security of Middle East oil shipments.

  • *Saudi-led coalition continues Yemen bombings. *OPEC surplus nears 10- year high of 2 mln barrels. LONDON, April 24- Brent crude looked set to finish the week near 2015 highs on Friday as air strikes in Yemen stoked concerns over the security of Middle East oil shipments.

  • *Gold heads for biggest weekly loss in seven weeks. *Demand for physical gold softens in China, India. LONDON, April 24- Gold dipped on Friday and looked set for a third successive weekly loss as strength in global equities, which offset a falling dollar, and uncertainty over the timing of a U.S. rate rise pegged prices in a narrow range.

  • *Saudi-led coalition continues Yemen bombings. SINGAPORE, April 24- Oil prices held steady on Friday near 2015- highs reached the session before, remaining on track for weekly gains after renewed air strikes in Yemen stoked concerns on the security of Middle East oil shipments. Brent crude for June delivery had climbed 22 cents to $65.09 a barrel by 0706 GMT,...

  • Rooftop restaurant provides rare bright spot in Gaza Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 2:10 AM ET

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip— When nightfall descends upon Gaza, the glittering lights of the Level Up restaurant seem to be the only bright spot in this darkened city. The tables are crowded and hard to come by, and it is one of the few places in Gaza to rebound and relax. It has been impacted by the rule of the Hamas militant group, experienced the horrors of war, yet somehow...

  • *Saudi-led coalition continues Yemen bombings. SINGAPORE, April 24- Oil prices on Friday edged down from 2015- highs reached in the previous session, but prices remained on track for weekly gains after renewed air strikes in Yemen stoked concerns on the security of Middle East oil shipments. Brent crude for June delivery was down 30 cents at $64.55 a barrel by...

  • Oil prices edge back from 2015-highs Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 10:26 PM ET

    *Saudi-led coalition continues Yemen bombings. SINGAPORE, April 24- Oil prices on Friday edged back from 2015- highs reached the session before, but remain on course for weekly gains after renewed air strikes in Yemen stoked concerns on the security of Middle East oil shipments. The spike in prices on Thursday came as warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition...

  • WASHINGTON/ CHICAGO, April 23- The Briton blamed for contributing to the May 2010 Wall Street flash crash maintained frenetic relationships with a series of brokers, banks and software firms that appear to mirror his rapid-fire trading activity, U.S. court documents showed. Navinder Singh Sarao, 36, was arrested in London on criminal charges this week, and...