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Gaps remain in probe of Baltimore man's death in police custody
BALTIMORE (Reuters) - An investigation into the death of a black man in Baltimore police custody is still trying to figure out what happened, the police commissioner said on Friday as the city braced for a major protest over the incident.
(Fri, 24 Apr 2015 23:22:52 GMT)

More fighting, air strikes in Yemen, civilian death toll exceeds 550
ADEN (Reuters) - Fighting between Yemen's warring factions raged in southern and central parts of the country and air strikes hit Houthi militia forces in Aden on Friday, but there were no fresh moves toward dialogue.
(Fri, 24 Apr 2015 22:42:12 GMT)

U.N. aid chief urges Syria sanctions, Jolie pleads for refugee help
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations aid chief on Friday urged the Security Council to impose an arms embargo and sanctions in Syria for violations of humanitarian law as special envoy Angelina Jolie pleaded with council members to visit millions of Syrian refugees.
(Fri, 24 Apr 2015 22:41:15 GMT)

Comcast drops Time Warner Cable bid after antitrust pressure
(Reuters) - Comcast Corp abandoned its $45 billion offer for Time Warner Cable Inc on Friday after U.S. regulators raised concerns that the deal would give Comcast an unfair advantage in the cable TV and Internet-based services market.
(Fri, 24 Apr 2015 22:25:12 GMT)

Euro zone warns Greece no cash till full reform deal
RIGA (Reuters) - Euro zone finance ministers warned Greece on Friday that its leftist government will get no more aid until it agrees a complete economic reform plan, as Athens lurches closer to bankruptcy.
(Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:39:05 GMT)

Several U.S. probes likely of drone strikes that killed hostages
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Central Intelligence Agency's Inspector General will conduct what could be the first of several investigations into the CIA drone strikes that killed American and Italian hostages and two U.S.-born al Qaeda militants, U.S. government sources said on Friday.
(Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:36:55 GMT)

As Armenia marks 1915 massacre, Berlin calls it genocide
YEREVAN (Reuters) - Armenia marked the centenary on Friday of a mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks with a simple flower-laying ceremony attended by foreign leaders as Germany became the latest country to respond to its calls for recognition that it was genocide.
(Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:46:35 GMT)

Tech triumvirate propels Nasdaq, S&P to record highs
(Reuters) - The Nasdaq Composite and S&P 500 chalked up record high closes on Friday, propelled by strong results from tech behemoths Google, Amazon and Microsoft.
(Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:45:04 GMT)

Killing of U.S. al Qaeda media frontman seen as big blow for militants
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The killing of an American who directed al Qaeda's media campaign from his Pakistani hideout is likely to be a big blow for the militants, especially as they wage a propaganda war with Islamic State.
(Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:09:36 GMT)

EU rescue ships head for Libya, as migrants die also in Balkans
BRUSSELS/SKOPJE (Reuters) - 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.
(Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:57:38 GMT)

Weak U.S. business spending data hints at sluggish growth rebound
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. business investment spending plans fell for a seventh straight month in March, weighed down by a strong dollar and lower energy prices, suggesting the economy was struggling to rebound from a recent soft patch.
(Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:26:53 GMT)

Italian judge confirms arrest of migrant boat accused
CATANIA, Italy (Reuters) - An Italian judge on Friday ordered that the presumed captain of a migrant boat that sank with the loss of more than 700 lives should remain in custody after prosecutors asked for him to be charged with homicide and people-trafficking.
(Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:49:47 GMT)

U.S. business investment plans fall for seventh straight month
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. business investment spending plans fell for a seventh straight month in March, likely weighed down by a strong dollar and lower energy prices, suggesting the economy could struggle to rebound from a soft patch hit at the start of the year.
(Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:53:12 GMT)

Equities at all-time high after Nasdaq record
LONDON (Reuters) - Global equity markets rode to new all-time highs on Friday, with positive corporate updates in Europe and a post-dotcom-boom peak for the U.S. Nasdaq stoking investor optimism.
(Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:44:49 GMT)

As Yemen bombing subsides, Saudi may struggle with peacemaker role
DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has bombed Yemen for four weeks but may be little closer to imposing influence in its war-torn neighbor.
(Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:52:17 GMT)

In Iowa for Faith & Freedom, Republican contenders face tricky balance
DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) - When the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition plays host to nine Republican White House hopefuls this weekend, the conservative Christian group will simply be pursuing its stated mission to "take back our state and country."
(Fri, 24 Apr 2015 05:08:06 GMT)

Documents show flash crash trader's frenetic business dealings
WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) - 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.
(Fri, 24 Apr 2015 01:57:57 GMT)

Google shares rise after online ad sales drive revenue higher
(Reuters) - Google Inc reported higher quarterly revenue and profit as rising online ad volume offset a hit from the strong dollar, sending the Internet company's shares higher in after-hours trading.
(Fri, 24 Apr 2015 01:40:45 GMT)

U.S. strike inadvertently killed U.S., Italian hostages; Obama apologizes
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. drone strike in January targeting an al Qaeda compound in Pakistan near the Afghan border inadvertently killed an American and an Italian who had been held hostage for years by the group, U.S. officials said on Thursday.
(Fri, 24 Apr 2015 01:36:20 GMT)

Comcast looking to drop Time Warner Cable merger: source
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Comcast Corp's board was meeting late on Thursday to finalize plans to abandon its proposed $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable Inc, according to a person directly familiar with the matter.
(Thu, 23 Apr 2015 23:55:49 GMT)

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