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TOP STORIES

GLOBAL

GOLD-AFRICA-SMUGGLING-EXCLUSIVE/

Exclusive: Gold worth billions smuggled out of Africa

NAIROBI, (Reuters) - Billions of dollars’ worth of gold is being smuggled out of Africa every year through the United Arab Emirates in the Middle East – a gateway to markets in Europe, the United States and beyond – a Reuters analysis has found.

SRI-LANKA-BLASTS/

Picture emerges of well-to-do young bombers behind Sri Lankan carnage

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Details began to emerge in Sri Lanka on Wednesday of a band of nine, well-educated Islamist suicide bombers, including a woman, from well-to-do families who slaughtered 359 people in Easter Sunday bomb attacks.

U.S.

LOS-ANGELES-NRA-LAWSUIT/

NRA sues Los Angeles over law requiring disclosure of ties to gun rights group

The National Rifle Association sued Los Angeles on Wednesday over a new law requiring that contractors disclose their ties to the gun rights group as a condition of obtaining business from the second most-populous U.S. city.

USA-IMMIGRATION-MILITIA/

Leader of self-styled U.S. citizen border patrol attacked in jail

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (Reuters) - The leader of an armed group that spent two months detaining migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, drawing condemnation from civil liberties advocates, was hospitalized after he was attacked in jail, his lawyer and authorities said.

BUSINESS

TESLA-RESULTS/

Tesla reports first-quarter losses, more to come

Tesla Inc on Wednesday reported a $700 million loss for the first quarter and said it would also lose money in the second as it struggled to deliver cars to customers and launched a cheaper version of its Model 3 sedan.

FACEBOOK-RESULTS/

Facebook revenue jumps as U.S. privacy penalty looms

Facebook Inc beat analysts’ estimates for quarterly revenue on Wednesday, aided by growth in its Instagram business and a surge in advertising sales, while also setting aside up to $5 billion to cover anticipated official U.S. privacy penalties.

ENTERTAINMENT

FILM-SUMMER/

Superheroes and a king may set movie records for Disney this summer

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The final chapter in a decade-long superhero saga and the remake of a big-screen classic could topple box-office records during a summer movie season expected to be dominated by Walt Disney Co.

FILM-THEATERS/

Netflix, streaming services win Oscars cinema rule battle

In a win for Netflix, Amazon and other internet streaming services, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted not to change its rules for winning an Oscar, Hollywood’s top prize.

SPORTS

ICEHOCKEY-NHL-CBJ/

Columbus eager to get back to business after stunning hockey world

The Columbus Blue Jackets are through marveling at their stunning sweep of the Tampa Bay Lightning as they set their sights on a second-round Stanley Cup Playoffs clash with the Boston Bruins.

TENNIS-STUTTGART/

Jet lagged Azarenka ousts Zvonareva, Kvitova through to Stuttgart quarters

Belarusian Victoria Azarenka made a winning return to Stuttgart with a 7-5 6-4 victory over Russia’s Vera Zvonareva in what was an engrossing battle in the first round of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix on Wednesday.

UPCOMING

POLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

CONGO-GORILLAS/SELFIE (PIX) (TV)

Picture perfect: Congo ranger talks about selfie with gorillas

Matheiu Shamavu, a ranger at Congo's Virunga National Park, speaks to Reuters about the selfie picture he took with two gorillas - a photo that has been picked by media around the world.

25 Apr

USA-ELECTION/BIDEN (PIX) (TV)

Former Vice President Joe Biden to announce his 2020 candidacy

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is expected to release a video in which he announces his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination.

25 Apr 01:00 ET / 05:00 GMT

CZECH-EU/PROTESTS (PIX) (TV)

Czech far-right hosts Le Pen, Wilders and others at anti-EU rally

The Czech far-right SPD party of the Parliament lower chamber Deputy Speaker Tomio Okamura hosts an anti-EU gathering in Prague's main square, expecting France's Le Pen and Netherlands' Geert Wilders on stage and Italy's Matteo Salvini sending a video message. The motto: "Are you against the dictate of the European Union?"

25 Apr 08:15 ET / 12:15 GMT

SPAIN-ELECTION/CATALONIA (TV)

ANALYSIS- Why is Catalonia an issue for the Spanish election?

Catalonia was key to triggering the snap election, it's been a top issue throughout the campaign and it will likely be crucial again to determine who will be in government. The analysis will explore why, using quotes from politcal leaders, voters and opinion polls.

25 Apr 06:00 ET / 10:00 GMT

CHINA-SILKROAD/BRITAIN (PIX) (TV)

Britain’s finance minister Philip Hammond meets Chinese vice premier

Britain’s finance minister Philip Hammond meets Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse, ahead of the Belt and Road Forum.

25 Apr 03:00 ET / 07:00 GMT

INDIA-ELECTION/MODI-ROADSHOW (PIX) (TV)

Indian PM Modi holds road show amid a sea of supporters in holy Varanasi town

Five years ago, Narendra Modi went to Varanasi as a first-time prime ministerial candidate seeking to represent the northern city, held sacred by the nation's majority Hindu population, in India's parliament.

25 Apr

ANZAC-DAY/ (PIX) (TV)

Heightened security around ANZAC Day events following Christchurch attacks

Security heightened around events in New Zealand to commemorate ANZAC Day, the ill-fated Gallipoli peninsula landings of allied forces during World War One. Britain's Prince William vists and will head to Christchurch later in the day. We are also covering ceremonies in Australia and Thailand, as well as Turkey

25 Apr

SPAIN-ELECTION/

EXPLAINER:Why Spain's election is so open, and how it may pan out

Spain is gearing up for one of its most tightly contested national elections in decades, with the result too close to call and at least five parties from across the political spectrum with a shot at being in government

25 Apr 03:30 ET / 07:30 GMT

NORTHKOREA-RUSSIA/ (PIX) (TV)

Putin meets Kim Jong Un in Russia's Far East

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un meets President Vladimir Putin in Russia's Far Eastern city of Vladivostok. Kim is expected to meet Putin on his way to Beijing Belt and Road Forum.

25 Apr 23:00 ET / 03:00 GMT

CONFLICTS / WAR / PEACE

CHINA-ARMY/ROCKETS-SHORT

New missile gap leaves U.S. scrambling to counter China

A short text story summarizing a Reuters special report on how China under Xi Jinping has created a missile arsenal that in key areas now rivals or outperforms that of the United States, a dramatic shift that could render American aircraft carriers – the backbone of U.S. military supremacy – obsolete in a conflict.

25 Apr

SYRIA-SECURITY/ALEPPO (PIX) (TV)

In east Aleppo, the limits of Syrian recovery are on stark display

Conditions in Aleppo's Kalasa district point to a grim future more than two years after the Syrian government recaptured the area in late 2016.

25 Apr 06:00 ET / 10:00 GMT

KENYA-SECURITY/ (PIX)

Deadly clashes in remote northern Kenya intensify as guns flood in

Instability in neighbouring Ethiopia and South Sudan is spilling over the border into Kenya in a disputed region known as the Ilemi Triangle, residents say, and the death toll is spiking as newcomers arrive with more firepower. The region's inhabitants are coming under increasing pressure as a growing population, changing weather patterns and conflict all crowd people and livestock into its arid scrubland.

25 Apr

CHINA-DEFENCE/

China defence ministry monthly press conferene

Regular monthly press conference by China's defence ministry.

25 Apr 03:00 ET / 07:00 GMT

CHINA-ARMY/HYPERSONIC

China leads U.S. on potent super-fast missiles

China is leading the U.S. in a race to deploy hypersonic missiles that would defeat existing air defense systems, according to senior U.S. officials.

25 Apr

CHINA-ARMY/ROCKETS (PIX) (TV) (GRAPHIC)

The China Challenge: New missile gap leaves U.S. scrambling to counter China

Under Xi Jinping, Beijing has created a missile arsenal that in some areas now rivals or outperforms that of the United States, a dramatic shift that could render American aircraft carriers – the backbone of U.S. military supremacy – obsolete in a conflict. Second in "The China Challenge," a series about China's growing military power.

25 Apr

LIBYA-SECURITY/LIFE (PIX) (TV)

As rockets fall on Tripoli, art gallery opens in old city

As bombs fall on the Libyan capital, businessman Mustafa Iskandar opens an art gallery and cultural centre. a rare effort to revive the capital's old city haunted by neglect and destruction.

25 Apr

CRIME / LAW / JUSTICE

ILLINOIS-CRIME/BOY

Body of missing Illinois boy found, parents arrested

The body of a 5-year-old boy who was reported missing from his Crystal Lake, Illinois home last was discovered buried in a shallow grave on Wednesday and his mother and father arrested on murder charges, local police said.

24 Apr 17:30 ET / 21:30 GMT

PENNSYLVANIA-CRIME/

Mother, daughter accused of murdering five family members due in court

A preliminary hearing is scheduled in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, for Shana and Dominique Decree, the mother and daughter accused of murdering five of their family members and relatives.

25 Apr 09:30 ET / 13:30 GMT

BUSINESS / ECONOMICS

ANADARKO PETROL-M&A/HOLLUB

Occidental chief Hollub makes a bold bid for rival shale firm

Occidental Petroleum Corp's hostile bid for rival oil producer Anadarko Petroleum Corp has again put the spotlight on its chief executive, Vicki Hollub, a trailblazer in the oil and gas industry.

24 Apr 17:30 ET / 21:30 GMT

SAUDI-FINANCE/ (PIX)

Saudi Arabia financial sector conference, day two

Saudi Arabia hosts its first financial sector conference, part of efforts to develop the financial industry as part of Vision 2030 reforms.

25 Apr

TESLA-MUSK/SEC (PIX)

Tesla's Elon Musk, SEC due to report on negotiations over Twitter use

Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk are due to report to a Manhattan judge in a court filing whether they have reached an agreement about Musk's Twitter use.

25 Apr

SK HYNIX-RESULTS/ (PIX)

SK Hynix posts first-quarter earnings

The world's No.2 memory chipmaker SK Hynix reports its first quarter earnings as chip prices decline continue to pressure its profits.

25 Apr

ERAMET-SALES/

French mining group Eramet publishes Q1 sales

25 Apr

SPACE-EXPLORATION/GERMANY (PIX) (TV)

Fly me to the moon: Germany eyes slice of lucrative space market

Facing tough competition from China, the United States and even tiny Luxembourg, Germany is racing to draft new laws and attract private investment to secure a slice of an emerging space market that could be worth $1 trillion a year by the 2040s.

25 Apr 03:00 ET / 07:00 GMT

EUROPE-ELECTRICITY/FRANCE

Interview with head of RTE French power systems operator

Interview with France’s grid operator. Focus on the need for greater interconnection across Europe as more renewables join the system and older coal plans are closed

25 Apr

ADB-PHILIPPINES/

ADB President Takehiko Nakao speaks to foreign correspondents in Manila

Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Tadao talks to the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines (FOCAP) on the bank's priorities for 2019 and economic outlook for Asia

25 Apr

SERBIA-AGRICULTURE/ (PIX) (TV)

Serbia's agriculture faces damages due to lower numbers of bees

Serbia's agriculture, a key export sector in the Balkan country, could face annual damages of around 150 million euros if its farmers continue with excessive use of pesticides. The government and beekepers which are also facing lower honey production, have embarked on an action to contain the damages.

25 Apr

IRAN-AFGHANISTAN/RETURNEES (PIX)

Afghanistan feels impact of Iran's economic isolation

Abdul Saboor escaped poverty and instability in Afghanistan three years ago with his wife and three children and found work in neighbouring Iran. Now he has returned home, despite the fact that life there has not improved.

25 Apr 02:00 ET / 06:00 GMT

ARTS / CULTURE / ENTERTAINMENT

FILM-KUBRICK/EXHIBITION (TV)

Stanley Kubrick is remembered at the Design Museum

A look behind the curtain at the creative genius that was Stanley Kubrick

25 Apr 06:00 ET / 10:00 GMT

ODDLY ENOUGH

UGANDA-FERTILITY/ (PIX) (TV)

Uganda mum who keeps having quadruplets struggles to raise 38 children

Mariam Nabatanzi gave birth to a set of twins a year after she was married off at age 12. Five more sets of twins followed - along with four sets of triplets and five sets of quadruplets. The 39-year-old Ugandan was abandoned by her husband after she gave birth to their final set of twins less than three years ago, leaving her to support 38 children after six died.

25 Apr

First Published: 2019-04-24 07:57:48
Updated 2019-04-24 23:53:02


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