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Deutsche Bank Q1 profits fall 50% over litigation costs

Deutsche Bank says its profits fell around 50 percent year on year in the first quarterDeutsche Bank said Sunday its profits fell around 50 percent year on year in the first quarter over legal costs from a rate-rigging case brought by US and British authorities. Net profits came to 559 million euros ($608 million) for the period running from January to March, down from 1.1 billion euros in the same period of 2014. Its net profit came in higher than the 256-million-euro average estimate of analysts surveyed by Bloomberg News. On Thursday, US and British authorities announced Deutsche Bank would have to pay a record $2.5 billion for manipulating interest rates in a multi-bank conspiracy that undermined global financial markets.



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Nepal earthquake: Live Report

Nepalese novice Buddhist monks offer prayers for earthquake victimsHong Kong (AFP) – 14:12 GMT – AFP IS NOW CLOSING THIS LIVE REPORT on the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake, which has killed more than 2,400 people. Powerful aftershocks rocked Nepal on Sunday, panicking survivors of Saturday's 7.8-magnitude quake and triggering fresh avalanches at Everest base camp. Samir Acharya, a doctor at Annapurna Neurological Hospital, described how medics are working out of a tent set up in a parking lot after being overwhelmed by patients. 11:25 GMT – Airport – Nepal's international airport briefly shut down when a powerful aftershock hit the capital Kathmandu, forcing planes to turn around midflight.



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Q&A: What’s at stake in Supreme Court gay marriage arguments

Jim Obergefell, center, speaks to a group of supporters during an an official send-off event in support of plaintiffs in gay marriage cases that will be argued Tuesday, April 28 before the U.S. Supreme Court, on the steps of City Hall in Cincinnati Friday, April 24, 2015. When Obergefell's husband Arthur died at age 48, Obergefell was listed on the death certificate as his surviving spouse; the couple had won a court order before Arthur's death to make it so. That victory was overturned by the federal appeals court in Cincinnati, which upheld the same-sex marriage bans in Kentucky, Michigan and Tennessee as well. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)WASHINGTON (AP) — Just two years ago, the Supreme Court struck down part of the federal anti-gay marriage law that denied a range of government benefits to legally married same-sex couples.



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Syrian air raids target rebel-held town in northwest

This image posted on the Twitter page of Syria's al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front on Saturday, April 25, 2015, which is consistent with AP reporting, shows Nusra Front fighters in the town of Jisr al-Shughour, Idlib province, Syria. Hard-line Syrian rebel groups entered the strategic town Saturday in northwestern Syria, sending government troops fleeing after intense clashes that have seen them take nearly all of a crucial province. Syria's civil war, now in its fifth year, has killed some 220,000 people, and wounded at least 1 million. (Al-Nusra Front Twitter page via AP)BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian military aircraft bombed the northwestern town of Jisr al-Shughour on Sunday, a day after insurgents seized control of it as part of a broader offensive that has left government forces in the area reeling.



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Deutsche Bank Q1 earnings fall to $610M, hurt by penalties

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Deutsche Bank says net profit fell to 559 million euros ($610 million) in the first quarter as legal penalties ate into stronger revenues from trading stocks and bonds.
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Pleas for mercy rain on Indonesia’s president as executions near

A woman protester holds a placard calling for the life of Mary Jane Veloso, a Filipino facing execution, to be saved during a protest in Cilacap, Central Java province, IndonesiaBy Kanupriya Kapoor CILACAP, Indonesia (Reuters) – Relatives of several convicts on death row in Indonesia made emotional last-ditch appeals for mercy on Sunday, adding their voices to foreign governments and the head of the United Nations who called for the group of nine to be spared the firing squad. Indonesia this weekend informed the group of drug-crime convicts, which includes nationals from Brazil, Ghana, Nigeria, the Philippines and Australia, that they would be executed in a matter of days, possibly as soon as Tuesday. The appeals for clemency were directed at President Joko Widodo, whose determination to deal harshly with drug crimes has won popular support at home. "There are nine people with families that love them … so we ask the president to use his powers to intervene and save their lives," Chintu Sukumaran told reporters after visiting his Australian brother, Myuran, at a high-security jail on Nusakambangan Island in central Java.



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Factbox: Foreigners in Nepal at time of deadly earthquake

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Here are details released by some foreign governments on citizens who found themselves in Nepal at the time a strong earthquake hit on Saturday, killing more than 2,200 people. The 7.9-magnitude quake struck at midday at a busy time of year for the tourism-reliant country’s trekking and climbing season, with an estimated 300,000 foreign tourists in the country, several hundred of those on Mount Everest. Countries are listed in alphabetical order. – AUSTRALIA: 549 Australians registered as traveling in Nepal, 200 confirmed safe. No reports of Australian deaths. …
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OCA secretary says Bach visit is boost for Indian sports

International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach speaks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Monday, April 20, 2015. (Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)NEW DELHI (AP) — International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach's visit to India will boost the profile of Olympic sports in the country regardless of whether it bids for the Games, according to a local official.



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Ceremonies mark liberation of 2 Nazi camps 70 years ago

Survivor Maria Gniatczyk, German president Joachim Gauck and the Duke of Gloucester, front from left, listen to a survivor's speech during a ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Bergen, northern Germany, Sunday, April 26, 2015. More than 52,000 people died in the Nazi terror in Bergen-Belsen, among them the famous teenage diarist Anne Frank, until British troops liberated the camp in April 1945. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)BERLIN (AP) — Holocaust survivors and officials gathered Sunday at the memorial site of the former concentration camp Bergen-Belsen in northern Germany in a solemn ceremony to commemorate the liberation of the camp 70 years ago.



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Putin accuses US of supporting separatists in Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin walks during a memorial service at the Tsitsernakaberd Genocide memorial complex in Yerevan, Armenia, Friday, April 24, 2015. On Friday, Armenians marked the centenary of what historians estimate to be the slaughter of up to 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks, an event widely viewed by scholars as genocide. Turkey, however, denies the deaths constituted genocide and says the death toll has been inflated. (Tigran Mehrabyan/PAN Photo via AP)MOSCOW (AP) — Intercepted calls showed that United States helped separatists in Russia's North Caucasus in the 2000s, Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed in a new documentary in which he underscored his suspicions of the West.



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UK premier defends royals’ right to choose birth hospital

Terry Hutt poses for the media with a sign that reads 'Not Long to Go' as he waits with other royal fans for Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge to go into the Lindo wing at St Mary's Hospital to give birth to her second child in London, Friday, April 24, 2015. Kate's second child is expected to be born at the Lindo wing in late April. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)LONDON (AP) — With Britain's general election fast approaching, almost anything can become political — even Prince William and his wife Kate's choice of private medical care for the upcoming birth of their second child.



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Kenya’s Kipchoge adds London title to marathon collection

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge wins the men's London Marathon on April 26, 2015Eliud Kipchoge led a Kenyan clean sweep of the podium places as he won the men's London Marathon on Sunday in an unofficial time of two hours, four minutes and 41 seconds. The final mile saw former world 5,000 metres champion Kipchoge sprint clear of Wilson Kipsang, last year's London winner, with world record-holder Dennis Kimetto finishing in third place. Victory saw Kipchoge add the London title to his wins in last year's Rotterdam and Chicago marathons. His winning time on Sunday was well outside Kipsang's London record of 2hrs 04 mins and 29 secs set last year but as he smiled and waved to the crowd down the finishing straight, it was clear that victory meant more to Kipchoge than a fast time.



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Nepal hospitals overflowing, rural towns cut off: aid groups

A Nepali man talks on the phone as his relative is treated for injuries in a Kathmandu hospital on April 26, 2015Aid groups and governments worldwide intensified efforts Sunday to help earthquake-hit Nepal, but blocked roads, downed power lines and overcrowded hospitals posed formidable challenges in an already poor country. As the death toll in the Himalayan nation surpassed 2,300, the US together with European and Asian nations sent emergency crews to reinforce those scrambling to find survivors in the devastated capital Kathmandu and in cut-off rural areas. "Tragically, more bodies are being pulled from collapsed buildings every hour," the Australian Red Cross said in a statement. Widespread destruction, rubble and landslides are preventing access to provide aid in many villages." Mike Bruce, regional communications manager for the Plan International aid organisation, said many areas — both rural and in some of the larger towns — had suffered landslides and roads were blocked.



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Aftershocks cause more terror as Nepal quake toll tops 2,400

Rescuers use a makeshift stretcher to carry an injured person at Everest Base Camp on April 25, 2015 after an avalanche triggered by an earthquake flattened parts of the campPowerful aftershocks rocked Nepal on Sunday, panicking survivors of a quake that killed more than 2,400 and triggering fresh avalanches at Everest base camp, as rescuers dug through rubble in the devastated capital Kathmandu. Officials in India said the toll there now stood at 67, while Chinese state media said 18 people had been killed in the Tibet region.



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Eyeing Arab ties, Israel to observe nuclear pact meeting

Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Stephen Smith addresses the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference, at United Nations Headquarters, in New YorkBy Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel will take part as an observer in a major nuclear non-proliferation conference that opens at the United Nations on Monday, ending a 20-year absence in hope of fostering dialogue with Arab states, a senior Israeli official said. Assumed to have the Middle East's sole nuclear arsenal, and having never joined the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, Israel has stayed away from gatherings of NPT signatories since 1995 in protest at resolutions it regarded as biased against it. Citing the example of disarmament talks in other regions, Israel says it would consider submitting to international nuclear inspections and controls only once at peace with the Arabs and Iran. Those countries want Israel curbed first.



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Top U.S. court appears on cusp of declaring right to gay marriage

A participant wears a rainbow tie during the annual Pride March on Christopher Street in Manhattan, New YorkBy Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court's arguments on Tuesday over same-sex marriage will cap more than two decades of litigation and a transformation in public attitudes. Based on the court's actions during the past two years, a sense of inevitability is in the air: That a majority is on the verge of declaring gay marriage legal nationwide. Justice Anthony Kennedy, the court's pivotal member on gay rights, has been marching in this direction with opinions dating to 1996. In his most recent gay rights decision for the court in 2013, rejecting a legal definition of marriage limited to a man and woman for purposes of federal benefits, Kennedy deplored that U.S. law for making gay marriages "unequal." That 5-4 decision did not address a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, but lower court judges interpreted the ruling as an endorsement of it and began invalidating state bans.



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After crisis warnings, Labour says no deals with Scottish nationalists

Britain's opposition Labour party leader Miliband addresses an audience during a campaign event in LondonBy Andrew Osborn LONDON (Reuters) – The Labour Party on Sunday ruled out a post-election deal with Scottish nationalists after Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives said such a tie-up could spark the biggest constitutional crisis since the 1936 abdication of the king. The policy shift, by Labour leader Ed Miliband, was designed to blunt what has become Cameron's main attack line before the May 7 election, a contest that is shaping up to be the country's closest and most unpredictable since the 1970s. The stakes are unusually high: Cameron is promising a European Union membership referendum which could see the world's fifth largest economy leave the trading bloc, while Scottish nationalists are pushing for a deal with Labour which opponents fear could pave the way for another independence referendum.



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Two killed in Burundi protests against president: Red Cross

Riot police officer sprays teargas on residents participating in street protests in Burundi's capital BujumburaPolice in Burundi's capital Bujumbura shot dead two people on Sunday who were taking part in protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza's seeking a third term, the Burundi Red Cross said. "We counted two protesters killed by police, four others were injured and one is in a coma in hospital after being hit by a bullet," Alexis Manirakiza, spokesman for the Burundi Red Cross, told Reuters. Earlier riot police used water cannon, tear gas and in some cases live bullets to scatter demonstrators, a day after Burundi's ruling party nominated Nkurunziza as its presidential candidate.



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Gay marriage in the US: facts

Gay marriage is now legal in 37 US states and the capital Washington, but it cannot be officiated and is not recognized in 13 other statesGay marriage is now legal in 37 US states and the capital Washington, but it cannot be officiated and is not recognized in 13 other states. The US Supreme Court is due to rule on the status of gay marriage nationwide in late June, after hearing arguments on the issue next week. Each of the 50 US states can determine whether it recognizes a same-sex union officiated in another state, which has consequences on what subsidies and tax credits a couple can claim. A total of 37 states, the federal capital Washington and at least 10 Native American tribes legally or constitutionally authorize gay marriage.



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Finding their roots: Babylift children return to Vietnam

Landon Carnie pictured on on April 11, 2015 at the site on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City where the very first Babylift flight crashed on April 4, 1975, shortly after takeoffIn the chaotic last days of the Vietnam War, the US airlifted thousands of children out of Saigon. Forty years later, many Operation Babylift survivors have returned, looking for answers from a family or country they never knew. During the controversial mass evacuation, some 3,000 children were flown out of Vietnam to be adopted by families from America to Sweden. "My (adoptive) parents received a telegram… saying they couldn't find us… we were missing and presumed dead," said Landon Carnie, who was on the C5-A Galaxy plane on April 4, 1975.



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Somalia’s al Shabaab kills three officials, former lawmaker in Mogadishu

A U.N. van is seen damaged by an improvised explosive device outside the U.N. compound in GaroweBy Abdi Sheikh and Feisal Omar MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Somalia's al Shabaab militants killed two city council officials, a former parliamentarian and a senior prison officer in Mogadishu, police and the rebel group said on Sunday. Six people were killed in an attack on a vehicle carrying U.N. staff in the semi-autonomous Puntland region on Monday, and a suicide bomber killed 10 in a restaurant in Mogadishu on Tuesday. Gunmen shot dead the former lawmaker and two city council officials on Saturday, and a senior prison officer was killed near the Bakara market in Mogadishu on Sunday, Major Nur Afrah, a police officer, told Reuters.



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Car bombs kill at least 18 civilians in Iraq

Civilians gather at the scene of a car bomb explosion in Baghdad's southwestern Amil neighborhood in Iraq, Sunday, April 26, 2015. Car bombs ripped through commercial areas in and around the Iraqi capital on Sunday, killing and wounding civilians, officials said. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants unleashed a wave of bombings on Sunday targeting commercial areas in and around the Iraqi capital, killing at least 18 civilians, officials said, as clashes continued between government forces and Islamic State militants in the western province of Anbar.



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Fighting escalates across Yemen, first air strikes on capital Sanaa

Man is rushed to a hospital after he was injured during a crossfire between tribal fighters and Houthi militia in TaizBy Mohammed Mukhashaf and Mohammed Ghobari ADEN/CAIRO (Reuters) – Air raids, naval shelling and ground fighting shook Yemen on Sunday in some of the most widespread combat since a Saudi-led alliance intervened last month against Iranian-allied Houthi militia who have seized wide areas of the country. There were at least five air strikes on military positions and an area near the presidential palace compound in the Houthi-held capital Sanaa at dawn on Sunday, while warships pounded an area near the port of the southern city of Aden, residents said. The strikes on Sanaa were the first since the Saudi-led coalition said last week it was scaling back a campaign against the Houthis. Saudi Arabia, the world's top oil exporter and arch Sunni Muslim regional adversary of Shi'ite Muslim Iran, feels menaced by the Shi'ite Houthi advance across Yemen since last September, when the rebels captured the capital.



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Baltimore protests turn violent after death of suspect

Demonstrators protest in the streets as they march for Freddie Gray to Baltimore's City Hall, Saturday, April 25, 2015. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)BALTIMORE (AP) — A protest over the death of Freddie Gray, who was critically injured in police custody, started peacefully with thousands marching through downtown streets before the demonstration turned violent and volatile.



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In Kathmandu Valley, quake-hit Nepalis fend for themselves

By Ross Adkin DHADING, Nepal (Reuters) – Barely any sign of an organized relief effort was visible outside Nepal’s capital on Sunday, as aid agencies struggled to fly and truck relief supplies to a country stricken by its worst earthquake in eight decades. In Dhading district 80 km (50 miles) outside Kathmandu, people camped in the open, the hospital was overflowing, the power was off and shops were closed. Many people have died,” said English teacher Chandra Lama, whose home village lies two hours’ drive further west. “We are waiting to see what the government will do.” More than 1,100 people – or half of the total confirmed dead in Nepal – were in the Kathmandu Valley, a crossroads of the ancient civilizations of Asia and economic hub of the Himalayan nation of 28 million.
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Sudan’s pyramids, nearly as grand as Egypt’s, go unvisited

In this Thursday, April 16, 2015, photo, members of the Sudanese security forces guard the historic Meroe pyramids in al-Bagrawiya, 200 kilometers (125 miles) north of Khartoum, Sudan. The pyramids at Meroe are deserted despite being a UNESCO World Heritage site like those at Giza in Egypt. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)AL-BEGRAWIYA, Sudan (AP) — The small, steep pyramids rising up from the desert hills of northern Sudan resemble those in neighboring Egypt, but unlike the famed pyramids of Giza, the Sudanese site is largely deserted.



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Oklahoma lethal injection drug faces U.S. Supreme Court test

A police officer walks up the steps of the Supreme Court in WashingtonThe U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments this week on whether a drug used in Oklahoma's lethal injection mix should be banned in a case that comes as a shortage of execution chemicals has sent some states scrambling for alternatives. The main question before the nine justices in the case brought by three death row inmates that will be heard on Wednesday is whether the use of the sedative midazolam violates constitutional protections against cruel and unusual punishment. The case does not address the constitutionality of the death penalty in general, but brings fresh attention to the debate over whether executions should continue in the United States. Opponents say midazolam is not approved for use in painful surgeries and should not be used in the death chamber because it cannot maintain a coma-like unconsciousness, potentially leaving inmates in intense pain from lethal injection drugs that halt breathing and stop the heart.



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Injured flown from Everest, aftershock triggers new avalanches

By Sanjeev Miglani KATHMANDU (Reuters) – The first rescue plane carrying people injured in an earthquake-triggered avalanche that ripped through tents on Mount Everest arrived in Kathmandu on Sunday shortly before a strong aftershock rocked India and Nepal and triggered more snowfalls. Survivors on Everest described a cloud of rock and ice that smashed into base camp, and many climbers were still on the mountain when an aftershock triggered a new series of avalanches on Sunday. “Another one, we have an aftershock right now.
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