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Landslides, buckled tracks hit Australia coal exports in wake of cyclone

By Tom Westbrook and Sonali Paul SYDNEY/MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A critical mountain pass on the railway connecting Australia's biggest coking coal mines to ports has been hit by landslides and buckled tracks caused by Cyclone Debbie, witnesses said, crippling efforts to get exports of the steel-...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 5:02am

Anger burns on Vietnam's poisoned coast a year after spill

QUANG TRI, Vietnam (Reuters) - "The big fish are all dead," complained 50 year-old Mai Xuan Hoa, picking small fish from a net as he tried to rebuild his livelihood a year after Vietnam's worst environmental...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 4:54am

Le Pen says banks will not quit France if France quits euro

PARIS (Reuters) - Investors will not pull their money from France if it leaves the euro, according to Marine Le Pen, the far-right presidential candidate who pledges to call a referendum and restore the national franc currency if elected. In an interview on...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 4:54am

Russia's Astrakhan governor blames Islamists for police killings: RIA

LONDON (Reuters) - The office of the governor of Russia's southern Astrakhan region on Tuesday said radical Islamists were responsible for the killings of two policemen in the region, the RIA news agency reported. Two police officers were shot dead in Astrakhan...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 4:54am

Britain's May must prove 'no deal is better than a bad deal': committee

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May must prove that "no deal is better than a bad deal" by offering an economic assessment on the impact of leaving the European Union with no agreement, a parliamentary committee said on Tuesday. Days after...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 4:54am

Eight killed in Turkish operation against Kurdish militants: governor

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - Kurdish militants detonated a bomb which killed three Turkish soldiers in southeast Turkey, a provincial governor's office said on Tuesday, adding that five rebels were killed in clashes in the region. The violence occurred as the...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 4:54am

Turkey arrests Chechen man carrying explosives on Syrian border: military

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish security forces have detained 18 people attempting to illegally cross to Turkey from its Syrian border, including a Chechen man suspected of planning an attack, the military said on Tuesday. The security forces found 1.5 kg (3.3 pounds...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 4:54am

Credit Scores Explained in (Exactly) 250 Words

What credit scores are: Three-digit numbers expressing the likelihood you’ll repay someone who lets you use their money (like a loan or credit card). Who has a credit score: People who have been listed on an account that was reported to any of the three credit bureaus: Equifax, Experian and...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 4:54am

Swiss watchdog probed 22 money laundering breaches in 2016

BERN (Reuters) - Swiss financial watchdog FINMA investigated more than twice as many breaches of anti-money laundering rules in 2016 as it did a year earlier, the supervisory body said on Tuesday. The number of investigations rose to 22 from 9 in 2015 "...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 3:51am

WhatsApp mulls foray into digital payments with India launch

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Instant messaging app WhatsApp, owned by Facebook Inc, is mulling a foray into digital payment services in India, its first such offering globally, and has advertised to hire a digital transactions lead in the country. A WhatsApp move into...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 3:51am

New Zealand hit by ex-Cyclone Debbie, heavy rains close highways

By Jane Wardell WELLINGTON (Reuters) - The tail-end of powerful Cyclone Debbie, which left a trail of destruction in northeast Australia, lashed New Zealand on Tuesday, closing highways and causing a major landslip. The storm hit parts of New...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 3:06am

Vale megadeal puts Morgan Stanley, Bradesco at the top of Brazil M&A

By Guillermo Parra-Bernal and Tatiana Bautzer SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Morgan Stanley <MS.N> and Banco Bradesco BBI SA topped Brazil's mergers and acquisitions rankings in the first quarter, buoyed by advisory roles in the $21 billion corporate...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 3:06am

Latin America's struggling left boosted by win in Ecuador election

By Alexandra Ulmer and Alexandra Valencia QUITO (Reuters) - Socialist candidate Lenin Moreno on Monday celebrated victory in Ecuador's presidential election, bucking a shift to the right in South America, but his conservative challenger...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 2:18am

Somalia's al Shabaab takes town after Ethiopian troops leave, official says

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia's al Shabaab Islamist group has taken control of El Bur, a town in the Horn of Africa's semi-autonomous region of Galmudug, after Ethiopian forces left, a government official has said. Al Shabaab is seeking to drive the African Union...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 2:18am

Eleven killed in suspected suicide bombing on Russian metro train

By Denis Pinchuk ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - A blast in a St Petersburg train carriage on Monday that killed 11 people and wounded 45 was carried out by a suspected suicide bomber with...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 2:18am

Under pressure, India's Snapdeal woos staff with promises of profit

By Sankalp Phartiyal and Aditya Kalra MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Seeking to calm employees rattled by reports of a cash crunch, the founders of Indian online retailer Snapdeal have gone directly to them with a string of townhall...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 2:18am

Denver choking death reported linked to doughnut-eating contest

By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A 42-year-old Denver man choked to death while taking part in an eating contest that requires participants to consume a half-pound doughnut in less than two minutes, authorities and media said on Monday. Travis...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 2:01am

California Senate approves bill curbing police immigration enforcement

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - The California Senate approved legislation on Monday to restrict police agencies statewide in assisting federal efforts to deport illegal immigrants, after the bill was amended to give local law enforcement more leeway in dealing with those who...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 2:01am

FAFSA Tool Outage: Students It Affects Most and How to Cope

Applying for financial aid for the 2017-18 school year is proving to be a bigger headache than usual for college students and their families — especially those who are low-income. The IRS Data Retrieval Tool, which lets students import tax information into the Free Application for Federal Student...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 1:45am

What Car Insurance Customers Lie About — or Forget

Fudging information on a car insurance application to get a lower rate might not seem a big deal to you, but it is to car insurance companies. Lies and honest mistakes by customers and insurance agents cost car insurers an estimated $29 billion in 2016, according to a new report by Verisk Insurance...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 1:45am