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The Latest on Nepal Quake: Death Toll Rises to 3617

New York Times - ‎47 minutes ago‎
1.45 p.m. (0800 GMT). Nepal's police say at least 3,617 people have been confirmed killed in Saturday's earthquake, including 1,302 in the Kathmandu Valley alone.
Nepal earthquake death toll tops 3600
India will do everything possible to help Nepal, says Rajnath Singh
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Election 2015: Critics attack Labour stamp duty and housing plans - live - ‎41 minutes ago‎
... • David Cameron annouces plans for 600,000 new businesses • Labour to scrap duty for first time buyers • Boris Johnson says Miliband would harm cities faster than a bomb • Ukip could be led by a women if Farage fails • Tweet @rosaprinceuk or email ...
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Climate Change Authority emissions reduction targets 'too weak', says Milne

The Guardian - ‎56 minutes ago‎
Christine Milne: the Greens' targets are similar to the targets proposed by the Climate Institute think tank. Photograph: Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images.
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Oil price plunge continues to chill Centrica

Financial Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Centrica, the UK utilities and energy group that owns British Gas, has failed to benefit from the cold snap this winter, stating that improved profits from its residential business were being “more than offset” by lower commodity prices.
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Bali nine pair Chan and Sukumaran choose their execution witnesses

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
Explosive Bali nine bribe allegations · The final wishes of the Bali nine duo · Pair told of execution date. The families of Bali nine pair Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan have received the news they were dreading - they will be forced to say their final ...
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PM Abe's party eyes revision of Japan pacifist constitution by late 2018

Reuters Canada - ‎1 hour ago‎
TOKYO (Reuters) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling party wants to revise Japan's constitution by late 2018 to remove constraints on his defense strategy, a key party lawmaker said, an ambitious target since the charter has not been changed since ...
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Greek finance minister 'sidelined' as debt talks grind on - live updates

The Guardian - ‎1 hour ago‎
I forgot to mention this earlier, but Alexis Tsipras is giving a live TV interview late tonight, to discuss the debt crisis. The Enikos newspaper explains: Mr. Tsipras will answer questions from leading journalist Nikos Chatzinikolaou and an invited audience on all ...
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Western Mail Letters: Monday, 27 April, 2015

WalesOnline - ‎54 minutes ago‎
SIR - I don't know what fantasy world Darren Devine lives in (Western Mail, April 22) but pensioners are not well off. Only this month our council tax has increased by nearly 5%.
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Irish student Karen Buckley flown home from Glasgow to be laid to rest - ‎27 minutes ago‎
Irish student Karen Buckley has been flown home to be laid to rest after she was found dead on a Scots farm. The 24-year-old's body was released to her family after two post mortem examinations took place following her death.
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Johnston Press teams up with Twitter to promote election website - ‎3 hours ago‎
Johnston Press's What Matters to Me site will be promoted on the social media site all day today, via the use of the hashtag #WhatMattersToMe.
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Rich List: The Queen slips out of top 300 as the number of billionaires in Britain ...

Evening Standard - ‎1 hour ago‎
Hard times? Despite slipping from the list the Queen has seen her personal fortune increase by £10 million. Gareth Vipers. Published: 26 April 2015.
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Tech and Outsourcing Firm Capgemini Agrees to Buy Rival iGate

New York Times - ‎54 minutes ago‎
LONDON - Capgemini, the French technology and outsourcing company, agreed on Monday to buy its United States rival iGate in an all-cash deal worth $4 billion.
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Growth rate figure dip expected

Manchester Evening News - ‎14 minutes ago‎
Growth figures look set to show that the UK's economic expansion slowed down at the start of this year. Economists expect gross domestic product (GDP) to have increased by 0.5 per cent in the first quarter, down from 0.6 per cent in the last three months of ...
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Former Next finance director David Keens to join Sainsbury's board

Retail Week - ‎9 minutes ago‎
The former group finance director of fashion retailer Next, David Keens, is to join the board of supermarket giant Sainsbury's as a non-executive director.
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eBay sides with Google over European antitrust case

International Business Times UK - ‎19 minutes ago‎
Google has found an unlikely friend in its five-year antitrust battle with the European Commission in the form of eBay, whose chief executive has jumped to the search engine's defence.
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Rediscovered Francis Bacon portraits up for auction

BBC News - ‎6 hours ago‎
Two self-portraits by Francis Bacon are going on public display for the first time after being rediscovered in a private collection, before being sold.
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Poldark finale: did you cry? - ‎16 minutes ago‎
The BBC's hit Sunday night drama Poldark reached a devastating climax last night, and one that attracted admiring comments by hosting its cliffhanger on an actual cliff.
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This Newcastle United team are the worst in the club's Premier League history

ChronicleLive - ‎1 hour ago‎
Newcastle United players aren't happy at the amount of criticism that has come their way in recent weeks. Unfortunately, most of it is fully justified - and there is no hiding place after seven straight defeats in the Prem makes it the worst losing streak since ...
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Andy Murray puts Jonas Bjorkman in charge

Belfast Telegraph - ‎1 hour ago‎
Jonas Bjorkman, who last week began a trial period as Andy Murray's assistant coach, is being lined up to take full charge of the Scot's preparations later in the summer.
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Hudsonian Godwit: rare bird sighting has twitchers in a flap - ‎2 hours ago‎
The sighting of a rare wader has seen hundreds of excited birdwatchers descend in Somerset this weekend after it took a 4,000-mile detour to England.
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Lyrid meteor shower above Cumbria - ‎Apr 24, 2015‎
Cool timelapse footage has emerged of the Lyrids meteor shower appearing in the skies above Cumbria, UK on Tuesday. The video, captured in Coniston, shows several orbs of light streaking across the sky.

Increased human protections offered as H5N2 outbreak spreads

Daily Mail - ‎3 hours ago‎
CHICAGO, April 27 (Reuters) - Hundreds of farm workers exposed to a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu have been offered antiviral medication as a preventative measure in recent days, U.S.
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Back pain sufferers may have 'vertebrae like apes' - ‎2 hours ago‎
Those who suffer back pain may have vertebrae more like those of chimpanzees than of healthy human vertabrae, new research suggests.
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HIV Self-Testing Kit Gives Result In 15 Mins

Sky News - ‎5 hours ago‎
It's hoped the new product will normalise HIV testing, as it is estimated 26,000 people in the UK are unaware they have the virus.
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