Devastating Nepal quake kills over 1,300, some in Everest avalanche

A woman cries as her son was trapped inside a collapsed house after an earthquake hit, in Kathmandu, Nepal April 25, 2015.  REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A powerful earthquake struck Nepal and sent tremors through northern India on Saturday, killing more than 1,300 people, touching off a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest and toppling a 19th-century tower in Kathmandu.  Article | Video 

Employees of  software company Infosys walk past Infosys logos at their campus in the Electronic City area in Bengaluru September 4, 2012.REUTERS/Vivek Prakash/Files

Infosys bets on new services to push sales

Infosys Ltd , India's second-largest software services exporter, posted quarterly net profit that lagged most analyst expectations, dampening hopes of a quick turnaround after top management changes. Infosys, however, said it was on track to revive growth and expected its revenue to rise to $20 billion by 2020 up from $8.7 billion now, as it focuses on acquisitions and wins more new technology services.  Full Article 

ATTENTION - VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURY OR DEATH  Israeli troops stand next to the covered body of a Palestinian whom they shot dead near the A-Zayyim checkpoint on the outskirts of East Jerusalem in the occupied West Bank April 25, 2015. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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Israeli forces kill two knife-wielding Palestinians

Israeli security forces killed two knife-wielding Palestinian attackers in separate incidents in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem on Saturday, police said.  Full Article 

Barcelona's Neymar (R) and Lionel Messi celebrate a goal against Espanyol during their Spanish first division soccer match, near Barcelona April 25, 2015. REUTERS/Albert Gea

Neymar, Messi help Barca beat Espanyol

Neymar scored the opener to continue his rich vein of form as Barcelona won a one-sided La Liga derby against Espanyol 2-0 despite the dismissal of Jordi Alba early in the second half.  Read 

A remembrance cross is seen on the cenotaph after a service to mark the 100th anniversary of ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) landings at Galllipoli, at the Pieta Military Cemetery in Pieta, Malta, April 25, 2015.  REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
Remembering WW1

Thousands gather for Gallipoli ceremony

Leaders and dignitaries from Australia, New Zealand and Turkey led thousands at dawn ceremonies on Turkey's Gallipoli peninsula on Saturday to mark the 100th anniversary of a World War One battle that helped shape their nations.  Full Article | Video 

A woman wearing a mock-up of an Apple Watch stands in front of an Apple sign at an electronics store in Tokyo, Japan April 24, 2015. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Developers try on Watch, see more apps soon

Software developers who tried on an Apple Watch for the first time on Friday predicted a rush of new apps over the next few months, particularly in areas including health and messaging.  Full Article 

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China’s crackdown on cyber security: A guide for the perplexed

China is cracking down on cyber security. Demanding new banking regulations and draft counter-terrorism legislation could make it harder for foreign companies to compete in the People’s Republic. But even though domestic players should benefit, they are far from happy. Breakingviews attempts to crack the code.  Full Article 

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Daiichi Sankyo scrubs out Indian M&A nightmare

Daiichi Sankyo has emerged from a long spell of infirmity in India with its financial faculties just about intact. The Japanese group’s 2008 purchase of a stake in Ranbaxy was once a fable about overseas expansion gone wrong. By knowing when to quit, and riding on India’s market exuberance, Daiichi has got itself to a position of being able to exit without shouldering big losses.  Full Article 

Souvenir plates bearing the images of China’s President Xi Jinping and China’s late Chairman Mao Zedong. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Why China’s President Xi Jinping isn’t Mao 2.0

For the past two years Western media characterized Xi Jinping as either an authoritarian or a neo-authoritarian. Recently, the New Yorker described him as “China’s most authoritarian leader since Mao.” A Newsweek contributor opined, “Xi is leading China away from democracy.” But they’re wrong, writes Andrew Hammond.  Commentary 

Next Deepwater Horizon-scale oil spill could be caused by cyber attack

Next Deepwater Horizon-scale oil spill could be caused by cyber attack

April 20th marks the fifth anniversary of the landmark Deepwater Horizon disaster that saw millions of gallons of crude oil leak into the Gulf of Mexico. Yet despite the cost to its reputation, BP had leased the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling rig, is emerging more strongly than some anticipated in the wake of the spill.  Read