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Deaths shake Ukraine truce; Poroshenko wary of Russian threat 4:01pm GMT

KIEV - Ukraine on Friday reported the first deaths in three days in east Ukraine and President Petro Poroshenko said Russia would pose a "military threat" even if a ceasefire holds.

A man uses an ATM  outside a branch of Lloyds Bank in central London October 28, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

Lloyds to pay first dividend since rescue

Lloyds Banking Group is paying its first dividend in more than six years after reporting a rise in profit and improvements in its capital strength, a milestone in the bank's recovery after it was bailed out during the financial crisis.  Full Article 

A masked, black-clad militant, who has been identified by the Washington Post newspaper as a Briton named Mohammed Emwazi, brandishes a knife in this still image from a 2014 video obtained from SITE Intel Group February 26, 2015.  REUTERS/SITE Intel Group/Handout via Reuters

Cameron vows to hunt down 'Jihadi John'

British Prime Minister David Cameron vows to use all means at his disposal to hunt down militants such as "Jihadi John" after the killer was unmasked as a Kuwaiti-born computer programming graduate from London.  Full Article | Related Story 

Volkswagen's Dr. Heinz Jakob Neusser, Member of the Board Volkswagen Brand, Technical Development, speaks next to a Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE concept vehicle as it is displayed during the first press preview day of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, January 12, 2015.  REUTERS/Mark Blinch

VW keeps profit outlook after record earnings

BERLIN - Volkswagen sticks to its guidance for operating profit even after making record earnings last year, saying geopolitical risks and falling demand in key markets may weigh on business.  Full Article 

Shoppers browse in an IKEA store in Wembley, north London January 28, 2015.  REUTERS/Neil Hall

UK consumer confidence holds at high level

British consumer confidence holds steady at a high level this month as low inflation and rising wages make Britons more confident about their finances, according to a poll.  Full Article 

Damir Sabol, owner of software company which developed the PhotoMath application, poses with a smartphone in Zagreb February 24, 2015.   REUTERS/Antonio Bronic

Maths answers only a scan away with app

ZAGREB - Damir Sabol, Croatian computer expert and entrepreneur, was helping his son with his maths homework when he had an idea.  Full Article | Related Story 

A health worker disinfects a road in the Paynesville neighborhood of Monrovia, Liberia, January 21, 2015. REUTERS/James Giahyue

Thoughts turn to recovery as Ebola slowly ebbs

DAKAR/MONROVIA/CONAKRY - In the marble atrium of the Mammy Yoko hotel in Freetown, manager Nuno Neves has spotted something he has not seen since the Ebola virus struck Sierra Leone nine months ago: foreign businessmen.  Full Article | Related Story 

South Africa's AB de Villiers hits a six during the Cricket World Cup match against the West Indies at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) February 27, 2015.    REUTERS/Jason Reed

De Villiers drives South Africa to record win

SYDNEY - AB de Villiers confirms his status as the most destructive batsman in cricket with a magnificent unbeaten 162 from just 66 balls to lead South Africa to a record victory over West Indies.  Full Article 

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U.S., Cuba kick off second round of talks

Cuban and U.S. officials are meeting in Washington for a second round of talks aimed at restoring diplomatic relations. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).