Italian coast guard officers stand on a dinghy beside an Italian coast guard vessel as a massive search and rescue operation is conducted at sea after a boat carrying migrants capsized overnight, in this still image taken from video April 19, 2015. REUTERS/Guardia Costiera/Handout via Reuters

Up to 700 feared dead after migrant boat sinks off Libya

PALERMO, Italy - As many as 700 people were feared dead after a fishing boat packed with migrants capsized off the Libyan coast overnight, in what may be one of the worst disasters of the Mediterranean migrant crisis.  Full Article 


Cameron says Labour-SNP power deal would be frightening 5:05pm BST

LONDON - The prospect of Scottish Nationalists holding sway over a minority Labour government is "frightening", Prime Minister David Cameron said on Sunday, as polls suggested deadlock 18 days before an election.


Iraqi officer under Saddam masterminded rise of Islamic State - Spiegel

5:43pm BST

BERLIN - A former intelligence officer for the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was the mastermind behind Islamic State's takeover of northern Syria, according to a report by Der Spiegel that is based on documents uncovered by the German magazine.


Five years after BP oil spill, some Gulf oystermen are losing hope

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NEW ORLEANS - Five years after the largest oil spill in U.S. history spewed millions of gallons of crude into the Gulf of Mexico, many Louisiana oystermen are fearful that a once-bountiful population of the molluscs may never recover. | Video


Insight - Britain's bank tax jump threatens to push HSBC, StanChart to new home

3:30pm BST

LONDON - HSBC and Standard Chartered are looking at the viability of quitting London for a new home in Asia because a big jump in a tax on UK banks makes staying in Britain increasingly painful.


China makes big cut in bank reserve requirement to fight slowdown

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BEIJING - China's central bank on Sunday cut the amount of cash that banks must hold as reserves, the second industry-wide cut in two months, adding more liquidity to the world's second-biggest economy to help spur bank lending and combat slowing growth.


Chairman Piech's grip on VW weakened by row with CEO

4:43pm BST

BERLIN/HAMBURG - Volkswagen Chairman Ferdinand Piech's iron grip on the German carmaker has been severely weakened following a dramatic confrontation with senior board members last week that nearly resulted in a push to oust him, sources told Reuters.


Hamilton wins again under Bahrain floodlights

6:37pm BST

MANAMA - Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton won the Bahrain Grand Prix for the second year in a row on Sunday with Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen back on the podium to deny Mercedes another one-two finish under the floodlights.

Islamic State shot and beheaded 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya

A video purportedly made by Islamic State appears to show the shooting and beheading of about 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya. Pavithra George reports.