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Labour maintains one point lead over Conservatives - YouGov

3:37am BST

- Ahead of Britain's May 7 election, the opposition Labour Party maintained its one-point lead over Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives, according to a YouGov poll for The Sun newspaper published on Monday.

Stocks firm after China stimulus, euro hit by Greek anxiety

4:14am BST

TOKYO - Asian stocks were firm on Tuesday after China's latest step to prop up its faltering economy lifted global equities, while the euro was pressured on growing worries a cash-strapped Greece may default on its debt.

Surviving immigrants arrive by Italian coastguard ship Bruno Gregoretti in Catania's Harbour April 21, 2015.  REUTERS/Antonio Parinello

EU proposes doubling rescue effort for migrants

CATANIA, Italy/LUXEMBOURG - The European Union proposed doubling the size of its rescue operations, as the first bodies were brought ashore of as many as 900 people feared killed trying to reach Europe.  Full Article | Video 

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Greece urged to stop wasting time

Greece has made some progress with negotiations to access bailout funds, but remains a long way from the finish line. The country's future and the stability of the euro zone are at stake.  Video | Full Article 

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko addresses the media in Kiev in this February 18, 2015 picture provided by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Service. REUTERS/Mykhailo Palinchak/Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via Reuters

Ukraine leader tackles economy, oligarchs

KIEV - President Petro Poroshenko is using the breathing space from a ceasefire with separatists to push reforms and rein in super-rich 'oligarchs' whose influence he says must be curbed for Ukraine to have a future in Europe.  Full Article 

A man hangs decorations on a pole next to a banner showing Pakistan's President Mamnoon Hussain (L), China's President Xi Jinping (C) and Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, ahead of Xi's visit to Islamabad April 19, 2015.  REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

China, Pakistan launch plan worth $46 billion

ISLAMABAD - China and Pakistan launch a plan for energy and infrastructure projects in Pakistan worth $46 billion, linking their economies and underscoring China's economic ambitions in Asia and beyond.  Video | Full Article 

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Pee-power toilet to light up disaster zones

Developers hope pee-power technology will light toilet cubicles in refugee camps, where women are often at risk of assault in poorly lit sanitation areas.  Video 

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'Rocky Horror' sequel hits London stage

A sequel to musical comedy classic "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" has hit the London stage some 30 years after it was first penned.  Video | Full Article 

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Japan, U.S. say made significant trade progress before summit

Japan and U.S. end two days of negotiations, saying they made significant progress in trade talks ahead of summit. Rough cut. (No reporter narration.)