UPDATE 2-Armed mob under guise of peaceful protest attacks UN in South Sudan

(Adds comment from U.S. State Department, paragraphs 9-13)

12:39am BST

UPDATE 4-Algeria's Bouteflika camp claims election win, rival alleges fraud

* Opposition frontrunner warns of ballot fraud (Adds details on victory claim, fraud charge)

12:29am BST

Apache CEO, Vermont activist build alliance on climate issues

NEW YORK, April 17 - Steve Farris runs a $33 billion Texas oil and gas company and turns, for advice, to a bearded Vermont environmentalist.

17 Apr 2014

Ford, IBM to face renewed U.S. lawsuit over apartheid-era abuses

NEW YORK, April 17 - Ford Motor Co and IBM Corp will again have to face a U.S. lawsuit claiming they encouraged race-based human rights abuses in apartheid-era South Africa, despite a series of recent court decisions limiting the right to pursue such cases.

17 Apr 2014

US STOCKS-Earnings lift S&P 500, Nasdaq; S&P's best week since July

* S&P 500 scores biggest weekly percentage gain since July

BP PLC 482.05p +0.74%
BG Group PLC 1,134.00p +0.53%
Ensco PLC $49.98 -0.02%


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