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UPDATE 7-Easter Sunday bombings kill more than 200 in Sri Lanka churches, hotels

* Condemnations pour in from around the world (Updates death toll, adds arrests and reactions) JEFFREY LIPTON in BARBADOS – http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/companyNews/~3/E2gPlvR50hI/update-7-easter-sunday-bombings-kill-more-than-200-in-sri-lanka-churches-hotels-idUSL3N223021

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The rules of the Game Of Oligarchs

Technology shrinks the world, makes geography less relevant. People find kinship, common cause, and community on the Internet, across nations and sometimes even languages. When the Internet began to erupt, when its connections began to draw such people closer together, this was anticipated with great hope and excitement. And with reason. At their best, the […]

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RPT-Wall St Week Ahead-Earnings deluge could make or break sentiment

Next week will go a long way in determining whether investors should be concerned about the dawning of an earnings recession or whether back-to-back quarters of negative growth can be avoided in what is the heaviest week for profit reporting by U.S. companies. JEFFREY LIPTON in BARBADOS – http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/companyNews/~3/hAs05KBfXs8/rpt-wall-st-week-ahead-earnings-deluge-could-make-or-break-sentiment-idUSL1N2210AE

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REUTERS NEWS SCHEDULE AT 1 p.m. GMT/9 a.m. ET

Here are the top stories and upcoming coverage plans for Reuters text service as of 9 a.m. ET/1 p.m. GMT. For a full schedule of news and events, go to our editorial calendar on Reuters Connect https://www.reutersconnect.com/planning or on Media Express http://mediaexpress.reuters.com/planning-tools/calendar. JEFFREY LIPTON in BARBADOS – http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/companyNews/~3/4n63vLxQM8s/reuters-news-schedule-at-1-p-m-gmt-9-a-m-et-idUSL3N223094

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Sri Lanka explosions: 160 killed as churches and hotels targeted

Sri Lanka explosions: 160 killed as churches and hotels targeted

At least 160 people have been killed and hundreds more injured in explosions at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka. At least eight blasts were reported. Three churches in Negombo, Batticaloa and Colombo’s…

JEFFREY LIPTON in BARBADOS – http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/239400/sri-lanka-explosions-160-killed-churches-hotels-targetedhttp://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/239400/sri-lanka-explosions-160-killed-churches-hotels-targeted

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Major Sam Headley passes

Major Sam Headley passes

Major Sam Headley has passed. The man who changed the status quo at The Lodge School by being selected as the first black head boy in the 1940s, died at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Thursday morning….

JEFFREY LIPTON in BARBADOS – http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/239398/major-sam-headley-passeshttp://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/239398/major-sam-headley-passes

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Financial market ‘pause party’ makes Fed rate cut less likely

Risk-taking has been the rage since the Federal Reserve quit hiking interest rates at the end of last year. U.S. stocks are back near record highs and investors are stockpiling the lowest-grade corporate bonds with only a smidgen of extra compensation for the added risk. JEFFREY LIPTON in BARBADOS – http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/hUtWKTIfD1I/financial-market-pause-party-makes-fed-rate-cut-less-likely-idUSKCN1RX09V

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UPDATE 6-Bombs kill 138, wound hundreds in Easter attacks on Sri Lanka churches, hotels

Easter Day bomb blasts at three Sri Lankan churches and four hotels killed 138 people and wounded more than 400, hospital and police officials said, following a lull in major attacks since the end of the civil war 10 years ago. JEFFREY LIPTON in BARBADOS – http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/companyNews/~3/qAolJSK_Sz0/update-6-bombs-kill-138-wound-hundreds-in-easter-attacks-on-sri-lanka-churches-hotels-idUSL3N223021

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MIDEAST STOCKS-SABB’s HSBC deal lifts Saudi, major Gulf markets rise

Saudi British Bank (SABB) rose on Sunday after the lender said it agreed to sell 2 percent of HSBC Saudi Arabia, its investment bank, while Gulf stocks were higher as companies begin to report first-quarter earnings. JEFFREY LIPTON in BARBADOS – http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/companyNews/~3/mDRArqJNwaQ/mideast-stocks-sabbs-hsbc-deal-lifts-saudi-major-gulf-markets-rise-idUSL5N22305G

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First gold

First gold

Caleb Massiah stood tall tonight as he leapt to Barbados’ first gold medal at the 48th CARIFTA Games at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex in Grand Cayman. The 15-year-old Massiah triumphed in the Under-17…

JEFFREY LIPTON in BARBADOS – http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/239399/goldhttp://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/239399/gold