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  • Lower airfares, cheaper food and rising profit margins are among the benefits that should flow from tumbling oil and commodity prices - but only after a long lead time.

     

  • Authorities were investigating whether two ethnic Chechen brothers suspected in the Boston Marathon acted alone as they prepared to file charges against the surviving suspect.

     

  • The euro zone's top project to boost economic growth - banking union - will not be delayed for now by a row over whether it needs EU law changed because most of the work can be done before this is settled, a senior euro zone official said on Saturday.

     

  • The FBI interviewed suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev in early 2011, it said in a statement late Friday, following a tip from a foreign government that he was "a follower of radical Islam" and was preparing to leave the United States to join underground organizations.

     

  • U.S. regulators approved on Friday a revamped battery system for Boeing Co's 787 Dreamliner, a crucial step in returning the high-tech jet to service after it was grounded in January because its lithium-ion batteries overheated.

     

  • U.S. regulators approved on Friday a revamped battery system for Boeing Co's 787 Dreamliner, a crucial step in returning the high-tech jet to service after it was grounded in January because its lithium-ion batteries overheated.

     

  • The U.N.-Arab League mediator in the Syria conflict, Lakhdar Brahimi, dismissed rumors on Friday he was resigning due to frustration with the Arab League and the Security Council's inaction, but said he considers departing on a daily basis.

     

  • A U.S. drugs sting targeting Guinea-Bissau's top military brass may freeze cocaine smuggling through the tiny West African state in the short term but could jeopardise efforts to restore order after a 2012 coup.

     

  • Since midway through George W. Bush's tenure, there's been a steady hum from the pundit class that America's best days are behind it. An overreaching foreign policy, rising public debt, and a growing wave of outsourced jobs means that America will soon lose its status as the world's preeminent power. America was quickly on its way to becoming Rome.

     

  • Barrick Gold Corp , already under pressure from setbacks at its largest development project and a slump in the price of gold, now faces a shareholder revolt over a "troubling" payment to a member of its board.

     

  • Britain's top share index edged higher on Friday, with some investors looking for bargains among mining and energy stocks after the recent steep sell off on global growth concerns.

     

  • Boston Marathon wheelchair champion Tatyana McFadden fled the city after Monday's bomb attack on the race but is determined to compete in London this weekend as an example to those injured in the blasts.

     

  • The shock of losing last year's title at the last second could derail Manchester United's charge to this season's crown, according to Manchester City assistant Brian Kidd.

     

  • Defenders Ashley Cole and Gary Cahill have returned to training after injury, Chelsea interim manager Rafa Benitez said on Friday as he prepared for an "emotional" return to former club Liverpool.

     

  • The plunge in the gold price in the past week may have raised a big red flag over the global economy.

     

  • Mainland China shares outshined Asia with their best day in a month on Friday, while Hong Kong markets snapped a five-day losing streak, as investors cheered local news reports pointing to increased foreign participation in the A-share market.

     

  • Hong Kong shares snapped a five-day losing streak on Friday, lifted by a resurgent Chinese financial sector as investors cheered mainland news reports pointing to increased foreign participation in the A-share market.

     

  • The plunge in the gold price in the past week may have raised a big red flag over the global economy.

     

  • China shares were set for their best day in a month on Friday, lifting Hong Kong markets from a five-day losing streak, as investors cheered local news reports pointing to increased foreign interest in the A-share market.

     

  • Asian shares and oil prices climbed on Friday, but more soft U.S. economic data and mixed U.S. earnings sustained worries over global growth at the end of a volatile week that began with a broad sharp sell-off.

     

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  • American conductor Marin Alsop is to become the first woman in 118 years to lead the Last Night of the Proms, the grand finale of Britain's leading classical music festival which includes a punk band and gospel choirs in its line-up.

     

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