Oil rises above $62 after Saudi comments on demand

Thursday, 26 February 2015 05:07
By Jane Xie SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Brent crude fell toward $61 per barrel on Thursday, after a sharp rally in the previous session, as bulging U.S. crude stockpiles offset indications of a recovery in demand. Oil prices on both sides of the Atlantic recorded their largest percentage gains in nearly two weeks at Wednesday's settlement, boosted by improved views on global oil demand from the Saudi oil minister and better-than-expected China data.
Bond yields slide further as cheap money reigns
Thursday, 26 February 2015 05:07
By Hideyuki Sano TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares prices held near five-month highs on Thursday after upbeat U.S. housing and Chinese factory data, while the dollar nursed modest losses following Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's comments. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan <.MIAPJ0000PUS> stood little changed near the five-month high hit on Wednesday while Japan's Nikkei <.N225> rose 0.2 percent. MSCI's 46-country world index <.MIWD00000PUS> stood just below its double-top of its September…
Reba McEntire defends daughter-in-law Kelly Clarkson from critics
Thursday, 26 February 2015 05:07
Reba McEntire, the recipient of the first NASH Icon Award, performs her song "Fancy" with Miranda Lambert and Kelly Clarkson (R) during the American Country Countdown Awards in Nashville, Tennessee December 15, 2014. (Reuters) Reba McEntire is coming to the defense of her daughter-in-law, Kelly Clarkson not that she needs to. Clarkson has endured intense scrutiny and harsh criticism from some quarters over her weight recently, and she also raised a few eyebrows when she…
'Jihadi John' named as London man
Thursday, 26 February 2015 05:07
26 February 2015Last updated at 10:59 Share this pageDeliciousDiggFacebookredditStumbleUponTwitterEmailPrint The masked militant first appeared in numerous gruesome videos put out by Islamic State Continue reading the main story Islamic StateAsymmetry of fearKobane unbeatenWhat is IS?Key countries The masked Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John", who has been pictured in the videos of the beheadings of Western hostages, has been named.
Activist: ISIS now holds 262 Assyrian hostages in Syria
Thursday, 26 February 2015 04:12
Story highlightsAssyrian activist says ISIS now holds 262 Assyrian Christians hostageThe extremist group has seized 11 Assyrian villages over three days, says monitoring group (CNN)ISIS has seized even more Assyrian Christian hostages after taking over nearly a dozen Assyrian villages in northeastern Syria in the past few days, an activist said Thursday. The Sunni extremist group now holds 262 Assyrians captive, said Osama Edward, founder of the Assyrian Human Rights Network.
Christian seminary, mosque torched
Thursday, 26 February 2015 04:12
Story highlightsA day earlier, a mosque in the West Bank was set on fireIn both cases, the buildings were defaced with slurs Jerusalem (CNN)A seminary belonging to the Greek Orthodox Church was torched and defaced in Jerusalem on Thursday, and police suspect it may be the work of radical right wing Israelis. A day earlier, a mosque in the West Bank was set on fire. In both cases, the buildings were defaced with anti-Christian and…
3 explosions rock Cairo, 1 killed
Thursday, 26 February 2015 04:12
(CNN)Three bombs exploded across Cairo on Thursday, killing at least one person, state-run media reported. Two explosions occurred in the Mohandiseen area of the capital. Both were near mobile phone shops, Al-Ahram reported. A third bomb detonated at about the same time, near a popular restaurant in the Imbaba district. Authorities had been tipped off to the presence of an unidentified package, but it blew up before officers could reach the scene. The Egyptian Health…
Scientists discover massive black hole
Thursday, 26 February 2015 04:12
Story highlightsThey say the black hole is the largest yet discovered of its eraThe black hole has by a bright quasar, which are thought to limit their speed of growth (CNN)Researchers in China have spotted a supermassive black hole, 12 billion times the size of the sun and around 900 million years old. The black hole is larger than any of its age previously seen, the journal "Nature" reports.
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Thursday, 26 February 2015 04:12
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Third state votes to legalize marijuana use
Thursday, 26 February 2015 04:12
Story highlightsAlaska joins Colorado, Washington state in legalizing marijuana useHaving 1 ounce or less of pot is now OK, but you can't do it in public or if you're under 21Marijuana is still an illegal narcotic under federal law Just Watched Alaska becomes 3rd state to legalize marijuana use

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