A labourer works at a construction site in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, April 14, 2014. REUTERS/William Hong

China growth slows

BEIJING - China's economy grew at its slowest pace in 18 months in the first quarter of 2014, with signs of waning momentum already prompting limited government action.   Full Article 

Asian shares up on China relief, Softbank stars 2:17am EDT

SYDNEY - Asian share markets made broad gains on Wednesday after China reported economic growth a touch above forecasts, a relief for investors who had feared a much weaker outcome. | Video

A pro-Russian protester stands at barricades at the police headquarters in Slaviansk, April 15, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Ukraine launches 'gradual' operation

KRAMATORSK/SLAVIANSK, Ukraine - Ukrainian forces launched a "special operation" against separatist militia in the Russian-speaking East, authorities said, although aside from a landing by airborne troops the action was limited.  Full Article 

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer delivers her keynote address at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Yahoo's growth anemic as turnaround lags

SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo again posted anemic quarterly revenue growth as the Internet company's advertising business continues to lag its rivals, nearly two years into Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer's comeback effort.  Full Article 

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Walking, 'talking' drill rigs aim to update fracking

WEST CHESTER, Pennsylvania - The backbreaking life of a roughneck, the iconic worker bees of oilfield drilling rigs, is getting a little easier.  Video | Full Article 

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Drone maker a sky-high platform for Google

Tech giant Google has acquired solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace as part of its strategy to deliver wireless Internet access to remote parts of the world.  Video | Full Article 

White supremacist appears in Kansas court

April 15 - The white supremacist charged in the killing of three people at two Jewish facilities near Kansas City appears in court via video. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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