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Still flying at 86: Ukrainian pilot who survived Chernobyl disaster
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian military pilot Mykola Volkozub could barely move under the weight of a lead vest meant to protect him from radiation as he prepared for his first flight over the Chernobyl reactor after the world's worst nuclear disaster in 1986.
UPDATE 2-General Electric workers, shareholders protest at annual meeting
IMPERIAL, Pennsylvania, April 25 (Reuters) - General Electric CO employees and shareholders voiced frustration on Wednesday with the company's poor performance, while attending the first annual meeting under Chief Executive Officer John Flannery, who has presided over a 43 percent decline in GE's stock price since taking over on Aug. 1.
U.S. cannot cut teen pregnancy prevention grants : federal judge
(Reuters) - A federal judge has blocked U.S. President Donald Trump's administration from terminating grant funding for teen pregnancy prevention programs run by affiliates of Planned Parenthood, saying the decision was arbitrary.
UPDATE 2-European shares fall as bond yields rise, metals prices slide
LONDON, April 25 (Reuters) - Worries over rising bond yields and falling metals prices trumped well-received earnings updates from Kering and Credit Suisse on Wednesday, sending European shares to a one-week low.
UPDATE 1-Mega deals fail to lift Britain's FTSE amid global gloom
LONDON, April 25 (Reuters) - A �64 billion bid for drug maker Shire and a fresh �22 billion offer for Sky failed to lift the UK stock market on Wednesday as worries about rising U.S. bond yields and corporate costs continued to weigh on global markets.
Tests confirm deadly listeria strain at South Africa's Tiger Brands' plant
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's Tiger Brands, which faces two class action lawsuits over a listeria outbreak that has killed 180 people, said results from an independent laboratory confirmed the presence of the deadly listeria strain in one of its food factories.
Athletics: Semenya's reign to be ended by new IAAF gender rule
LONDON (Reuters) - South African Caster Semenya's long and controversial reign as the queen of middle distance running looks set to be ended this year not by a track rival but by a new hyperandrogenism rule that will stop her from running 800 and 1500 meters races.
Exclusive: Trump's bank watchdog bought financial stocks up until taking office
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee for Wall Street regulator Comptroller of the Currency bought financial stocks until he took office in November, according to financial disclosure documents filed with the Office of Government Ethics.
UPDATE 3-Anthem profit beats on lower medical costs; raises forecast
April 25 (Reuters) - Anthem Inc reported a stronger-than-expected first- quarter profit on Wednesday as it kept a tight leash on medical costs, prompting the health insurer to raise its full-year profit forecast.
Palestinian journalist, shot by Israeli troops at Gaza protest, dies: medics
GAZA (Reuters) - A Palestinian journalist, shot by Israeli forces while covering a protest along the Gaza-Israel border nearly two weeks ago, died of his wounds on Wednesday, Palestinian health officials said.
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