ETHIOPIA-AIRLINE/ Ethiopian Airlines says crash victim DNA tests will take up to 6 months
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopian Airlines said on Saturday that DNA testing of the remains of the 157 passengers on board flight 302 may take up to six months as it offered bereaved families charred earth from the plane crash site to bury. U.S.
USA-EDUCATION-CHEATING/ Pimco says some staff used 'legitimate' services of college scandal mastermind
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The figure at the center of the U.S. college cheating scandal spoke twice in the past decade at events hosted by Pacific Investment Management Co (Pimco), one of the world’s largest asset managers whose former chief executive is ensnared in the fraud, the company said on Friday. USA-JUSTICE-CHINA-ESPIONAGE/
Ex-U.S. intelligence officer pleads guilty to attempted espionage for China WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency officer pleaded guilty to attempted espionage for China, the Justice Department said on Friday.
Apple infringed three Qualcomm patents, jury finds (Reuters) - Mobile phone chip supplier Qualcomm Inc on Friday won a legal victory against iPhone maker Apple Inc, with a jury in federal court in San Diego finding that Apple owes Qualcomm about $31 million for infringing three of its patents.
USA-STOCKS-WEEKAHEAD/ Wall Street weekahead: U.S. funds focus on media stocks, banks to find value as mid-caps rally
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The S&P 400 Mid-Cap index has surged to its best start to a year since 1991, both rewarding fund managers and forcing them to work harder to seek out bargains in a group that is now the most expensive part of the U.S. market based on their historical averages. ENTERTAINMENT
USA-ELECTION-BOOKER-ACTRESS/ A little love on the campaign trail - Rosario Dawson dating Cory Booker
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Rosario Dawson, whose film credits include “Rent” and “Men in Black II,” has confirmed reports she is dating U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Cory Booker, calling him “a wonderful human being” who she loves and admires. MUSIC-CHILIPEPPERS-PYRAMIDS/
Red Hot Chili Peppers rock Egypt's pyramids CAIRO (Reuters) - Californian group Red Hot Chili Peppers played in front of Egypt’s great pyramids of Giza on Friday, entertaining more than 10,000 people at the site and many more over a livestream link.
NBA roundup: Bucks rally from 23 down to rout Heat The Milwaukee Bucks overcame a 23-point first-quarter deficit to rally past the host Miami Heat 113-98 on Friday night.
NEWZEALAND-SHOOTOUT-SPORT/ Sports canceled as traumatized New Zealand mourns shooting victims
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A raft of top class sporting events were canceled in New Zealand on Saturday as a traumatized nation started burying the dead from the worst peacetime mass killing in its history. UPCOMING
POLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS MONTENEGRO-PROTESTS/ (PIX) (TV)
Thousands to join civic protest in Montenegro's capital Thousands are expected to join a rally organised by civic activists in Montenegro's capital Podgorica against alleged corruption and abuse of office. The protesters are demanding the resignation of President Milo Djukanovic, state prosecutor Ivica Stankovic and chief prosecutor for organised crime Milivoje Katnic.
16 Mar 13:00 ET / 17:00 GMT INDONESIA-ELECTION/
Indonesian presidential debate on education, health and other societal issues Indonesia hosts a third debate for presidential candidates, in which topics will revolve around education, health, manpower and other social issues.
17 Mar AFGHANISTAN-PEACE/
Aghanistan convenes a grand council to discuss how to end the Taliban insurgency Aghanistan convenes a grand council of tribal elders and political leaders to discuss how to end the Taliban insurgency. Known as a loya jirga, the council will be convened with more than 2,000 participants gathering for four days of debate under a large tent, according to Umer Daudzai, the special peace envoy appointed last year by President Ashraf Ghani.
17 Mar THAILAND-ELECTION/EARLY VOTE (TV)
Thais cast absentee ballots for general election Thais cast absentee ballots for the March 24 general election.
17 Mar 21:00 ET / 01:00 GMT BUSINESS / ECONOMICS
CANADA-BUDGET/PREVIEW Stimulus budget in cards as Canada's Liberals look to eclipse crisis
With a federal election looming and a political crisis over government intervention in a corporate fraud trial still dominating headlines, Canada's ruling Liberals are expected to table a goody-filled budget later this week in bid to get back on course with voters. 17 Mar
ARTS / CULTURE / ENTERTAINMENT BRITAIN-ROYALS/CARIBBEAN (PIX)
Prince Charles embarks on Caribbean tour including Communist-run Cuba Prince Charles and his wife Camilla embark on a Caribbean tour on Sunday during which they will become the first British royals to visit Communist-run Cuba, even as the island faces rising hostility from Britain's closest ally, the United States.
16 Mar 09:00 ET / 13:00 GMT