Here are the top stories and upcoming coverage plans for Reuters text service as of 10 p.m. GMT/6 a.m. SGT. For a full schedule of news and events, go to our editorial calendar on Reuters Connect https://www.reutersconnect.com/planning or on Media Express http://mediaexpress.reuters.com/planning-tools/calendar. TOP STORIES
Suspected white supremacist charged with murder after New Zealand mosque shootings CHRISTCHURCH/WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant, 28, a suspected white supremacist, was charged with murder on Saturday after 49 people were killed and dozens wounded in mass shootings at two New Zealand mosques.
ETHIOPIA-AIRLINES-COMMUNICATIONS/ Exclusive: High speed, then a failed climb for doomed Ethiopia flight
ADDIS ABABA - Ethiopian Airlines flight 302, which crashed killing 157 people, had an unusually high speed after take-off before the plane reported problems and asked permission to climb quickly, said a source who has listened to the air traffic control recording. U.S.
NEW-YORK-CRIME-MAFIA/ Police have man in custody for murder of New York Mafia boss
Police have a 24-year-old suspect in custody in the slaying of reputed Mafia boss Francesco “Franky Boy” Cali in New York City, authorities said on Saturday. IRAN-USA-WHITE/
U.S. Navy veteran detained in Iran gets 10 years in prison, lawyer says A U.S. Navy veteran has been sentenced to 10 years in an Iranian prison, his family’s lawyer said, after he was arrested last July while visiting an Iranian woman in the city of Mashhad.
Amazon's second headquarters faces new blocks in Virginia funding vote WASHINGTON - Amazon.com Inc’s plan to set up a second headquarters in northern Virginia, after being rebuffed in New York, will face its first test when local officials vote on Saturday on a proposed financial package worth an estimated $51 million.
INDIA-REGULATOR-GLENCORE-RAID/ Exclusive: Indian antitrust watchdog raids Glencore business, others over pulse prices - sources
NEW DELHI - India’s antitrust watchdog raided units of global commodities trader Glencore and two other firms in Mumbai on Saturday in an inquiry into alleged collusion on the price of pulses, four sources with knowledge of the raids told Reuters. ENTERTAINMENT
MUSIC-CHILIPEPPERS-PYRAMIDS/ Red Hot Chili Peppers rock Egypt's pyramids
CAIRO - 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. PEOPLE-MICHAEL-JACKSON-LOUIS-VUITTON/
Louis Vuitton pulls Michael Jackson-themed items from collection PARIS - French fashion house Louis Vuitton has pulled Michael Jackson-themed items from its 2019 summer menswear collection following a documentary about alleged child abuse by the late pop star.
Nadal pulls out with injury before Federer semi-final Rafael Nadal withdrew from the Indian Wells tournament on Saturday with a knee injury, shortly before his eagerly-awaited semi-final clash with great rival Roger Federer.
ALPINE-SKIING-FINALS/ Alpine skiing: Shiffrin wins slalom event for 16th World Cup win of season
Mikaela Shiffrin clinched a record extending 16th World Cup win of the season by dominating the slalom event in Soldeu, Andorra on Saturday to take her overall tally to 59. UPCOMING
POLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS NEWZEALAND-SHOOTOUT/ (PIX) (TV) (GRAPHIC)
Families wait for bodies to carry out funerals after 49 people were killed in mosque shootings Families waits for the bodies to carry out funerals for 49 people were killed in shootings at mosques in Christchurch. 17 Mar
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 (PIX) (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 DISASTERS / ACCIDENTS
ETHIOPIA-AIRPLANE/VICTIMS (PIX) (TV) Families of Ethiopia plane crash victims given charred earth to bury
Families of the Ethiopia plane crash victims will each be given a kilo of charred earth to bury in a ceremony at Selassie Church in the capital Addis Ababa. The bodies of 157 people onboard Ethiopia Airlines flight 302 were destroyed by the impact when the Boeing 737 MAX plummeted into the ground minutes after take off. 17 Mar
BUSINESS / ECONOMICS CANADA-BUDGET/
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 06:00 ET / 10:00 GMT