from FaithWorld:

Pope Francis names two Palestinian nuns as Catholic saints

May 17, 2015

(A member of the faithful wears a t-shirt with the pictures of the two Palestinian nuns being canonised before Pope Francis leads a ceremony for the canonisation of four nuns at Saint Peter's square in the Vatican City, May 17, 2015. The four nuns being canonised include two Palestininan nuns, Marie Alphonsine Ghattas, founder of the first Catholic congregation in Palestine, and Mariam Baouardy Haddad, who established a Carmelite convent in Bethlehem. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

(A t-shirt with the pictures of the two Palestinian nuns being canonised before Pope Francis leads a ceremony for the canonisation of four nuns at Saint Peter's square in the Vatican City, May 17, 2015. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

from FaithWorld:

Pope Francis extends his agenda of change to Vatican diplomacy

May 17, 2015

(Pope Francis (R) embraces Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the end of the ceremony for the canonisation of four nuns at Saint Peter's square in the Vatican City, May 17, 2015. The four nuns being canonised include two Palestininan nuns, Marie Alphonsine Ghattas, founder of the first Catholic congregation in Palestine, and Mariam Baouardy Haddad, who established a Carmelite convent in Bethlehem. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

(Pope Francis (R) embraces Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the end of the ceremony for the canonisation of four nuns at Saint Peter's square in the Vatican City, May 17, 2015. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

from Expert Zone:

Markets Weekahead: Prepare for rainy days

By Ambareesh Baliga
May 17, 2015

(Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters)

Indian markets ended in the green for a second week, with the Nifty up about 0.80 percent, in line with global markets. Volatility continued to be the highlight but the bulls eventually triumphed with a stable positive close on Friday.

from Toby Davis:

Soccer-Gerrard rules out Liverpool loan return as he heads to MLS

May 16, 2015

May 16 (Reuters) - There was no happy ending to Steven Gerrard's Anfield farewell and there will be no fairytale return to play for his boyhood club after the Liverpool captain ruled out coming back on loan when he begins his American adventure.

from Alan Baldwin:

Soccer-Gerrard feels the Liverpool love as he bows out

May 16, 2015

LONDON, May 16 (Reuters) - Steven Gerrard spoke of dread, devastation and defeat on Saturday as the Liverpool captain said farewell to an adoring and emotional Anfield crowd after 17 years and more than 700 appearances.

from Data Dive:

When fools rush in…

May 15, 2015

If you want to see the greater fool theory in action, look no further than at what’s happening in the stock market. Since the year 2000 the average small-cap stock in the Russell 2000 Index is up 151% while the average blue chip in the Dow Jones Industrial Average has gained only 57%.

from tommiles:

Meningitis cases triple in two weeks in Niger, more than 400 dead: WHO

May 15, 2015

GENEVA (Reuters) - An outbreak of meningitis with "unprecedented features" is spreading rapidly in Niger, with a tripling of cases in the past two weeks, hundreds of deaths so far this year and vaccines in short supply, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

from Data Dive:

Now available from Wal-Mart: sunlight

May 15, 2015

Wal-Mart is getting into the sunlight business.

Bowing to shareholder pressure, the retail giant will begin disclosing state-level details about its lobbying spending, Reuters' Nathan Layne reported this week. The move is intended to provide further transparency into the millions of dollars that the company uses to gain influence on public policy.

from Reuters FYI:

These soldiers are ‘fore’-armed

May 15, 2015

Hur In-hoe salutes as he pose for photographs after won a golf tournament in Pocheon, South Korea, in this handout picture provided by KPGA and released by News1 on April 26, 2015. REUTERS/KPGA/NEWS1

Hur In-hoe salutes as he pose for photographs after winning a golf tournament in Pocheon, South Korea, in this handout picture provided by KPGA and released by News1 on April 26, 2015. REUTERS/KPGA/NEWS1

from Breakingviews:

Review: The virtual bubble of bitcoin

By Edward Chancellor
May 15, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.