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Nepal earthquake: Live Report

Sri Lankan soldiers prepare to fly to Nepal from the main international airport in KatunayakeHong Kong (AFP) - - SEARCH AND RESCUE -


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15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World

Everyone has a bad day at work now and then. But if you have one of these 15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World, even one bad day can get you or someone else killed. From EMT to Coal Miner to Ice Road Trucker, these are the jobs that will keep you up at nights!


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last updated: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 01:16:08 GMT

Indo hurting pleas for own citizens:Labor
LABOR says the prime minister and foreign minister must contact their Indonesian counterparts now to prevent the deaths of two Australian drug smugglers.

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Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines
last updated: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 22:26:41 -0400

Live blog: Hollywood collides with politics at WHCD

The annual D.C. event brings together journalists, politicians, and celebrities.


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Photos from red carpet at White House Correspondents' Dinner

Celebrities and journalists arrive for annual affair to celebrate another year of White House coverage.


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11 stories reportedly under scrutiny so far in NBC's Brian Williams investigation

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2014, file photo, Brian Williams speaks at the 8th Annual Stand Up For Heroes, presented by New York Comedy Festival and The Bob Woodruff Foundation in New York. Suspended NBC News anchor Williams and his wife attended a fundraiser, Saturday, March 21, 2015, and donated $50,000 in a bid to keep his Catholic high school in New Jersey, Mater Dei Prep, from closing. The school announced in February it will close in June because of financial problems unless it can raise $1 million. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP, File)Sources report that an NBC internal investigation has so far revealed 11 occasions on which the former "Nightly News" anchor appears to have bent the truth about his reporting.


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World offers help after Nepal quake, but few know scope yet

Volunteers carry the body of a victim on a stretcher, recovered from the debris of a building that collapsed after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, Saturday, April 25, 2015. A strong magnitude-7.9 earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings, officials said. (AP Photo/ Niranjan Shrestha)LONDON (AP) — As world leaders and global charities try to grasp the scope of an earthquake that devastated tiny, mountainous Nepal, they are preparing emergency aid for the survivors but worrying how to make sure it gets there.


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Nepal quake: Over 1,000 dead, history razed, Everest shaken

People wait at a school after a 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck, in Kathmandu, NepalRescue workers search for survivors amid toppled walls and collapsed buildings.


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A dozen arrested as Freddie Gray protests turn violent

Protesters arrested during otherwise peaceful rally in BalitmoreProtesters who have been holding demonstrations almost daily this week over the death of Freddie Gray are promising their biggest march yet a day after the Baltimore Police Department acknowledged that it failed to get him the medical attention he needed after his arrest.


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Photos from the ground: Devastating earthquake hits Nepal

An man walks past damage caused by an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, Saturday, April 25, 2015. A strong magnitude-7.9 earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings, officials said. (AP Photo/ Niranjan Shrestha)A 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Nepal Saturday, causing an avalanche on Mount Everest and crumbling buildings in Katmandu, the capital. Nepal’s Home Ministry announced an initial death toll of 686, a number that is continuing to rise. We are collecting stories and photos from the ground and live updates on the death toll and damages as the story develops.


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10 dead as quake and avalanche sweep Mount Everest region

In this photo provided by Azim Afif a man approaches the scene after an avalanche triggered by a massive earthquake swept across Everest Base Camp, Nepal on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Afif and his team of four others from the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) all survived the avalanche. (Azim Afif via AP)KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An avalanche triggered by a massive earthquake swept across Nepal's Mount Everest region on Saturday, killing at least 10 climbers and guides, slamming into a section of the mountaineering base camp, and leaving an unknown number of people injured and missing, officials said.


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Olympian Bruce Jenner makes transgender history by identifying as a woman

Bruce Jenner arrives at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las VegasBy Mary Milliken LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Olympic gold medalist and reality TV star Bruce Jenner said on Friday that he identifies as a woman, becoming the most high-profile American to come out as transgender. The 65-year-old Jenner made the declaration in a wide-ranging interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer, nearly 40 years after his record-breaking Olympic gold-medal win in the decathlon that gave him the unofficial title of "World's Greatest Athlete." At the outset of the taped interview, Sawyer asked "Are you a woman?" and Jenner responded, "Yes, for all intents and purposes I am a woman." "People look at me differently," Jenner added.


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Thousands march in Baltimore to protest black man's death, some damage

Protesters are gathered for a rally to protest the death of Freddie Gray who died following an arrest in BaltimoreBy Lacey Johnson BALTIMORE (Reuters) - At least 2,000 people marched through downtown Baltimore on Saturday to protest the unexplained death of a black man in police custody, and authorities said some demonstrators threw objects at officers and broke windows. In the biggest protest since 25-year-old Freddie Gray died on Sunday, two separate clusters of protesters chanting "shut it down" began marching. After the rally, some groups of protesters fanned out across the city and disturbances were reported. Baltimore police said on Twitter that some protesters threw objects at officers and broke windows.


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Russian hackers read Obama's unclassified emails last year: NYT

Illustration file picture shows a man typing on a computer keyboard in WarsawRussian hackers who penetrated sensitive parts of the White House computer system last year read President Barack Obama's unclassified emails, the New York Times reported on Saturday, quoting U.S. officials. "There is no evidence that the president's email account itself was hacked, White House officials said. Still, the fact that some of Mr. Obama's communications were among those retrieved by hackers has been one of the most closely held findings of the inquiry," the paper said. A White House spokeswoman declined to comment on the report but the White House earlier this month confirmed the breach, saying it took place last year and that it did not affect classified information.


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FBI investigating possible Islamic State terrorism plot in U.S.: CNN
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating a possible Islamic State-inspired terrorism plot in the United States, CNN reported on Saturday, quoting law enforcement officials. A Federal law enforcement official who asked not to be named said there was a known threat to Los Angeles International Airport, but did not say whether this was a new threat or was associated with Islamic State. The Transportation Security Administration had also alerted local law enforcement agencies responsible for security around airports in the state although the possible threat was not necessarily related to aviation, CNN said. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson also declined to comment on the reported threat to Las Angeles airport.

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Witnesses: Some buildings collapse in Nepal capital after 7.7 quake

Nepalese devotees climb on the chariot to prepare it on the first day of Rato Machindranath chariot festival in Bungmati, Lalitpur, Nepal, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. Members of Nepal’s Newar community believe celebrating this festival brings rain, good crop and prosperity. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)By Gopal Sharma and Ross Adkin KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal urged countries to send aid to help it cope with the aftermath of a devastating earthquake that killed nearly 1,400 people, a toll predicted to rise as rescuers used their hands to dig for survivors among the rubble on Sunday. Thousands of people braved freezing temperatures and patchy rain to sleep on pavements, in parks or in fields in the crowded Kathmandu valley, too afraid to return to homes damaged by a 7.9 magnitude quake which struck at midday on Saturday. "Our country is in a moment of crisis and we will require tremendous support and aid," he told Indian television. Police said the death toll had reached 1,394, with about 4,700 injured.


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Obama: ‘We all bleed when we lose an American life’

President Barack Obama holds up a jar full of paper clips while speaking at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence's (ODNI) 10th anniversary at ODNI headquarters in McLean, Va., Friday, April 24, 2015. Obama was making a joke about Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper and used the jar to help illustrated the point. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)The president defends U.S. spying operations a day after two al-Qaida hostages were killed by drone strikes.


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Hawaii poised to become 1st state to raise smoking age to 21

Hawaii poised to become 1st state to raise smoking age to 21A bill that would make Hawaii the first state to raise the legal smoking age to 21 cleared the Legislature on Friday and is headed to the governor. The bill would prevent adolescents from smoking, buying ...


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Police: Gray should've received medical care before ride

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake speaks in front of local faith leaders at a news conference regarding the death of Freddie Gray, Friday, April 24, 2015, in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)Freddie Gray should have received medical attention at the spot where he was arrested — before he was put inside a police van, authorities said Friday.


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Why U.S. won't recognize 'forgotten genocide'

Demonstrators hold candles and pictures of Armenian victims during a commemoration for the victims of mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks, in IstanbulKatie Couric examines the controversy over the massacre of Armenians 100 years ago.


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GOP presidential hopefuls say no thanks to White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Chris Christie attends 2014 White House Correspondents' DinnerIt's one of the hottest tickets in the political world — unless you’re a Republican hoping to win your party’s nomination.


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After drone killings, pressure for a new hostage strategy

FILE - In this April 23, 2015 file photo, President Barack Obama pauses while speaking in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, where he took full responsibility for deaths of American, Italian hostages, expresses apologies. The accidental killing of two hostages in a U.S. counterterrorism operation against al-Qaida has raised pressure on the White House to revise the nation’s oft-criticized strategy for dealing with abducted Americans. A day after President Barack Obama apologized and took responsibility for the deaths of American Warren Weinstein and Italian Giovanni Lo Porto, administration officials said Friday that a nearly yearlong, interagency review of the policy is to be completed this spring. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The accidental killing of two hostages in a U.S. operation against al-Qaida has put a new spotlight on the Obama administration's reliance on drones in the battle against terrorism — and has also raised pressure on the White House to revise the nation's oft-criticized strategy for dealing with abducted Americans and their families.


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Police respond to suspicious package at Statue of Liberty

Police respond to suspicious package at Statue of LibertyNew York City police say they're responding to a report of a suspicious package at the Statue of Liberty.


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Italian authorities: Terror suspects planned Vatican attack

Italian authorities: Terror suspects planned Vatican attackMILAN (AP) — An Italian prosecutor says Islamic extremists suspected in a bomb attack in a Pakistani market that killed more than 100 people had also planned an attack against the Vatican in 2010 that was never carried out.


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Questions after Indiana school stage collapse injures 16

In this image from video provided by Zach Rader students from Westfield High School are on the stage during the grand finale of the concert dubbed "American Pie" Thursday April 23, 2015 just prior to the stage collapsed. More than a dozen students were injured after the stage filled with students collapsed during the musical performance at the central Indiana high school Thursday night, authorities said. (Zach Rader via AP)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The superintendent of an Indiana school district where a stage collapsed, injuring 16 high school students when they plunged into an orchestra pit, said Friday that the section that gave way was only a few years old, but it's unclear whether it was ever subject to inspection.


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Pakistan says botched strike highlights dangers of US drone war

The US drones strikes in Pakistan's tribal region have proved deeply unpopular with many complaining that they violate Islamabad's sovereignty and territorial integrityPakistan said Friday the botched US drone attack that killed two foreign hostages showed the risks of the controversial tactic, as details came to light apparently pinpointing the fatal strike. President Barack Obama admitted on Thursday that one American and one Italian hostage were accidentally killed in a counter-terrorism operation in January targeting a suspected Al-Qaeda hideout. Obama said US consultant Warren Weinstein and Italian aid worker Giovanni Lo Porto were killed along with Ahmed Faruq, an American described as a leader of Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS).


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last updated: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 11:16:29 -0400

Live blog: Hollywood collides with politics at WHCD

The annual D.C. event brings together journalists, politicians, and celebrities.


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last updated: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 21:07:26 -0400

Live blog: Hollywood collides with politics at WHCD

The annual D.C. event brings together journalists, politicians, and celebrities.


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last updated: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 10:02:00 GMT

Kate Langbroek: ‘The day I caught a scammer’
‘I SET up a profile on an over-50s dating site, took a photo of me in a wig, glasses and pearls and within hours, I had hundreds of responses from potential suitors.’

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SBS reporter sacked over Anzac tweets
A HIGH-profile SBS presenter has been sacked for a vicious public attack on Australian Diggers in which he implied that Anzacs were rapists and terrorists.

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last updated: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 19:24:11 +0000
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last updated: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 13:57:18 GMT

Russian hackers read Obama's unclassified emails last year: NYT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russian hackers who penetrated sensitive parts of the White House computer system last year read President Barack Obama's unclassified emails, the New York Times reported on Saturday, quoting U.S. officials.






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last updated: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 18:30:12 -0400

What Song Is Actually About You?

Your lifelong anthem awaits.

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See the Celebrities at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner
Stars turned out for the annual dinner with President Obama

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