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Google Topdog Dies In Nepal Earthquake

A Google executive was among 10 people killed on a Mount Everest camp in the avalanche that followed tremors of the 7,8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal Saturday, the company and his family said on Sunday. The Google staffer, Dan Fredinburg, died in the avalanche that buried parts of the base camp where hundreds of mountaineers were gathered for the start ... Read More »

Hillary Clinton launches second presidential bid

Hillary Clinton put an end to months of speculation on Sunday by officially announcing her candidacy for president, giving the former secretary of state another shot at cracking the highest glass ceiling in American politics. The initial word came in an email to supporters from John Podesta, a longtime Clinton ally, then a video launched on YouTube and a newly minted ... Read More »

Missing sailor in surprisingly good shape after 2 months at sea

The second mate of the Houston Express probably couldn’t believe what he was seeing. Hundreds of miles from land there was a small boat nearby. At first it looked abandoned. It was in bad shape, listing to one side. The crew of the 1,000-foot long container ship thought it was a yacht that had wrecked. Incredibly, as they got closer, ... Read More »

Iran must recognize Israel’s right to exist in deal

Slamming world powers’ framework nuclear deal with Iran, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday demanded that any final deal include a “clear and unambiguous Iranian recognition of Israel’s right to exist.” Netanyahu has been perhaps the most vocal critic of nuclear talks with Iran, insisting again and again it can’t be trusted. He took his case to the U.S. ... Read More »

German Wings Crash:Fresh Facts Arise

Data from the second ‘black box’ flight recorder belonging to the Germanwings plane that crashed in the Alps suggests that the co-pilot deliberately accelerated its descent, French investigators say. They say Andreas Lubitz modified the automatic pilot system several times to increase the speed of descent. The information they recovered also confirms earlier findings that Lubitz deliberately crashed the plane. ... Read More »

Afghan woman lynched over Koran-burning ‘innocent’

An Afghan woman who was beaten to death and set on fire by a mob for allegedly burning a copy of the Koran was “innocent”, the interior minister said Monday. The woman named Farkhunda was lynched on Thursday by an angry crowd in central Kabul for allegedly burning a copy of the Islamic holy book. “The accusation against her is ... Read More »

Liberia In Lockdown As Ebola Rears Head Again

The president of Sierra Leone has an idea on how to curtail the spread of Ebola: Get everybody to stay inside. President Ernest Bai Koroma on Saturday launched a campaign called “Zero Ebola,” in which almost all Sierra Leoneans are supposed to stay indoors March 27-29 and from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on three consecutive Saturdays — April 4, ... Read More »

Afghanistan Mob Lynches Woman Over Quran

The Afghan woman is dragged onto a roof and hit with a stick, as a horde of angry, screaming men swarm around her. At one point, video shows her standing with her face covered in blood. She is pushed and falls over, and her beating continues with feet, with rocks, with boards. Then, in the last part of the video, ... Read More »

Tunisia In Hunt For Terror Suspect

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi confirmed that a third person took part in last week’s Bardo museum terror attack in an interview Sunday with French TV Station iTele. “There were for certain three terrorists,” Essebsi said. “There is one on the run. He will not get far.” Previously two suspects had been identified — Yassine Labidi and Saber Khachnaou — ... Read More »

Singapore Mourns As Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew Dies At 91

Lee Kuan Yew, the statesman who transformed Singapore from a small port city into a wealthy global hub, has died at the age of 91. The city-state’s prime minister for 31 years, he was widely respected as the architect of Singapore’s prosperity. But he was criticised for his iron grip on power. Under him freedom of speech was tightly restricted ... Read More »