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University of Birmingham handout illustration shows an artist's depiction of the Chilesaurus diegosuarezi

'Jigsaw puzzle' dinosaur Chilesaurus boasted weird mix of traits

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists have unearthed fossils of a strange dinosaur in southern Chile that boasts such an unusual combination of traits that they are comparing it to a platypus, that oddball egg-laying, duckbilled mammal from Australia. Named Chilesaurus diegosuarezi, it is a member of the same dinosaur group as Tyrannosaurus rex, theropods, which includes the largest l…

  • The Mount Everest south base camp is seen a day after a huge earthquake-caused avalanche
    Nepal scrambles to organize quake relief, many flee capital Reuters - 1 hour 33 minutes ago

    By Gopal Sharma, Rupam Jain Nair and Ross Adkin KATHMANDU, Nepal (Reuters) - Nepalese officials scrambled on Monday to get aid from the main airport to people left homeless … More »Nepal scrambles to organize quake relief, many flee capital

    The Mount Everest south base camp is seen a day after a huge earthquake-caused avalanche

    By Gopal Sharma, Rupam Jain Nair and Ross Adkin KATHMANDU, Nepal (Reuters) - Nepalese officials scrambled on Monday to get aid from the main airport to people left homeless and hungry by a devastating earthquake two days earlier, while thousands tired of waiting fled the capital Kathmandu for the surrounding plains. By …

  • Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao spars with his coach Freddy Roach ahead of his forthcoming megafight with Floyd Mayweather, during a training session at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, California on April 15, 2015
    Pacquiao pleads for Indonesia to spare death row Filipina AFP - 2 hours 15 minutes ago

    World boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao took time out Monday from final preparations for his $400 million megafight with Floyd Mayweather to plead for the life of a Filipina … More »Pacquiao pleads for Indonesia to spare death row Filipina

    Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao spars with his coach Freddy Roach ahead of his forthcoming megafight with Floyd Mayweather, during a training session at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, California on April 15, 2015

    World boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao took time out Monday from final preparations for his $400 million megafight with Floyd Mayweather to plead for the life of a Filipina on death row in Indonesia. Pacquiao, a national hero in the Philippines, added his voice to a chorus of global opposition led by United Nations Secretary …

  • Bali Nine Death Row Convict Weds In Prison
    Bali Nine Death Row Convict Weds In Prison Sky News - 3 hours ago

    One of the ringleaders of the Bali Nine drug smuggling gang has married his girlfriend in prison ahead of his imminent execution, it has emerged. Michael Chan, the brother … More »Bali Nine Death Row Convict Weds In Prison

    Bali Nine Death Row Convict Weds In Prison

    One of the ringleaders of the Bali Nine drug smuggling gang has married his girlfriend in prison ahead of his imminent execution, it has emerged. Michael Chan, the brother of Andrew Chan, said there had been celebrations behind bars with close family and friends. Chan, along with Myuran Sukumaran, is being held at a maximum …

  • Lubis, lawyer for two Australians facing the death penalty, Sukumaran and Chan, holds a self-portrait painted by Sukumaran at Wijayapura port in Cilacap, Indonesia
    Indonesia rebuffs last-ditch bids to delay drug-convict executions Reuters - 4 hours ago

    By Kanupriya Kapoor and Jane Wardell CILACAP, Indonesia/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Indonesia said the execution of nine drug traffickers would go ahead this week, rebuffing … More »Indonesia rebuffs last-ditch bids to delay drug-convict executions

    Lubis, lawyer for two Australians facing the death penalty, Sukumaran and Chan, holds a self-portrait painted by Sukumaran at Wijayapura port in Cilacap, Indonesia

    By Kanupriya Kapoor and Jane Wardell CILACAP, Indonesia/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Indonesia said the execution of nine drug traffickers would go ahead this week, rebuffing last-minute appeals from Australia and the Philippines to spare their nationals and ignoring a decision by the Constitutional Court to hear a final challenge. …

  • French President Francois Hollande, right, and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott pose for photographers as Hollande sees off Abbott after their meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, Monday, April 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
    French, Australian leaders vow to step up anti-terror co-operation amid IS threat The Canadian Press - 4 hours ago

    French President Francois Hollande says France and Australia will reinforce their co-operation in the fight against the Islamic State group and other terrorist threats. … More »French, Australian leaders vow to step up anti-terror co-operation amid IS threat

    French President Francois Hollande, right, and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott pose for photographers as Hollande sees off Abbott after their meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, Monday, April 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    French President Francois Hollande says France and Australia will reinforce their co-operation in the fight against the Islamic State group and other terrorist threats. The leaders say they will step up dialogue and intelligence-sharing to combat violent extremists and those who become radicalized online.

  • Army captain Harry, 30, will spend time with Australian army units in Perth and Sydney before he embarks on an official tour of New Zealand from May 9 to May 16
    Australia-bound Prince Harry set to miss royal birth AFP - 5 hours ago

    Prince Harry seems set to miss the birth of his niece or nephew when he flies back to Australia on Monday, as his sister-in-law Kate waits to go into labour. Harry, … More »Australia-bound Prince Harry set to miss royal birth

    Army captain Harry, 30, will spend time with Australian army units in Perth and Sydney before he embarks on an official tour of New Zealand from May 9 to May 16

    Prince Harry seems set to miss the birth of his niece or nephew when he flies back to Australia on Monday, as his sister-in-law Kate waits to go into labour. Harry, who is on attachment with the Australian army, was briefly back in Britain at the weekend, giving him a chance of being in town for the birth of his brother …

  • Tourists wait for their flights outside Nepal's Tribhuvan International Airport a day after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake, in Kathmandu
    Desperate Nepalis flee capital as aftershocks spread fear Reuters - 6 hours ago

    By Rupam Jain Nair and Ross Adkin BHAKTAPUR, Nepal (Reuters) - Thousands of Nepalis began fleeing the capital Kathmandu on Monday, terror-stricken by two days of powerful … More »Desperate Nepalis flee capital as aftershocks spread fear

    Tourists wait for their flights outside Nepal's Tribhuvan International Airport a day after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake, in Kathmandu

    By Rupam Jain Nair and Ross Adkin BHAKTAPUR, Nepal (Reuters) - Thousands of Nepalis began fleeing the capital Kathmandu on Monday, terror-stricken by two days of powerful aftershocks and looming shortages of food and water after an earthquake that killed more than 3,700 people. Roads leading out of Kathmandu were jammed …

  • Reconstruction may cost over $5 billion, police say Nepal quake death toll is 3,617 The Canadian Press - 7 hours ago

    Aid group World Vision says its staff members were able to reach Gorkha district, where Saturday's magnitude 7.8 quake was centred, but gathering information from the … More »Reconstruction may cost over $5 billion, police say Nepal quake death toll is 3,617

    Aid group World Vision says its staff members were able to reach Gorkha district, where Saturday's magnitude 7.8 quake was centred, but gathering information from the villages remains a challenge. "These remote areas don't have any search or rescue operations assistance as of this time. In some of the remote areas staff …

  • Australia internet provider iiNet could face $1 bln bidding war Reuters - 7 hours ago

    By Byron Kaye SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian telecommunications firm M2 Group Ltd said it proposed to buy Internet service provider iiNet Ltd for A$1.6 billion ($1.3 … More »Australia internet provider iiNet could face $1 bln bidding war

    By Byron Kaye SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian telecommunications firm M2 Group Ltd said it proposed to buy Internet service provider iiNet Ltd for A$1.6 billion ($1.3 billion), trumping an approach by rival TPG Telecom Ltd and raising the prospect of a bidding war. Buying Perth-based iiNet, which has about 1 million subscribers, …

  • Nepal Quake Victims Despair As Death Toll Rises
    Nepal Quake Victims Despair As Death Toll Rises Sky News - 7 hours ago

    The number of people killed by Nepal's devastating earthquake has risen to 3,617, as thousands of sick and wounded spent a second night in the open. Thousands of people … More »Nepal Quake Victims Despair As Death Toll Rises

    Nepal Quake Victims Despair As Death Toll Rises

    The number of people killed by Nepal's devastating earthquake has risen to 3,617, as thousands of sick and wounded spent a second night in the open. Thousands of people in capital Kathmandu spent the night huddled under tents and sought scarce food and medical supplies as officials struggled to care for the injured and …

  • Factbox: Foreigners in Nepal at time of deadly earthquake Reuters - 9 hours ago

    MUMBAI (Reuters) - Here are details released by some foreign governments on citizens who were in Nepal at the time a strong earthquake hit on Saturday, killing more than … More »Factbox: Foreigners in Nepal at time of deadly earthquake

    MUMBAI (Reuters) - Here are details released by some foreign governments on citizens who were in Nepal at the time a strong earthquake hit on Saturday, killing more than 3,200 people. The 7.9-magnitude quake struck at midday on Saturday at a busy time of year for tourism-reliant Nepal's trekking and climbing season, …

  • Indonesia govt says needs proof before launching probe into Bali Nine case Reuters - 12 hours ago

    JAKARTA (Reuters) - Australia needs to show proof of alleged corruption in the trial of two Australians on death row before Indonesia's government will investigate, … More »Indonesia govt says needs proof before launching probe into Bali Nine case

    JAKARTA (Reuters) - Australia needs to show proof of alleged corruption in the trial of two Australians on death row before Indonesia's government will investigate, the foreign ministry said, questioning why concerns were being only raised now instead of 10 years ago. Armanatha Nasir, spokesman for Indonesia's foreign …

  • Golf-World Rankings Reuters - 15 hours ago

    April 27 (Infostrada Sports) - The World Rankings 1. (1) Rory McIlroy (Britain) 11.21 2. (2) Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 9.08 3. (3) Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 7.35 4. (4) Bubba … More »Golf-World Rankings

    April 27 (Infostrada Sports) - The World Rankings 1. (1) Rory McIlroy (Britain) 11.21 2. (2) Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 9.08 3. (3) Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 7.35 4. (4) Bubba Watson (U.S.) 7.18 5. (5) Jim Furyk (U.S.) 6.71 6. (9) Justin Rose (Britain) 6.58 7. (6) Jason Day (Australia) 6.45 8. (7) Dustin Johnson (U.S.) 6.17 9. …

  • Australia's Ten Network says talking with Murdoch's Foxtel about investment Reuters - 15 hours ago

    Australian television broadcaster Ten Network Holdings Ltd on Monday said it is in talks with Rupert Murdoch's local cable TV operator Foxtel about a potential investment … More »Australia's Ten Network says talking with Murdoch's Foxtel about investment

    Australian television broadcaster Ten Network Holdings Ltd on Monday said it is in talks with Rupert Murdoch's local cable TV operator Foxtel about a potential investment in the struggling free-to-air network. The lowest-ranked network said in a statement to the Australian Securities Exchange an ongoing review about its …

  • Golf-Race to Dubai rankings Reuters - 16 hours ago

    April 27 (Infostrada Sports) - Race to Dubai rankings 1. (1) Rory McIlroy (Britain) 1224670 2. (2) Danny Willett (Britain) 1118691 3. (3) Justin Rose (Britain) 927972 … More »Golf-Race to Dubai rankings

    April 27 (Infostrada Sports) - Race to Dubai rankings 1. (1) Rory McIlroy (Britain) 1224670 2. (2) Danny Willett (Britain) 1118691 3. (3) Justin Rose (Britain) 927972 4. (4) Ross Fisher (Britain) 805680 5. (5) Anirban Lahiri (India) 749002 6. (7) Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Thailand) 733231 7. (6) Bernd Wiesberger (Austria) …