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  • Doctor expecting the arrival of the victims of a Mount Everest avalanche standbys near the helipad at Grandi International Hospital in Kathmandu
    Search ends for missing on Everest, some Sherpas call for shutdown 21 hours ago

    By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Rescuers have given up searching for three sherpa guides missing two days after the deadliest ever accident on Nepal's Mount Everest … More »Search ends for missing on Everest, some Sherpas call for shutdown

    Doctor expecting the arrival of the victims of a Mount Everest avalanche standbys near the helipad at Grandi International Hospital in Kathmandu

    By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Rescuers have given up searching for three sherpa guides missing two days after the deadliest ever accident on Nepal's Mount Everest killed at least 13 and shocked the mountaineering world. It not possible to find the three missing persons, dead or alive," said Lakpa Sherpa, of the …

  • Passengers queue up at the Malaysia Airlines ticketing booth at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang
    Malaysia Airlines plane returns safely after landing gear scare 15 hours ago

    A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane with 166 people on board landed safely at Kuala Lumpur airport early on Monday after being forced to abandon a flight to Bangalore … More »Malaysia Airlines plane returns safely after landing gear scare

    Passengers queue up at the Malaysia Airlines ticketing booth at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang

    A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane with 166 people on board landed safely at Kuala Lumpur airport early on Monday after being forced to abandon a flight to Bangalore because of problems with its landing gear, the airline said. Defence Minister and Acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said in a tweet: 'All landed …

  • A local resident shows bullet at a checkpoint that was the scene of an overnight gunfight near the city of Slaviansk
    Deadly gun attack in eastern Ukraine shakes fragile Geneva accord 14 hours ago

    By Aleksandar Vasovic and Alissa de Carbonnel SLAVIANSK/YENAKIEVO, Ukraine (Reuters) - At least three people were killed in a gunfight in the early hours of Sunday near … More »Deadly gun attack in eastern Ukraine shakes fragile Geneva accord

    A local resident shows bullet at a checkpoint that was the scene of an overnight gunfight near the city of Slaviansk

    By Aleksandar Vasovic and Alissa de Carbonnel SLAVIANSK/YENAKIEVO, Ukraine (Reuters) - At least three people were killed in a gunfight in the early hours of Sunday near a Ukrainian city controlled by pro-Russian separatists, shaking an already fragile international accord that was designed to avert a wider conflict. The …

  • Mafiaboy: A Portrait of the Hacker as a Young Man
    MafiaBoy hacker turned security consultant on the Heartbleed bug 15 hours ago

    Michael Calce, ‘MafiaBoy’ turned security consultant, on the Heartbleed bug, and why the cloud and fingerprint scans will be hacked More »MafiaBoy hacker turned security consultant on the Heartbleed bug

    Mafiaboy: A Portrait of the Hacker as a Young Man

    Michael Calce, ‘MafiaBoy’ turned security consultant, on the Heartbleed bug, and why the cloud and fingerprint scans will be hacked

  • File photo of Rubin Carter posing with Washington and Holyfield at premiere of The Hurricane in Los Angeles
    Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dead at 76 20 hours ago

    Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, the former professional boxer who became an advocate for the wrongly convicted after spending 19 years in prison for a triple murder … More »Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dead at 76

    File photo of Rubin Carter posing with Washington and Holyfield at premiere of The Hurricane in Los Angeles

    Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, the former professional boxer who became an advocate for the wrongly convicted after spending 19 years in prison for a triple murder he didn't commit, died Sunday. He was 76.

  • Kindergartens hold candles as they pray for safe return of passengers of the sunken ferry Sewol, in Ansan, South Korea, Sunrday, April 20, 2014. After more than three days of frustration and failure, divers on Sunday finally found a way into the submerged ferry off South Korea's southern shore, discovering more than a dozen bodies inside the ship and pushing the confirmed death toll to over four dozens, officials said. (AP Photo/Yonhap) KOREA OUT

    JINDO, South Korea - There are no names listed as relatives huddle around white signboards to identify bodies from a sunken ferry — just the slimmest of clues about mostly young lives now lost. "I'm not talking about that," the crew member said.

  • Pope Francis waves as he leads the Easter Mass in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican

    By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis, in his Easter address before a huge crowd, on Sunday denounced the "immense wastefulness" in the world while many go hungry and called for an end to conflicts in Syria, Ukraine and Africa. "We ask you, Lord Jesus, to put an end to all war and every conflict, whether …

  • FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, file photo, Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri attends the NCAA college basketball game between Syracuse and North Carolina State in Syracuse, N.Y. A Pennsylvania high school student is in hot water for asking Davuluri to prom during a question and answer session at school. Eighteen-year-old Patrick Farves said he received three days of in-school suspension Thursday, April 17, 2014, because he asked Davuluri to prom. School officials heard about Farves' plan in advance and warned him not to do it. He has apologized for disrupting the event. (AP Photo/Nick Lisi, File)

    YORK, Pa. - Miss America is asking a Pennsylvania school district to reconsider the punishment of a high school senior who asked her to be his prom date during the question-and-answer portion of an assembly. The York Dispatch newspaper reported Sunday that Nina Davuluri posted a statement on the Miss America Organization's …

  • A robot from ''Terminator 3 Rise of the Machines'' on display at the movie's premiere, June 30, 2003.

    Although science is often seen as stuffy and dull, it's responsible for incredible discoveries and amazing breakthroughs. It can get weird pretty quickly, though. In this week's installment of Weird Science Weekly, we're going to look at the various ways … Continue reading →

  • Staff check the Phoenix International Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Artemis before search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370

    By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Australia will decide in a few days whether to alter or scale back the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, but will consult all countries involved on any changes, Australia's ambassador to the United States said on Sunday. Kim Beazley told CNN the search countries would …

  • Russians and Ukrainians to face more sanctions from Canada

    The government's decision to deploy six RCAF CF-18 fighters to Poland as part of NATO's response to the crisis in Ukraine seems to have caused barely a ripple in Canada. There's been surprisingly little discussion, considering the worst case scenario … Continue reading →

  • Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday visited the ancient Christian town of Maaloula recaptured from rebels last week, state media said, a rare appearance outside central Damascus. Government forces backed by fighters from the Lebanese Shi'ite movement Hezbollah retook Maaloula, north of Damascus, on Monday, the latest …

  • India Brainard gets a hospital visit from her boyfriend Daniel

    Earlier this year, 15-year-old India Brainard, who has cerebral palsy, underwent "gruelling surgery" — dual hip replacement and femur re-alignment surgery — that kept her recovering in a Boston hospital for 57 days. She's now closer to home in a … Continue reading →

  • In this September 1941 photo provided by Dick Felumlee, Kenneth and Helen Felumlee pose for a photo nearly three years before their marriage in February 1944. The Felumlees, who celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in February, died 15 hours apart from each other last week. (AP Photo/Felumlee family)

    NASHPORT, Ohio - A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart. Helen Felumlee, of Nashport, Ohio, died at 92 on April 12. Her husband, 91-year-old Kenneth Felumlee, died the next morning. The couple's eight children say the two had been inseparable since …

  • This portrait of Queen Elizabeth II taken and made available at 12:00 GMT Sunday, April 20, 2014, by British photographer David Bailey has been released to mark her 88th birthday on Monday April 21, 2014. The photograph was taken at Buckingham Palace in March and was commissioned on behalf of the British Government's GREAT Britain campaign. The image will be used in activity to support the GREAT campaign, which aims to generate jobs and growth through highlighting internationally Britain as a world-class destination for trade, tourism, investment and education. (AP Photo/David Bailey) NO SALES NO ARCHIVE MANDATORY CREDIT DAVID BAILEY

    LONDON - A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by renowned British photographer David Bailey has been unveiled to mark the monarch's 88th birthday. The black-and-white photograph, taken at Buckingham Palace in March, shows the queen smiling broadly. Bailey described his subject as a "very strong woman" with "very kind eyes …