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12 killed, 3 missing in avalanche on Everest

USA TODAY

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. The Sherpa guides had gone early in ...

Vice principal of South Korea school in ferry disaster commits suicide

Reuters

MOKPO/JINDO, South Korea (Reuters) - The vice principal of a South Korean high school who accompanied hundreds of his pupils on what turned out to be a disastrous ferry trip has committed suicide, police said on Friday, as hopes faded of finding any of ...

East Ukraine separatists stay put despite diplomatic deal

Reuters

KIEV/SLAVIANSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Armed pro-Russian separatists were still holding public buildings in eastern Ukraine on Friday, saying they needed more assurances about their security before they comply with an international deal ordering them to ...

Underwater Search for Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Continues

Wall Street Journal

PERTH, Australia--An underwater search of a remote stretch of southern Indian Ocean seabed for the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 continued, with a deep-sea vehicle setting out on its fifth mission after previous sorties proved fruitless. The U.S. ...

The tattered defense of Oscar Pistorius

Washington Post

South African paralympian Oscar Pistorius yawns during his trial on April 17, 2014 at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. AFP PHOTO / POOL – ALET PRETORIUSALET PRETORIUS/AFP/Getty Images. Two weeks ago, when Oscar Pistorius first took the ...

Iran mother spares son's killer from hanging on gallows

Irish Times

The mother (R) of murder victim Abdolah Hosseinzade slapping the face of Balal (C), who was convicted and sentenced to death for killing her son, before removing the rope from around his neck, during the execution in the northern city of Nowshahr, Iran on ...

In Scripted Surprise, Putin Answers Snowden on Spying

New York Times

Edward J. Snowden, the former United States government contractor, asked President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia a question about surveillance during a call-in session broadcast on Russian television. Publish Date April 17, 2014. Credit. Continue reading the ...

Pope Francis washes, kisses feet of disabled and elderly in devotional as 'slave'

New York Daily News

The pope washed the feet of 12 disabled and elderly people Thursday — women and non-Catholics among them — in a pre-Easter ritual designed to show his willingness to serve others like a 'slave.' THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. Thursday, April 17, 2014, ...

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