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Avalanche kills 12 in single deadliest accident on Mount Everest

CNN - ‎29 minutes ago‎
Kathmandu, Nepal (CNN) -- A high-altitude avalanche Friday killed 12 Sherpa guides and seriously wounded three in the single deadliest accident on Mount Everest, officials said.
Avalanche Kills 12 Sherpas on Mount Everest
Avalanche sweeps Everest; 6 killed, 9 missing
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At least 12 local guides have been killed after an avalanche on the slopes of Mount Everest, Nepali officials say: http://bbc.in/1kGOnbP The avalanche struck an area just above the Mount Everest base camp. It is thought to be the deadliest climbing tragedy on the mountain.
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South Korea Seeks Arrest Warrant for Sunken Ferry's Captain

Wall Street Journal - ‎17 minutes ago‎
Ferry Captain Lee Jun-Seok leaving receiving help from maritime policemen to leave after the ferry sank in waters off Jindo Island in the southwestern province of South Jeolla, South Korea on Wednesday.
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Diplomats reach deal on defusing Ukraine crisis

Washington Post
22 minutes ago
Written by
Anne Gearan
GENEVA - Top diplomats on Thursday laid out a series of steps to tamp down violence and political unrest in Ukraine, even as Western officials publicly doubted Russia's resolve to use its influence to help defuse the crisis in the former Soviet republic.
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MH370: Underwater drone scans ocean floor for 5th time; frustration builds

CNN - ‎4 minutes ago‎
(CNN) -- A drone submerged Friday in the Indian Ocean for its fifth trip in search of the missing Malaysian plane as relatives of the people who were aboard the jetliner when it disappeared from radar nearly six weeks ago pressed for answers.
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Jimmy Kimmel, Shonda Rhimes dissect 'Scandal' finale

USA TODAY
25 minutes ago
Written by
Ann Oldenburg
Jimmy Kimmel pulled out his electric drill and revved it on his Thursday late-night show, just to "ensure" he'd get proper answers from writer Shonda Rhimes as to why she made the choices she did on the Scandal Season 3 finale.
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The tattered defense of Oscar Pistorius

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
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.
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Japan to 'redesign' whale hunt in Antarctic

ABC Online - ‎46 minutes ago‎
Japan said it would redesign its controversial "research" whaling mission in the Antarctic after a United Nations' court ruled it was a commercial hunt masquerading as science.
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Enrollment surge should end debate over Obamacare, Obama says (+video)

Christian Science Monitor
59 minutes ago
Written by
Linda Feldmann
President Obama argued Thursday that new enrollment numbers should effectively end the highly partisan debate over the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
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KC police arrest highway shooting suspect

Atlanta Journal Constitution - ‎1 hour ago‎
Kansas City Police Chief Darryl Forte spoke briefly to reporters Thursday night, but said authorities have apprehended a man believed to be connected to at least a dozen Kansas City highway shootings.
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Father Suffocates Crying Baby So He Could Keep Playing Xbox

ModVive - ‎44 minutes ago‎
Cody Eugene Wygant,24, admitted to police that he had to suffocate his 1-year-old son because he wouldn't stop crying, making the house too loud for him to enjoy his Xbox.
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Asia stocks rise in abbreviated trading

Chron.com - ‎3 hours ago‎
Markets in Europe, the U.S. and many countries in Asia were closed for the holiday. Oil trading also was suspended. Among the markets that traded, Tokyo's Nikkei 225 gained 0.7 percent to 14,516.27 while China's Shanghai Composite Index shed 0.1 ...
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Wal-Mart Shakes Up Money Transfer Business with New Service

Fashion Times - ‎44 minutes ago‎
Wal-Mart (Photo : REUTERS/ERIC THAYER) The world's largest retailer introduced a new money transfer service that it says will shake up the money transfer business.
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Twitter Offers App Makers 1 Billion Potential Customers

CruxialCIO - ‎15 hours ago‎
CN image twitteradnetwork. Twitter's new in-stream ads will prompt users to download apps from publishers like Spotify and game makers.
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Glass: Google sends out dummy specs in try-before-you-buy program

Fox News - ‎15 minutes ago‎
In a marketing move that some may find a little odd, Google is now sending out dummy sets of Glass as part of a new try-on scheme to let you find out how the gadget feels perched on the end of your schnozz, or, perhaps more importantly, so you can decide if ...
Try on Dummy Google Glass for $50 - by Cherlynn Low
Google: Try on Glass before you buy with free home kit
Bryan Foster
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Anyone care to confirm this? Google "Try Before You Buy" Google Glass Program For a $50 deposit, Google will ship you four non-functioning dummy units from the Titanium series frames in charcoal, tangerine, shale, and sky paint jobs. Apparently these are returned Glass units that have had all the working elements stripped out of the devices. This pilot program is being made available under the radar through e-mails sent directly to...
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Xbox One Shipments Top 5 Million

PC Magazine - ‎28 minutes ago‎
The next-generation console sold 311,000 units in the U.S. last month, outpacing the Xbox 360 during the same period. 0shares. Microsoft confirms the Xbox One is not designed to stand vertically · VIEW ALL PHOTOS IN GALLERY.
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Peaches Geldof's Funeral Is on Easter Monday

E! Online
1 hour ago
Written by
Zach Johnson
Peaches Geldof will be laid to rest at a private funeral on Easter Monday. The ceremony will take place at St. Mary Magdalene and St. Lawrence Church in Davington, near Kent.
Peaches Geldof Funeral Set for Easter Monday - by Randee Dawn
Peaches Geldof Funeral to Be Held Monday
The Huffington Post UK
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Poignant Setting For Peaches Geldof Funeral, Planned For Easter Monday Peaches Geldof will be given a fond farewell at the same church that both she and her mother Paula Yates were married, and where Paula's ashes were scattered, it has been reported. The funeral for the 25-year-old TV presenter and socialite will take place on Easter Monday at St Mary Magdalene and St Lawrence Church in Davington, near Faversham, Kent, near her father'...
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John Wayne Bobbitt weighs in on rapper Andre Johnson's penis reattachment ...

Fox News - ‎32 minutes ago‎
LOS ANGELES - Earlier this week, rapper Andre “Christ Bearer” Johnson - who belonged to the group Northstar and worked with members of the Wu-Tang Clan - made headlines after cutting off his penis and jumping from a building in an apparent suicide ...
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Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Prize-winning author, dies at 87

CNN - ‎13 minutes ago‎
(CNN) -- Gabriel García Márquez, the influential, Nobel Prize-winning author of "One Hundred Years of Solitude" and "Love in the Time of Cholera," has died, his family and officials said.
What Gabriel García Márquez taught us about literature, journalism and history - by Alyssa Rosenberg
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Colombia Forum
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Nobel Laureate Gabriel García Márquez Dies at 87 MEXICO CITY (April 17, 2014, Associated Press): A person close to the family has confirmed reports that that Nobel laureate Gabriel García Marquez has died. He was 87. García Marquez's magical realist novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality. Widely considered the most popular Spanish-language writer since...
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Blues beat Blackhawks 4-3 in triple overtime

Chicago Tribune
2 hours ago
Written by
Chris Kuc
ST. LOUIS - Buckle up, Blackhawks fans, this has the makings of some kind of thrill ride. Trailing the defending Stanley Cup champions late in regulation, the Blues rallied for a 4-3 victory in triple-overtime in Game 1 of the first round of the NHL playoffs ...
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Tampa Bay Rays - PlayerWatch

GlobalPost - ‎1 hour ago‎
3B Evan Longoria improved his career average against Yankees LHP CC Sabathia to .403 by going 2-for-4 with a double on Thursday in a 10-2 loss at Tropicana Field.
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Los Angeles Kings Fall Short In Comeback, Lose To Sharks 6-3

Rink Royalty - ‎6 hours ago‎
April 17, 2014; San Jose, CA, USA; Los Angeles Kings head coach Darryl Sutter (top left) and goalie Jonathan Quick (32, top right) look on from the bench against the San Jose Sharks during the third period in game one of the first round of the 2014 Stanley ...
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Earth-size, 'Goldilocks-zone' planet found in distant solar system

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
The hunt for Earth's alien twin reached a new milestone with the discovery of a faraway planet that's similar in size to our globe and has the right temperature to potentially support liquid water - and possibly life.
NASA »
Hunt for alien life homes in on Earth 2.0, a planet of similar size to our own
Next Up for NASA's Planet-Hunting Kepler Telescope: Finding Earth's True Twin?
NASA »
David Fuchs
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First Earth-size planet in ‘habitable zone’ discovered Astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the “habitable zone” — the range of distance from a star where liquid water might pool on the surface of an orbiting planet. The discovery of Kepler-186f confirms that planets the size of Earth exist in the habitable zone of stars other than our sun. http://www.sciencemag.org/content/344/6181/277 http://www.kurzweilai.net/first-earth-size-planet-in-habitable-zone-discovered http://www.engadget.com/2014/04/17/nasa-kepler-186f-earth-sized-planet-habitable-zone/?ncid=rss_truncated
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First 'Female Penis' in Animal Kingdom Discovered

French Tribune - ‎1 hour ago‎
Discovery of four new insect species in Brazil stunned researchers and may even shock you. These species have reversed sex lives as female insects have penises and males have vaginas, said researchers from the Federal University of Lavras in Brazil.
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Childbirth and Iron Deficiency in Babies

WebMD - ‎21 hours ago‎
THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Changing how newborns are held immediately after birth could boost the use of delayed cord clamping and potentially reduce the number of infants with iron deficiency, according to a new study.
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