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Nepalese dig with bare hands for quake survivors as toll exceeds 1,900

Saturday, 10:53 PM

A rescuer carries an elderly woman on his back next to collapsed houses as they move to safer areas, after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, in Gyirong county of Xigaze PrefectureBy Gopal Sharma and Ross Adkin KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Rescuers dug with their bare hands and bodies piled up in Nepal on Sunday after an earthquake devastated the heavily crowded Kathmandu valley, killing at least 1,900, and triggered a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest. Army officer Santosh Nepal and a group of rescuers worked all night to open a passage into a collapsed building in the capital Kathmandu. They had to use pick axes because bulldozers could not get through the ancient city's narrow streets. ...


Seventeen bodies found at Everest base camp, injured rescued by helicopter

Saturday, 10:46 PM

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Seventeen bodies have been recovered at the base camp on Mount Everest where hundreds of climbers are stranded after an earthquake in Nepal on Saturday triggered an avalanche on the world's highest peak, a mountaineering official said. The first injured were helicoptered out in the morning, Romanian climber Alex Gavan tweeted from base camp. U.S. climber John Reiter said dozens of people had suffered critical injuries, many of them with head injuries. Seventeen bodies were recovered after part of Everest base camp was engulfed by the snowslide, Ang Tshering Sherpa, president of the Nepal Mountaineering Association, told Reuters.

Players from politics, Hollywood mix it up at 'Nerd Prom'

Saturday, 10:32 PM

Tea Leoni, left, and Madeleine Albright attend the 2015 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton Hotel on Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Washington. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — Two secretaries of state, Tea Leoni and Madeleine Albright, arrived arm in arm Saturday as a wide mix of Hollywood and Washington players gathered for the national "Nerd Prom."


Obama pokes fun at political friends and foes at White House dinner

Saturday, 9:56 PM

U.S. President Barack Obama makes a toast at the 2015 White House Correspondents’ Association DinnerBy Tanya Basu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - At the gathering he jokingly called "a night when Washington celebrates itself," U.S. President Barack Obama took light-hearted aim on Saturday at a range of political friends and foes, including the people running to succeed him. Obama's comedy routine at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner included a sly dig at Hillary Clinton, the current front-runner to be the Democratic candidate in the 2016 presidential election. Noting that some Americans are living in a time of uncertainty, Obama said, "For example, I have one friend just a few weeks ago, she was making millions of dollars a year and she's now living out of a van in Iowa." Clinton, who as a former secretary of state, former senator and former first lady is one of America's best known figures, traveled around in a van this month in a deliberately low-key trip to the state that holds an early contest in the election primary season.


Ichiro sets Japanese run record in Miami's win over Nats

Saturday, 9:49 PM

MLB: Washington Nationals at Miami MarlinsIchiro Suzuki scored his 1,968th run in baseball in the Miami Marlins 8-0 win over the Washington Nationals on Saturday to surpass Sadaharu Oh as Japan's highest ever run scorer. The 41-year-old scored on Adeiny Hechavarria's three-run homer in the eight inning for his 1,310th in Major League Baseball to go with the 658 he scored in Japan.


Henderson stays on top at Swinging Skirts

Saturday, 9:18 PM

Brooke Henderson of Canada makes an approach shot on the 17th hole during round three of the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic presented by CTBC at the Lake Merced Golf Club on April 25, 2015 in Daly City, CaliforniaCanadian teenager Brooke Henderson clung to a one-shot lead in the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic after an even-par 72 in the third round. Henderson, who had seized the lead on Friday with a sizzling 65, had a 54-hole total of nine-under par 207 and a one-stroke lead over American Morgan Pressel and South Korea's Kwak Min-Seo. Henderson, a 17-year-old seeking her first tour win after turning pro this year, stretched her lead to as many as five strokes, but faltered down the stretch. It was really tough conditions and I was able to play really well," Henderson said.


Coast Guard: 4 missing after sailboats capsize in Alabama

Saturday, 10:19 PM

Well-wishers congratulate regatta participant Robert Luiten of Mobile, Ala., in blue shirt, on word that his son, Leonard Luiten, was found several hours after their boat capsized in a storm Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Dauphin Island, Ala. The Coast Guard says five people are missing after several sailboats participating in a regatta capsized during a storm in Mobile Bay Saturday. (AP Photo/Mike Kittrell, AL.com)MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A powerful storm capsized several sailboats participating in a regatta, and crews searched late Saturday for at least four people missing in the waters, the Coast Guard said.


Experts gathered in Nepal a week ago to ready for earthquake

Saturday, 10:00 PM

Map locates recent earthquakes and includes a map of plate tectonics; 3c x 3 inches; 146 mm x 76 mm;Nepal's devastating earthquake was the disaster experts knew was coming.


Cuts to pay and perks trigger flight from China's state banks

Saturday, 9:23 PM

File photo of security guards standing outside a branch of the Bank of Communications located in central BeijingBy Engen Tham and Lawrence White SHANGHAI/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Bankers at China's top state lenders are quitting in increasing numbers because of cuts to their pay and perks, and moving to a new breed of financial firms such as leasing companies, trusts and online platforms, bankers and headhunters say. As part of an austerity, anti-graft drive, Beijing last year dictated pay cuts of up to a half for senior-level state bankers.


How to Be Happy in a World of Turmoil

Saturday, 9:40 PM

How to Be Happy in a World of TurmoilHow many times have you thought to yourself the following: If only I had more money, if only I had someone to love, if only I had a better job, if only I felt better. If only I had that one thing I am missing, I would be happy.Truth be told, following that reasoning you will never attain real happiness. Actually, the opposite effect would...


Get Off the Scale!

Saturday, 8:01 PM

It's seems that once again, the public conversation about health has been degraded to weight and appearance.As usual, celebrity women have become the prime targets of jabbing and sometimes devastating comments. This collective social behavior always trickles into the day-to-day lives and consciousness of so many women, fueling insecurity,...