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At least nine Nepali guides killed in Everest avalanche

reuters.com — The avalanche hit the most popular route to the mountain's peak and three Nepali guides were injured and some people may be missing, Tilak Ram Pandey, an official at the ministry's mountaineering department, told Reuters.
RT @nycjim: Nearly 4,000 climbers have scaled Everest; 250 have died trying. Today, death toll grows by 12. reut.rs/RurrCx
All sherpas. Sad MT @nycjim: Nearly 4,000 climbers have scaled Everest; 250 have died trying. Death toll grows by 12. reut.rs/RurrCx
Nearly 4,000 climbers have scaled Everest; 250 have died trying. Today, death toll grows by 12. reut.rs/RurrCx
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Divers struggle in search for South Korean ferry survivors

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Yonhap 1 of 17. Rescue ships take part in a rescue operation around the Sewol passenger ship, which sank in the sea off Jindo April 17, 2014, in this picture provided by the Korea Coast Guard and released by Yonhap.
RT @SuzyKhimm: Vice-principal of South Korean school survives ferry disaster, then commits suicide. reut.rs/1mjF69B More awful.
RT @SuzyKhimm: Vice-principal of South Korean school survives ferry disaster, then commits suicide. reut.rs/1mjF69B More awful.
RT @SuzyKhimm: Vice-principal of South Korean school survives ferry disaster, then commits suicide. reut.rs/1mjF69B More awful.
Vice-principal of South Korean school survives ferry disaster, then commits suicide. reut.rs/1mjF69B More awful.
Vice-principal of S. Korea school in ferry disaster commits suicide. Hard to believe this story could get any sadder reut.rs/1iuI22p
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Colombian novelist Garcia Marquez dies age 87

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Edgard Garrido Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez stands outside his house on his 87th birthday in Mexico City March 6, 2014. A prolific writer who started out as a newspaper reporter, Garcia Marquez's masterpiece was "One Hundred Years of Solitude," a dream-like, dynastic epic that helped him win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.
Nobel winner Garcia Marquez, master of magical realism, dies at 87 reut.rs/1iu73e8 via @reuters
RT @Reuters: Nobel winner Garcia Marquez, master of magical realism, dies at 87 reut.rs/1jOOLE1
Nobel winner Garcia Marquez, master of magical realism, dies at 87: MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Gabriel Garcia Mar... bit.ly/1kFWl53
RT @Reuters: Nobel winner Garcia Marquez, master of magical realism, dies at 87 reut.rs/1jOOLE1
RT @Reuters: Nobel winner Garcia Marquez, master of magical realism, dies at 87 reut.rs/1jOOLE1
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Rob Ford for mayor

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Mark Blinch 1 of 17. Volunteers await the start of the Toronto Mayor Rob Ford campaign launch party in Toronto, April 17, 2014. The Toronto municipal election set for October 2014.
RT @Reuters: Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is asking voters for another chance in the Oct. 27 election: reut.rs/1gGpGY8 http://t.…
RT @Reuters: Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is asking voters for another chance in the Oct. 27 election: reut.rs/1gGpGY8 http://t.…
RT @Reuters: Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is asking voters for another chance in the Oct. 27 election: reut.rs/1gGpGY8 http://t.…

After Nevada ranch stand-off, emboldened militias ask: where next?

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Jim Urquhart Protesters place a sign on a bridge near the Bureau of Land Management 's base camp where seized cattle, that belonged to rancher Cliven Bundy, are being held at near Bunkerville, Nevada April 12, 2014.
"It's going to happen more." BLM backing down at #BundyRanch energizes the militia movement: goo.gl/zKDh8g
After Nevada ranch standoff over illegal cattle grazing, emboldened militias ask: where next? reut.rs/1qQr8xR via @reuters
After Nevada ranch stand-off, emboldened militias ask: where next? reut.rs/1qQr8xR via @reuters
RT @WeberWest: It's come to this? Break the law w/ impunity and then chase off the authorities with snipers on highway overpasses? http://t…
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Compensation battle rages four years after BP's U.S. oil spill

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/U.S. Coast Guard/Files/Handout Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon, off Louisiana, in this April 21, 2010 file handout image.

U.S. special forces struggle with record suicides: admiral

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Joe Skipper A Navy SEAL takes part in a demonstration in Florida November 11, 2011. The number of special operations forces committing suicide has held at record highs for the past two years, said Admiral William McRaven, who leads the Special Operations Command.

Fly me to Sochi, demands Cathay passenger armed with chocolate bar, court hears

reuters.com — Antti Oskari Manselius, 23, from Finland, also made a false bomb threat on the February 14 flight from Amsterdam and said he was robbing the plane, the South China Morning Post reported on Friday. Manselius pleaded not guilty to disorderly conduct and giving false information about a bomb when he appeared in court on Thursday, the Post said.
RT @nzaccardi: "armed only with a Toblerone chocolate bar, demanded the plane fly to Sochi so he could watch the Winter Olympics," http://t…
Snickers? RT @ossianshine Fly me to Sochi, demands Cathay passenger armed with chocolate bar, court hears bit.ly/1leGuc2
Fly me to Sochi, demands Cathay passenger armed with chocolate bar, court hears bit.ly/1leGuc2
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UPDATE 2-Turkish president rules out role swap with Erdogan

reuters.com — Erdogan expected to run for president * Next prime minister set to be close Erdogan loyalist (Adds details and quotes) By Orhan Coskun and Humeyra Pamuk ANKARA, April 18 (Reuters) - Turkey's president appeared to rule out a job swap with Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan when his term as head of state ends in a few months, signalling strains between the allies following months of political tension.
#Turkey's President Gul rules out role swap with #Erdogan, says Putin-Medvedev system 'not appropriate' reuters.com/article/2014/0…

Bomb blast kills 14 at mosque in Syria's Homs: state TV

reuters.com — "Fourteen people were killed and dozens wounded in a terrorist bomb in front of the Bilal al Habshi mosque ... as people left the mosque," state television said. The mosque is in a government-controlled part of Homs. Syrian authorities generally refer to attacks by rebels as "terrorist", but there was no way to verify who was responsible for the blast.
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Interview: Nitin Gadkari on the election, BJP’s priorities and Amit Shah

blogs.reuters.com — Nitin Gadkari is a top leader of Indiaâs Hindu nationalist opposition party, which is forecast to emerge as the front-runner in the countryâs mammoth general election. Reuters spoke to Gadkari, a former party president and a member of the BJPâs manifesto committee, at his residence in New Delhi.
RT @TonyTharakan: Nitin Gadkari tells @shyamantha nothing wrong with Amit Shah speeches. Reuters interview at reut.rs/1gGoqEB #Elect…

Smuggled cellphone use a growing concern for U.S. prisons

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Mississippi Department of Corrections/Handout via Reuters Mobile phones seized by Mississippi authorities at prisons across the state are seen in this undated handout picture provided by the Mississippi Department of Corrections. The concerns about these contraband devices came into the national spotlight this month when U.S.
"Prison officials used to have to worry about cigarettes and drugs and other weapons. Now it's cellphones." reut.rs/1eQGvF1
Smuggled cellphone use a growing concern for U.S. prisons reut.rs/RutGWs via @reuters

Two justices say high court will likely rule on NSA programs

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Jim Urquhart A National Security Agency (NSA) data gathering facility is seen in Bluffdale, about 25 miles (40 kms) south of Salt Lake City, Utah, December 17, 2013. The two justices, Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, made the comments during a public event at the National Press Club in Washington.

Election Commission lifts campaign ban on Amit Shah

in.reuters.com — NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Election Commission has lifted a ban on a top aide of Hindu nationalist opposition leader Narendra Modi that had threatened to hobble his efforts to win votes in the country's most populous state.
RT @ReutersIndia: Election Commission lifts campaign ban on Amit Shah, will keep a video track reut.rs/1jbhos4 | By @shyamantha http…
RT @ReutersIndia: Election Commission lifts campaign ban on Amit Shah, will keep a video track reut.rs/1jbhos4 | By @shyamantha http…

Putin pledges support for Shell Russia expansion

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Alexei Nikolskyi/RIA Novosti/Kremlin Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a live broadcast nationwide phone-in in Moscow April 17, 2014. Van Beurden said during the meeting at Putin's residence that his company is keen to expand its business in Russia and that it has agreed with the Kremlin-owned Gazprom to expand their liquefied natural gas plant.
RT @KFJ_FP: The new Teflon president: Despite everything, Western oil firms like Shell eager to expand business in Russia. http://t.co/uY9D…
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