• Avalanche sweeps Everest base camp, killing 17, injuring 61

    An avalanche triggered by Nepal's massive earthquake slammed into a section of the Mount Everest mountaineering base camp, killing at least 17, injuring 61 and leaving an unknown number of climbers and guides unaccounted for on other routes, an official said Sunday. The avalanche began Saturday on Mount Kumori, a 7,000-meter (22,966-foot) -high mountain just a few miles (kilometers) from Everest, gathering strength as it headed toward the base camp where climbing expeditions have been preparing to make their summit attempts in the coming weeks, he said.

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  • Google executive among hundreds dead from Nepal quake

    Dan Fredinburg, a Google executive who described himself as an adventurer, was among the hundreds who died in a massive earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday. Google confirmed his death. Lawrence You, the company's director of privacy, posted online that Fredinburg was in Nepal with three other Google employees climbing Mount Everest.

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  • Marvel, Disney Sued Over ‘Iron Man’ Armor for Copyright Infringement

    Tony Stark has a new battle to face — this time in the courts. “In the Films, Iron Man is depicted wearing mechanized body armor that appropriates the copyrighted artistic work of the Plaintiff without authorization or attribution,” the suit, which names Marvel Entertainment, Marvel Studios, The Walt Disney Company and others, reads.

    The Wrap
  • The world's strongest earthquakes since 1900

    A magnitude-7.8 earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley on Saturday, the worst quake in the Himalayan nation in over 80 years.The world's strongest earthquakes since 1900:___May 22, 1960: A magnitude-9.5 earthquake

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  • Rodgers ready to concede defeat in top four fight

    Brendan Rodgers conceded Liverpool will be hard-pressed to qualify for the Champions League after a 0-0 draw at West Brom dealt a major blow to their bid for a top-four finish. Rodgers' fifth-placed side drew a blank at the Hawthorns and the Reds now sit seven points behind fourth placed Manchester United, who can widen the gap further with a win at Everton on Sunday. With speculation linking Liverpool with a move for PSV Eindhoven's talented young striker Memphis Depay, Rodgers' glaring need to bolster Liverpool's firepower was underlined as they were frustrated by Tony Pulis' resilient side.

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  • Martin’s divorce gift for Paltrow

    Chris Martin has apparently gifted Gwyneth Paltrow with hand written song lyrics in the wake of their divorce. Chris has even given Gwyneth parting gifts including handwritten lyrics of Coldplay songs that are about her. Chris and Gwyneth are parents to daughter Apple, ten, and son Moses, nine.

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  • Indonesia defiant as UN leads condemnation of looming executions

    Indonesia on Sunday signalled it was determined to push ahead with the execution of eight foreign drug convicts, despite a growing wave of global condemnation led by United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon. Authorities on Saturday gave formal notice to the eight -- from Australia, Brazil, Nigeria and the Philippines -- that they would be executed by firing squad imminently, along with an Indonesian prisoner. The group have been moved to the high-security prison island of Nusakambangan, where Indonesia puts condemned prisoners to death, and Jakarta says the executions could be as early as Tuesday, although no official date has been set.

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  • Angelina Jolie Slams the UN Over Syria: ‘Evil Has Arisen From Ashes of Indecision’

    Angelina Jolie took her voice from Hollywood to the United Nations in New York on Friday to ask them to help millions of Syrian refugees. The “Unbroken” director also harshly criticized the UN Security Council for being paralyzed by its division over the country’s four-year conflict. “We cannot look at Syria, and the evil that has arisen from the ashes of indecision, and think this is not the lowest point in the world’s inability to protect and defend the innocent,” Jolie said, according to The Guardian.

    The Wrap
  • Watford promoted to Premier League in dramatic style

    Watford clinched promotion to the Premier League in dramatic fashion as their rivals slipped up in the final seconds on Saturday. Slavisa Jokanovic's side had moved to the brink of reaching the top-flight with a 2-0 win at Brighton earlier in the day, yet it seemed like the Championship leaders would be made to wait for promotion by the results of the chasing pack. It was the perfect end to a day that started promisingly for the Hornets as they eased to a fifth successive victory thanks to goals from Troy Deeney and Matej Vydra.

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  • Singapore will send search-and-rescue team to Nepal

    The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) will deploy a medical team of about 15 medical personnel, as well as personnel from the Changi Regional Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Coordination Centre, to assist in relief efforts in Nepal after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck on 25 April. The Singapore Civil Defence Force is also preparing to send a 55-man search-and-rescue team to assist in Nepal's post-disaster operations. Republic of Singapore Air Force C-130 aircraft will provide airlift support to transport the Singapore relief contingent, which includes Singapore Civil Defence Force and Singapore Police Force personnel and their equipment, into the affected area.

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  • Japan's views of WWII history rankles some US veterans

    Lester Tenney endured three years as a Japanese prisoner during World War II, but he has made peace with his former enemy. The Associated Press spoke to three U.S. war veterans about their surrender in the Philippines in 1942 and their exploitation as slave laborers in Japan. It's an episode of history most notorious for the Bataan Death March, when tens of thousands of Filipino and American POWs were forced 65 miles on foot to prison camps.

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  • They Peeped At A Woman & Got Caught. But There’s Someone Else Out There… #ShortFilm

    This article They Peeped At A Woman & Got Caught. But There’s Someone Else Out There…… originally appeared on Viddsee BUZZ. He and his friend have been peeping on this woman for a very long time. They had a camera and a telescope zoomed on her window

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  • Strong earthquake rocks New Zealand

    A strong 5.9-magnitude earthquake rattled New Zealand on Friday, seismologists said, panicking shoppers and residents but causing no major damage. The quake hit at 3:36 pm (0336 GMT) with its epicentre about 66 kilometres (41 miles) from the South Island town of Kaikoura at a depth of 55 kilometres, the US Geological Survey said. Kaikoura District Council chief executive Stuart Grant told TVNZ the quake felt like two tremors in quick succession, describing the second as a "big jolt".

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  • Mick Schumacher is best rookie on F4 race debut

    The award for best rookie, in the first of three races scheduled for the German track this weekend, allowed him to join the top three finishers on the podium and spray the champagne with them. The youngster is competing for the Dutch Van Amersfoort Racing team whose line-up also includes Harrison Newey, the teenage son of title-winning F1 designer Adrian Newey. Schumacher showed quick reactions and a readiness to overtake in the race, which was won by 18-year-old German driver Marvin Dienst.

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  • Bruce Jenner comes out as transgender, says 'I am a woman'

    In the 1970s, Bruce Jenner was a symbol of American masculinity as an Olympic champion. Nearly 40 years later, in an extraordinary television interview, Jenner told the world that he identifies as a woman and has felt gender confusion since he was a little boy growing up in the New York suburbs. Jenner let his hair down — literally loosening a ponytail and letting his hair flow past his shoulders — in a symbolic moment at the start of his two-hour interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer that was televised Friday.

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  • Russian hackers read Obama emails: report

    Emails to and from President Barack Obama were read by Russian hackers last year in a breach of the White House's unclassified computer system, according to The New York Times. The hackers, who also got into the State Department's unclassified system, obtained access to the email archives of people inside the White House, and perhaps some outside, with whom Obama regularly communicated, the Times said. The hackers did not appear to have penetrated the servers that control the message traffic from Obama's BlackBerry and the White House has said that no classified networks were compromised.

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  • How London man may have helped trigger the 'flash crash'

    He operated from a modest suburban London home he shared with his parents, far from the city's glamorous financial center. A key to spoofing is placing large orders to sell or buy without ever executing them.

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  • First Official Look at Jared Leto as the Joker in ‘Suicide Squad’ (Photo)

    “Suicide Squad” director David Ayer shared the first look at Jared Leto as classic DC supervillain the Joker on Friday, showing off a wholly transformed look for the actor. Leto plays the Joker in 2016’s supervillain team-up film which also stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Viola Davis and Ike Barinholtz, among others. “Suicide Squad” is currently filming and will be released Aug. 5, 2016.

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  • ‘If it was easy, you wouldn’t lose 3-1 to Monaco,’ - Mourinho hits back at Wenger jibe

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has responded to jibes from Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger ahead of the two sides’ clash at the Emirates on Sunday. The Gunners boss - who has yet to defeat Mourinho in 12 attempts - said on Thursday, with regards to Sunday’s game, that: "It’s easy to defend. However, Mourinho swiftly hit back, highlighting the Gunners’ shock Champions League exit to Monaco as evidence to the contrary.

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  • Tokyo finds high levels of radiation in children's park

    Authorities in the Japanese capital have cordoned off a playground where high levels of radiation were detected this week, reviving concerns about nuclear contamination four years after the Fukushima disaster. Nuclear regulators measured elevated radiation levels on Thursday in a children's park in central Tokyo, city officials said, more than 250 km (155 miles) from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in northeast Japan. It was not immediately clear why radiation levels were high in the park, which opened two years after the 2011 disaster.

    Reuters