Death toll continues to rise amid Nepal devastation

'We are overwhelmed with rescue and assistance requests from all across the country', says an official.

  • Anguished families say goodbye before Indonesia executions

    The families of two Australian convicts facing execution in Indonesia paid an anguished final visit to their loved ones Tuesday, wailing in grief as ambulances carrying empty white coffins arrived at their prison. The family members of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, ringleaders of the so-called "Bali Nine" heroin trafficking group, arrived at Nusakambangan prison calling for mercy for their loved ones, with Sukumaran's sister collapsing and having to be carried, an AFP reporter at the scene said. Chan and Sukumaran are among nine prisoners -- eight of whom are foreigners, one Indonesian -- facing death after authorities gave them final notice of their executions.

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  • Pacquiao sees fist of God delivering win over Mayweather

    Filipino boxing hero Manny Pacquiao is confident he can beat American arch-rival Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas on Saturday with the power of God, after abandoning a life he said was packed with sin condemning him to hell. Pacquiao is in top form both in mind and spirit after he traded his boozing, gambling and womanising ways for a devout life of prayer, his spiritual adviser, Jeric Soriano, told AFP in a recent Manila interview. "Manny is a God-fearing man.

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  • MyRepublic’s 1,000 Free SIM Cards: How To Get One, And What You Need To Know

    A lucky 1,000 trial participants will get a free SIM card with unlimited 4G data in the coverage area. Never one to pass up the chance of free mobile data, we’ve put together some details on the promotion. If you want to be extra kiasu, you can check their Facebook and Twitter feeds for more details, which will also be released by the end of this week.

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  • Bruce's first wife on dealing with his secret

    Bruce Jenner's fist wife initially found his situation hard to wrap her head around. The former Olympian was married to Chrystie Crownover from 1972 to 1981, and they have children Burt and Cassandra together. Bruce told his new wife early on in their marriage that he identified as a woman, but Chrystie reveals it didn't have an impact on the relationship.

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  • NBA: Bucks, Blazers stay alive in playoffs

    Milwaukee's Michael Carter-Williams scored eight of his 22 points in the fourth quarter on Monday as the Bucks again fended off elimination with a 94-88 NBA playoff win over the Chicago Bulls. Carter-Williams connected on 10 of 15 shots from the floor, handed out nine assists and grabbed eight rebounds for the Bucks, who narrowed the gap in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference first-round series to three-games-to-two. The young Bucks team had stayed alive with a game-four victory over the Bulls thanks to a buzzer-beating layup by Jerryd Bayless.

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  • 'She was my everything': Tragic end to Nepal quake rescue

    As he watched Nepalese police rescuers finally pull the lifeless body of his 14-year-old daughter from the rubble of their home, Dayaram Mohat collapsed on the floor in grief. Minutes later though they realised Prasamsah was missing along with her aunt Chandrawati Mohat, who had been with her niece in the main living room.

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  • "Iron Man" faces lawsuit over body armour

    27 Apr – Disney and Marvel find themselves the target of a new lawsuit, this time over the armour worn by one of their superheroes, Iron Man. Ben and Ray Lai, who run Horizon Comics, accused the studios of copying the characters they created for their comic called "Radix", where the characters featured wear "highly detailed, mechanized suits of body armor". The full lawsuit can be read over at The Hollywood Reporter, but the gist of it says Marvel and Disney have appropriated their characters' looks for Iron Man's latest upgraded full body armour.

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  • Johansson, Renner fight hunger

    Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner are campaigning for an end to child hunger. "My family grew up relying on public assistance to help provide meals for our family," Scarlett told People magazine. "Child hunger in America is a real and often overlooked problem, but one that together, we can fix.

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  • Officer reunited with newborn he found in dumpster in 1989

    An officer who found an abandoned newborn in a garbage dumpster was reunited with the now 25-year-old man he helped save. Santa Ana police officer Michael Buelna and Robin Barton met recently in an emotional reunion, KABC-TV reported Sunday (

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  • Bruce: Hull City need home form to stay up

    Hull City manager Steve Bruce knows that his side's form at the KC Stadium will be crucial if they are to survive in the Premier League. Liverpool are the next visitors to Hull, on Tuesday, while Arsenal, Burnley and Manchester United will also make trips to a side boosted by a 2-0 victory at Crystal Palace last time out. "I am quietly confident we can get enough points at home to stay in this league," said Bruce to reporters on Monday.
  • Why you should always manage your CPF account!

    Many know the Central Provident Fund (CPF) as that savings instrument that deducts 20% off our monthly wages. However, we suspect a only smaller percentage know what the actual differences are between the Ordinary Account (OA), Special Account (SA) and
  • Hundreds of German cinemas refuse to show 'Avengers' film

    Several hundred movie theaters in Germany have refused to screen the new "Avengers" film in a dispute over rental fees with Disney. It said the dispute was over a decision to raise the rental fee for the movie to 53 percent of ticket sales rather than the 47.7 percent usually charged to small-town theaters. Karl-Heinz Meier of I.G. Nord, a group representing cinema operators in northern Germany, said it would have been prepared to go as far as a 50 percent fee.

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  • Apple's Mac is selling strong, iPad not so much

    Apple's iPhone was again the company's star in the first three months of the year. Apple's tablet computing device, once a red-hot consumer gadget, has suffered from a steady decline in sales over the last year. Apple sold 12.6 million iPads in the latest quarter, for about $5.4 billion in revenue.

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  • Angry Nepalis dig in rubble themselves as quake toll passes 4,000

    By Rupam Jain Nair and Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Hundreds of Nepalis, angered and frustrated by the government's slow response, were digging through rubble themselves on Tuesday to find remains of their loved ones after a devastating earthquake three days ago killed more than 4,000 people. International aid has finally begun arriving in the Himalayan nation of 28 million people but disbursement is slow. A Home Ministry official in the capital, Kathmandu, said the death toll from Saturday's 7.9 magnitude quake stood at 4,010, with 7,598 injured.

  • Pop star Mariah Carey makes grand entrance for Vegas show

    Mariah Carey wanted Las Vegas to know there's a new girl in town. The pop icon arrived to cheering screams at Caesars Palace Monday night in a classic 1936 pink convertible trailing behind 18 mobile billboards bearing the titles of her number one hits including "Always be my baby" from 1996 and "Heartbreaker" from 1999. The grand entrance marked her Las Vegas Strip arrival that will bring her chart-topping hits to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace starting May 6 with performances through July.

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  • Abe hails Japanese Holocaust hero Sugihara

    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Washington's Holocaust Memorial to hail a rare hero of Japan's brutal World War II past. Previously, Abe has faced criticism for his allegedly revisionist views of Japan's own war-time behavior. Sugihara was Japan's Imperial Consul in Lithuania, where he issued at least 2,000 visas allowing Jews to flee Nazi pogroms between 1939 and 1940.

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  • Singapore May Have Electric Taxis In The Future; This Is What They Will Look Like

    Electric cars are the future of transport. Bearing a similar name to the adorable robot from Disney’s Wall-E, EVA is the first electric car to be designed, developed, and manufactured locally, according to a Channel NewsAsia report. It was created by TUM CREATE (Campus for Research Excellence And Technological Enterprise) — a collaboration between Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Technische Universität München (TUM).

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  • 'Tippy-tappy football' wouldn't win Chelsea the title, says Terry

    Chelsea captain John Terry is adamant that "tippy-tappy football" would not have got the Blues to the verge of winning the Premier League. Jose Mourinho's side were jeered as "boring, boring Chelsea" by Arsenal fans during their 0-0 draw at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday, a result that put them two wins from guaranteeing the title. But Terry has defended their play, insisting that his team were "the best side by far" in the first phase of the season before consolidating their position.
  • Teen who fought cancer treatment heads home from hospital

    A 17-year-old girl forced by the courts to undergo chemotherapy for her cancer has finished that treatment and was released Monday from a hospital where she had been confined since December. The teen, identified only as Cassandra C, told The Associated Press in text messages that she was discharged from a Hartford hospital on Monday afternoon and was going home to Windsor Locks, about 15 miles away. Cassandra posted photos online Friday after having the ports used to administer the chemotherapy removed from her body.

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  • Corinthian Colleges closes all 28 remaining campuses

    Corinthian Colleges canceled classes Monday and shut down all of its remaining 28 ground campuses, displacing about 16,000 students, less than two weeks after the Education Department announced it was fining the for-profit institution $30 million for misrepresentation. The Santa Ana, California-based company said it was working with other schools to help students continue their education by making transcripts available and coordinating with other educational institutions to accept them. The closures include Heald College campuses in California, Hawaii and Oregon, as well as Everest and WyoTech schools in California, Arizona and New York.

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