• UN chief appoints new Yemen special envoy

    Associated Press - 3 minutes 52 seconds ago

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. chief has appointed a new special envoy to Yemen as pressure grows to return to talks in search of a political solution to the country's crisis. More »UN chief appoints new Yemen special envoy

  • Starbucks stores reopen Saturday after computer glitch

    Associated Press - 4 minutes 0 seconds ago

    Starbucks was back in business Saturday after a computer outage forced thousands of its stores to close early the night before. The company said the outage was resolved Friday night after several hours. ... More »Starbucks stores reopen Saturday after computer glitch

  • NYC's famed Carnegie Deli closed over gas line issue

    Associated Press - 7 minutes ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York's famous Carnegie Deli has been closed so utility workers can investigate a possible illegal gas hookup. More »NYC's famed Carnegie Deli closed over gas line issue

  • 12 killed in Tibet earthquake

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - 7 minutes ago

    Beijing, April 25 (IANS) The powerful earthquake that struck neighbouring Nepal on Saturday has killed 12 people and injured many more in Tibet, southwest China, authorities said. The quake also strongly jolted the neighbouring regions in Tibet. Chen Quanguo, Communist Party of China (CPC) chief of Tibet, has ordered evacuation of people in the quake-hit regions to avoid further deaths and injuries from aftershocks and secondary disasters. A total of 3,204 firefighters and 87 sniffer dogs from Tibet and neighbouring provinces have also been readied to go to the quake-struck areas. More »12 killed in Tibet earthquake

  • Kathmandu airport shut, flights to resume from Sunday

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - 9 minutes ago

    New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu was indefinitely shut on Saturday after a massive earthquake rocked Nepal just before noon, causing cancellation of all the eight subsequent return flights from India bound for the capital city. Some airlines like SpiceJet said they had been asked by Indian authorities to keep an aircraft ready to lift supplies from here and bring back stranded passengers. Minendra Rijal, Information and Broadcasting minister of Nepal, said, "The airport was being kept open for all the relief and rescue work that may come from any country. He thanked India for the massive effort that it is undertaking to help Nepal in its hour of need." All the four Indian airlines -- Air India, Jet Airways, Indigo, and SpiceJet -- announced their free services to carry relief material on priority basis to Nepal. More »Kathmandu airport shut, flights to resume from Sunday

  • Burundi president nominated for third term

    Associated Press - 10 minutes ago

    BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Burundi's ruling party has nominated President Pierre Nkurunziza as its candidate to run for a third term in elections in June. More »Burundi president nominated for third term

  • Garcia-Lopez vs Vesely in Nastase Tiriac Trophy final

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    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain and Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic will play for their second ATP title of the year in the Nastase Tiriac Trophy, where they will meet for the first time on tour. More »Garcia-Lopez vs Vesely in Nastase Tiriac Trophy final

  • Two Indians die in Nepal earthquake

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - 13 minutes ago

    New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) At least two Indians have died in the 7.9-magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday, a top diplomat said. Asked about Indian casualties India's ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Rae told IANS over phone: "I can confirm only two Indian deaths now -- one in the embassy and one in a hospital." Asked about other Indian casualties, he said it was difficult to give exact figures as the phone lines were down and it was tough to contact the proper authorities. He said the embassy was in touch with some Indians stranded in Muktinath and Jomsom, adding that embassy officials have been dispatched to hotels and hospitals. The ambassador said that around 250 Indians were being evacuated on Saturday night. More »Two Indians die in Nepal earthquake

  • Aden hit by coalition airstrikes amid fierce street battles

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    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Security officials and eyewitnesses say Yemen's southern port city of Aden has been hit by dozens of Saudi-led coalition airstrikes. More »Aden hit by coalition airstrikes amid fierce street battles

  • Spurt in cancellations of plane tickets for Nepal

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - 17 minutes ago

    New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Nepal's tourism industry was in for a major setback on Saturday after a massive earthquake caused huge devastation, prompting cancellation of flights from India and requests of ticket cancellation stretching till May end. "We have received cancellation requests from many of our clients till May end," Sharat Dhall, president, Yatra.com, told IANS. More »Spurt in cancellations of plane tickets for Nepal

  • Devastating Nepal quake kills 758, triggers deadly Everest avalanche

    Reuters - 18 minutes ago

    By Gopal Sharma and Ross Adkin KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A powerful earthquake struck Nepal and sent tremors through northern India on Saturday, killing more than 1,000 people, toppling a 19th-century tower in the capital Kathmandu and touching off a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest. There were reports of devastation in outlying, isolated mountainous areas after the midday quake of magnitude 7.9, Nepal's worst in 81 years, centered 50 miles (80 km) east of the second city, Pokhara. India was first to respond by sending in military aircraft with medical equipment and relief teams. A police official said the death toll in Nepal alone had reached 1,130, more than half of them in the Kathmandu Valley. More »Devastating Nepal quake kills 758, triggers deadly Everest avalanche

  • Devastating Nepal quake kills over 1,000, some in Everest avalanche

    Reuters - 18 minutes ago

    By Gopal Sharma and Ross Adkin KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A powerful earthquake struck Nepal and sent tremors through northern India on Saturday, killing more than 1,000 people, toppling a 19th-century tower in the capital Kathmandu and touching off a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest. There were reports of devastation in outlying, isolated mountainous areas after the midday quake of magnitude 7.9, Nepal's worst in 81 years, centred 50 miles (80 km) east of the second city, Pokhara. India was first to respond by sending in military aircraft with medical equipment and relief teams. A police official said the death toll in Nepal alone had reached 1,130, more than half of them in the Kathmandu Valley. More »Devastating Nepal quake kills over 1,000, some in Everest avalanche

  • Protests in Baltimore over man's death in police custody

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    BALTIMORE (AP) — Protesters who've been holding demonstrations almost daily this week over the death of Freddie Gray are promising their biggest march yet a day after the Baltimore Police Department acknowledged that it failed to get him the medical attention he needed after his arrest. More »Protests in Baltimore over man's death in police custody

  • Spain activates alert as oil spill threatens Canary Islands

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    MADRID (AP) — Spain's government has activated an environmental emergency alert over an oil slick that threatens pristine beaches on the southwestern Canary Islands. More »Spain activates alert as oil spill threatens Canary Islands

  • Michael Schumacher's son makes strong Formula 4 debut

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    OSCHERSLEBEN, Germany (AP) — The teenage son of former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher made a strong debut at Formula 4 level on Saturday. More »Michael Schumacher's son makes strong Formula 4 debut

  • Russian bikers begin run despite Polish entry ban

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    MOSCOW (AP) — Riders from a Russian nationalist motorcycle group on Saturday began their run commemorating the Red Army's offensive against Nazi Germany, despite Poland's announcement that it would refuse to let them into the country. More »Russian bikers begin run despite Polish entry ban

  • Indonesia informs death row convicts execution just days away

    Reuters - 22 minutes ago

    By Heru Aspirhanto CILACAP, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesia has informed two Australians, one Nigerian and four other death-row drug convicts that they will be executed in a matter of days, possibly as soon as Tuesday. The Attorney General's office said notices that they would face a firing squad after 72 hours were delivered to the seven on the prison island of Nusakambangan, despite last-minute appeals for clemency from the Australian government and others. "There is no date specified for the execution, but families will have time to visit Nusakambangan until Tuesday 2 p.m., this could mean that it will be carried out on later on Tuesday, probably in the evening or after midnight." Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, two Australians arrested as ringleaders of the 'Bali Nine' drug-smuggling group, were among the seven, lawyers said. Indonesia has harsh punishments for drug crimes and resumed executions in 2013 after a five-year gap. More »Indonesia informs death row convicts execution just days away

  • Bill under debate would limit farm antibiotics in Oregon

    Associated Press - 2 minutes 45 seconds ago

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — For decades, farmers have routinely fed antibiotics to livestock to fatten up the animals and protect them from illnesses amplified by confined conditions. More »Bill under debate would limit farm antibiotics in Oregon

  • Odisha government asks for land premium from Posco

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - 23 minutes ago

    Bhubaneswar, April 25 (IANS) The Odisha government on Saturday asked steel major Posco to make an outstanding payment of about Rs.54 crore towards land premium and Rs.18 crore towards net present value (NPV) for forest land diversion. Both the government and Posco, which is setting up a 8 million tonne steel plant in Jagatsinghpur district, are at loggerheads over the land acquisition payment. The Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (Idco), the land acquisition agency of the state, has demanded Rs.54.22 crore as premium for the land acquired for the company and Rs.18.79 crore as NPV for forest land diversion. Posco has sought details from the government about the use of money already provided for the purpose. More »Odisha government asks for land premium from Posco

  • Malinga picks four as Mumbai Indians beat Sunrisers Hyderabad

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - 25 minutes ago

    Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Mumbai Indians bowled their heart out to successfully defend a modest total against Sunrisers Hyderabad and earn their second win in the Indian Premier League here on Saturday. After putting up 157/8 on the board, the hosts picked up wickets at regular intervals to restrict Sunrisers to 137/8 in 20 overs at the Wankhede stadium. The 20-run victory, however, was not enough to pull out Mumbai Indians from the eighth and last position in the cash-rich league, while Sunrisers are three rungs higher. Lasith Malinga was the pick of the Mumbai bowlers, finishing with impressive figures of 4-1-23-4. More »Malinga picks four as Mumbai Indians beat Sunrisers Hyderabad

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