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International Aid to Nepal Ramps Up

As the death toll from Saturday’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake surpasses 4,350, international aid agencies and foreign governments are scrambling to deliver much needed financial assistance and supplies to Nepal. Since Saturday, supplies, search and rescue and medical teams have been sent from around the world to Nepal’s only international airport, located in the capital Kathmandu. Popular Among Subscribers Cuba on the Cusp Subscribe In the Line of FireThe Battle of IndianaHere are some of those

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National Guard arrives in Baltimore after day and night of rioting following …

National Guard troops arrived in Baltimore shortly after midnight Tuesday, almost nine hours after a confrontation between black youths and police at a city mall mushroomed into riots during which several businesses were looted and burned and over a dozen officers injured. Before Monday night was over, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan had declared a state of emergency, activating the Guard, and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake had announced a weeklong 10 p.m.-to-5 a.m. curfew, to take

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Italy looks to Milan Expo for taste of recovery

© DPA/AFP Peter SteffenThe Expo countdown clock is seen next to the 'Expo-Gate' pavilion in MilanMilan (AFP) - Italy is having a party, the whole world is invited and, yes, there will be food; lots of it. Expo Milan 2015, the first world fair since Shanghai's groundbreaking event five years ago, opens its doors on Friday amid optimism that the six-month nutrition and gastronomy-themed fest will help lift the host country out of the

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Baltimore in flames

Just under 10 days ago, a 25-year-old man in Baltimore died after being taken into custody by police for reasons that still haven’t been made clear. What has been even less clear to date have been the circumstances of his death, which resulted from a broken neck and possibly other injuries that he sustained some time after being taken into custody but after he was out of the view of the cameras that recorded

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China iPhone sales boost Apple; shares up modestly

(Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) beat Wall Street's revenue and profit forecasts on Monday as it sold more iPhones in China than the United States for the first time, but the company gave no sales figures for its new Apple Watch. Apple's iPhone sales in China soared, increasing its revenue in the country 71 percent to $16.8 billion, although that was helped by gift-buying for Chinese New Year.Chief Executive Tim Cook said that China's expanding

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US Supreme Court set to hear pivotal gay marriage arguments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court are set on Tuesday to hear arguments on whether the Constitution provides same-s*x couples the right to marry, taking up a contentious social issue in what promises to be the year's most anticipated ruling. The decision, due by the end of June, will determine whether gay marriage will be legal nationwide. The arguments center on gay marriage bans in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee,

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Karl Stefanovic condemns celebrity appeal for Bali nine duo

More video Recommended Childcare reform and direct action Bishop's big call Childcare policy and marriage equality Nanny funding on trial Bali 9: domestic pressure trumps international pleas Replay video Celebrities release mercy video Bali duo among nearly 90 Aussies who have faced potential death sentences Where do you draw the line between campaigning for justice and prosecuting a political agenda?A celebrity appeal calling on Prime Minister Tony Abbott to "get to Indonesia" and "save our

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Bali nine executions: investigation into bribery allegations completed by judicial …

Muhammad Rifan has urged the executions be postponed until a thorough investigation is complete. Photo: Jason Childs New claims of bribery in Bali nine duo death penalty case Final insult as condemned pair denied pastor Myuran Sukumaran to look executioners in eye Indonesia's judicial commission has maintained it has completed its investigation into bribery allegations involving the judges who sentenced Bali nine pair Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran to death, despite conducting no interviews

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