The government of Nepal has declared a state of emergency after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck the country and killed hundreds of people, and touched off a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest. Police said that at least 1,341 people were killed on Saturday in the powerful quake that shook 80km east of Pokhara, about half way […]

Manchester City leapt back into second in the English Premier League with a thrilling 3-2 win at home to Aston Villa, after the hosts had squandered a two-goal lead. It was Fernandinho’s 89th minute strike that helped the reigning champions leapfrog Arsenal and Manchester United in the race for Champions League football next season, with the pair both playing home […]

Once Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s defense attorney wraps up her closing statement, the jury will need to decide whether the terrorist should receive the death penalty or be sentenced to life in prison. This is a thorny question, one that should compel civic-minded Americans to engage in serious soul-searching about the use of capital punishment in cases […]

You’ll never guess what crazy shenanigans the folks at the climate denying Heartland Institute — I’m sorry, I meant to say “the world’s leading think tank promoting scientific skepticism about man-caused global warming” — are up to now. According to their latest press release, the crew is heading to Rome, to “advise Pope Francis on […]

Timeline: Nepal earthquakes

April 25, 2015

Source: Al Jazeera Source

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Powerful earthquake kills hundreds in Nepal

April 25, 2015

Hundreds of people have been killed after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck 80km east of Pokhara in Nepal about half way between the town and the capital Kathmandu. Police said that over 600 people were killed in the powerful quake that shook the region on Saturday. Photos posted on Twitter showed buildings left in rubble, large […]

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Women Around the World Rise Up to Remember Rana Plaza

April 25, 2015

Marking two years since the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, protesters are converging on the country’s capital and feminist actions are sweeping the globe on Friday, to honor the lives of the 1,138 people—most of them women—who perished in the tragedy and to demand justice for those they left behind. News outlets are reporting […]

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Approval of GMO Imports Moves EU ‘Closer to Monsanto’

April 25, 2015

The European Union’s executive body on Friday approved the import of 19 genetically modified organisms (GMOs), sparking criticism from environmental advocates who say the action is a gift to corporations and a slap in the face to democracy. According to a statement from the European Commission, seven of the authorizations are for renewals, 10 are […]

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