Storm blasts central US with snow, ice and wind, killing 3

AP 04/15/2018

MINNEAPOLIS, United States — A storm system stretching from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes has buffeted the central US with heavy snow, winds, rain and hail, forcing flight cancelations, creating treacherous road conditions and killing…

Syria rebels give up Ghouta in major win for regime

AFP 04/12/2018

Rebels in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta surrendered their heavy weapons and their leader left the enclave, a monitor said Thursday, signalling the end of one of the bloodiest battles of Syria’s seven-year war. The Syrian flag was raised…

Two dinosaurs on sale in Paris

AFP 04/10/2018

The skeletons of an allosaurus and a diplodocus are up for auction in Paris this week, marketed as hip interior design objects — for those with big enough living rooms. “The fossil market is no longer just…

FBI raids offices of Trump’s personal lawyer

AFP 04/10/2018

WASHINGTON, United States — A furious Donald Trump blasted the investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller as a “disgrace” and a “witch hunt” Monday after FBI agents raided the New York offices of the president’s longtime…

Man hospitalized after inserting 3-foot long cable into penis to relieve itchiness

Inquirer.net 04/08/2018

Chinese doctors removed a one-meter-long cable from a man’s penis after it was inserted to relieve itchiness caused by prostatitis. The unnamed pensioner inserted the meter-long phone charging cable to relieve the itch, but it became tangled…

Facebook says 87M may be affected by data breach

AFP 04/05/2018

Facebook said Wednesday the personal data of up to 87 million users was improperly shared with British political consultancy Cambridge Analytica, as Mark Zuckerberg defended his leadership at the huge social network. Facebook’s estimate was far higher…

China starts crackdown on spoofs of ‘Communist heroes’

AFP 04/03/2018

China’s culture watchdog has slapped fines on websites that posted parodies of “Communist classics and heroes,” as authorities further restrict what people can say – or even laugh at – online. Major video sites iQiyi and Sina…

Nobel laureate Malala returns to Pakistan home

AP 04/01/2018

Pakistan’s Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has entered her home in the northwestern town of Mingora in the Swat Valley the first time since 2012. That was the year the Taliban attacked the then-14-year-old for advocating…

‘Out of control’ space lab to become celestial fireball Monday: China

AFP 04/01/2018

A defunct space laboratory is set to become a celestial fireball as it re-enters the earth’s atmosphere in the next 24-hours, China’s space authority said Sunday, hitting speeds of over 26,000 kilometers an hour before disintegrating. The…

US senator hits ‘chaos’ in Trump’s admin

AP 04/01/2018

BEIJING — US Sen. Elizabeth Warren says chaos in the Trump administration is harming its ability to formulate coherent policy toward North Korea’s nuclear program and other important issues in Asia. Vacancies in the foreign service are…

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