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    Buried survivors found, joy in Nepal

    AFP, Published on 01/05/2015

    » KATHMANDU - Rescuers pulled a teenage boy and a woman in her thirties alive from the rubble of Nepal's earthquake Thursday, in rare moments of joy five days after a disaster which killed nearly 6,000 people.

  • NEWS

    Laidlaw all set for Edinburgh reunion

    AFP, Published on 01/05/2015

    » LONDON - Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw has insisted there will be no divided loyalties on his part when he faces former club Edinburgh in the European Challenge Cup final in London on Friday.

  • NEWS

    3-metre 'HELP!' rescues Nepal trekkers

    AFP, Published on 01/05/2015

    » GORKHA, Nepal - As the helicopter swooped over Nepal's lush Gorkha Valley in search of earthquake survivors, the 10-foot 'HELP!' sign spelled out by a desperate group of foreign trekkers couldn't fail to grab the pilot's attention.

  • TECH

    Hungary latest EU country to probe Uber

    AFP, Published on 01/05/2015

    » BUDAPEST - Hungary on Thursday became the latest European Union country to launch a probe into Uber, the popular but controversial taxi app for mobile phones.

  • NEWS

    N. Korea walks out of rights meeting

    AFP, Published on 01/05/2015

    » UNITED NATIONS (UNITED STATES) - North Korean diplomats on Thursday walked out of a UN conference on human rights in protest at the testimonies from three defectors about their ordeal living under the regime.

  • NEWS

    Filipino choice: Fridges or Pacquiao

    AFP, Published on 01/05/2015

    » PUERTO PRINCESA (PHILIPPINES) - Residents of the western Philippines are being asked to turn off their refrigerators so there will be enough electricity to watch this weekend's fight between local boxing legend Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather.

  • TECH

    Tablet sales continue to slump

    AFP, Published on 01/05/2015

    » SAN FRANCISCO - Figures released on Thursday by International Data Corporation showed that the global tablet market continued to slump in the recently ended quarter.

  • NEWS

    Germany 'helped US spy on Europe'

    AFP, Published on 01/05/2015

    » BERLIN - Chancellor Angela Merkel's government faces growing pressure over claims that Germany helped the United States spy on EU leaders and companies, and that a ministry lied about it.

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    Chile's Calbuco volcano erupts again

    AFP, Published on 01/05/2015

    » SANTIAGO - The Calbuco volcano in southern Chile erupted again Thursday, releasing a large column of smoke just over a week after it spectacularly roared to life following half a century of inactivity.

  • NEWS

    End 'hair-trigger' alert for US, Russian nukes: study

    AFP, Published on 01/05/2015

    » WASHINGTON - Former US and Russian commanders Thursday called for scrapping "hair-trigger" alerts on nuclear weapons that carry grave risks of a potential atomic disaster -- especially in an age of cyber attacks.

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