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Baltimore Mayor Denies Stand Down Order

  | Apr 30, 2015 08:48 AM EDT

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake denied on Wednesday that she issued a stand-down directive to police officers, which is raising questions if the alleged order was the reason behind the violence and looting on Monday. read more

Nepal Survivor Buried For 82 Hours Drank Own Urine To Live

  | Apr 30, 2015 07:34 AM EDT

A 28-year-old survivor of Nepal's devastating earthquake was rescued on Tuesday. Rishi Khanal was trapped for 82 hours under the collapsed Kathmandu Hotel. read more

Shark Attacks And Kills Woman In Maui

  | Apr 30, 2015 03:18 AM EDT

Maui rescuers found on Wednesday morning a 65-year-old woman with injuries on her torso, indicating she was the victim of a shark attack. The unresponsive woman was taken from the water of a popular surfing destination, the Ahihi-Kinau Natural Area Reserve, located south of Big Beach at Makena State Park. read more

Saudi Royal Succession Line Undergoes Change

  | Apr 30, 2015 02:59 AM EDT

If current Saudi Arabian King Salman would pass away, his successor will be his nephew, 55-year-old Interior Minister Mohammed bin Nayef. He made the change on Wednesday, signaling a major power shift. read more

No Apology For World War II Sex Slaves In Abe’s U.S. Congress Address

  | Apr 30, 2015 01:33 AM EDT

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe did actually apologize for the thousands of comfort women that Japanese soldiers used as sex slaves during World War II. However, he did not make it during his Wednesday address before the U.S. Congress but during a Tuesday press conference with U.S. President Barack Obama. read more

Chinese Meteorological Administration Bans Unofficial Weather Reports

  | Apr 30, 2015 01:24 AM EDT

Beginning May 1, Chinese amateur forecasters are prohibited by the Chinese Meteorological Administration from publishing their weather reports. Violators of the ban could face a fine of up to 50,000 yuan or $8,000. read more

Nepal Earthquake Ends Everest Climbing Season Abruptly

  | Apr 29, 2015 10:39 PM EDT

Even if there were no injured climbers during the powerful Saturday Nepal earthquake that shook and devastated Nepal, China abruptly ended the climbing season for Mount Everest. That means spring climbing the world's tallest peak from China's side is over. read more

Microblogging Site Victim Of Twitter Leak

  | Apr 29, 2015 09:20 AM EDT

Twitter is blaming science firm Selerity and NASDAQ for the 18 percent drop in the shareprice of the popular microblogging site on Tuesday because of the leak of Twitter's quarterly result on - where else, but Twitter. read more

Nepal Earthquake Death Toll Could Go Up To 10,000

  | Apr 29, 2015 08:31 AM EDT

As rescuers dig more dead bodies from earthquake-ravaged area in Nepal, Prime Minister Sushil Koirala hints that the death toll from the April 25 magnitude-7.9 tremor could rise to 10,000 from the current 5,000 plus. read more

Same-Sex Marriage Discussions Divide Supreme Court; Kennedy Could Be The Swing Vote

  | Apr 29, 2015 07:28 AM EDT

Like the rest of the United States, the nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court were divided on the issue of same-sex marriage on the first day of discussions on Tuesday. read more

Baltimore Protesters Defy Curfew

  | Apr 29, 2015 02:13 AM EDT

Despite the deployment of 2,000 National Guards to Baltimore, protests were still held on Tuesday night as 200 people defied the curfew and even fought back the guardsmen and police. read more

Indonesia Executes 8 Drug Smugglers By Firing Squad, Spares Filipina At Last Minute

  | Apr 29, 2015 12:47 AM EDT

Indonesia stood by its stand that drug smugglers don't deserve to live. At 12:25 a.m. of Wednesday, it executed by firing squad eight convicted drug smugglers, including Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran of Australia. read more

Chipotle: No More GMO Food

  | Apr 28, 2015 07:55 PM EDT

The Mexican fast food chain that is drawing crowds, Chipotle, made dining history on Monday by announcing it would no longer serve genetically modified food. The move is in response to a growing public clamor against GMO food. read more

Communist Party Detains Sinopec President On Suspicion Of Corruption

  | Apr 28, 2015 07:52 PM EDT

Another tiger has been caught in Chinese President Xi Jinping's anti-corruption drive launched in late 2012. He is Wang Tiangpu, the president of state-owned Sinopec Group. read more

U.S. Supreme Court Starts Gay Marriage Case Deliberations

  | Apr 28, 2015 07:45 PM EDT

Gays throughout the United States are awaiting how the U.S. Supreme Court would tackle the challenge raised by lesbian Michigan nurses April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse. A landmark decision by the high court could possibly make same-sex marriages legal not only in Michigan but also in the remaining 49 states. read more

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