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Twelve arrested in Baltimore after march to protest black man's death

1 hour 24 min ago

By Lacey Johnson BALTIMORE (Reuters) - Thousands of people marched peacefully through downtown Baltimore on Saturday to protest the unexplained death of a black man in police custody but pockets of violence erupted when a small group smashed windows and threw bottles at officers. At least 2,000 demonstrators attended the march to City Hall, the largest turnout since 25-year-old Freddie Gray died a week ago. As darkness fell, about 100 protesters splintered from the group and threw bottles, metal barricades and other objects at police officers and their cruisers, authorities said. The windows of several businesses were smashed, Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said.


Japan's prime minister goes to US to showcase close ties

1 hour 26 min ago

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's itinerary for his weeklong U.S. visit beginning Sunday will showcase the success of the alliance built from Tokyo's defeat in World War II, while promoting a political agenda based on still stronger military and economic ties.


Nepal earthquake: Live Report

1 hour 28 min ago

Hong Kong (AFP) - 05:46 GMT - "Flattened me" - Singapore-based marine biologist George Foulsham tells of his experience of the avalanche:


Aid starts coming to Nepal after quake kills nearly 2,000

1 hour 33 min ago

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Planeloads of aid material, doctors and relief workers from neighboring countries began arriving Sunday in Nepal, a poor Himalayan nation reeling from a powerful earthquake that killed more than 1,900 people and destroyed infrastructure, homes and historical buildings.


Gasquet, Kyrgios seek French Open boost at ATP Estoril

1 hour 33 min ago

France's Richard Gasquet and Australian Nick Kyrgios will hope to kick-start pre-Roland Garros injury comeback bids at the Estoril Open which begins on Monday. Fifth seed Gasquet, who lost the 2007 final to Novak Djokovic and suffered the same fate in 2012 against Juan Martin del Potro, will step onto court for the first time in more than six weeks after suffering a back injury. It's much the same for Kyrgios, seeded seventh, with the number 41 Australian teenager losing a 4-1 lead in the final set last week in Barcelona to exit in the first round against Swedish qualifier Elias Ymer. He took a break after the Australian Open quarter-finals which he played in pain and did not reappear until Indian Wells in March.


Seventeen bodies found at Everest base camp, injured rescued by helicopter

1 hour 36 min ago
By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Seventeen bodies have been recovered at the base camp on Mount Everest where hundreds of climbers are stranded after an earthquake in Nepal on Saturday triggered an avalanche on the world's highest peak, a mountaineering official said. The first injured were helicoptered out in the morning, Romanian climber Alex Gavan tweeted from base camp. U.S. climber John Reiter said dozens of people had suffered critical injuries, many of them with head injuries. Seventeen bodies were recovered after part of Everest base camp was engulfed by the snowslide, Ang Tshering Sherpa, president of the Nepal Mountaineering Association, told Reuters.

Nepalese dig with bare hands for quake survivors as toll exceeds 1,900

1 hour 36 min ago

By Gopal Sharma and Ross Adkin KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Rescuers dug with their bare hands and bodies piled up in Nepal on Sunday after an earthquake devastated the heavily crowded Kathmandu valley, killing at least 1,900, and triggered a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest. Army officer Santosh Nepal and a group of rescuers worked all night to open a passage into a collapsed building in the capital Kathmandu. With the government overwhelmed by the scale of the disaster, India flew in medical supplies and relief crews, while China sent in a 60-strong emergency team. Among the capital's landmarks destroyed in the earthquake was the 60-metre (200-foot) Dharahara Tower, built in 1832 for the queen of Nepal, with a viewing balcony that had been open to visitors for the last 10 years.


Frantic search for Nepal quake survivors as toll nears 2,000

1 hour 39 min ago

Rescuers in Nepal searched frantically on Sunday for survivors of a huge quake that killed nearly 2,000, digging through rubble in the devastated capital Kathmandu and airlifting victims of an avalanche at Everest base camp. Terrified residents of Kathmandu were woken by fresh aftershocks in the worst disaster to hit the impoverished Himalayan nation in more than 80 years, with many forced to spend the night trying to sleep out on the streets and open ground in makeshift tents. Offers of help poured in from governments around the world, with the United States and European Union announcing they were sending in disaster response teams. India flew out its stranded citizens in military planes.


Grizzlies hold off a late Trail Blazers rally to go up 3-0

1 hour 44 min ago

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Marc Gasol had 25 points and the Memphis Grizzlies took a 3-0 lead in their playoff series over the Trail Blazers by withstanding a late Portland rally for a 115-109 victory on Saturday night.


Klitschko outpoints Jennings to defend heavyweight titles

1 hour 55 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — The champ returned to the Garden, and it sounded and felt like Kiev.


Players from politics, Hollywood mix it up at 'Nerd Prom'

1 hour 57 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two secretaries of state, Tea Leoni and Madeleine Albright, arrived arm in arm Saturday as a wide mix of Hollywood and Washington players gathered for the national "Nerd Prom."


Coast Guard: 4 missing after sailboats capsize in Alabama

2 hours 10 min ago

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A powerful storm capsized several sailboats participating in a regatta, and crews searched late Saturday for at least four people missing in the waters, the Coast Guard said.


Toll climbs after powerful quake hits Nepal: Things to Know

2 hours 23 min ago

The death toll climbed and aftershocks continued a day after a powerful earthquake struck the Nepal region, triggering an avalanche on Mount Everest and setting off an urgent aid response.


Experts gathered in Nepal a week ago to ready for earthquake

2 hours 30 min ago

Nepal's devastating earthquake was the disaster experts knew was coming.


Nepal quake death toll climbs to 1,910

2 hours 30 min ago

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A strong magnitude-7.9 earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings, officials said.


Obama pokes fun at political friends and foes at White House dinner

2 hours 33 min ago

By Tanya Basu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - At the gathering he jokingly called "a night when Washington celebrates itself," U.S. President Barack Obama took light-hearted aim on Saturday at a range of political friends and foes, including the people running to succeed him. Obama's comedy routine at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner included a sly dig at Hillary Clinton, the current front-runner to be the Democratic candidate in the 2016 presidential election. Noting that some Americans are living in a time of uncertainty, Obama said, "For example, I have one friend just a few weeks ago, she was making millions of dollars a year and she's now living out of a van in Iowa." Clinton, who as a former secretary of state, former senator and former first lady is one of America's best known figures, traveled around in a van this month in a deliberately low-key trip to the state that holds an early contest in the election primary season.


Nepal police official says at least 1,910 have died, including 721 in Kathmandu, in the quake.

2 hours 35 min ago
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal police official says at least 1,910 have died, including 721 in Kathmandu, in the quake.

Keith scores, Blackhawks eliminate Predators with 4-3 win

2 hours 44 min ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Duncan Keith waited and waited for just the right moment, and then unloaded.


Indonesia defiant as UN leads condemnation of looming executions

2 hours 46 min ago

Indonesia on Sunday signalled it was determined to push ahead with the execution of eight foreign drug convicts, despite a growing wave of global condemnation led by United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon. Authorities on Saturday gave formal notice to the eight -- from Australia, Brazil, Nigeria and the Philippines -- that they would be executed by firing squad imminently, along with an Indonesian prisoner. The group have been moved to the high-security prison island of Nusakambangan, where Indonesia puts condemned prisoners to death, and Jakarta says the executions could be as early as Tuesday, although no official date has been set.


Liotta recalls Scorsese discussion before 'Goodfellas' shoot

2 hours 47 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — The Tribeca Film Festival ended with a bang — a special 25th anniversary screening of the Martin Scorsese gangster flick "Goodfellas."