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April 17th
About five climbers are feared buried by an avalanche that swept the slopes of Mount Everest on Friday and hit a route used to ascent the world's highest peak, officials said.The avalanche hit the area just below Camp 2 around 6:30 a.m.
April 17th
Colombian author and Nobel winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at age 87.
April 17th
Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford officially kicked off his campaign Thursday, asking voters to stand by him in his re-election bid."I owe the people of Toronto a great, great deal of gratitude.
April 17th
NBC's Eunice Yoon reports that families want more government action in response to the sinking of a South Korean ferry.
April 17th
On Thursday there was more violence in eastern Ukraine as Presidents Obama and Putin shared very different visions for the country’s future.
April 17th
Nearly none of the ship’s lifeboats were deployed, authorities said, even though one reportedly carried the captain to safety.
April 17th
The Bluefin robotic submarine finally completed a full pass of the ocean floor after two aborted missions.
April 17th
Now more than ever, the world is watching what Vladimir Putin has to say. But his words sometimes have only a casual relationship with reality. The true meaning of the Russian president lies beneath the surface.
April 17th
Air pockets throughout the Sunken Korean ship may be keeping people alive.
April 17th
Volunteers worked to make a traditional Guatemalan sawdust carpet in Guatemala City on Thursday.
April 17th
Colombian novelist Gabriel García Márquez, known the world over for his world of magical realism in books like "One Hundred Years of Solitude," died in his home in Mexico City at age 87.
April 17th
Buying a Venetian island might sound like a dream investment. This particular one on the auction block has a nightmarish history.The island of Poveglia, purportedly the most haunted place in the world, is among several properties that Italy is selling at …
April 17th
ROME – Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 disabled and elderly people Thursday — women and non-Catholics among them — in a pre-Easter ritual designed to show his willingness to serve others like a "slave.
April 17th
Instead of participating in the execution of their son's murderer, the slain man's parents publicly spare the killer in northern Iran.
April 17th
The imam of a London mosque used his influential position in the late 1990s to train and aid terrorists and used the cover of his religion to hide in plain sight, a prosecutor told jurors in his opening statement Thursday.

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