Archive for April 18th, 2014

12 dead, 3 missing in Everest avalanche

April 18, 2014
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12 dead, 3 missing in Everest avalanche

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing in the deadliest disaster on the world’s highest peak.
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For Boston’s new police commissioner, keeping marathon safe means not running for a change

April 18, 2014
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BOSTON — Three days after the bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon, William Evans went for a run before work — at 3:30 a.m.
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Nikkei hits 10-day closing high on upbeat U.S. earnings, data

April 18, 2014
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TOKYO (Reuters) – REUTERS – Japan’s Nikkei stock average rose 0.7 percent on Friday to its highest close in 10 days, buoyed by upbeat U.S. economic data and corporate earnings, though trading volume hit its lowest in almost 1-1/2 years as many overseas markets were closed for Easter.
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Asian stocks mostly higher after mixed US earnings

April 18, 2014
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BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher Friday despite mixed U.S. earnings reports with many of the region’s exchanges closed for Good Friday.
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Who gained, and what, at Ukraine talks

April 18, 2014
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MOSCOW (AP) — The talks in Geneva on Ukraine brought together four parties that had seemed extremely far apart on some issues, but within a few hours they produced a broad agreement that holds out substantial hope for a crisis that appeared on the verge of spinning out of control.
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Nigerians search dangerous forest for 100 abducted girls

April 18, 2014
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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Able-bodied men from the Nigerian town of Chibok have taken to the dangerous Sambisa Forest to search for more than 100 abducted girls and young women whom the military claimed to have freed from their Islamic extremist kidnappers, an education official said Thursday.
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