At least 58 killed in S.Sudan attack on UN base
The United Nations said Friday at least 58 people were killed and more than 100 others wounded in an attack against one of its bases in South Sudan sheltering thousands of civilians. The top UN official in the war-torn nation, Toby Lanzer, praised peacekeepers from India, Nepal and South Korea for preventing what could have been a massacre of up to 5,000 people, and vowed the world body would use "lethal force" again to protect civilians under their protection. "We will do everything necessary to protect the lives of people in our protection, including the use of lethal force," Lanzer told AFP. In the clearest account yet of Thursday's incident in the government-controlled town of Bor, Lanzer described how a group of around 350 armed youths in civilian clothes "used extremely violent force to breach the perimeter" of the UN base.
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:35:14 -0400
Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Several more were injured.
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:33:03 -0400
Unemployment rates fall in 21 US states last month
WASHINGTON (AP) More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring improves for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery.
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:30:04 -0400
Dutch man's case linked to Amanda Todd
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Canadian police confirmed Thursday an arrest has been made in the Netherlands in the case of a Canadian teenager who was blackmailed into exposing herself in front of a webcam. The 15-year-old later committed suicide after detailing her harassment on a YouTube video watched by millions around the world.
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:19:26 -0400
Ukraine insurgents reject call to quit buildings
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) Dashing hopes of progress raised by a diplomatic deal in Geneva, pro-Russian insurgents who have occupied government buildings in more than 10 Ukrainian cities said Friday they will not leave them until the country's interim government resigns.
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:14:53 -0400
Gabriel Garcia Marquez hailed as literary giant
MEXICO CITY (AP) His death mourned around the globe, Gabriel Garcia Marquez is being hailed as a giant of modern literature, a writer of intoxicating novels and short stories that illuminated Latin America's passions, superstition, violence and social inequality.
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:08:22 -0400
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