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Once destroyed by the Taliban, the Buddha statues live again

By British Broadcasting Corporation | April 18, 2019
[Original Post] When the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan in 1996, they imposed an extremist version of Islamic law across the country. They tried to erase all traces of a rich pre-Islamic past and ordered the destruction of ancient statues, including the world’s tallest standing Buddhas.Those memories are still alive for millions of Afghans. And […]

North Korea demands removal of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from talks

By British Broadcasting Corporation | April 18, 2019
[Original Post] North Korea has demanded the removal of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from nuclear talks, accusing him of “talking nonsense” and being “reckless”. A senior foreign ministry official said that further talks would be “lousy” if Mr Pompeo was involved, asking that he be replaced by someone “more careful”. It comes after […]

Libya crisis: PM Fayez al-Serraj condemns ‘silence’ of allies

By British Broadcasting Corporation | April 18, 2019
[Original Post] The UN-backed PM of Libya has condemned the “silence” of his international allies as opposing forces advance on the capital Tripoli. Fayez al-Serraj is facing down an insurgency led by eastern commander Gen Khalifa Haftar. More than 205 people have been killed since fighting began on 4 April, the World Health Organisation (WHO) […]

Key quotes from U.S. Special Counsel Mueller's report

By Reuters News Agency | April 18, 2019
[Original Post] (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday released a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on his nearly two-year investigation into whether President Donald Trump and his 2016 campaign colluded with Russia or attempted to obstruct probes. FILE PHOTO: Robert Mueller, as FBI director, testifies before the House Judiciary […]

Google to serve up rival apps to Android users as part of EU deal

By Mashable Inc. | April 18, 2019
[Original Post] Image: Chesnot / Getty Images Michael Kan for PCMag 2019-04-18 21:14:11 UTC Follow @https://twitter.com/PCMag PCMag.com is a leading authority on technology, delivering Labs-based, independent reviews of the latest products and services. Our expert industry analysis and practical solutions help you make better buying decisions and get more from technology. It’s not every day […]

Golfer attacked by bobcat in Connecticut: authorities

By Fox News | April 18, 2019
[Original Post] A golfer in Connecticut was taken to the hospital on Thursday after enduring a bobcat attack on the course, officials said. The episode happened around 8:30 a.m. at the Mohegan Sun Golf Course in Baltic, Conn., the state’s Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) said in a news release. “Another member of the golfer’s […]

Bangladeshi student burned to death by fellow students for reporting sexual harassment by head teacher

By Fox News | April 18, 2019
[Original Post] A protest rally against the murder of Nusrat Jahan Rafi, a madrasa girl from Feni who was burned after sexual abuse charges against the principal, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, last week. (Mamunur Rashid/NurPhoto via Getty Images) A Bangladeshi teenager who braved the shame and taboo of being sexually harassed by reporting her ordeal to […]

Pinterest, Zoom shares surge in market debuts after IPOs

By Reuters News Agency | April 18, 2019
[Original Post] (Reuters) – Shares of Pinterest Inc surged almost 30 percent in their stock market debut on Thursday, valuing the online scrapbook company at around $16 billion and signaling investor appetite for new tech listings. That bodes well for the U.S. IPO market as ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc prepares for its highly anticipated […]

Ubisoft pledges its support to the Notre-Dame Cathedral

By Mashable Inc. | April 18, 2019
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Reese Witherspoon, 43, says she’s ‘earned her gray hair and fine lines’

By Fox News | April 18, 2019
[Original Post] Reese Witherspoon is okay with wrinkles and gray hair. The “Legally Blonde” actress, 43, opened up to Allure about why she’s embracing the aging process. “I have a point of view because I’ve been on this planet for 43 years, and I didn’t feel that same way when I was 25,” Witherspoon explained. DOLLY PARTON REVEALS […]

Biden joins striking union members in Boston as speculation mounts over 2020 run

By Fox News | April 18, 2019
[Original Post] Former Vice President Joe Biden made an appearance on Thursday at a rally for striking grocery store workers in Boston, where he expressed his solidarity with the union members and his anger at corporate America. Biden, who is widely expected to soon announce a run for the presidency, highlighted his working-class upbringing in Pennsylvania and […]

Officials pay tribute to victims of Madeira tourist bus crash

By Reuters News Agency | April 18, 2019
[Original Post] CANICO, Portugal (Reuters) – In a show of solidarity, the foreign ministers of Germany and Portugal laid two wreaths near the site where 29 German tourists died on Wednesday after their bus overturned on the Portuguese island of Madeira. The bus – carrying 55 tourists, a guide and a driver – veered off […]

Trial set for woman charged in students' bus stop deaths

By Fox News | April 18, 2019
[Original Post] ROCHESTER, Ind. – A judge has set a trial date for a northern Indiana woman accused of striking and killing three children with a pickup truck as they crossed a highway to board a school bus. Fulton County Prosecutor Michael Marrs tells WSBT-TV the Oct. 5 trial date for Alyssa Shepherd of Rochester […]

National Enquirer to be sold to Hudson News mogul, parent company says

By Fox News | April 18, 2019
[Original Post] The National Enquirer tabloid is being sold to James Cohen, the owner and CEO of airport newsstand company Hudson News, its parent company announced Thursday. The deal announced by American Media Inc. also includes two other supermarket tabloids, Globe and the National Examiner. Financial terms were not disclosed. The sale comes after the […]

Apple and Disney donate to help rebuild Notre-Dame Cathedral

By Mashable Inc. | April 18, 2019
[Original Post] Danica D’Souza 29 minutes ago Many donations have been pledged to help rebuild the historic Notre-Dame Cathedral after a fire erupted on Monday. Apple CEO Tim Cook took to Twitter to share how the tech giant would play its part. Disney also took to Twitter to share their intentions.

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