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Thousands still missing after Nepal quake

Man walks along the street near a collapsed house following Saturday's earthquake in Kathmandu, NepalBy Rupam Jain Nair and Sanjeev Miglani KATHMANDU (Reuters) – Thousands of people were still missing in Nepal on Friday as food and help began to trickle through to those stranded in remote areas after last week’s earthquake which killed 6,250. The government put the number of injured at more than 14,350. In the capital Kathmandu, many unclaimed bodies were being quickly cremated because of the need to avert disease and reduce the stench of corpses in areas where buildings had collapsed. The head of the European Union delegation in Nepal said up to 1,000 Europeans were still unaccounted for, mostly around popular trekking routes.

New report: Center City is growing, booming

A new report on Center City life is painting an exciting picture with explosive growth in population, arts and culture, and construction – the city is at a crossroads.

Pacquiao-Mayweather recalls boxing’s heyday

Floyd Mayweather (L) and Manny Pacquiao at a press conference in Las Vegas on April 29, 2015 ahead of their May 2 welterweight title showdownManny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather will put boxing back on the cultural map for at least one glittering night on Saturday with a welterweight title showdown dubbed the Fight of the Century. “This is the biggest fight in boxing history,” Mayweather declared on Wednesday in a spurt of hyperbole befitting the occasion. The massive interest has only been fuelled by the gaudy financial figures surrounding the fight: revenue perhaps reaching $400 million fueled by as many as three million pay-per-view purchases and live gate receipts of some $70 million — all adding up to a possible $200 million payday for Mayweather and a $100 million bonanza for Pacquiao, who agreed to the lesser share of a 60-40 purse split. Certainly Mayweather, 47-0 with 26 knockouts, and Pacquiao, 57-5 with two drawn and 38 knockouts, are two of the most talented fighters of their generation.

Atlanta officers shoot black woman in patrol car in gunfight: police

(Reuters) – Atlanta police shot and killed a handcuffed black woman on Thursday after she fired on two officers from inside a patrol car, the city’s police department said. The woman had been arrested and was in the back of the vehicle in downtown Atla…

Mauthausen: The ‘camp of no return’ that built the Third Reich

A barbed wire fence surrounds the former Nazi concentration camp Mauthausen in northern AustriaIn 1942, a farmer living next to the Mauthausen concentration camp, in northern Austria, filed a police report about detainees getting shot in the camp’s quarry and left to die. Of the 200,000 prisoners who passed through Mauthausen from August 1938 until its liberation on May 5 in 1945, half would die. It was Nazi Germany’s only category III camp, the most brutal destination for “incorrigible political enemies of the Third Reich”. The first Mauthausen barracks were erected some 20 kilometres (12.5 miles) from the city of Linz five months after Austria’s “Anschluss”, or annexation.

Beward of bogus campaigns on crowdfunding sites

Crowdfunding is a really popular way for people to raise money for good causes but before you donate, beware of bogus campaigns.

Castle avenges earlier loss to Reitz

In his postgame talk to his players Thursday night, Castle High School softball coach Pat Lockyear told them they played their best game of the season — for 41/2 innings.

Freddie Gray protesters rally, march for hours in Philadelphia

Freddie Gray protesters rally, march for hours in PhiladelphiaA rally called “Philly is Baltimore” started in Center City Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon and continued into the evening, lasting more than six hours.

8 reported killed in southern Mexico gunbattle

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities say two state police officers and six other people are dead following a gunfight in the southern Mexico state of Guerrero.

Britain’s biggest hard drugs seizure ‘worth $750 mn’

Photograph taken and released on April 25, 2015 by the National Crime Agency (NCA) shows an NCA officer towards the tug Hamal, 60 miles off the east coast of ScotlandA cocaine seizure off Britain’s coast last week yielded what is thought to be the country’s biggest-ever haul of hard drugs, potentially worth three-quarters of a billion dollars, authorities said. More than three tonnes of cocaine were found on board a Tanzanian-registered tug boat that was intercepted by the Royal Navy last week and taken to be searched in a Scottish harbour. The National Crime Agency (NCA) said that depending on purity, if cut and sold on British streets the haul would have a potential street value of over £500 million.

Nepal quake victims trek through mountains to get needed aid

Elderly villagers start their 20km (12 mile) hike back up to their mountain home with international relief aid they received in the damaged village of Balua, near the epicenter of Saturday's massive earthquake, in the Gorkha District of Nepal, Thursday, April 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)BALUA, Nepal (AP) — After roughing it five nights in the rain, the 60-year-old woman finally had a plastic sheet over her head.

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