2:56 pm April 23, 2014 | No Comment
Johannesburg. The outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa has claimed 142 lives across Guinea and Liberia, according to the World Health Organization. Guinea’s health authorities reported a total of 208 clinical cases, including 136 deaths from the hemorrhagic fever, the Geneva-based WHO said in a statement posted on its website on Tuesday. more »
8:44 am April 23, 2014 | No Comment
An El Nino will probably start as soon as July, according to the Australian government forecaster, strengthening predictions for the event that can affect weather patterns worldwide and roil commodity prices.
4:56 pm April 20, 2014 | No Comment
Kathmandu. The search for Nepalese guides still missing after the deadliest accident on Mount Everest was suspended on Sunday due to bad weather, as a climber recalled the frantic minutes immediately after the avalanche hit. Thirteen guides were killed and nine were plucked to safety after an ice avalanche smashed into their expedition on Friday, more »
11:45 am April 20, 2014 | No Comment
President Frei Base, Antarctica. As the sun sets, the cloudy sky melds with the glaring white of the frozen terrain. Tourists trudging in single file line marvel over blue glaciers in Antarctica, a hip new vacation destination. The group paid a small fortune — $3,000 per head — for a quick five-hour visit to the more »
11:42 am April 20, 2014 | No Comment
Ukraine's prime minister voiced outrage at reports that masked men in east Ukraine's main city handed out leaflets demanding Jews register or be expelled, NBC News reported Saturday.
4:23 pm April 19, 2014 | No Comment
The plight of immigrants, the poor, the sick, the elderly, unemployed and prisoners dominated Pope Francis' Good Friday service at Rome's Colosseum as he led Catholics around the world in commemorating the day Jesus died.
1:16 pm April 19, 2014 | No Comment
Rescuers searched Mount Everest for bodies Saturday as authorities ruled out hope of finding any more survivors from an avalanche that killed at least 12 Nepalese guides in the deadliest accident ever on the world's highest peak.
9:08 am April 18, 2014 | No Comment
Russia, Ukraine and the West reached a surprise deal on Thursday aimed at easing the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War, but US President Barack Obama cautioned it was uncertain if Moscow would stand by the agreement.