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The latest in Nepal: Canadian aid flights to Nepal resume; Centenarian pulled from quake rubble

<b>NEPAL URGES FOREIGN RESCUERS TO GO HOME</b><p>Nepal is urging foreign rescuers to return home or go to rural areas saying most of the rescue work is over and the remaining operation can be handled by local workers.<p>Information Minister Minendra Rijal says the major rescue work in the urban areas of the …

Jean-Marie Le Pen suspended from French far-right party

PARIS (AP) — French far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen was suspended Monday from the National Front party he built into a political force over four …

Jean-Marie Le Pen

Mexico declares all-out war after rising drug cartel downs military helicopter

‘The full force of the Mexican state will be felt in Jalisco’ New Generation Jalisco Cartel killed 15 and 19 injured in coordinated attacks<p>Mexico has declared an all-out offensive against the relatively new drug cartel which shot down an army helicopter during a weekend of coordinated attacks …

Mexico

Israel's foreign minister Lieberman resigns, throwing coalition in doubt

Controversial politician says he will not join Binyamin Netanyahu in government, two days before deadline for creation of new administration<p>Israel’s combative foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, is resigning from his post after declaring he will not join the new rightwing coalition that Binyamin …

Israel

US calls for speedy inquiry into mass grave deep in Thai jungle

More than two dozen bodies exhumed and US State Department believes Thai authorities are investigating reports of other trafficked migrant camps<p>The US, which has censured Thailand for failing to act against human trafficking, called on Monday for a speedy and credible inquiry into the discovery of …

U.S. State Department

'Boulders size of vans' hit Nepal trekking village after quake

Langtang, near the border with Tibet, was one of the areas worst hit by the April 25 quake that struck at the height of the spring trekking season, trapping hundreds of tourists and Nepalis in remote areas accessible only on foot or by helicopter.<p>BBC footage from Langtang broadcast Tuesday showed …

Adventure Travel

Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio Win Top GOP Spots in New NBC/WSJ Poll

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio lead the pack of Republicans seeking the GOP nomination for president, according to a new poll from NBC News and the Wall Street Journal.<p>Asked which Republican hopeful would be their first choice to win the party’s primary, 23 percent of GOP …

Government

Spider venom holds promise of chronic-pain relief

Hundreds of millions of people around the world suffer from what doctors call "chronic pain".<p>They cannot take anasthetics like morphine because, in the long term, their bodies would develop a tolerance to them. In high-doses, pain-relief drugs can have debilitating side-effects.<p>But as Al Jazeera's …

Pain

5 best Android apps to transfer files from Android to PC and other ways too!

One of the more common things people need to do is transfer files from their mobile device or tablet to their desktop. Sometimes it’s a photo, sometimes it’s a song, and many other times it’s some sort of document, presentation, or other file that needs transferred. There are actually quite a few …

Apps

Apple is bringing a major redesign to one of its forgotten products

Apple is set to unveil a new version of its Apple TV service in June, at its annual developers conference WWDC.<p>The new remote is going to have a touch pad similar to those found on the company's MacBooks, as well as two buttons, according to The Times — further streamlining the remote's already …

Apple Pay is a joy to use, even if it doesn’t always work

It's faster than monkeying around with plastic or cash, and I love the idea of being able to leave home without a wallet. While I don't own an Apple Watch, I hear it makes Apple Pay even easier.<p>Apple Pay is more fun than alternate methods. You get to see the phone analyze your fingerprint (in a …

Someone's built a bitcoin-like system for real gold

There's no short, elegant way to describe bitcoin, but if you put a gun to our heads, we'd say that it was digital gold. That's because the cryptocurrency is based on a limited quantity of a resource that is then used as a method of exchange. Unfortunately, bitcoin's popularity within the …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Apple is reportedly pressuring record labels to end their support of free music streaming.</b> It wants services like Spotify to operate on a paid model only, a move which an industry source described as "cutthroat."<p><b>2. Education startup AltSchool raised $100 million from investors including Mark</b> …

Latest Android distribution numbers see Lollipop at almost 10%

Back in January, the news came out that after just three months, the brand new Android 5.0 Lollipop was installed on roughly 1.6% of active Android devices. Since then, it has been slowly but surely climbed upward. In the latest distribution numbers, Google’s tasty sweet treat has reached 9.7 …

Android News

Evernote Rolls Out Its New “Work Chat” Feature

Evernote has rolled out a new “Work Chat” feature to its web and mobile applications which allows users of its online note-taking and collaboration software to discuss ideas and projects directly in the Evernote interface itself, instead of having to shift those conversations over to email. …

Gmail 5.0 Android app to support Yahoo, Outlook, IMAP accounts

While currently only available as an APK, version 5 of the Gmail app for Android is expected to be hitting the Google Play Store anytime now. There …

Google wants you to easily share files between Android and iOS

As handy as services like AirDrop or Android Beam may be for shuffling content between nearby devices, they're platform-exclusive. That's not much help if you want to share photos from your Android phone to an iPhone, or vice versa. However, Google may soon overcome that barrier. <i>Android Police</i>,</i> …

Americans pay more for slower Internet

When it comes to Internet speeds, the U.S. lags behind much of the developed world.<p>That's one of the conclusions from a new report by the Open Technology Institute at the New America Foundation, which looked at the cost and speed of Internet access in two dozen cities around the world.<p>Clocking in …

British banker charged in Hong Kong double killing

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police charged a British banker on Monday with killing two women, including an Indonesian whose body was found in a …

World Trade Center opens for business

NEW YORK (AP) — Thirteen years after the 9/11 terrorist attack, the resurrected World Trade Center is again opening for business — marking an emotional milestone for both New Yorkers and the United States as a whole.<p>Publishing giant Conde Nast will start moving Monday into One World Trade Center, a …

Brittany Maynard, Death With Dignity Advocate, Dies At 29

Brittany Maynard, the Oregon woman who had become an outspoken advocate for patients' rights following her terminal cancer diagnosis, died on Saturday, the Oregonian reported. She was 29.<p>"Goodbye to all my dear friends and family that I love," she wrote in a Facebook post, according to People. …

VA Admits Fraud Is ‘Systemic’

The White House can’t pretend anymore that there are just a few bad apples messing with veterans’ care. A new internal investigation has expanded to …