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Accomplished Amtrak victims: a midshipman, tech CEO, AP video staffer, banker

Seven people were killed in the crash Tuesday night.<p>Eight people were killed in the crash.<p>His family knew he would have called. He always called. Justin Zemser’s life was defined by discipline — the kind that made him his high school’s valedictorian, earned him a place at the U.S. Naval Academy and …

SoundCloud localizes for Brazil, its first non-English market, and hires Facebook head to monetize music

SoundCloud is finally making its audio-streaming service more accessible to non-English speakers, with the news that it’s localizing its platform for Brazilian Portuguese.<p>The company has also revealed a key new hire — Sonia Flynn joins the company in Berlin as VP for International, leaving her …

Free mobile voice, text and data plans coming to UK

The free, basic carrier service offered by FreedomPop has been gaining momentum in the US, with around one million subscribers already making use of the network. As planned, the service is heading to the UK this July and will offer customers 200MB of data, 200 texts and 200 minutes of voice calls …

Japanese smartphone gets iris-scanning for mobile payments

The common objection to using your phone for purchases is that any sufficiently-motivated criminal could lop off your thumb and go on a spending spree. That's one of the reasons why Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo and Fujitsu have teamed up to unveil the Arrows NX F-04G. The pair say that it's the …

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New counter-extremism laws pledged in Queen’s Speech

David Cameron will announce new plans on Wednesday to curb extremist activity and radical hate preachers in his new government’s first State Opening of Parliament, commonly known as the Queen’s Speech.<p>The prime minister will tell the National Security Council the new measures will give police …

Nepal's latest earthquake: Dozens killed; fears over remote areas

<i>Have you been affected? Tell us your experiences</i> but stay safe<p><b>Kathmandu, Nepal (CNN) —</b> The death toll climbed Wednesday from Nepal's second major earthquake in less than three weeks as officials tried to gauge the scale of the new wave of destruction.<p>As rescue and relief teams tried to reach remote …

Cameron to set out new laws to tackle radicalism | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron will on Wednesday set out new laws intended to curb organisations and individuals who promote militant ideologies at home and recruit young people to radical islamist groups abroad.<p>Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron leaves 10 Downing Street as he …

Yemen's humanitarian truce barely holds as violence resumes

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's humanitarian cease-fire came under significant strain in its first 24 hours Wednesday, disrupted by a Saudi-led coalition airstrike, fighting between rival sides in a strategic province and shelling by coalition warships west of the port city of Aden.<p>The airstrike in …

Paul McCartney plays private concert for execs, stars

NEW YORK (AP) — Paul McCartney played a private concert with a crowd that included Wall Street executives and boldface names that included Sting and Oprah.<p>The concert on Tuesday night was part of the Robin Hood Foundation's annual benefit. Founded in 1988, the organization has raised more than $2 …

Damien Duff released by A-League club Melbourne City FC

Melbourne City FC<p>Central Coast Mariners<p>1<p>0<p>FT<p>Game Details<p>Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now »<p>Newcastle Jets 0-3 Melbourne City: Vidosic nets …

Google's Android-for-all program comes to Europe

Google's bid to democratize Android just reached Europe. The internet giant has announced that Turkey will get its first Android One smartphone, the General Mobile 4G, on May 15th. The device is strictly middling given its 5-inch 720p display, Snapdragon 410 processor, 13-megapixel rear camera and …

Prince Charles' secret letters to the British government are about to published - here's why they could be damaging

Secret letters sent from Prince Charles to British government ministers will finally be published on Wednesday after a 10-year legal battle to reveal …