Library at school for girls in Pakistan named for bin Laden
- Most didn't notice the new library at this Islamic seminary for girls near Pakistan's capital, until locals saw the paper sign in Urdu posted on its wooden door: "Library of Osama bin Laden, the Martyr."
South Korean ferry: Arrest warrant sought for captain of doomed craft
- Prosecutors say they've asked a court to issue an arrest warrant for the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank two days ago, leaving hundreds missing and feared dead.
Mount Everest avalanche is its worst disaster ever
- An avalanche swept Mount Everest's slopes on Friday along a popular route used to climb the world's highest peak, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing in the worst disaster to hit climbers on the mountain, officials said.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality, died at home in Mexico City around midday, according to people close to his family. He was 87.
Kim Jong Un's bad hair day sparks a diplomatic to-do
- North Korea has made a diplomatic appeal to the British government to get a London salon out of its hair.
NSA leaker Edward Snowden asks Putin how Russia spies on Russians
- National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden asked Russian President Vladimir Putin Thursday whether his nation's spy agencies sweep up data en-masse from Russian citizens, the way his former employer has done in the United States.
Nearly 300, mostly teens, missing after South Korean ferry sinks
- Fears rose Thursday for the fate of 289 passengers still missing more than 24 hours after their ferry flipped onto its side and filled with water off the southern coast of South Korea.
Canadians arrest a Heartbleed hacker
- Canadian mounties have arrested a teenager who, they say, used the Heartbleed Internet bug to hack into the country's tax agency
Nigerian military searches for girls abducted by Boko Haram
- Nigeria's military combed the woods in search of more than 100 school girls who were abducted earlier this week by Boko Haram militants, authorities said Wednesday.
South Korea ferry sinks carrying hundreds of students
- Nearly 300 people were still missing Wednesday several hours after a ferry carrying 459, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea's southern coast, killing at least two and injuring seven, officials said.
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