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Mount Everest

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Avalanches threaten hikers around Mt. Everest

Jon Reiter is no stranger to Mount Everest -- its world-record height, its prestige, its challenges.

And its dangers.

He learned that again shortly before noon Saturday, after a monster 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. It not only rattled cities ...

Tiger Woods, 1997 Masters

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Tiger Woods commits to Players Championship

Tiger Woods may not have been a contender on the final day at the Masters, but he was encouraged enough by his comeback to commit to a start at golf's "fifth major" next month -- after first stopping off in Asia.

The former world No. 1 will line up at...

Egypt Sphinx Pryamid

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Egyptian grandmother makes her way as a man

Every morning, Sissa Abu Dahou puts on traditional male dress, known as a jalabiya, and heads into the streets of the Egyptian city of Luxor for a day of hard work.

But this man of the house is actually a woman.

The grandmother of two has dressed as a ...

Yemen locator map

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US aircraft carrier enters Persian Gulf

The USS Theodore Roosevelt entered the Persian Gulf Saturday to conduct what a U.S. defense official called routine maritime security operations, days after U.S. warships were deployed to the Yemeni coast to counter an Iranian convoy.

Multiple U.S. of...

Brian Williams

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NBC finds at least 10 Brian Williams embellishments

The in-house investigators assigned to look into Brian Williams' past reports have documented at least 10 instances of exaggerations and embellishments by the NBC anchorman.

The investigation is not yet complete, according to a person with knowledge o...

Earthquake in Nepal 2

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Nepal earthquake: 'People are panicked'

Panic. Tears. Fear.

All those feelings and more permeated cities, villages and camps around Nepal on Saturday, after a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck around midday.

Hours later, after a wave of relentless aftershocks, many people still were to...

Jared Leto as the Joker from Suicide Squad

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First look: Jared Leto is the Joker

You can call him... Joker.

We've seen a few teases so far, but on Friday night, director David Ayer gave us the first full look at Jared Leto as the Joker.

The Clown Prince of Crime will appear in 2016's "Suicide Squad," the first movie featuring the b...

Aiko Chihira android robot Japan

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Japanese companies tests robots in workplace

A crowd gathers near the entrance of Tokyo's upscale Mitsukoshi Department Store, which traces its roots to a kimono shop in the late 17th century.

Fitting with the store's history, the new greeter wears a traditional Japanese kimono while delivering ...

Handgun gun firearms weapon shooting gunshot etc

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'Bravest woman' killed in Pakistan

Her second floor cafe on a dusty industrial road was painted with dashes of psychedelic colors. And Sabeen Mahmud surrounded herself there with books, people, and discussions on technology, human rights and women's entrepreneurship.

Introducing other...

Starbucks logo

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Starbucks free drinks over: Computer glitch fixed

Starbucks stores across the U.S. and Canada were back up and running after being hit by a computer glitch Friday.

Some stores had responded by giving away free drinks until the system was fixed.

"The point of sale register outage has been resolved," St...

Liberland's flag

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Liberland: Can newest micronation succeed?

It would have made Thomas Jefferson proud. Established on the birthday of the American founding father, Liberland -- the world's newest micronation -- is founded on a firm belief in liberty and non-interference.

Google sign

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Android robot urinates on Apple logo in Google Maps

In the outskirts of Rawalpindi, a Pakistani city less than 10 miles southwest of Islamabad, is what appears to be a park in the shape of an Android robot peeing on an Apple logo.

At least, that's what shows up if you look up Rawalpindi in Google Maps.

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Earthquake kills hundreds in Nepal

Earthquake in Nepal 12

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A 7.8 magnitude earthquake centered less than 50 miles from Kathmandu rocked Nepal with devastating force early Saturday, killing at least 1,400 people -- and probably more -- in Nepal's capital city, authorities said. 

On this day: April 25

Hubble Space Telescope launch, 1990

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The guillotine is first used, American and Soviet troops cut Nazi Germany in two, a U.S. Navy submarine completes the first submerged circumnavigation of the globe, and the Hubble Space Telescope is launched, all on this day.

Most memorable celebrity interviews

Bruce Jenner

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Bruce Jenner will talk with Diane Sawyer in a highly anticipated interview on Friday night. Look back at some of the other memorable celebrity interviews from over the years.

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