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Novelists withdraw from New York gala in Charlie Hebdo protest

New York - Six prominent novelists have withdrawn from a New York literary gala to protest against French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo being honored with a freedom of expression award.

London Metropolitan Police still uses 35,000 Windows XP computers

A freedom of information request has revealed how prevalent the 14-year old Windows XP still is at key public businesses. The London Metropolitan Police force announced today that officers still use 35,000 XP machines, despite support ending a year ago.

Pacquiao earns praises for support to Nepal earthquake victims

WBO welterweight champion and Philippine Congressman Manny Pacquiao earned praise from the people of Nepal for his message of sympathy and support as they struggle to rise from the rubble of the 7.9 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal Saturday.

Everest avalanche triggered by Nepal earthquake caught on video

Kathmandu - A German climber, Jost Kobusch , posted to YouTube Sunday footage showing a deadly avalanche sweeping through the base camp at Mt. Everest. The avalanche was triggered by Saturday's magnitude 7.8 earthquake, the worst to hit Nepal in decades.

Op-Ed: Why Manny Pacquiao will go for early KO win against Mayweather

All indications point to a knockout win by Manny Pacquiao over Floyd Mayweather when they collide Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Nevada

Google now allows you to download, delete your search history

Google has added a feature that allows users to download their entire Google search history, including all search terms used and websites visited by the user. Google now also offers users the option of deleting their entire search history.

Dozens of soldiers, civilians killed in fresh Boko Haram violence

Kano - Boko Haram gunmen killed dozens of soldiers and massacred civilians in a weekend attack on an island on Lake Chad, after 21 people were shot dead in northeastern Nigeria.

Heartrending final farewells for Indonesia death row convicts

Cilacap - Led by the hand through a scrum of reporters to an Indonesian prison island, the six-year-old Filipino looked confused and frightened as he made one of his final visits to his mother before her execution.

Major WordPress 0-day exploit leaves millions of sites vulnerable

A major vulnerability has been discovered in the WordPress content management system that makes it possible for hackers to gain complete control of the administration area and even the web server that WordPress is running on.

Acidic oceans killed off ancient marine species

Nottingham - Massive die-offs of almost every marine species millions of years ago were the result of a surge of carbon dioxide in the world's oceans, creating acidic seas.

Like a fine wine, Vladimir Lenin's body improves with age

Moscow - For someone 145 years old, Vladimir Lenin looks really great lying in state in Moscow's Red Square. But there is a secret to maintaining such a robust picture of health, even though the founder of the Soviet Union has been dead for 90 years.

Dark matter — Stalked from every which way

Dark matter is hunted in space, in the Solar system and in distant galaxies. Signs of its interactions, its fingerprint and its decay are pursued. Whether WIMP, axion or neutrino, though unseen, the net is tightening around it.

Pacquiao begs Indonesian leader Joko Widodo to save OFW Veloso

Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao begs Indonesia President Joko Widodo to spare the life og a Filipino overseas worker who is scheduled to be executed by firing squad on Tuesday in a remote Indonesian island.

Baltimore's Camden Yards in lockdown Saturday due to violence

Baltimore - Camden Yards was in lockdown Saturday night during the Red Sox-Orioles game. Violence erupted just outside the ballpark over the controversial death of Freddie Gray when he was in police custody.

Nylabone Puppy Starter Kit recalled over Salmonella risk

Neptune - Nylabone Puppy Starter Kit brand products are being recalled over possible Salmonella contamination risk to pets and owners. The company detected the presence of Salmonella in one lot during routine testing.

Op-Ed: Turkey and the U.S. have catching up to do

Ankara - As the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the US and the EU takes shape, Turkey must play smart to avoid a major loss.

Choppers rescue climbers stranded on Mount Everest

Kathmandu - Climbers stranded for two days were plucked Monday from high altitudes on Mount Everest following a deadly quake-triggered avalanche, as exhausted and emotional mountaineers said they were thankful to be alive.

Op-Ed: Why Manny Pacquiao skipping arrival ceremonies at MGM Grand

Manny Pacquiao is skipping the usual arrival ceremonies at the MGM Grand on Tuesday and fans won't have a glance at their idol until the final news conference for the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight which is scheduled for Wednesday.

Did Kathmandu shift? Questions and Answers

Paris - The tremor which struck Nepal on Saturday, killing more than 3,500 people, may have caused a land area around the capital Kathmandu to budge by several metres, experts say. Q: Did Kathmandu move?

Review: Game of Thrones Episode 3: Headless men, faceless men

Another week, and another stunning tour through Westeros. While the first two episodes had the distinct feel of a slow but needed hang over from last season, episode 3 starts to lay the groundwork for what promises to be exciting plot threads this season.
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