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April 27, 2015 19:47
Rescue team member from Nepal, Turkey and china works during the rescue operation to rescue live victims trapped inside the collapsed hotel after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal April 27, 2015. (Reuters / Navesh Chitrakar)
Dramatic drone footage shows the aftermath of deadly Nepal earthquake
Video filmed by a drone-mounted camera shows the extent of the damage caused by Saturday's devastating earthquake which struck Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, and the surrounding area.
A Palestinian boy rides his bicycle in front of a house that witnesses said was destroyed by Israeli shelling during a 50-day war last summer, in the east of Gaza City April 27, 2015. (Reuters / Mohammed Salem) UN blames Israel for attacks on schools during Gaza War
A UN inquiry has found that Israeli security forces conducted seven deadly attacks on UN schools that were being used as shelters during last year’s Gaza offensive. The conflict killed 44 Palestinians and injured 227.
RIA Novosti  / Maxim Blinov Biker blacklist: Russia’s Night Wolves on WWII ride denied entry to Poland
Members of Russian motorcycle club the Night Wolves have been denied entry into Poland for their symbolic ride through Europe to commemorate the Soviet advance against the Nazis 70 years ago. It was scheduled to end in Berlin on Victory Day, May 9.
Reuters / Jumana El Heloueh Real Robocops of Dubai: UAE to introduce police robots ‘within two years’
Police in the wealthy United Arab Emirates plan to introduce interactive patrolling bots by 2017, and says “fully intelligent robots” could be on the force by the end of the decade.
Armata tanks (RIA Novosti / Ramil Sitdikov) Network-centric: Russia’s new Armata tank ‘to absorb all battlefield intel’
Russian battle armor manufacturers have outfitted their latest vehicles with cutting-edge electronic systems allowing for the gathering and analysis of battlefield data from multiple sources in the blink of an eye, sources claim.
Reuters / Mohamed al-Sayaghi ​Yemen suffers vital food and aid shortages as shelling continues
Amid constant shelling by the Saudi-led coalition, Yemen is struggling to import even essentials such as food and water, with a UN-imposed arms blockade on Houthi fighters interrupting any deliveries to the country.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif delivers an address to the Opening Meeting of the 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) at United Nations headquarters in New York, April 27, 2015. (Reuters / Mike Segar) Iran insists Israel ‘give up the bomb’ as Tehran seeks nuclear-free Middle East
Iran has demanded that Israel give up its “nuclear weapons”, as it spoke on behalf of the 120-nation Non-Aligned Movement. Iran’s Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif said the bloc also wants a nuclear free-zone in the Middle East.
Boko Haram fighters parading on a tank in an unidentified town.(AFP Photo / Boko Haram) Jihadi groups unite: Boko Haram changes name to Islamic State’s West African Province
Boko Haram’s commitment to the jihadi group the Islamic State, has just become even more pronounced, after the Nigerian terrorist organization changed its name to ISWAP or Islamic State’s West Africa Province.
Reuters / Luke MacGregor Mental health sufferers more likely to turn to drugs & alcohol - study
Patients suffering from mental health problems are up to 10 times more likely to use alcohol and drugs, according to a Norwegian study. The researchers also discovered young people in early stages of schizophrenia are acutely prone to substance abuse.
Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida (L) and Defense Minister Gen Nakatani (2nd L) attend a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (3rd R) and Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter (not pictured) in New York April 27, 2015 (Reuters / Seth Wenig) US & Japan unveil new defense policy amid China tensions
The US and Japan have revealed new defense guidelines, expected to be revealed Monday as PM Shinzo Abe is on a visit to Washington, which may cause considerable unease in China.
Screenshot from youtube.com video Russian swimsuit models get ‘up, close & personal’ with 650kg bear
A provocative photo shoot featuring Russian models cuddling a 650kg bear for an anti-hunting campaign has driven a wedge among social media users in Russia and overseas. Some praise the women’s courage, while others label the pics 'creepy’.
Image from twitter.com/mcintinhos 'Nationalist drinkers & gamblers': Aussie sports reporter fired for tweet tirade on war deeds
Australia’s SBS channel sacked one of its top football commentators, Scott McIntyre, for a series of tweets on Anzac Day doubting the wisdom of glorifying Aussie troops in any theater of war.
RIA Novosti / Pavel Lisitsyn Guns'n'gadgets: Cutting-edge military & space tech at upcoming Army-2015 expo
The Russian Defense Ministry is preparing to unveil the newest examples of military equipment for every branch of the forces this summer at the Army-2015 expo. It’s set to become the largest event of its kind ever.
Emergencies Ministry members walk at the site of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane crash, MH17, near the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region, July 17, 2014 (Reuters / Maxim Zmeyev)
Berlin knew Ukraine unsafe for flights before MH17 crash – reports
The German authorities were aware of the risks of flying over war-torn eastern Ukraine before Malaysian flight MH17 was shot down last July, but failed to inform local air carriers of the danger, media reports claim.

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