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Man gives barefoot bus passenger the shoes off his feet Random acts of kindness and actually interacting with someone on public transport aren't dead, at least not on the 341 bus in Toronto, where a Muslim man donated his shoes to a needy fellow bus rider and walked barefoot home.
The Independent | Apr 23, 2014 11:34 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Bodies' broken fingers suggest kids frantically tried to escape ferry South Korean divers swim though dark, cold waters into a sunken ferry, feeling for children's bodies with their hands in a maze of cabins, corridors and upturned decks as they searched for hundreds of missing. | Apr 23, 2014 11:29 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Rio De Janeiro riots turn deadly as protests erupt over killing of professional TV dancer in city slum Deadly protests broke out in a slum near Brazil's Copacabana beach after police and protesters clashed over the death of a professional dancer on Tuesday night.
The Independent | Apr 23, 2014 09:26 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Why politicians don't just say what they mean: Neil Macdonald A forthcoming book by Harvard thinker Steven Pinker takes direct aim at the growing amount of bafflegab in academic and political discourse. Journalists might want to duck as well, Neil Macdonald writes. | Apr 23, 2014 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Netflix set to 'grow like crazy' despite price increase Netflix's decision to bump up its subscription rate has been met with disdain in some quarters, but analysts say it will only strengthen the company's reputation for high-quality video content. | Apr 23, 2014 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Can Nepal's Everest industry survive a Sherpa strike? A walkout by Sherpa mountain climbers following the tragic deaths of 16 guides on Mount Everest will certainly have an impact on the Nepalese economy. High-altitude mountaineering and the industry that supports it are crucial parts of the area's tourism. | Apr 23, 2014 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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New York Police Department launches #myNYPD Twitter campaign and then seems surprised by huge, angry backlash The New York Police Department has discovered the perils of trying to engage with Twitter to boost its own image, after a campaign to get the public sharing pictures of #myNYPD prompted thousands to share images of apparent police brutality.
The Independent | Apr 23, 2014 08:12 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Russia says it would retaliate in Ukraine if citizens threatened Russia would retaliate if its citizens' interests were threatened and its territory came under attack, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was quoted as saying, adding the United States was behind events in Ukraine. | Apr 23, 2014 08:10 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Mount Everest Sherpas hold walkout, some expeditions nix climbs Nepalese authorities were meeting with Sherpa mountain guides Tuesday in an attempt to avert a climbing strike after the deadliest avalanche ever recorded on Mount Everest killed at least 13 of the guides. | Apr 23, 2014 06:27 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Material found on Australian shore unlikely to be from Malaysian jet Unidentified material that washed ashore in southwestern Australia and is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plane is unlikely to have come from the jet, an official says. | Apr 23, 2014 05:29 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend