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17 children 'burned to death' in Pakistan school bus explosion
ISLAMABAD -- At least 17 children were burned to death in eastern Pakistan on Saturday when a faulty gas cylinder exploded on the bus taking them to school, police said.Police officer Mohammed Rasheed said seven children were also injured in the explosion on the outskirts of the city of Gujrat."This is a very sad incident. According to our information, at least 17 children were burned to death," h...
Sat, 25 May 2013 08:12:36 GMT
Man behind 'Why I Don't Have a Girlfriend' theory to marry
If you've been bemoaning your lack of romantic options, don't give up hope. Peter Backus, a researcher in the U.K. who once calculated he had only a 1 in 285,000 chance of finding love, has beaten the odds: He's getting married this weekend.In 2010, Backus, then a tutor at the University of Warwick, published "Why I Don't Have A Girlfriend," a research paper that used something called the Drake eq...
Sat, 25 May 2013 06:06:15 GMT
At least two killed when airplane on mercy flight crashes, authorities say
EPHRATAH, N.Y. --A small airplane operating as a volunteer Angel Flight crashed into a pond in upstate New York on Friday evening, killing at least two people, authorities said.Fulton County Sheriff Thomas Lorey said the flight's two passengers were found dead and investigators are searching for the pilot, who is missing. Officials did not immediately identify the passengers or pilot.The Pipe...
Sat, 25 May 2013 04:43:59 GMT
Sexual misconduct investigation under way at Alaskan base, military officials say
The Army has launched an investigation into possible sexual misconduct or sexual assault at the Space and Missile Defense Command at Fort Greely, Alaska, military and defense officials tell NBC News.The sources report there are allegations that an Army commander or commanders had sexual relations with female soldiers under their command.It's not clear whether the alleged contact was forced or cons...
Sat, 25 May 2013 03:27:13 GMT
When great turns into G.O.A.T.
When I was young, the majority opinion at least among the kids at my school was that the devil played the fiddle better than Johnny did in the song The Devil Went Down to Georgia. Obviously, that would have messed up the general narrative of that song, but it was a good lesson in subjectivity. Its all a matter of opinion. There isnt a best ever. Not really. Not even in a song.But it leads ...
Sat, 25 May 2013 02:05:09 GMT