Nepal scrambles to organize quake relief, many flee capital

KATHMANDU, Nepal (Reuters) – Nepalese officials scrambled on Monday to get aid from the main airport to people left homeless and hungry by a devastating earthquake two days earlier, while thousands tired of waiting fled the capital Kathmandu for the surrounding plains.

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Australia formally advised of imminent Indonesia executions-foreign minister

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said she had received a letter from her Indonesian counterpart late on Monday advising her of the imminent execution of two Australian drug traffickers and offering no hope of a reprieve.

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What to Do if You Think You’re on the No-Fly List

It has come to this. There is a self-help guides from the ACLU on what to do if you think you are on the U.S. government’s no-fly list. Oh, and the TSA says 99 percent of the people who contact them about no-fly have been denied boarding only because their …read more

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​To fight ‘epidemic’ of police violence, new bill would ban chokeholds at federal level

A US Congressman from New York has announced new legislation that would ban police officers across the country from using chokeholds on suspects – an effort that he said is aimed at stopping an “epidemic” of police violence.Read Full Article at …read more

Via: RT

Bali Nine: Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran told to say goodbye to their families ahead of execution – updates

Reports that two Australians convicted in 2006 of masterminding drug smuggling ring in Indonesia face death by firing squad tonight after last-ditch pleas for mercy fail Continue reading… …read more

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Bruce Jenner interview highlights transgender inequality

Advocates laud Jenner’s integrity during landmark interview, say far more work is needed to boost the trans community …read more

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Exclusive: Time Warner Cable open to merger talks with Charter – sources

(Reuters) – Time Warner Cable Inc is open to merger discussions with Charter Communications Inc following a failed $45 billion bid by Comcast Corp , according to people familiar with the matter.

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EastEnders writer and acting duo join forces to plug TV’s diversity gap

Tony Jordan teams up with Jimmy Akingbola and Fraser Ayres to set up TriForce, a production company promoting diversity in television Continue reading… …read more

Via: The Guardian