Nigerian schoolgirls freed, 8 still missing, after abduction by Boko Haram militants – ABC Online

New VisionNigerian schoolgirls freed, 8 still missing, after abduction by Boko Haram militantsABC OnlineIt is still not clear how the girls were released, but Nigeria’s military says one of the men involved in the girls’ abduction from the Chibok government secondary school in north-east Borno state, has been captured.Islamists free kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirlsThe AustralianNigerian President, Security Officials to Discuss Terror AttacksBusinessweekRescue effort launched for kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirlsSydney Morning HeraldReuters India -Nigerian Tribuneall 213 news articles …read more    

Preview: Lakers at Spurs – Reuters

Washington PostPreview: Lakers at SpursReutersThe Los Angeles Lakers will end their season against the San Antonio Spurs for a second consecutive year when the teams meet Wednesday night in San Antonio in the final regular-season game. The Spurs are headed to the postseason for the 17th …Lakers top SpursFox NewsHill leads Lakers over Spurs in finale, 113-100Washington PostLakers close out losing season with win over San Antonio Spurs, 113-100Los Angeles Timesall 130 news articles …read more    

Russia, Ukraine sit down for crisis talks – NDTV

NDTVRussia, Ukraine sit down for crisis talksNDTVGeneva: Russia and Ukraine sit down for high-stakes talks in Geneva on Thursday, seeking to ease the crisis in the former Soviet republic after the US warned Moscow it must make concessions or face fresh sanctions. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov …Putin risks upstaging talks on defusing Ukraine crisisReutersYou can’t have war and talk, warns top Russian diplomatIrish IndependentFor Obama, a Standoff With MoscowWall Street JournalDeutsche Welleall 9,290 news articles …read more    

Pistons close curtain on disastrous season with gallant effort in loss – The Detroit News

CBSSports.comPistons close curtain on disastrous season with gallant effort in lossThe Detroit NewsDetroit Pistons guard Peyton Siva (34) shoots between Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka (9) and guard Thabo Sefolosha (25) during the second quarter Wednesday. The Pistons lost 112-111 to close out the regular season. (Sue Ogrocki …Kevin Durant drops 42 on Pistons,who fall in finaleHollandSentinel.comNBA: Durant’s 42 lifts Thunder past Pistons to West’s second seedGMA Newsall 25 news articles …read more    

Malaysian opposition figure Karpal Singh dies in car crash – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldMalaysian opposition figure Karpal Singh dies in car crashSydney Morning HeraldKarpal Singh, a veteran Malaysian opposition leader and lawyer who led campaigns against the death penalty, has been killed in a car accident. He was 73. In 1986 Mr Karpal represented Australian heroin traffickers Brian Chambers and Kevin Barlow before …Malaysian lawmaker and lawyer Karpal Singh diesNew Zealand HeraldKarpal Singh: Courageous lawyer who fought for justice, says Abdul HadiThe Star OnlineTributes and expressions of shock pour in for Tiger of JelutongThe Malaysian InsiderNew Straits Times -Astro Awani -malaysiandigest.comall 75 news articles …read more    

Video: Thunder’s Kevin Durant throws down game-winning dunk to beat Pistons – SI.com

CBSSports.comVideo: Thunder’s Kevin Durant throws down game-winning dunk to beat PistonsSI.comThunder forward Kevin Durant threw down a game-winning dunk to lift Oklahoma City to a 112-111 home victory over Detroit on Wednesday. The victory clinched the West’s No. 2 seed for the Thunder, who will face the Grizzlies in their first-round playoff series …Kevin Durant drops 42 on Pistons,who fall in finaleHollandSentinel.comall 28 news articles …read more    

Biden joins Instagram, takes selfie with Obama – Fox News

CNNBiden joins Instagram, takes selfie with ObamaFox NewsVice President Joe Biden joined the popular photo-sharing website Instagram on Wednesday, posting photos of himself in Pittsburgh for a speech about job-training grants and his first selfie with President Obama. “Found a friend to join my first selfie on …Obama, Biden tout job-training grantsLos Angeles TimesObama announces funding for job training, stresses importance of middle classTimesonline.comBiden Takes Selfie With ObamaNBCNews.comWashington Post (blog) -New York Times -Daily Beastall 353 news articles …read more    

Ukraine and Russia to begin crisis talks – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukUkraine and Russia to begin crisis talksTelegraph.co.ukRussia and Ukraine will sit down for high-stakes talks in Geneva on Thursday, seeking to ease the crisis in the former Soviet republic after the US warned Moscow it must make concessions or face fresh sanctions. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is …Crisis Talks On Ukraine Set For GenevaRadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyObama warns Russia against further destabilizing UkraineXinhuaRussian Economy Hit by Ukraine TurmoilABC NewsReuters -Irish Independent -Wall Street Journalall 9,464 news articles …read more    

Durant has 42, Thunder beat Pistons 112-111 to clinch No. 2 seed – Tulsa World

SFGateDurant has 42, Thunder beat Pistons 112-111 to clinch No. 2 seedTulsa WorldOklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant shoots over Detroit Pistons guard Kyle Singler during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) ORG XMIT: OKSO106. Kevin Durant …First-half analysis: Pistons 55, Thunder 54MLive.comall 21 news articles …read more    

Tough-Guy Putin Has Upper Hand as Talks Begin – NBCNews.com

Economic TimesTough-Guy Putin Has Upper Hand as Talks BeginNBCNews.comRussia’s President Vladimir Putin waits for heads of state at the start of the G20 summit on September 5, 2013 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Vladimir Putin Has Upper Hand as Ukraine Talks Begin. By Bill Neely. Vladimir Putin portrays himself as a hard man.Ukraine crisis: Crunch talks due in GenevaBBC NewsPutin: Russia’s great propagandistFinancial TimesCrimea, Ukraine to be in focus at Putin’s Q&A session Russia April 17, 6:55ITAR-TASSFox News -NDTV -New York Timesall 938 news articles …read more