A total of 64 people, some of them children,
perished in a fire that ravaged a busy shopping mall in an industrial city in Siberia
as rescue teams struggled through piles of charred rubble to recover bodies.
Russian television showed images of thick, black
smoke pouring out of the Winter Cherry shopping center in the city of Kemerovo.
The mall also houses a sauna, bowling alley, and multiplex cinema and was
packed with people on Sunday afternoon.
Bill Gates traveled to Nigeria to publicly give
its leaders some tough talk. It was a highly unusual move but the tech
billionaire believes the country is facing a critical moment.
"While it may be easier to be polite, it's
more important to face facts so that you can make progress," the
philanthropist told a room of Nigeria's government elite that included the
In an exclusive television interview with CNN,
Gates said he wanted to speak out to implore Nigerian politicians to focus on
human capital and its large youth population.
"The current quality and quantity of
investment in this young generation in health and education just isn't good
enough. So I was very direct."
The tech billionaire and founder of the Bill and
Melinda Gates foundation feels that he has earned the right to speak.
businessman Sergei Mavrodi, whose MMM pyramid scheme deprived millions of
Russians of their savings in the 1990s, has died of a heart attack, according
to Russia media.
said the 62-year-old was rushed to the hospital late on March 25 with pain in
his chest and died several hours later.
MMM financial pyramid was a typical Ponzi scheme in which earlier investors
receive their profits from subsequent investors. Mavrodi promised returns of 20
percent to 75 percent a month, as well as lotteries and bonuses for investors.
soon as the number of new clients stopped growing, the pyramid collapsed,
causing huge financial losses for at least 10 million people, in some cases
leaving them destitute.
Manchester United squeeze back into second with a victory after falling 2-0 down early in the second-half
Andros Townsend's 11th-minute shot took a huge deflection off Victor Lindelof to leave David de Gea rooted
v Patrick van Aanholt doubled the home side's lead just after the break when he latched on to a quick free-kick
v Chris Smalling quickly reduced the deficit with a close-range header after being played onside
v Romelu Lukaku brought the visitors level in the 76th minute with a low shot inside the penalty area
v Nemanja Matic settled a pulsating contest at Selhurst Park with a long-range piledriver into the top corner