Nepal’s Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has resigned after he fired army chief Rookmangud Katawal yesterday for not integrating ex-Maoist rebels into the army force, prompting a fight with President Ram Baran Yadav. The president reinstated Katawal last night, but not before other key parties resigned in response to the army chief’s firing. Dahal, a Maoist rebel leader, said he stepped down the save the peace process, AP.
25 people are dead in Afghanistan after bomb blasts in two provinces. In Laghman, an eastern province, a mayor was killed along with six others by a 14-year-old suicide bomber, BBC News.
A Dallas Cowboys scout has been paralyzed from the waist down after storms on Saturday caused an air-supported canopy to collapse during practice. Rich Behm, 33, severed his spinal cord and 11 others were hurt, CNN.
A baby gorilla was rescued from smugglers in the Democratic Republic of Congo last week by undercover agents. The baby, believed to be about two-years-old was extremely malnourished, dehydrated, and had a puncture wound to the leg. Officials say baby gorillas can be worth as much as $20,000 on the black market, CNN.
12 people were injured, at least 1 critically, when an air-supported roof over a Dallas Cowboys training facility collapsed during a storm. A CNN viewer sent in a picture of what appears to be an upside-down funnel cloud, but officials are not sure if a tornado touched down or not. CNN has terrifying video of the collapse here.
The execution of a young Iranian women who was found guilty of murder when she was 17-years-old has sparked outrage from human rights organizations. Amnesty International says Delara Darabi, who was hanged, didn’t receive a fair trial and was executed by prison officials even though an Iranian court had granted Darabi a two-month stay of execution. Darabi originally confessed to the crime, but has since recounted, saying she took the blame for her boyfriend, BBC News.
The official death toll from the swine flu has been lowered significantly and Mexican officials are hoping that the worst is over. 17 people have died from the flu, but fewer people are reporting symptoms and no deaths from the virus have occurred since Wednesday in the North American country. Meanwhile, the disease is spreading to other continents, but by all accounts, it is only the mild strain appearing outside of Mexico, NPR.
Mine That Bird, a 50-1 longshot, won the Kentucky Derby in spectacular fashion today. The upset ties for second place for the biggest upset in Derby history, tying 2005 winner Giacomo’s 50-1 odds and behind the 91-1 upset in 1913 when Donerail won the race, ESPN.