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Apr 18th, 2015
A suicide bomber detonated a bomb at then entrance of a bank where people were lining up to receive paychecks. At least 33 people died, mostly civilians, and over 100 other people were injured.
WhatsApp now has 800 million monthly active users, CEO Jan Koum said April 17. That's up from 700 million announced in January and 600 million announced in Aug. 2014. WhatsApp users send 30 billion messages per day.
"Salty Dog 502" successfully performed a test for an in-flight refueling operation on April 16 above Chesapeake Bay. It was the first time a drone has ever attempted to autonomously line up behind a piloted fuel tanker. No fuel was transferred for the test. The drone uses an application to guide its flying rather than a pilot with remote controls.
Indiana health officials said April 17 that 120 new HIV cases have been confirmed since January, with an additional 10 people testing preliminarily positive. The needle exchange program, which is set to end April 25, has thus far distributed 5,322 clean syringes and collected 1,400 used syringes.
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Apr 16th, 2015
According to UCLA Health on April 17, the NBA's all-time leading scorer underwent quadruple coronary bypass surgery the previous day after being admitted to the hospital for cardiovascular disease earlier in the week. The procedure was successful and Abdul-Jabbar is expected to make a full recovery.
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