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Nepal quake death toll tops 4,000; villages plead for aid

April 27, 2015

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — As the death toll from Nepal's devastating earthquake climbed past 4,000, aid workers and officials in remote, shattered villages near the epicenter pleaded Monday for... more »»

 
 
 
UN: Israeli military killed 44 Palestinians at UN shelters

April 27, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. inquiry has found that at least 44 Palestinians were killed and at least 227 injured by direct mortar strikes and other "Israeli actions" while sheltering at U.N. more »»

Burundi Red Cross: 6 killed in anti-president protests

April 27, 2015

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — At least six people have been killed in clashes between police and civilians demonstrating against the Burundian president's bid for a third term, a spokesman for the... more »»

Cash handoffs, extortion fuel Mediterranean trafficking

April 27, 2015

PALERMO, Sicily (AP) — Fleeing war, persecution and poverty, migrants desperate to reach Europe are paying thousands of dollars apiece to become pawns in a multimillion-dollar trafficking network... more »»

In post-quake aid rush, Nepal neighbors jockey for position

April 27, 2015

BEIJING (AP) — Wedged between the two rising Asian powers of China and India, landlocked Nepal watched rescuers and offers of help pour in from both sides within hours of an earthquake that kille... more »»

The Latest on Nepal Quake: US soldiers stay in Nepal to help

April 27, 2015

10:15 p.m. (1630 GMT, 12:30 EDT)

The U.S. Agency for International Development is contributing $10 million in assistance for the Nepal earthquake response and recovery efforts. more »»

The Latest on Nepal Quake: Aid arriving, basics still needed

April 27, 2015

9:15 p.m. (1530 GMT, 11:30 a.m. more »»

Ex-president OK'd CIA site, denies knowing what it was for

April 27, 2015

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A former Romanian president has acknowledged approving the CIA's request for a site in Romania, but said he would have refused had he known how it would be used. more »»

Ukraine leader sees country ready for EU entrance in 5 years

April 27, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president said at a high-level summit with European Union officials Monday that his country will be able to meet conditions to apply for EU membership within five... more »»

Change to Greek bailout negotiating team fuels market hopes

April 27, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece reshuffled its bailout negotiating team on Monday following fierce criticism of its finance minister, meeting with market applause as investors hoped it will... more »»

American Civil War commemorated way down south of Dixie

April 27, 2015

SANTA BARBARA D'OESTE, Brazil (AP) — It had all the trappings of a down-home country fair somewhere well below the Mason-Dixon line: Lynyrd Skynyrd medleys, mile-long lines for fried chicken,... more »»

The Latest on Nepal Quake: Aid arriving as deaths top 4,000

April 27, 2015

9 p.m. (1515 GMT, 11:15 a.m. more »»

Global effort to help Nepal earthquake victims intensifies

April 27, 2015

LONDON (AP) — The desperate effort to save lives in earthquake-ravaged Nepal intensified Monday as aid flights arrived bearing emergency medical teams, search-and-rescue equipment, and tarps for... more »»

Report: Journalists face deadliest time 'in recent history'

April 27, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Extremist groups and the governments that restrict liberties to combat those militants have created "the most deadly and dangerous period for journalists in recent history,"... more »»

The Latest on Nepal Quake: Death toll tops 4,000

April 27, 2015

8:30 p.m. (1445 GMT, 10:45 a.m. EDT)

The death toll from Saturday's earthquake has risen above 4,000 people. more »»

Study blames global warming for 75 percent of very hot days

April 27, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — If you find yourself sweating out a day that is monstrously hot, chances are you can blame humanity. A new report links three out of four such days to man's effects on climate. more »»

Expats try phones, social apps to connect to quake-hit Nepal

April 27, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — After the earthquake hit Nepal, Prem Raja Mahat spent a sleepless night at his Baltimore home, trying again and again to reach his son, who was visiting friends and... more »»

Dissident to face UK charges of possessing indecent images

April 27, 2015

LONDON (AP) — British authorities have summoned a former Soviet-era dissident to appear in court on charges of possessing and making indecent images of children. more »»

The Latest on Nepal Quake: Stronger quake may be yet to come

April 27, 2015

7:30 p.m. (1345 GMT, 9:45 a.m. EDT)

An engineer who works on earthquake risks says the 7.8-magnitude temblor that struck on Saturday may not be the Big One for Nepal. more »»

The Latest on Nepal Quake: Aid worker in epicenter district

April 27, 2015

7:15 p.m. (1330 GMT, 9:30 a.m.)

World Vision aid worker Matt Darvas reached Nepal's Gorkha district, the epicenter of Saturday's powerful quake, early Monday afternoo. more »»

Image of Asia: Rescuing climbers at higher camps on Everest

April 27, 2015

In this photo provided to The Associated Press by Azim Afif, a helicopter prepares to leave base camp at Mount Everest to rescue people from the smaller camps 1 and 2 higher up the world's highes... more »»

 
 
 

 

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