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No time to lose: Global response to Nepal quake gears up

April 26, 2015

LONDON (AP) — There is still time to save lives — that's why governments and aid agencies Sunday rushed doctors, volunteers and equipment to Nepal without waiting for the dust to settle.

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Nigeria recalls diplomats from South Africa over attacks

April 26, 2015

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria is recalling its top diplomats in South Africa because of "ongoing xenophobia targeting foreigners," according to a government statemen. more »»

3 young women jailed in Russia for twerking next to monument

April 26, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — A court in southern Russia has sentenced three young women to brief jail terms for making a video showing them twerking next to a World War II memorial. more »»

Aftershocks terrify survivors of quake that killed 2,500

April 26, 2015

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Shell-shocked and sleeping in the streets, tens of thousands of Nepalese braced against terrifying aftershocks Sunday while digging for survivors in the devastation wrough... more »»

Correction: Nepal-Earthquake Warning story

April 26, 2015

In a story April 26 about a gathering of earthquakes experts a week before the Nepal quake, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of one expert. His name is Hari Kumar, not Hari Ghi. more »»

Fighting rages in Yemen's 3rd-largest city, strikes continue

April 26, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Deadly street battles raged in Yemen's third-largest city on Sunday, as airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition battling Shiite rebels struck targets in several cities, security... more »»

Quake agony revealed quietly on trip from Nepal airport

April 26, 2015

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Soon after landing at Kathmandu airport, the Thai Airways captain made a bizarre announcement to passengers: Nobody is in the control tower. more »»

More than 2,500 confirmed dead in Nepal earthquake

April 26, 2015

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Sleeping in the streets and shell-shocked, Nepalese cremated the dead and dug through rubble for the missing Sunday, a day after a massive Himalayan earthquake killed more... more »»

Activists: Syrian air raids kill 34 in northwestern town

April 26, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Two activist groups say Syrian government airstrikes on a small town near the Turkish border have killed at least 34 people. more »»

Mountaineers, guides stream from Everest after avalanche

April 26, 2015

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Mountaineers, guides and porters streamed from Mount Everest base camp on Sunday in the wake of a deadly earthquake-triggered avalanche that obliterated parts of the rocky... more »»

Putin accuses US of supporting separatists in Russia

April 26, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — In a new documentary, Russian President Vladimir Putin says intercepted calls showed that the U.S. more »»

Iraqi army claims progress in Anbar amid Baghdad bombings

April 26, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's army announced it was making progress in the battle against Islamic State militants in Anbar province Sunday even as it struggled to retake territory lost over the weekend... more »»

Syrian air raids target rebel-held town in northwest

April 26, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian military aircraft bombed the northwestern town of Jisr al-Shughour on Sunday, a day after insurgents seized control of it as part of a broader offensive that has left... more »»

UK premier defends royals' right to choose birth hospital

April 26, 2015

LONDON (AP) — With Britain's general election fast approaching, almost anything can become political — even Prince William and his wife Kate's choice of private medical care for the upcoming birt... more »»

Car bombs kill at least 18 civilians in Iraq

April 26, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants unleashed a wave of bombings on Sunday targeting commercial areas in and around the Iraqi capital, killing at least 18 civilians, officials said, as clashes continued... more »»

Sudan's pyramids, nearly as grand as Egypt's, go unvisited

April 26, 2015

AL-BEGRAWIYA, Sudan (AP) — The small, steep pyramids rising up from the desert hills of northern Sudan resemble those in neighboring Egypt, but unlike the famed pyramids of Giza, the Sudanese sit... more »»

Witnesses to Everest avalanche: 'I knew I had to survive'

April 26, 2015

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — At least 17 people were killed and 61 injured when an avalanche set off by Saturday's massive Nepal earthquake swept down the Himalaya. more »»

Protests after Burundi leader is nominated for a third term

April 26, 2015

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Hundreds of people in Burundi protested in the capital Sunday after the country's ruling party nominated President Pierre Nkurunziza to run for a third term. more »»

Death toll climbs following Nepal quake: Things to Know

April 26, 2015

The death toll climbed and aftershocks continued a day after a powerful earthquake struck the Nepal region, triggering an avalanche on Mount Everest and setting off an urgent aid response. more »»

First survivors of Mount Everest avalanche reach Kathmandu

April 26, 2015

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The first group of survivors from an earthquake-triggered avalanche that swept through the Mount Everest base camp were flown to Nepal's capital on Sunday and taken to... more »»

 
 
 

 

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