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Death toll in Nepal quake climbs past 7,000

May 3, 2015

PAUWATHOK, Nepal (AP) — Police in Nepal say the death toll from last weekend's massive earthquake has climbed past 7,000. more »»

Nigeria: Nearly 300 freed women, children led to safety

May 2, 2015

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Their faces were gaunt, eyes infected, hair tinted orange and stomachs distended from malnutrition. They looked bewildered, lost, broken. But the girls were alive and free. more »»

"We Need Help:" Aid scarce in quake-hit Nepal villages

May 2, 2015

PAUWATHOK, Nepal (AP) — At the entrance of this destroyed mountain village, a wooden sign stands, cobbled together from debris of homes flattened by Nepal's devastating earthquake. more »»

Lawmaker: Islamic State kills some 25 captive Iraqi Yazidis

May 2, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State group militants shot to death at least 25 captive Yazidis at a prison camp in northern Iraq, a Yazidi lawmaker said Saturday, the latest mass killing carried out by... more »»

Burundi military says it will remain neutral amid protests

May 2, 2015

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Burundi's defense minister said Saturday the army will remain neutral amid the street protests stemming from the president's controversial bid for a third term.

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Afghan trial in mob killing that sparked outrage begins

May 2, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The trial of 49 suspects, including 19 police officers, on charges relating to the brutal mob killing of an Afghan woman began Saturday in Kabu. more »»

Pro-Kurdish Turkish leaders campaign in Europe for June vote

May 2, 2015

PARIS (AP) — A pro-Kurdish Turkish political leader says he's confident that his party can achieve the 10 percent threshold needed to put lawmakers into parliament in Turkey's June 7 electio. more »»

Canadian prime minister visits Iraq as bombings kill 30

May 2, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper made a surprise visit Saturday to Iraq, pledging to continue Canada's support for the battle against the Islamic State group as bombings... more »»

Twin nighttime bombings in Iraq's Baghdad kill 17 people

May 2, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say two bomb blasts just minutes apart in a popular commercial area killed 17 people in Baghda. more »»

Some 1,400 migrants saved by Italy, France in sea off Libya

May 2, 2015

ROME (AP) — Ships from Italy and France rescued more than 1,400 migrants on Saturday after smugglers' boats ran into trouble in the Mediterranean Sea near Liby. more »»

Nigeria: 1st group of released females brought to safety

May 2, 2015

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — The first group of nearly 300 Nigerian girls and women released from Boko Haram were brought by the military to the safety of a refugee camp in the country's northeast... more »»

US to look into claim airstrike killed 52 civilians in Syria

May 2, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — The U.S. military said Saturday it was looking into an activist group's claim that at least 52 civilians were killed in U.. more »»

Qatar says Taliban, Afghan officials to hold 2 days of talks

May 2, 2015

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Afghan and Taliban officials will hold two days of "reconciliation" talks in Qatar, the Gulf nation's state news agency reported Saturday, although both sides sought to downpla... more »»

Britain has a new princess _ and eagerly awaits her name

May 2, 2015

LONDON (AP) — From Prince Charles to the bettors at the corner store, everyone in Britain was hoping for a girl. more »»

Pope defends soon-to-be saint vs Native American objections

May 2, 2015

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis on Saturday praised the zeal of an 18th-century Franciscan missionary he will make a saint when he visits the United States this fall but whom Native Americans contend... more »»

The Latest on Nepal: Chance of finding more survivors slim

May 2, 2015

9:30 p.m. (1545 GMT)

Nepal's Home Ministry official Laxmi Dhakal says hopes of finding any more survivors are fading away as more than a week has passed since the massive earthquake. more »»

The Latest on Nepal: Prayers, candlelight vigil in Kathmandu

May 2, 2015

9 p.m. (1515 GMT)

Dozens of Nepalese have gathered in central Kathmandu's Maitighar Mandala Park to recite a prayer and light candles for those who perished in the earthquake. more »»

Activists: Suspected chemical attacks in Syria injure 40

May 2, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Suspected chlorine gas attacks by Syrian government helicopters injured some 40 people and killed a child in the country's northwest, activists said Saturday, a day after an... more »»

It's a girl! Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to a princess

May 2, 2015

LONDON (AP) — A princess is born.

Prince William's wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, "was safely delivered of a daughter" Saturday morning, less than three hours after checking into S. more »»

Damaged by deadly quake, fate of Nepal heritage unsure

May 2, 2015

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The blue-rimmed eyes of Kathmandu's gold-spired Swayambhunath stupa stare silently from a hilltop overlooking this city in the Himalayan foothills. more »»



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