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Bomb kills 5 in southern Afghanistan, clashes in north
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan officials say five civilians were killed when a bomb detonated inside a house in the southern Zabul province, while in the north Taliban insurgents are clashing with police.... 4/27/2015 6:14 AM

Thailand seizes 3 tons of elephant tusks smuggled from Kenya
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand seized 3 tons of ivory hidden in tea leaf sacks from Kenya in the second-biggest bust in the country's history, one week after the biggest seizure, customs officials said Monday.... 4/27/2015 6:05 AM

Sri Lanka's Parliament debates presidential powers
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Sri Lanka's Parliament is debating constitutional amendments to clip the extensive powers given to the country's president, a promise President Maithripala Sirisena made in the run up to his January election win.... 4/27/2015 6:04 AM

Kazakhstan's longtime leader secures crushing election win
ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) -- Preliminary results of weekend nationwide polls in Kazakhstan show the long-ruling president confirming his incumbency with 97.7 percent of the vote amid a record turnout, election officials said Monday.... 4/27/2015 5:51 AM

Asian markets rise after Wall Street gains
BEIJING (AP) -- Asian stock markets were mixed Monday after Wall Street gained on strong earnings as investors looked ahead to Apple results and this week's U.S. Federal Reserve meeting.... 4/27/2015 5:37 AM

Australia wants claims against Indonesian judges probed
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia wants corruption allegations against Indonesian judges investigated before their death sentences against two Australian drug traffickers are carried out, the foreign minister said Monday.... 4/27/2015 5:00 AM

Rescuers struggle to reach many in Nepal quake, fear worst
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- The death toll from Nepal's earthquake soared past 3,300 Monday, and how much higher it would rise depended largely on the condition of vulnerable mountain villages that rescue workers were still struggling to reach two days after the disaster.... 4/27/2015 4:48 AM

Soldiers clear ash from around Chile's Calbuco volcano
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Soldiers were sent to clear ash from towns and roads near Chile's Calbuco volcano, which was quieter but continued to release columns of ash days after emitting twin spectacular eruptions.... 4/27/2015 4:02 AM


KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Nepal police official says at least 3,218 people have been confirmed dead after massive quake.... 4/27/2015 2:50 AM

AP PHOTOS: Quake in Nepal leaves more than 2,500 dead
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Nepal's worst earthquake in more than 80 years has so far claimed more than 2,500 lives. There has been panic as aftershocks hit the area, but there was also time to cremate hundreds of the dead, keep up the search for the missing and mourn the loss of not only life but culture, with many historic buildings destroyed when the earthquake hit on Saturday.... 4/27/2015 1:49 AM

No time to lose: Global response to Nepal quake gears up
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.... 4/27/2015 12:50 AM

Togo counts votes as president seeks third term
LOME, Togo (AP) -- Officials in Togo on Sunday added up results from a presidential vote that had the lowest turnout of any election conducted in the past decade.... 4/27/2015 12:07 AM

Japan's prime minister goes to US to showcase close ties
TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in the U.S. on Sunday for a weeklong visit to showcase the success of the alliance built from Tokyo's defeat in World War II, while promoting a political agenda based on still stronger military and economic ties.... 4/26/2015 11:43 PM

Ex- Guantanamo detainees keep up protest in Uruguay
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) -- Four former Guantanamo Bay prisoners protested for a third day Sunday in front of the U.S. Embassy in Uruguay, saying Washington should provide them with housing and financial support because of their prolonged incarceration.... 4/26/2015 10:30 PM

Israel says airstrike on Syrian border targeted militants
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's military said Sunday it launched an airstrike on its border with Syria after spotting militants carrying a bomb in the Israeli-held Golan Heights.... 4/26/2015 9:52 PM

Winehouse family criticizes 'misleading' movie about singer
LONDON (AP) -- The family of Amy Winehouse has criticized a documentary about the late singer that is due to have its premiere at next month's Cannes Film Festival.... 4/26/2015 9:49 PM

Mustafa Akinci elected leader of breakaway Turkish Cypriots
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- Mustafa Akinci, a veteran politician with a strong track record of reaching out to rival Greek Cypriots, was elected Sunday as leader of the breakaway Turkish Cypriots in ethnically divided Cyprus, pledging to focus his energy on breaking decades of stalemate and achieving an accord reunifying the small island nation.... 4/26/2015 8:46 PM

Officials say heavy rains kill 37 in northwest Pakistan
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- Heavy rains and strong winds tore through northwest Pakistan on Sunday, uprooting trees, collapsing buildings and killing at least 37 people, officials said.... 4/26/2015 8:11 PM

Putin accuses US of supporting separatists in Russia
MOSCOW (AP) -- In a new documentary, Russian President Vladimir Putin says intercepted calls showed that the U.S. helped separatists in Russia's North Caucasus in the 2000s, underscoring his suspicions of the West.... 4/26/2015 8:01 PM

Official: Palestinian operatives helped free Syria hostages
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A top Palestinian intelligence official provided first details Sunday of the release of two Swedish hostages held in Syria for 17 months, saying the captors drove them to a pre-arranged drop-off point, pushed them out of the car and sped off.... 4/26/2015 7:21 PM



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