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Leaders, charities offer condolences, help after Nepal quake
LONDON (AP) -- As world leaders and global charities tried to grasp the scope of an earthquake that devastated Nepal, they offered condolences for the nearly 1,400 people killed and readied emergency aid for the survivors. Mountaineering groups struggled to check on climbers, and Nepalese abroad did their best to reach families in the stricken area.... 4/25/2015 11:17 PM

10 dead as quake and avalanche sweep Mount Everest region
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- An avalanche triggered by a massive earthquake swept across Nepal's Mount Everest region on Saturday, killing at least 10 climbers and guides, slamming into a section of the mountaineering base camp, and leaving an unknown number of people injured and missing, officials said.... 4/25/2015 10:55 PM

Burundi president nominated by ruling party for third term
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Burundi's ruling party on Saturday nominated President Pierre Nkurunziza to be its candidate for a third term in elections on June 26, a move expected to stoke political tensions.... 4/25/2015 10:52 PM

Volkswagen chairman Piech resigns after dispute over CEO
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Ferdinand Piech, chairman of the board of Volkswagen AG and a major figure in the German auto industry, has stepped down after clashing with other board members over his criticism of the company's CEO.... 4/25/2015 10:19 PM

Sweden: 2 Swedish hostages released in Syria
HELSINKI (AP) -- Sweden says that two of its nationals, held hostage in Syria, have been released and are reunited with their families.... 4/25/2015 10:13 PM

Former Guantanamo detainees keep up protest in Uruguay
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) -- Four former Guantanamo Bay prisoners protested for a second day Saturday demanding more help from both the Uruguayan and the U.S. governments for adapting to life in their new home in this South American country.... 4/25/2015 9:55 PM

Israeli police: 2 Palestinians shot dead after knife attacks
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police officers on Saturday shot dead two knife-wielding Palestinians in response to separate stabbing attacks against Israeli officers, police said, before a third attack against police forces later in the day left three officers injured.... 4/25/2015 9:46 PM

Volcano still active, but Chile no longer fears major blast
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Authorities downgraded the likelihood of a major eruption at the Calbuco volcano, although the mountain remained active Saturday and the ash clouds it already ejected caused cancelations of more airline flights.... 4/25/2015 9:41 PM

Nepal quake: Nearly 1,400 dead, Everest shaken
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Tens of thousands of people were spending the night in the open under a chilly and thunderous sky after a powerful earthquake devastated Nepal on Saturday, killing nearly 1,400, collapsing modern houses and ancient temples and triggering a landslide on Mount Everest. Officials warned the death toll would rise as more reports came in from far-flung areas.... 4/25/2015 9:35 PM

UN chief appeals to Indonesia to stop planned executions
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. chief is appealing to Indonesia to stop the planned executions of nine foreigners and one local who were convicted for drug crimes.... 4/25/2015 9:04 PM

AP NewsAlert
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Nepal police say 1,394 confirmed dead in massive earthquake .... 4/25/2015 9:01 PM

Italian navy rescues 274 from migrant ship off Libyan coast
AUGUSTA, Sicily (AP) -- Italian authorities say they have rescued 274 migrants from a migrant vessel in the Mediterranean, while more than 300 rescued a day earlier arrived in a port in Sicily.... 4/25/2015 7:57 PM

UN chief names new head of Ebola mission as outbreak calms
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- The U.N. chief on Saturday appointed a new head of the emergency mission responding to West Africa's Ebola crisis amid hopes that the world's deadliest outbreak of the virus will soon come to an end.... 4/25/2015 7:54 PM

UN chief appoints new Yemen special envoy
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. chief appointed a new special envoy to Yemen as pressure grows to return to peace talks while fighting continues in the Arab world's poorest country.... 4/25/2015 7:04 PM

Jailed Venezuelan mayor transferred from prison to hospital
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- The jailed mayor of Venezuela's capital has been taken from prison to a hospital where he will undergo emergency surgery for a groin hernia.... 4/25/2015 6:13 PM

Italy marks 70th anniversary of anti-Nazi uprising
ROME (AP) -- Italy on Saturday celebrated the 70th anniversary of a partisan uprising against the Nazis and their Fascist allies near the end of World War II.... 4/25/2015 6:09 PM

Aden hit by coalition airstrikes amid fierce street battles
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Saudi-led coalition warplanes launched dozens of airstrikes on Yemen's southern port city of Aden Saturday, as Shiite Houthi rebels and their allies mobilized hundreds of reinforcements in an effort to wrest control of the city from militias supporting embattled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, security officials and eyewitnesses said.... 4/25/2015 5:32 PM

Spain activates alert as oil spill threatens Canary Islands
MADRID (AP) -- Spain's government activated an environmental emergency alert Saturday over oil slicks that threaten pristine beaches on the southwestern Canary Islands.... 4/25/2015 5:27 PM

Rebels seize northwest Syrian town as government retaliates
BEIRUT (AP) -- Hard-line Syrian rebel groups seized a strategic town Saturday in northwestern Syria, sending government troops fleeing after intense clashes that have seen the opposition take nearly all of a crucial province.... 4/25/2015 5:24 PM

European authorities stop illegal horse meat network
PARIS (AP) -- European authorities say police in several countries have detained 26 people in a crackdown on an organized crime network accused of trading in illegal horse meat.... 4/25/2015 5:20 PM

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