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German, French rescue teams on way to Nepal
BERLIN (AP) -- A German rescue organization and the French government said on Sunday they are sending rescue and relief teams to Nepal, where a massive earthquake left more than 2,000 dead.... 4/26/2015 10:51 AM

First survivors of Mount Everest avalanche reach Kathmandu
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 hospitals. None appeared to have life-threatening injuries.... 4/26/2015 10:50 AM

Protests after Burundi president is nominated for third term
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Hundreds of people in Burundi protested in the streets of the capital Sunday after the country's ruling party nominated President Pierre Nkurunziza to run for re-election to a third term.... 4/26/2015 10:47 AM

Togo counts votes as president seeks third term
LOME, Togo (AP) -- Election officials in Togo are tabulating results one day after a presidential election that appeared to have a weak turnout.... 4/26/2015 10:37 AM

Pope urges assistance for Nepal quake victims
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis has led prayers in St. Peter's Square for the dead and displaced from the massive earthquake in Nepal and surrounding areas.... 4/26/2015 10:29 AM

More than 2,150 confirmed dead in Nepal earthquake
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- An official in Nepal says at least 2,152 people are now confirmed dead in the massive earthquake that hit just outside of Kathmandu.... 4/26/2015 10:27 AM

Japan's prime minister goes to US to showcase close ties
TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's itinerary for his weeklong U.S. visit beginning Sunday will 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 10:18 AM

Syrian air raids target rebel-held town in northwest
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian activists say government aircraft are bombing a northwestern town recently captured by Islamic rebel fighters.... 4/26/2015 10:17 AM

Philippines urges ASEAN to stop China in South China Sea
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- The Philippines on Sunday urged its fellow Southeast Asian countries to take immediate steps to halt land reclamation by China in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, warning that failure to do so will see Beijing take "de facto control" of the area.... 4/26/2015 10:13 AM

Boko Haram attacks Niger army base, defense ministry says
NIAMEY, Niger (AP) -- Niger's defense ministry says suspected Boko Haram fighters attacked an army base on the island of Karamga in Lake Chad.... 4/26/2015 9:53 AM

Primary colors: Britain chooses artist to chronicle election
LONDON (AP) -- In this era of Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and selfies, Britain's Parliament has taken a step back to the 1700s, choosing an artist armed with pencil and paper to offer insight into the general election campaign.... 4/26/2015 9:35 AM

Car bombs kill at least 12 civilians in Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Car bombs ripped through commercial areas in and around the Iraqi capital on Sunday, killing at least 12 civilians, officials said.... 4/26/2015 9:20 AM

Kazakhstan goes to polls as president expected to win
ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) -- Voters in Kazakhstan turned out in abundance at polling stations Sunday for a presidential election guaranteed to overwhelmingly reconfirm the incumbent, who has ruled over the former Soviet republic for more than 25 years.... 4/26/2015 8:36 AM

French leader visits gas chamber to honor Nazi camp victims
PARIS (AP) -- French President Francois Hollande is holding a moment of remembrance inside a former gas chamber to honor Jews, Gypsies and French resistance fighters killed in the only Nazi concentration camp on French soil.... 4/26/2015 6:34 AM

Breakaway Turkish Cypriots vote for leader in runoff
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- Breakaway Turkish Cypriots are voting for a leader in a runoff that pits moderate independent Mustafa Akinci against hard-line incumbent Dervis Eroglu.... 4/26/2015 6:25 AM

Indonesia gives 72-hour executions notice
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesia notified nine foreigners and a local man convicted of drug trafficking that their executions will be carried out within days, ignoring appeals by the U.N. chief and foreign leaders to spare them.... 4/26/2015 6:16 AM

Acting police chief, civilian killed in southern Afghanistan
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan official says a gunman shot and killed an acting police chief and a civilian in the southern Uruzgan province.... 4/26/2015 5:37 AM

World offers help after Nepal quake, but few know scope yet
LONDON (AP) -- As world leaders and global charities try to grasp the scope of an earthquake that devastated parts of tiny, mountainous Nepal, they are preparing emergency aid for the survivors but worrying how to make sure it gets there.... 4/26/2015 3:02 AM

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

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