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Nigeria recalls diplomats from South Africa over attacks
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria is recalling its top diplomats in South Africa because of "ongoing xenophobia targeting foreigners," said a government statement.... 4/26/2015 1:00 PM

Indonesia gives 72-hour execution notice to drug traffickers
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 12:44 PM

Saudi-led airstrikes hit Yemen rebels in capital, south
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemeni security officials say aircraft from the Saudi-led coalition battling Shiite rebels struck targets in several cities - including the capital - as fighting raged on across the country.... 4/26/2015 12:28 PM

Witnesses to Everest avalanche: 'I knew I had to survive'
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 Himalayas. The snow and ice ripped through key Mt. Everest climbing routes and tore into base camp, the nylon mountaineering city that blossoms every year at the base of the world's highest peak. On Sunday, the first group of survivors was flown in to Kathmandu; most of the 15 people are injured Sherpa guides. Two spoke to The Associated ... 4/26/2015 12:21 PM

Protests after Burundi leader is nominated for a third term
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.... 4/26/2015 12:19 PM

UK's Cameron defends royals' right to choose birth hospital
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 birth of their second child.... 4/26/2015 12:14 PM

More than 2,200 confirmed dead in Nepal earthquake
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 than 2,200 people. Aftershocks tormented them, making buildings sway and sending panicked Kathmandu residents running into the streets.... 4/26/2015 12:12 PM

Putin accuses US of supporting separatists in Russia
MOSCOW (AP) -- President Vladimir Putin, who marks 15 years in power this year, has said in a new documentary that Russia had proof that the United States helped separatists in the North Caucasus in the 2000s.... 4/26/2015 12:10 PM

Sudan's pyramids, nearly as grand as Egypt's, go unvisited
AL-BERGAWIYA, 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 site is largely deserted.... 4/26/2015 12:07 PM

Syrian air raids target rebel-held town in northwest
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 government forces in the area reeling.... 4/26/2015 11:55 AM

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 11:52 AM

Togo counts votes as president seeks third term
LOME, Togo (AP) -- Togo's election officials added up results Sunday after voting in the presidential election that appeared to have a low turnout.... 4/26/2015 11:52 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 11:50 AM

Breakaway Turkish Cypriots vote for leader in runoff
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- Breakaway Turkish Cypriots are voting Sunday for a leader in a runoff that pits moderate Mustafa Akinci against hard-line incumbent Dervis Eroglu.... 4/26/2015 11:43 AM

Boko Haram attacks Niger army base, defense ministry says
NIAMEY, Niger (AP) -- Suspected Boko Haram fighters in motorized canoes attacked a Niger army base on an island in Lake Chad, the body of water touching all four countries that have been targeted by Nigeria's Islamic insurgency, Niger's defense ministry said Saturday.... 4/26/2015 11:20 AM

Car bombs kill at least 14 civilians in Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Car bombs ripped through commercial areas in and around the Iraqi capital on Sunday, killing at least 14 civilians, officials said.... 4/26/2015 11:19 AM

Ceremonies mark liberation of 2 Nazi camps 70 years ago
BERLIN (AP) -- Holocaust survivors and officials have gathered at the memorial site of the former concentration camp Bergen-Belsen in northern Germany to commemorate the liberation of the camp seventy years ago.... 4/26/2015 11:14 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

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

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



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