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Expats try phones, social apps to connect to quake-hit Nepal
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- After the earthquake hit Nepal, Prem Raja Mahat spent a sleepless night at his Baltimore home, trying again and again to reach his son, who was visiting friends and family back in Mahat's home country.... 4/27/2015 12:19 PM

Russian official: wages to space center workers to be repaid
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin has visited a space center under construction and has promised to pay back wages to workers by the weekend.... 4/27/2015 12:05 PM

Berlin police sorry for stopping Israel flag display at game
BERLIN (AP) -- Berlin's police are apologizing for preventing the display of the Israeli flag during a soccer game in the German capital.... 4/27/2015 11:58 AM

Polish border guards refuse entry for 10 Russian bikers
TERESPOL, Poland (AP) -- Polish border guards on Monday blocked entry into Poland for 10 Russian bikers who said they were following a path commemorating the Red Army victory's over Nazi Germany 70 years ago.... 4/27/2015 11:57 AM

Stocks rise despite Japan downgrade, lack of Greece deal
BEIJING (AP) -- Global stocks mostly rose on Monday despite a downgrade of Japan and a lack of a bailout deal for Greece. Investors were looking ahead to Apple earnings results and the U.S. Federal Reserve's policy meeting.... 4/27/2015 11:43 AM

Saudi-led airstrikes target Shiite rebels across Yemen
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemeni security officials say Saudi-led airstrikes have targeted Shiite rebels across the country and struck a weapons depot in the capital, rocking nearby residential areas.... 4/27/2015 11:43 AM

Quake-aid need acute in Nepal capital, more so in villages
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Shelter, fuel, food, medicine, power, news, workers - Nepal's earthquake-hit capital was short on everything Monday as its people searched for lost loved ones, sorted through rubble for their belongings and struggled to provide for their families' needs. In much of the countryside, it was worse, though how much worse was only beginning to become apparent.... 4/27/2015 11:40 AM

Sudan's al-Bashir re-elected with 94 percent of vote
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) -- Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir won re-election with 94 percent of the vote, according to official results announced Monday, extending his 25-year rule despite international war crimes charges and multiple insurgencies.... 4/27/2015 11:33 AM

Serbia arrests 15 suspected migrant traffickers
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- Serbian police have arrested 15 people suspected of trafficking more than 200 migrants from Syria, Afghanistan and Pakistan toward the European Union.... 4/27/2015 11:30 AM

US vets come to Vietnam to confront past, and find a home
DANANG, Vietnam (AP) -- When Richard Parker left Vietnam in 1970, he planned to leave his memories of napalm attacks firmly in the past. Instead, as time marched on, they haunted him.... 4/27/2015 11:29 AM

SAfrica: Charity, solidarity arise in anti-foreigner attacks
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Recent attacks on immigrants and their businesses in some parts of South Africa revealed anger over limited economic opportunities and a degree of intolerance, but they also gave rise to charity and solidarity.... 4/27/2015 11:25 AM

Iraq: Car bombing in Baghdad kills at least 7 civilians
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi officials say a car bombing in a busy commercial area in the capital has killed at least seven civilians.... 4/27/2015 11:21 AM

South Korea's prime minister steps down over bribery scandal
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea's president accepted the resignation of her prime minister on Monday over a bribery scandal, officials said.... 4/27/2015 11:17 AM

Global effort to help Nepal victims kicks into high gear
LONDON (AP) -- Emergency aid flights are set to land shortly in Nepal to try to locate and rescue earthquake victims as governments and agencies promise more help.... 4/27/2015 11:14 AM

Russia tightens ban on European food imports
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia is set to tighten its ban on food imports from Europe by restricting re-exports of fruit and vegetables through European countries.... 4/27/2015 11:13 AM

Syrian insurgents capture military base in northwest
BEIRUT (AP) -- Islamic insurgents overran a military base at a former factory in northwestern Syria on Monday, carting off tanks and other weapons in the latest blow to President Bashar Assad's forces in the region, activists said.... 4/27/2015 11:13 AM

Toll from Pakistan storm rises to 45
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- Officials say the death toll from severe weather in northwestern Pakistan has risen to 45.... 4/27/2015 11:09 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 10:52 AM

Firebrand, survivor face off in UK's wildest election race
BRADFORD, England (AP) -- Naz Shah is running for Parliament, but she is hardly a typical British politician. She grew up in poverty in a Pakistani-immigrant family, fled a teenage forced marriage and campaigned to free her mother, imprisoned for murder after poisoning an abusive partner.... 4/27/2015 10:50 AM

Head of Iran's Guard lashes out over Saudi 'treachery'
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guard on Monday accused Saudi Arabia of treachery against the Islamic world and compared the kingdom to Israel, the official IRNA news agency reported.... 4/27/2015 10:48 AM



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