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Eurozone express hopes that Greek criticism will bear fruit
RIGA, Latvia (AP) -- Greece's European creditors sought to douse talk that they are making plans for a potential Greek exit from the euro and expressed hope Saturday that recent criticism may prompt the country to push ahead with an economic reform plan needed to unlock rescue loans.... 4/25/2015 12:11 PM

Nepal quake: Hundreds dead, history crumbled, Everest shaken
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- A powerful earthquake struck Nepal Saturday, killing at least 718 people across a swath of four countries as the violently shaking earth collapsed houses, leveled centuries-old temples and triggered avalanches on Mt. Everest. It was the worst tremor to hit the poor South Asian nation in over 80 years.... 4/25/2015 12:00 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 11:54 AM

Rebels enter northwest Syrian town as government withdraws
BEIRUT (AP) -- Hard-line Syrian rebel groups entered a strategic town Saturday in northwestern Syria, sending government troops fleeing after intense clashes that have seen them take nearly all of a crucial province.... 4/25/2015 11:53 AM

8 dead as quake-triggered avalanche sweeps Everest
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- An avalanche swept the face of Mount Everest after the massive earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday, killing at least eight people and leaving an unknown number missing and injured near the mountain's most dangerous spot, an official said.... 4/25/2015 11:51 AM

Thousands march in South Korea anti-government protest
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Thousands of South Koreans marched in Seoul for the second straight day Saturday to protest government labor policies and the handling of a ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people a year ago.... 4/25/2015 11:49 AM

Iraqi army battles Islamic State militants near Fallujah
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Fierce clashes erupted northeast of Fallujah on Saturday between the Iraqi army and Islamic State militants following an ambush the day before that killed a general and staff officers.... 4/25/2015 11:46 AM

Surfer critically injured by shark off southern Australia
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) -- A surfer was in critical condition after a shark attacked him Saturday in southern Australia, police said.... 4/25/2015 11:13 AM

At least 20 dead, dozens injured in India after Nepal quake
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Officials say at least 20 people have been killed and dozens more injured in India in a powerful earthquake that struck neighboring Nepal.... 4/25/2015 10:45 AM

Russian bikers begin run despite Polish entry ban
MOSCOW (AP) -- Riders from a Russian nationalist motorcycle group have begun their run commemorating the Red Army's offensive against Nazi Germany, despite Poland's announcement that it would refuse to let them in the country.... 4/25/2015 10:43 AM

Togo votes as president seeks to continue family dynasty
LOME, Togo (AP) -- Voters have begun casting their ballots for president in the West African nation of Togo, a country that has been ruled by the same family for nearly 50 years.... 4/25/2015 10:30 AM

TV: 2 dead, 100 injured in Bangladesh from Nepal quake
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- A TV report says that two people were killed and more than 100 injured in Bangladesh in an earthquake that originated in Nepal.... 4/25/2015 9:37 AM

Risk and worry await S. Korea work to lift doomed ferry
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Salvaging the corroded, 6,800-ton ferry Sewol from deep beneath a channel notorious for dangerous currents will be difficult, expensive and potentially risky. It will also be one more major headache for a government already reeling from accusations that its incompetence and corruption were partly responsible for the 304 people killed when the ship sank a year ago.... 4/25/2015 9:11 AM

Turkish plane makes emergency landing
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- A Turkish Airline official says a plane returning from Milan made an emergency landing in Istanbul and ran off the runway. The plane left a trail of sparks and smoke as it landed but all passengers were evacuated safely.... 4/25/2015 8:46 AM

Gunmen kill activist in Pakistan after Baluchistan event
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) -- Gunmen on a motorcycle killed a prominent women's rights activist in Pakistan just hours after she held a forum on the country's restive Baluchistan region, home to a long-running insurgency, police said Saturday.... 4/25/2015 8:31 AM

Man arrested over drone at Japanese prime minister's office
TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese police have arrested a man who admitted to landing a drone with low-level radioactive sand on the roof of the prime minister's office to protest the government's nuclear energy policy, officials said Saturday.... 4/25/2015 8:29 AM

Thousands honor soldiers on 100th year of Gallipoli battle
GALLIPOLI, Turkey (AP) -- As dawn broke, families of soldiers, leaders and visitors gathered near former battlefields, honoring thousands of Australians and New Zealanders who fought in the Gallipoli campaign of World War I on the 100th anniversary of the ill-fated British-led invasion.... 4/25/2015 7:18 AM

Social media a key battleground in Britain's election
LONDON (AP) -- Once, election campaigning meant knocking on doors, organizing meetings and licking stamps. Now it also includes honing hashtags, rallying retweets and clicking "like."... 4/25/2015 7:02 AM

Insurgent mortar attack kills 5 civilians in Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan provincial official says that at least five members of a family have been killed after an insurgent mortar struck their house in the country's east.... 4/25/2015 6:27 AM

Palestinian police now in Jerusalem suburbs after Israel ban
ABU DIS, West Bank (AP) -- After years of Israeli objections, armed Palestinian police in dark blue uniforms have taken up positions in this lawless West Bank suburb of Jerusalem, highlighting the shared interests of Israel and the Palestinian self-rule government on day-to-day issues even when political tensions run high.... 4/25/2015 6:26 AM



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