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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

Leaders, charities offer condolences, help after Nepal quake
LONDON (AP) -- World leaders and global charities offered condolences and emergency aid to Nepal following the earthquake Saturday while grappling to understand the scope of the disaster.... 4/25/2015 6:52 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 6:36 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 6:25 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

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.... 4/25/2015 5:36 PM

Nepal quake: Over 1,000 dead, history razed, Everest shaken
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Tens of thousands of people prepared to spend the night in the open under a chilly and thundery sky after a powerful earthquake shook Nepal on Saturday, killing more than 1,180 people, collapsing modern houses and centuries-old temples, and triggering a landslide on the slopes of Mount Everest. Officials said the death toll will rise as more reports from far-flung areas come in.... 4/25/2015 5:34 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

Frenchman's execution in Indonesia may be suspended
PARIS (AP) -- France is stepping up efforts to save the life a Frenchman facing a firing squad in Indonesia on drug charges, amid signs that his execution may be suspended.... 4/25/2015 5:12 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 5:00 PM

Gunmen kill prominent female activist in Pakistan
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 4:48 PM

Russian bikers begin run despite Polish entry ban
MOSCOW (AP) -- Riders from a Russian nationalist motorcycle group on Saturday began their run commemorating the Red Army's offensive against Nazi Germany, despite Poland's announcement that it would refuse to let them into the country.... 4/25/2015 3:39 PM

At least 34 dead, dozens injured in India after Nepal quake
NEW DELHI (AP) -- At least 34 people were killed and dozens more injured in India in a powerful earthquake that struck neighboring Nepal on Saturday, the government said.... 4/25/2015 2:46 PM

Car bombs driven by foreigners hit Iraq-Jordan border post
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Three suicide car bombs driven by foreigners targeted the remote desert border crossing between Iraq and Jordan Saturday killing at least four Iraqi soldiers, said Iraqi officials.... 4/25/2015 2:40 PM

Thousands honor soldiers on 100th year of Gallipoli battle
GALLIPOLI, Turkey (AP) -- For the first time at age 95, Bill Grayden has come to Gallipoli, where his father stormed the beach and took a bullet through his lung during the ill-fated British-led World War I invasion.... 4/25/2015 2:02 PM

Togo votes as president seeks to continue family dynasty
LOME, Togo (AP) -- Togo's president, whose family has ruled this small West African nation for nearly 50 years, appealed for peace as he vied for re-election Saturday against four other candidates.... 4/25/2015 1:43 PM



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