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Asian markets tepid ahead of major earnings, Fed meeting
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Asian stock markets were lukewarm Tuesday, taking a cue from losses on Wall Street ahead of earnings from major Asian companies and the Federal Reserve's policy meeting.... 4/28/2015 3:46 AM

Australia can't do more for death row prisoners in Indonesia
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia's foreign minister has defended Prime Minister Tony Abbott against online criticism that he has not done enough to save the lives of two Australians on death row in Indonesia.... 4/28/2015 3:43 AM

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Police say at least 4,352 people have been confirmed dead in Nepal after massive quake.... 4/28/2015 3:30 AM

Captain of doomed ferry sentenced to life in prison
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The South Korean ferry captain responsible for last year's disaster that killed more than 300 people, mostly school children, was given an increased sentence of life in prison Tuesday by an appellate court that convicted him of homicide.... 4/28/2015 3:26 AM

In quake-hit Nepal, rescuers struggle to recover the dead
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- For hours after Nepal was shaken by one of the most intense earthquakes here in nearly a century, 12-year-old Neha Chumda screamed for help.... 4/28/2015 3:13 AM

Colombia's health ministry seeks to halt coca spraying
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Colombias Health Ministry is recommending the immediate suspension of aerial spraying of a herbicide thats the cornerstone of U.S.-financed efforts to wipe out cocaine crops.... 4/28/2015 3:00 AM

In post-quake aid rush, Nepal neighbors jockey for position
BEIJING (AP) -- Wedged between the two rising Asian powers of China and India, landlocked Nepal watched rescuers and offers of help pour in from both sides within hours of an earthquake that killed more than 4,000 people.... 4/28/2015 1:33 AM

Greek PM says initial deal in bailout talks 'very close'
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's prime minister voiced hope that bailout talks between the cash-strapped country and its international creditors are "very close" to an initial deal, and ruled out early elections if the dragging negotiations fail.... 4/28/2015 12:38 AM

World 'closer than ever' to Iran nuclear deal, Kerry says
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The world is "closer than ever" to reaching a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran but the work is far from over, with key issues unresolved, Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday told a global gathering on nuclear disarmament, where he and Iran's foreign minister met on the sidelines.... 4/27/2015 11:50 PM

Uruguay urges ex-Guantanamo detainees to sign for housing
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) -- Uruguay's foreign minister said Monday that six former Guantanamo Bay detainees resettled here will be out of a house and off public assistance unless they agree to terms they have so far rejected, the latest in an increasingly public battle over who is financially responsible for the men and for how long.... 4/27/2015 11:36 PM

AP Interview: UNESCO chief says Nepal sites 'huge disaster'
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- An expert team will assess whether parts of the World Heritage site that were nearly destroyed by this weekend's earthquake can be repaired or even reconstructed, the head of the United Nations cultural agency said Monday.... 4/27/2015 11:09 PM

Niger army pushes Boko Haram fighters from island
NIAMEY, Niger (AP) -- Government officials say Niger's military has total control of the island of Karamga in Lake Chad after an attack by Boko Haram on its positions there.... 4/27/2015 10:00 PM

Building collapses at Saudi university, killing 7 workers
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Seven workers, including an Egyptian engineer, were killed Monday when the roof of a building they were working on collapsed at a university campus in Saudi Arabia, civil defense authorities and a diplomat said.... 4/27/2015 9:50 PM

Gunman shouting Allahu akbar in Bosnia storms police station
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- A gunman stormed into a police station in a northeastern Bosnian town shouting "Allahu akbar" on Monday, killing a policeman and wounding two others, authorities said.... 4/27/2015 8:55 PM

Nepal quake death toll tops 4,000; villages plead for aid
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- As the death toll from Nepal's devastating earthquake climbed past 4,000, aid workers and officials in remote, shattered villages near the epicenter pleaded Monday for food, shelter and medicine.... 4/27/2015 8:16 PM

Armed group, allied with Mali government, attacks town
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- An armed group allied with Mali's army has attacked a town in the country's north, a Tuareg rebel group and an official said Monday.... 4/27/2015 8:14 PM

Ukraine leader sees country ready for EU entrance in 5 years
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine's president said at a high-level summit with European Union officials Monday that his country will be able to meet conditions to apply for EU membership within five years.... 4/27/2015 7:56 PM

Salma Hayek hopes 'The Prophet' inspires new generations
BEIRUT (AP) -- Salma Hayek said on Monday that the animated feature film "The Prophet" she co-produced has been a personal passion project, one she hopes can inspire young viewers to think outside the box about ways to improve the world.... 4/27/2015 7:52 PM

UN: Israeli military killed 44 Palestinians at UN shelters
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- A U.N. inquiry has found that at least 44 Palestinians were killed and at least 227 injured by direct mortar strikes and other "Israeli actions" while sheltering at U.N. locations during last year's Gaza war. The Palestinians said they would give the findings to the International Criminal Court.... 4/27/2015 7:49 PM

Yemen's exiled government declares 3 disaster zones
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's exiled government on Monday declared three areas in the country engulfed in fighting between Shiite rebels, their allies and pro-government forces as "disaster" zones, including the southern port city of Aden, and said that the last month of violence has claimed 1,000 civilian lives.... 4/27/2015 7:44 PM

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