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Spain activates alert as oil spill threatens Canary Islands
MADRID (AP) -- Spain's government has activated an environmental emergency alert over an oil slick that threatens pristine beaches on the southwestern Canary Islands.... 4/25/2015 3:41 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

Nepal quake: Hundreds dead, history crumbles, Everest shaken
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- A powerful earthquake struck Nepal Saturday, killing at least 926 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 3:05 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

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 1:54 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

Turkey's Erdogan slams nations recognizing Armenian genocide
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's president has lashed out at country leaders who have recognized the killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as genocide on the centenary of the massacres.... 4/25/2015 1:31 PM

8 dead, more missing in quake-triggered avalanche on Everest
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- An avalanche triggered by a massive earthquake in Nepal smashed into a base camp at the foothills of Mount Everest on Saturday, killing at least eight climbers and guides, injuring many and leaving an unknown number missing near the mountain's most dangerous spot, officials said.... 4/25/2015 1:09 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 1:08 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 12:57 PM

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

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

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

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

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



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