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7.5 magnitude quake hits Nepal
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- A strong 7.5-magnitude earthquake has hit near Nepal's capital of Kathmandu and the U.S. Geological Survey says it expects heavy damage.... 4/25/2015 6:43 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

Thousands march on 2nd day of S. Korea labor protests
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Thousands of South Koreans marched in Seoul for the second straight day Saturday to protest government labor policies and handling of a ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people a year ago.... 4/25/2015 6:19 AM

Israeli police: Palestinian shot dead after stabbing attempt
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police say its officers have shot dead a knife-wielding Palestinian teen who tried to stab them in east Jerusalem.... 4/25/2015 6:06 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 5:51 AM

Police arrest man over drone landing at Japan PM office
TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese police 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 5:44 AM

Gunmen kill activist in Pakistan after Baluchistan event
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) -- Police in Pakistan say gunmen have killed a prominent women's rights activist in the hours after she held a forum about the country's restive Baluchistan region.... 4/25/2015 5:23 AM

Chinese feminist: Long hours of interrogations after release
BEIJING (AP) -- One of five leading Chinese feminist advocates said she went through lengthy and verbally abusive interrogations after she was conditionally released in a case that has attracted international attention.... 4/25/2015 5:02 AM

Ex-Guantanamo detainees in Uruguay protest at US Embassy
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) -- Four freed Guantanamo Bay detainees protested in front of the U.S. Embassy on Friday night, saying they were angry about being asked to leave a Uruguayan hotel that had been housing them and demanding Washington help them financially.... 4/25/2015 3:05 AM

Venezuela prosecutor may put jailed mayor in house arrest
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- The jailed mayor of Venezuela's capital may be released from prison to house arrest for health reasons.... 4/25/2015 2:11 AM

Philippines, China trade accusations over sea threats
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippines accused China of aggressive maneuvers against its reconnaissance plane and fishermen in disputed seas where Beijing has stepped up construction of artificial islands, but China reiterated its claim on the strategic waterways.... 4/25/2015 1:30 AM

UN: Myanmar stability at risk if Rohingya issue not solved
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Stability in Myanmar's most sensitive region can't be achieved unless it addresses the issue of citizenship for minority Rohingya Muslims, the United Nations secretary-general warned its authorities Friday.... 4/25/2015 12:22 AM

Chileans moved after dangerous volcanic mudflows detected
ENSENADA, Chile (AP) -- Authorities urged 2,000 people living near the Calbuco volcano to evacuate Friday after potentially devastating mudflows of volcanic debris were detected in a nearby river, the result of two huge eruptions this week that sent ash across large swaths of southern South America.... 4/25/2015 12:03 AM

'Watch out, Russians': Wright gives ambassador 'power dress'
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- "House of Cards" star Robin Wright has given the real-life U.S. ambassador to the United Nations a "power dress" fitting of the name.... 4/24/2015 11:40 PM

Former Polish foreign minister Bartoszewski dies at 93
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Wladyslaw Bartoszewski, a former Auschwitz prisoner and member of Poland's underground World War II resistance who helped save Jews and later served twice as the country's foreign minister, died Friday in Warsaw. He was 93.... 4/24/2015 11:11 PM

Mexico officials investigate case of girl wrongly sent to US
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Prosecutors have launched an investigation of possible criminal conduct in the case of a 14-year-old girl mistakenly sent to the U.S. to live with a woman who claimed to be her mother, authorities said Friday.... 4/24/2015 10:40 PM

UN: High civilian toll in Yemen conflict; at least 550 dead
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- With combatants fighting in neighborhoods and Saudi-led coalition warplanes pounding Iran-backed rebels from the sky, Yemen's war is wreaking a particularly bloody toll among civilians: more than 550 have been killed in the past month, including 115 children, the U.N. said Friday.... 4/24/2015 10:30 PM

Angelina Jolie rips world powers on Syria's refugee crisis
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Actress Angelina Jolie pleaded with world powers Friday to help the millions of Syrian refugees, sharply criticizing the U.N. Security Council for being paralyzed by its division over Syria's four-year conflict.... 4/24/2015 10:28 PM

Despite tensions, US, Russia vow cooperation in the Arctic
IQALUIT, Canada (AP) -- The United States, Russia and other Arctic countries looked past Ukraine's civil war and other tensions Friday, vowing to cooperate on preventing oil spills near the North Pole and combating climate change in a region warming faster than any other.... 4/24/2015 10:15 PM



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