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Quake hobbles Nepal, so villagers fend for selves
POKHARIDANDA, Nepal (AP) -- Knock-kneed children drag scavenged sleeping mats into tarpaulin tents. Grandmothers clear rocks from demolition sites once called homes. And prodigal sons who rushed home to comfort their mothers are building new structures to shelter them from the rain.... 5/3/2015 9:52 AM

Pilot to fly solar plane across Pacific for 5 days, 5 nights
BEIJING (AP) -- A pilot says that he is anxious but excited about flying a solar plane solo from China to Hawaii on the longest leg of the first attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fuel.... 5/3/2015 9:51 AM

IS group claims Iraq car bomb attack that killed 19
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The extremist Islamic State group claimed responsibility Sunday for a late-night car bomb attack in the heart of Baghdad that killed at least 19 people, saying it was targeting a Shiite militia.... 5/3/2015 9:46 AM

Nepal shuts airport to big jets; more bodies found
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Runway damage forced Nepalese authorities to close the main airport Sunday to large aircraft delivering aid to millions of people following the massive earthquake, but U.N. officials said the overall logistics situation was improving.... 5/3/2015 9:28 AM

Sadness, disappointment in Philippines after Pacquiao defeat
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Sadness and disappointment gripped Filipinos after Manny Pacquiao's defeat in his much-anticipated fight against American Floyd Mayweather Jr. but they still considered the boxing icon a national hero.... 5/3/2015 8:54 AM

Alice, Charlotte, Diana? Guessing game for royal baby's name
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's newborn princess has spent her first night at home in Kensington Palace - but the guessing game continues over what her name will be.... 5/3/2015 8:48 AM

Afghanistan: Taliban offensive forces thousands from homes
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan officials say fierce fighting between government forces and Taliban insurgents in northern Afghanistan has forced thousands of people to flee their homes.... 5/3/2015 8:43 AM

S. Korea confirms college student held in N. Korea
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea confirmed on Sunday that North Korea detained a South Korean student of New York University, but said it was still unclear whether the 21-year-old New Jersey resident attempted to enter the North illegally.... 5/3/2015 8:38 AM

China teaches top cadres Western ideas despite backlash
SHANGHAI (AP) -- In the still, early hours, cadres make their way down tree-lined paths. They walk through a polished lobby, down dim hallways and settle themselves in rows in plain, wood-paneled classrooms. Here, they sit at the vanguard of the Communist Party of China.... 5/3/2015 8:28 AM

'Nepali' or 'Nepalese'? A linguist chimes in
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- What is the difference between the words "Nepali" and "Nepalese"? Very little, it seems - even if the question has come up repeatedly in newsrooms since the April 25 earthquake.... 5/3/2015 8:00 AM

An elderly Nepali villager, and memories of the 1934 quake
POKHARIDANDA, Nepal (AP) -- He was 9 years old when he felt the earth tremble for the first time. He'd been out in a field, grazing his goats on wild grass below Nepal's snow-covered peaks.... 5/3/2015 6:52 AM

Chairman of Taiwan's ruling party visits mainland
SHANGHAI (AP) -- The chairman of Taiwan's ruling Nationalist party said Sunday that further cooperation between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan was of utmost importance ahead of expected talks with President Xi Jinping as the former bitter enemies continue their 2-decade-old rapprochement.... 5/3/2015 6:02 AM

Damaged by deadly quake, fate of Nepal heritage unsure
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Perched on a hilltop, the blue-rimmed eyes of Kathmandu's gold-spired Swayambhunath stupa have long stared silently across this sprawling city nestled in the Himalayan foothills.... 5/3/2015 4:11 AM

Nigeria: Nearly 300 freed women, children led to safety
YOLA, Nigeria (AP) -- Their faces were gaunt, their hair tinted orange, their stomachs distended, all signs of malnutrition. They looked ragged, lost, shattered. But the girls were alive and free.... 5/3/2015 3:21 AM

Mexican drug cartel Jalisco New Generation flexes muscles
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- An increasingly strong drug cartel known as Jalisco New Generation was showing off its power with a spasm of violence that killed seven people and forced down a military helicopter in western Mexico, analysts said Saturday.... 5/3/2015 1:16 AM

Pro-Putin bikers lay wreath in Vienna en route to Berlin
VIENNA (AP) -- Members of a nationalistic Russian bikers club were greeted by cheering supporters as they laid a wreath Saturday at a monument to the Soviet soldiers who liberated Vienna from the Nazis.... 5/2/2015 10:01 PM

Wanted by the US, Roman Polanski gets film award in Poland
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Filmmaker Roman Polanski has received a film award and pressed his palms into plaster for the hall of independent cinema stars in Krakow- the same Polish city where a court is weighing a U.S. request for his extradition.... 5/2/2015 8:14 PM

Maldives court orders opposition leaders detained
MALE, Maldives (AP) -- A court in the Maldives on Saturday ordered three opposition leaders and 172 of their supporters detained further after they were arrested for violence during a protest demanding the president to resign and freedom for a jailed ex-president.... 5/2/2015 8:02 PM

Rebels attack town in north Mali; thousands march for peace
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- Thousands of people marched in Mali's capital calling for peace in the north, as a resident in the town of Dire reported an attack by Tuareg rebels.... 5/2/2015 7:58 PM

Burundi military says it will remain neutral amid protests
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Burundi's defense minister said Saturday the army will remain neutral amid the street protests stemming from the president's controversial bid for a third term.... 5/2/2015 7:47 PM

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