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Syrian air raids target rebel-held town in northwest
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian activists say government aircraft are bombing a northwestern town recently captured by Islamic rebel fighters.... 4/26/2015 10:17 AM

Protests after Burundi leader is nominated for a third term
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Hundreds in Burundi are protesting against the ruling party's decision to nominate the president to run for a third term.... 4/26/2015 10:16 AM

Philippines urges ASEAN to stop China in South China Sea
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- The Philippines on Sunday urged its fellow Southeast Asian countries to take immediate steps to halt land reclamation by China in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, warning that failure to do so will see Beijing take "de facto control" of the area.... 4/26/2015 10:13 AM

Magnitude 6.7 aftershock hits Nepal, causes panic
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- A powerful aftershock shook Nepal on Sunday, making buildings sway and sending panicked Kathmandu residents running into the streets a day after a massive earthquake left at least 1,900 people dead.... 4/26/2015 10:01 AM

Boko Haram attacks Niger army base, defense ministry says
NIAMEY, Niger (AP) -- Niger's defense ministry says suspected Boko Haram fighters attacked an army base on the island of Karamga in Lake Chad.... 4/26/2015 9:53 AM

Primary colors: Britain chooses artist to chronicle election
LONDON (AP) -- In this era of Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and selfies, Britain's Parliament has taken a step back to the 1700s, choosing an artist armed with pencil and paper to offer insight into the general election campaign.... 4/26/2015 9:35 AM

Car bombs kill at least 12 civilians in Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Car bombs ripped through commercial areas in and around the Iraqi capital on Sunday, killing at least 12 civilians, officials said.... 4/26/2015 9:20 AM

Kazakhstan goes to polls as president expected to win
ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) -- Voters in Kazakhstan turned out in abundance at polling stations Sunday for a presidential election guaranteed to overwhelmingly reconfirm the incumbent, who has ruled over the former Soviet republic for more than 25 years.... 4/26/2015 8:36 AM

French leader visits gas chamber to honor Nazi camp victims
PARIS (AP) -- French President Francois Hollande is holding a moment of remembrance inside a former gas chamber to honor Jews, Gypsies and French resistance fighters killed in the only Nazi concentration camp on French soil.... 4/26/2015 6:34 AM

Breakaway Turkish Cypriots vote for leader in runoff
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- Breakaway Turkish Cypriots are voting for a leader in a runoff that pits moderate independent Mustafa Akinci against hard-line incumbent Dervis Eroglu.... 4/26/2015 6:25 AM

Indonesia gives 72-hour executions notice
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesia notified nine foreigners and a local man convicted of drug trafficking that their executions will be carried out within days, ignoring appeals by the U.N. chief and foreign leaders to spare them.... 4/26/2015 6:16 AM

Japan's prime minister goes to US to showcase close ties
TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's itinerary for his weeklong U.S. visit beginning Sunday will showcase the success of the alliance built from Tokyo's defeat in World War II, while promoting a political agenda based on still stronger military and economic ties.... 4/26/2015 6:03 AM

Acting police chief, civilian killed in southern Afghanistan
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan official says a gunman shot and killed an acting police chief and a civilian in the southern Uruzgan province.... 4/26/2015 5:37 AM

Avalanche sweeps Everest base camp, killing 17, injuring 61
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- An avalanche triggered by Nepal's massive earthquake slammed into a section of the Mount Everest mountaineering base camp, killing at least 17, injuring 61 and leaving an unknown number of climbers and guides unaccounted for on other routes, an official said Sunday.... 4/26/2015 3:59 AM

World offers help after Nepal quake, but few know scope yet
LONDON (AP) -- As world leaders and global charities try to grasp the scope of an earthquake that devastated parts of tiny, mountainous Nepal, they are preparing emergency aid for the survivors but worrying how to make sure it gets there.... 4/26/2015 3:02 AM

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 10:19 PM

Sweden: 2 Swedish hostages released in Syria
HELSINKI (AP) -- Sweden says that two of its nationals, held hostage in Syria, have been released and are reunited with their families.... 4/25/2015 10:13 PM

Former Guantanamo detainees keep up protest in Uruguay
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) -- Four former Guantanamo Bay prisoners protested for a second day Saturday demanding more help from both the Uruguayan and the U.S. governments for adapting to life in their new home in this South American country.... 4/25/2015 9:55 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, before a third attack against police forces later in the day left three officers injured.... 4/25/2015 9:46 PM

Volcano still active, but Chile no longer fears major blast
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Authorities downgraded the likelihood of a major eruption at the Calbuco volcano, although the mountain remained active Saturday and the ash clouds it already ejected caused cancelations of more airline flights.... 4/25/2015 9:41 PM

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