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Aid starts coming to Nepal after quake kills nearly 2,000
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Planeloads of aid material, doctors and relief workers from neighboring countries began arriving Sunday in Nepal, a poor Himalayan nation reeling from a powerful earthquake that killed more than 1,900 people and destroyed infrastructure, homes and historical buildings.... 4/26/2015 6:24 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

Kazakhstan goes to polls as president expected to win
ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) -- Kazakhstan is voting in a presidential election expected to overwhelmingly reconfirm the long-standing incumbent, who has ruled the former Soviet republic for more than 25 years.... 4/26/2015 1:37 AM

Burundi president nominated by ruling party for third term
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Burundi's ruling party on Saturday nominated President Pierre Nkurunziza to be its candidate for a third term in elections on June 26, a move expected to stoke political tensions.... 4/25/2015 10:52 PM

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

UN chief appeals to Indonesia to stop planned executions
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. chief is appealing to Indonesia to stop the planned executions of nine foreigners and one local who were convicted for drug crimes.... 4/25/2015 9:04 PM

AP NewsAlert
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Nepal police say 1,394 confirmed dead in massive earthquake .... 4/25/2015 9:01 PM

Italian navy rescues 274 from migrant ship off Libyan coast
AUGUSTA, Sicily (AP) -- Italian authorities say they have rescued 274 migrants from a migrant vessel in the Mediterranean, while more than 300 rescued a day earlier arrived in a port in Sicily.... 4/25/2015 7:57 PM

UN chief names new head of Ebola mission as outbreak calms
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- The U.N. chief on Saturday appointed a new head of the emergency mission responding to West Africa's Ebola crisis amid hopes that the world's deadliest outbreak of the virus will soon come to an end.... 4/25/2015 7:54 PM

UN chief appoints new Yemen special envoy
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. chief appointed a new special envoy to Yemen as pressure grows to return to peace talks while fighting continues in the Arab world's poorest country.... 4/25/2015 7:04 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 6:13 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 6:09 PM

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