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Gunmen kill prominent female activist in Pakistan
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 4:48 PM

VW board chairman Piech resigns after dispute over CEO
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Volkswagen says board chairman Ferdinand Piech has resigned.... 4/25/2015 4:38 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 4:36 PM

Nepal quake: Over 1,000 dead, history razed, Everest shaken
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- A powerful earthquake struck Nepal Saturday, killing at least 1,180 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 4:24 PM

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 4:22 PM

10 dead, more missing in quake-triggered Everest avalanche
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- An avalanche triggered by a massive earthquake in Nepal swept across Mount Everest on Saturday, killing at least 10 climbers and guides, slamming into a section of the mountaineering base camp, and leaving an unknown number of people injured and missing, officials said.... 4/25/2015 4:00 PM

Aden hit by coalition airstrikes amid fierce street battles
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Security officials and eyewitnesses say Yemen's southern port city of Aden has been hit by dozens of Saudi-led coalition airstrikes.... 4/25/2015 3:45 PM

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

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

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



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