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Israeli police: 2 Palestinian 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.... 4/25/2015 5:08 PM

Leaders, charities offer condolences, help after Nepal quake
LONDON (AP) -- World leaders and global charities offered condolences and emergency aid to Nepal following the earthquake Saturday while grappling to understand the scope of the disaster.... 4/25/2015 5:06 PM

Nepal quake: Over 1,000 dead, history razed, Everest shaken
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Shrish Vaidya thought he was dreaming when his two-story house began to sway and shake "like crazy" after a massive earthquake struck just outside his hometown of Kathmandu on Saturday. For several minutes the earth shook violently, houses collapsed, roads cracked, centuries old temples and other historical monuments tumbled, and an avalanche swept down the slope of Mt. Everest engulfing mountaineering camps.... 4/25/2015 5:05 PM

VW board chairman Piech resigns after dispute over CEO
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- The chairman of the board of Volkswagen AG, Europe's biggest automaker, has stepped down after clashing with other board members over his criticism of the company's top management.... 4/25/2015 5:02 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 5:00 PM

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

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

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



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