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Nigeria recalls diplomats from South Africa over attacks
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria says it is recalling its top diplomats in South Africa because of "ongoing xenophobia targeting foreigners."... 4/26/2015 12:08 PM

Sudan's pyramids, nearly as grand as Egypt's, go unvisited
AL-BERGAWIYA, Sudan (AP) -- The small, steep pyramids rising up from the desert hills of northern Sudan resemble those in neighboring Egypt, but unlike the famed pyramids of Giza, the Sudanese site is largely deserted.... 4/26/2015 12:07 PM

Syrian air raids target rebel-held town in northwest
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian military aircraft bombed the northwestern town of Jisr al-Shughour on Sunday, a day after insurgents seized control of it as part of a broader offensive that has left government forces in the area reeling.... 4/26/2015 11:55 AM

German, French rescue teams on way to Nepal
BERLIN (AP) -- A German rescue organization and the French government said on Sunday they are sending rescue and relief teams to Nepal, where a massive earthquake left more than 2,000 dead.... 4/26/2015 11:52 AM

Togo counts votes as president seeks third term
LOME, Togo (AP) -- Togo's election officials added up results Sunday after voting in the presidential election that appeared to have a low turnout.... 4/26/2015 11:52 AM

First survivors of Mount Everest avalanche reach Kathmandu
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- The first group of survivors from an earthquake-triggered avalanche that swept through the Mount Everest base camp were flown to Nepal's capital on Sunday and taken to hospitals. None appeared to have life-threatening injuries.... 4/26/2015 11:50 AM

Breakaway Turkish Cypriots vote for leader in runoff
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- Breakaway Turkish Cypriots are voting Sunday for a leader in a runoff that pits moderate Mustafa Akinci against hard-line incumbent Dervis Eroglu.... 4/26/2015 11:43 AM

Protests after Burundi leader is nominated for a third term
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Hundreds of people in Burundi protested in the capital Sunday after the country's ruling party nominated President Pierre Nkurunziza to run for a third term.... 4/26/2015 11:27 AM

Boko Haram attacks Niger army base, defense ministry says
NIAMEY, Niger (AP) -- Suspected Boko Haram fighters in motorized canoes attacked a Niger army base on an island in Lake Chad, the body of water touching all four countries that have been targeted by Nigeria's Islamic insurgency, Niger's defense ministry said Saturday.... 4/26/2015 11:20 AM

Car bombs kill at least 14 civilians in Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Car bombs ripped through commercial areas in and around the Iraqi capital on Sunday, killing at least 14 civilians, officials said.... 4/26/2015 11:19 AM

Ceremonies mark liberation of 2 Nazi camps 70 years ago
BERLIN (AP) -- Holocaust survivors and officials have gathered at the memorial site of the former concentration camp Bergen-Belsen in northern Germany to commemorate the liberation of the camp seventy years ago.... 4/26/2015 11:14 AM

More than 2,200 confirmed dead in Nepal earthquake
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 more than 2,200 people dead.... 4/26/2015 11:13 AM

Indonesia gives 72-hour notice for executions
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 10:58 AM

Pope urges assistance for Nepal quake victims
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis has led prayers in St. Peter's Square for the dead and displaced from the massive earthquake in Nepal and surrounding areas.... 4/26/2015 10:29 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 10:18 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

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

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

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

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