• Kazakhstan goes to polls as president expected to win

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    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. The election is taking place...

  • Philippines urges ASEAN to stop China in South China Sea

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Philippines is urging the 10-member Southeast Asian Nations 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....

  • Magnitude 6.7 aftershock hits Nepal, causes panic

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A powerful, magnitude 6.7 aftershock has shaken the Kathmandu area of Nepal a day after the massive earthquake devastated the region, sending people yelling and running for open ground. The U.S. Geological Survey says the aftershock on Sunday registered at a...

  • Car bombings kill at least 6 civilians in, around Baghdad

    Published: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say car bombings in and around Baghdad have killed at least six civilians. A police officer said the deadliest in Sunday's attacks was in the nearby town of Mahmoudiya, about 30 kilometers (20 miles) south of Baghdad, where a car bomb exploded, killing...

  • Breakaway Turkish Cypriots vote for leader in runoff

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    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. Sunday's poll will determine who Turkish Cypriots will entrust to represent them in talks aimed at reunifying...

  • French leader visits gas chamber to honor Nazi camp victims

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    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. The ceremony scheduled Sunday afternoon at the...

  • Japan's prime minister goes to US to showcase close ties

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    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. The...

  • Washington Everest team loses medic as result of avalanche

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state mountain climbing group says a member of its Everest team has died as a result of an avalanche that hit the mountain following the Nepal earthquake. Seattle-based Madison Mountaineering says that Marisa Eve Girawong died in the aftermath of the...

  • Indonesia gives 72-hour executions notice

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    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. Authorities also asked the four Nigerian men, two...

  • Acting police chief, civilian killed in southern Afghanistan

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a gunman shot and killed an acting police chief and a civilian in the southern Uruzgan province. Dost Mohammad Nayab, spokesman for the provincial governor, said Sunday that Gen. Gulab Khan was killed late the night before outside...

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