• 74 dead as 7.9 quake hits Nepal, causing big damage

    Updated: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A powerful earthquake struck Nepal Saturday, killing at least 71 people, as the violently shaking earth collapsed houses, leveling centuries-old temples and triggered avalanches in the Himalayas. It was the worst temblor to hit the poor South Asian nation in...

  • Italy marks 70th anniversary of anti-Nazi uprising

    Updated: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    ROME (AP) — Italy on Saturday celebrated the 70th anniversary of a partisan uprising against the Nazis and their Fascist allies at the end of World War II. President Sergio Mattarella marked Liberation Day by laying a wreath on the tomb of the unknown soldier in Rome. The anniversary...

  • Iraqi army battles Islamic State militants near Fallujah

    Updated: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Fierce clashes erupted northeast of Fallujah on Saturday between the Iraqi army and Islamic State militants following an ambush the day before that killed a general and staff officers. Militants launched a complex attack Friday involving a bulldozer packed with...

  • Avalanche sweeps Everest in Nepal; 30 injured

    Updated: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An avalanche swept the face of Mt. Everest after the massive earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday, a senior mountaineering guide, injuring at least 30 people. The avalanche apparently struck between the Khumbu Icefall, a rugged area of collapsed ice and snow,...

  • Thousands march on S. Korea anti-government protests

    Updated: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    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. Thousands of demonstrators supporting the relatives of...

  • Togo votes as president seeks to continue family dynasty

    Updated: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    LOME, Togo (AP) — Voters have begun casting their ballots for president in the West African nation of Togo, a country that has been ruled by the same family for nearly 50 years. President Faure Gnassingbe cast his ballot in the capital, Lome, on Saturday morning. Gnassingbe's father...

  • At least 20 dead, dozens injured in India after Nepal quake

    Updated: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Officials say at least 20 people have been killed and dozens more injured in India in a powerful earthquake that struck neighboring Nepal. A government official in the eastern state of Bihar says at least 14 deaths were reported in seven districts that share a border...

  • Russian bikers begin run despite Polish entry ban

    Updated: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    MOSCOW (AP) — Riders from a Russian nationalist motorcycle group have begun their run commemorating the Red Army's offensive against Nazi Germany, despite Poland's announcement that it would refuse to let them in the country. About 20 bikers including members of the Night Wolves group...

  • TV: 2 dead, 100 injured in Bangladesh from Nepal quake

    Updated: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A TV report says that two people were killed and more than 100 injured in Bangladesh in an earthquake that originated in Nepal. Somoy TV station reported that one man was killed in the capital Dhaka and another in the northwestern district of Pabna on Saturday...

  • Reports: Rebels enter strategic town in northwestern Syria

    Updated: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    BEIRUT (AP) — Activists and opposition media are reporting that several hard-line Syrian rebel groups have pushed their way into a strategic town in northwestern Syria following intense clashes that lasted only days. Opposition television station Orient News reported Saturday from...

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