• Nepal marks anniversary of deadliest Everest avalanche

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal on Saturday marked the anniversary of Mount Everest's deadliest avalanche with a memorial and a government announcement that it will set up a welfare fund for mountaineering and trekking workers in the Himalayan nation. The April 18, 2014, avalanche...

  • South Africa faces crisis over anti-immigrant attacks

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's president on Saturday canceled a foreign trip in order to deal with a wave of attacks on immigrants that have killed at least six people. In the latest violence, mobs attacked shops owned by foreign nationals in a poor area of Johannesburg. President...

  • Kentucky officials hope drugs can help drug addicts

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) — At her lowest point, Deanna Hays' stole Disney movies from her 3-year-old nephew to sell for drug money. The 37-year-old Somerset woman's addiction to prescription painkillers was so strong that she couldn't help herself, even if it meant harming the relationship...

  • UN: Assailants attack convoy, kill 2, wound 1 in north Mali

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali says two assailants attacked a U.N. convoy of civilian workers in north Mali, killing two. The U.N. mission said Saturday that assailants stopped the convoy and shot the drivers dead before setting the vehicles on...

  • Egypt runners defy Cairo mayhem as sport's popularity grows

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    CAIRO (AP) — Young Egyptians are once again organizing on social media and taking to the streets of Cairo by the hundreds every Friday, not to protest injustice or clash with police, but to enjoy long runs through one of the world's most crowded and chaotic cities. On a recent Friday...

  • Bangladesh guardedly welcomes Benetton factory victim pledge

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A Bangladeshi garment industry leader on Saturday guardedly welcomed Italian retailer Benetton's pledge of more than $1 million to victims of a factory collapse that killed over 1,100 people two years ago, saying it had come late but was appreciated....

  • A bear hug: Croat village shelters bears as good neighbors

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    KUTAREVO, Croatia (AP) — Usually in Europe, when bear cubs get used to humans, they cannot survive in the wild. And when they grow too big, they're shot. But not in the remote mountain village of Kutarevo, Croatia. Here since 2002, retired social worker Ivan Crnkovic-Pavenka has...

  • Afghan parliament approves 16 more Cabinet nominees

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's parliament has approved 16 Cabinet nominees after months of delays. Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi, speaker of the parliament's lower house, said Saturday that the decision now means the 25-member Cabinet of President Ashraf Ghani is nearly complete. There...

  • Spanish couple arrested in Turkey, accused of jihadist links

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    MADRID (AP) — Two Spanish residents have been arrested in Turkey on suspicion of having links to jihadi terrorists and membership in the Islamic State armed group, Spain's Interior Ministry said Saturday. The couple, a Moroccan man identified as Ahmed Debza and a Spanish woman named...

  • Israel, Palestinians agree on tax revenue transfer

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday that he has reached an agreement with Israel in which essential tax revenues it collects for the Palestinians will be transferred following a four-month freeze. Abbas initially rejected Israel's unfreezing of...

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