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  • 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. The election is taking place against the backdrop of a slump in economic growth and an air of...

  • Philippines urges ASEAN to stop China in South China Sea

    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. Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario told a meeting...

  • Magnitude 6.7 aftershock hits Nepal, causes panic

    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 shallow depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles).

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

    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 at least four civilians and wounding nine. Two others were...

  • Breakaway Turkish Cypriots vote for leader in runoff

    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 ethnically divided Cyprus. The talks are expected to resume...

  • 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. The ceremony scheduled Sunday afternoon at the Natzweiler-Struthof camp in Alsace is among events marking 70 years since...

  • 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. The visit will take Abe from Boston to Silicon Valley, with ample...

  • Washington Everest team loses medic as result of avalanche

    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 avalanche that struck the climbers' base camp on Saturday. The...

  • Indonesia gives 72-hour executions notice

    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 Australian men, a Filipino woman, and one man each from Brazil,...

  • 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. Dost Mohammad Nayab, spokesman for the provincial governor, said Sunday that Gen. Gulab Khan was killed late the night before outside the police headquarters in Tiran Kot, the provincial capital....

  • Nepal quake death toll climbs to 1,910

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A Nepal police official says at least 1,910 people have been killed, including at least 721 in Kathmandu, in the immense weekend earthquake centered outside of the capital of the Himalayan nation. Deputy Inspector General of Police Komal Singh Bam says the death toll is expected to climb.

  • Latest on police-custody death: Officer injured near station

    12 a.m. A Baltimore police spokesman says an officer has suffered minor injuries in the waning hours of the Freddie Gray demonstrations. The officer was injured near a police station where three dozen police officers in riot helmets and shields are lined up. The crowd is sparse, mostly people coming out of their homes, some throwing items,...

  • Avalanche sweeps Everest base camp, killing 17, injuring 61

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An avalanche triggered by Nepal's massive earthquake slammed into a section of the Mount Everest mountaineering base camp, killing at least 17, injuring 61 and leaving an unknown number of climbers and guides unaccounted for on other routes, an official said Sunday. Twenty-two of the most seriously injured were taken by...

  • A dozen arrested as Freddie Gray protests turn violent

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Thousands of protesters took to the streets Saturday in the largest Freddie Gray rally yet, and after hours of peaceful demonstrations, pockets of protesters smashed out police car windows and storefronts. Two people were hurt in the mayhem and at least a dozen were arrested. The problems happened near Camden Yards, where the...

  • World offers help after Nepal quake, but few know scope yet

    LONDON (AP) — As world leaders and global charities try to grasp the scope of an earthquake that devastated parts of tiny, mountainous Nepal, they are preparing emergency aid for the survivors but worrying how to make sure it gets there. With Internet and cellphone communications spotty and many damaged roads closed, the outside world...

  • Marathon bomber trial casts focus on Boston Muslims

    BOSTON (AP) — Boston's Muslim community has been once again thrust into the spotlight as the death penalty trial of convicted marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev nears its conclusion amid rising concerns of terrorist recruitment in America. Newspaper op-eds, advertisements and social media posts have highlighted connections between Boston-area...

  • Remains of Michigan woman last seen at Halloween party found

    ASH TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The skeletal remains found at a home construction site in southeastern Michigan are those of a 22-year-old woman who went missing last fall after attending a Halloween party, a medical examiner's spokesman said Saturday. Ryan Bridges with the medical examiner's office in Wayne County told The Associated Press that...

  • Chokehold case questions follow NY congressional candidate

    NEW YORK (AP) — Even if Dan Donovan prefers to talk about Iran, immigration or taxes, there's another topic the Republican congressional hopeful can't avoid: the death of Eric Garner at the hands of a police officer. The Staten Island district attorney drew national attention when a grand jury he impaneled declined to charge a white New York...

  • Teen, missing for 4 days, lived off school's fruit trees

    CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a 17-year-old boy who went missing for nearly four days before he returned to his Northern California home told his family he hid on his high school campus, surviving on fruit from trees and drinking from the water fountain. The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1QuLiLL) the boy went to his...

  • 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. The party announced Saturday that Nkurunziza had been nominated unanimously and unopposed during a retreat for party leaders. On the...

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