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China teaches top cadres Western ideas despite backlash

May 3, 2015

SHANGHAI (AP) — In the still, early hours, cadres make their way down tree-lined paths. more »»

'Nepali' or 'Nepalese'? A linguist chimes in

May 3, 2015

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — What is the difference between the words "Nepali" and "Nepalese"? Very little, it seems — even if the question has come up repeatedly in newsrooms since the April 25... more »»

An elderly Nepali villager, and memories of the 1934 quake

May 3, 2015

POKHARIDANDA, Nepal (AP) — He was 9 years old when he felt the earth tremble for the first time. He'd been out in a field, grazing his goats on wild grass below Nepal's snow-covered peaks. more »»

The Latest on Nepal: India sending tents for quake victims

May 3, 2015

11:35 a.m. (0550 GMT)

Responding to the Nepalese government's plea for temporary shelters in the wake of the massive earthquake, an Indian state government is sending 100,000 tents to Nepal. more »»

'We need help': Aid scarce in quake-hit Nepal villages

May 3, 2015

PAUWATHOK, Nepal (AP) — At the entrance of this destroyed mountain village stands a wooden sign cobbled together from the debris of homes flattened by Nepal's devastating earthquake. more »»

Damaged by deadly quake, fate of Nepal heritage unsure

May 3, 2015

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Perched on a hilltop, the blue-rimmed eyes of Kathmandu's gold-spired Swayambhunath stupa have long stared silently across this sprawling city nestled in the Himalayan... more »»

Nigeria: Nearly 300 freed women, children led to safety

May 3, 2015

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Their faces were gaunt, their hair tinted orange, their stomachs distended, all signs of malnutrition. They looked ragged, lost, shattered. But the girls were alive and free. more »»

Death toll in Nepal quake climbs past 7,000

May 3, 2015

PAUWATHOK, Nepal (AP) — Police in Nepal say the death toll from last weekend's massive earthquake has climbed past 7,000. more »»

Nigeria: Nearly 300 freed women, children led to safety

May 2, 2015

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Their faces were gaunt, eyes infected, hair tinted orange and stomachs distended from malnutrition. They looked bewildered, lost, broken. But the girls were alive and free. more »»

"We Need Help:" Aid scarce in quake-hit Nepal villages

May 2, 2015

PAUWATHOK, Nepal (AP) — At the entrance of this destroyed mountain village, a wooden sign stands, cobbled together from debris of homes flattened by Nepal's devastating earthquake. more »»

Lawmaker: Islamic State kills some 25 captive Iraqi Yazidis

May 2, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State group militants shot to death at least 25 captive Yazidis at a prison camp in northern Iraq, a Yazidi lawmaker said Saturday, the latest mass killing carried out by... more »»

Britain has a new princess _ and eagerly awaits her name

May 2, 2015

LONDON (AP) — From Prince Charles to royal fans to most of those who put down a bet, millions in Britain were hoping for a girl. more »»

Burundi military says it will remain neutral amid protests

May 2, 2015

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Burundi's defense minister said Saturday the army will remain neutral amid the street protests stemming from the president's controversial bid for a third term.

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Afghan trial in mob killing that sparked outrage begins

May 2, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The trial of 49 suspects, including 19 police officers, on charges relating to the brutal mob killing of an Afghan woman began Saturday in Kabu. more »»

Pro-Kurdish Turkish leaders campaign in Europe for June vote

May 2, 2015

PARIS (AP) — A pro-Kurdish Turkish political leader says he's confident that his party can achieve the 10 percent threshold needed to put lawmakers into parliament in Turkey's June 7 electio. more »»

Canadian prime minister visits Iraq as bombings kill 30

May 2, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper made a surprise visit Saturday to Iraq, pledging to continue Canada's support for the battle against the Islamic State group as bombings... more »»

Damaged by deadly quake, fate of Nepal heritage unsure

May 2, 2015

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The blue-rimmed eyes of Kathmandu's gold-spired Swayambhunath stupa have long stared silently from a lush hilltop overlooking this city nestled in the Himalayan foothills. more »»

Twin nighttime bombings in Iraq's Baghdad kill 17 people

May 2, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say two bomb blasts just minutes apart in a popular commercial area killed 17 people in Baghda. more »»

Nigeria: 1st group of released females brought to safety

May 2, 2015

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — The first group of nearly 300 Nigerian girls and women released from Boko Haram were brought by the military to the safety of a refugee camp in the country's northeast... more »»

 
 
 

 

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