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Nepal quake: More than 1,800 dead, history razed, Everest shaken

By The Associated Press
KATHMANDU, Nepal — Tens of thousands of Nepalese who spent the night under a chilly sky were jolted awake by strong aftershocks Sunday, and rescuers …

Employees of Mercer County-based manufacturer among missing in Nepal

By Adam Smeltz
Two workers for a Western Pennsylvania-based watch manufacturer are among the thousands of people missing in Nepal, where a catastrophic earthquake hit Saturday, the company’s ...

Mexicans pin hopes on anti-corruption measures approved by Congress

By The Washington Post
MEXICO CITY — One day, it’s police and soldiers killing civilians. The next, top government officials lapping up perks of wealth and power. In response to months of scandals and public outcry, the administration of President Enrique Peña Nieto ...

Military draftees ignore Ukraine’s call to arms

By The Washington Post
KIEV, Ukraine — As the country’s eastern conflict drags into a second year, Ukraine’s military leaders are trying to learn from past mistakes. They are trying ...

U.S.-backed rebels seize town, cut off land supply route to Assad forces in Syria

By Tribune News Service
ISTANBUL — Rebels including members of U.S.-backed groups and al-Qaida’s Nusra Front captured the strategic town of Jisr al-Shughur in northwest Syria on Saturday. The ...

Australians, Kiwis mark centenary of bloody battle

By Reuters
GALLIPOLI, Turkey — Thousands of people from Australia, New Zealand and Turkey gathered Saturday on the shores of Gallipoli for dawn services commemorating the 100th ...

Italy marks anniversary of its rebellion against fascism

By The Associated Press
ROME — Italy on Saturday celebrated the 70th anniversary of a partisan uprising against the Nazis and their fascist allies near the end of World ...

Experts met in Nepal week ago to discuss earthquake they knew would rip into Kathmandu

By The Associated Press
Nepal’s devastating earthquake was the disaster experts knew was coming. Just a week ago, about 50 earthquake and social scientists from around the world gathered in Kathmandu, Nepal, to figure out how to get this poor, congested, overdeveloped, shoddily built ...

Man who landed drone on Japanese PM’s office surrenders

By The Associated Press
TOKYO — Japanese police have arrested a man who admitted to landing a drone carrying low-level radioactive sand on the roof of the prime minister’s ...

Iraqi general, 3 officers killed in convoy ambush

By The Associated Press
BAGHDAD — Fighters with the Islamic State group ambushed an Iraqi army convoy Friday with a bulldozer packed with explosives, killing the commander of the Iraqi 1st Division and three of his staff officers north of Fallujah, military officials said. ...

Recuperating ambassador to South Korea, Lippert, vows to be open

By The Washington Post
SEOUL — Even before he threw out the first pitch for the Doosan Bears at a baseball game in Seoul last weekend — which resulted in a diplomatic strike — Mark Lippert was on a winning streak. Dressed in a ...

Armenia commemorates massacre

By The Associated Press
YEREVAN, Armenia — The presidents of Russia and France joined other leaders Friday at ceremonies commemorating the massacre of Armenians a century ago by Ottoman ...

Terrorists planned attack on Vatican, officials say

By The Associated Press
MILAN — Islamic terrorists suspected in a bomb attack in a Pakistani market that killed more than 100 people had planned an attack against the ...

Nations vow to curb Arctic climate change

By The Associated Press
IQALUIT, Canada — The United States, Russia and other Arctic countries looked past Ukraine’s civil war and other tensions Friday, vowing to cooperate on preventing oil spills near the North Pole and combating climate change in a region warming faster ...

Senior officials are toppled in China’s anti-graft campaign

By Reuters
SHANGHAI — A deposed leader of one of China’s most populous provinces confessed Thursday to charges of bribery and abuse of power, in the latest trial of a senior official linked to retired security boss Zhou Yongkang amid a sweeping ...

All sides in war-torn Yemen say they’re willing to negotiate, but battles, bombs rage unabated

By The Associated Press
SANAA, Yemen — Attempts to ease fighting in Yemen appeared to falter Thursday, as Shiite rebels pressed an offensive in the south and a Saudi Arabia-led coalition intensified its airstrikes less than two days after it said it was scaling ...

Chechen leader Kadyrov defies Moscow

By The Associated Press
MOSCOW — In defiance of those in Moscow eager to curb his powers, Chechnya’s strongman leader told his security forces to open fire on Russian federal troops if they try to operate in the region without his approval. Russian law enforcement ...

China says North Korea has 20 nuclear warheads

By USA Today
BEIJING — Nuclear experts in China have revealed that North Korea may have 20 nuclear warheads and could double that arsenal by next year, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. The total exceeds current U.S. assessments of the secretive state’s ...

$1.3B for Afghan projects lost by Defense Department

By Tribune News Service
WASHINGTON — The Defense Department cannot account for $1.3 billion that was shipped to force commanders in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2014 for critical reconstruction projects, 60 percent of all such spending under an emergency program, an internal report released ...