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IS group claims Iraq car bomb attack that killed 19

May 3, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — The extremist Islamic State group claimed responsibility Sunday for a late-night car bomb attack in the heart of Baghdad that killed at least 19 people, saying it was targeting a... more »»

The Latest on Nepal: 3 pulled from rubble 8 days after quake

May 3, 2015

4:20 p.m. (1035 GMT)

Rescuers have pulled from the rubble three survivors in a mountainous village, eight days since the earthquake. more »»

Nepal shuts airport to big jets; more bodies found

May 3, 2015

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Runway damage forced Nepalese authorities to close the main airport Sunday to large aircraft delivering aid to millions of people following the massive earthquake, but U.. more »»

Quake hobbles Nepal, so villagers fend for selves

May 3, 2015

POKHARIDANDA, Nepal (AP) — Knock-kneed children drag scavenged sleeping mats into tarpaulin tents. Grandmothers clear rocks from demolition sites once called homes. more »»

The Latest on Nepal: 51 bodies recovered on trekking route

May 3, 2015

2:30 p.m. (0845 GMT)

Rescuers have found 51 bodies in a village on a popular trekking route over the weekend, including six foreigners. more »»

Sadness, disappointment in Philippines after Pacquiao defeat

May 3, 2015

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Sadness and disappointment gripped Filipinos after Manny Pacquiao's defeat in his much-anticipated fight against American Floyd Mayweather Jr. more »»

Alice, Charlotte, Diana? Guessing game for royal baby's name

May 3, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Britain's newborn princess has spent her first night at home in Kensington Palace — but the guessing game continues over what her name will be. more »»

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 »»

Nigeria: Nearly 300 freed women, children led to safety

May 3, 2015

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

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

May 3, 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 »»

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 »»

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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