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The Latest on Nepal: In ravaged hamlets, lives were spared

April 29, 2015

12:07 a.m. (1822 GMT)

Chinese authorities have closed all climbing on the Tibetan side of Mount Everest for the sprin. more »»

Polish authorities say Russian reporter a danger to Poland

April 29, 2015

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish authorities accused a Russian journalist working for a pro-Kremlin news agency of posing a threat to Poland's security, saying Wednesday that he should lose his right... more »»

Republic of Congo, Chad presidents set fire to ivory

April 29, 2015

BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo (AP) — The presidents of Republic of Congo and Chad on Wednesday set fire to five tons of ivory seized from poachers, using seized timber, to mark their commitment... more »»

Australia wary of escalating rift after Indonesia executions

April 29, 2015

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia said it would withdraw its ambassador to Indonesia after two Australians were among eight drug traffickers executed by the Southeast Asian country Wednesday,... more »»

Brazil executives moved to house arrest in corruption case

April 29, 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Top executives from several big Brazilian construction and engineering firms left prison Thursday but will remain under house arrest for their alleged role in a massive... more »»

Saudi king recasts line of succession with eye on security

April 29, 2015

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Salman redrew the line of succession on Wednesday, appointing a counterterrorism czar as crown prince and placing his own defense minister son in... more »»

UK trial: US soldier describes chaos after Iraq explosion

April 29, 2015

LONDON (AP) — A U.S. soldier has testified at a British court about the carnage after an explosion caused by an improvised bomb in Iraq in 2007. more »»

An African version of Spartacus ballet to hit the stage

April 29, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Spartacus is getting an African makeover.

In the 1960 movie "Spartacus," Kirk Douglas played the gladiator who led a slave revolt against the Romans. more »»

Shipping company says crew of vessel seized by Iran is safe

April 29, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — The operator of cargo vessel boarded by Iranian forces as it was traversing the Strait of Hormuz said Wednesday it has confirmed the crew is safe. more »»

Pope echoes feminist anthem of equal pay for equal work

April 29, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis added his voice Wednesday to the feminist anthem of equal pay for equal work, saying it's "pure scandal" that women earn less than men for doing the same job. more »»

Mexico requires officials to report conflicts of interest

April 29, 2015

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico is requiring officials to declare potential conflicts of interest in their private life and financial dealings, a step that President Enrique Pena Nieto had promised... more »»

'We are hungry:' Aid reaches epicenter, Nepal toll tops 5000

April 29, 2015

GUMDA, Nepal (AP) — Hands pressed together in supplication, the Nepalese women pleaded for food, shelter and anything else the helicopter might have brought on an in-and-out run Wednesday to this... more »»

Pressure grows to end blanket bans on gay men blood donors

April 29, 2015

PARIS (AP) — The European Union's top court on Wednesday joined a growing chorus of voices questioning whether it still makes sense to forever bar all gay men from donating blood. more »»

Cyprus, Egypt, Greece to boost ties on combatting terrorism

April 29, 2015

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The leaders of Cyprus, Egypt and Greece agreed Wednesday to step up cooperation on combatting terrorism amid fears that worsening security conditions in neighboring... more »»

1st meeting of Cyprus' rival leaders postponed

April 29, 2015

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A Cypriot government official says the first meeting between the country's Greek Cypriot president Nicos Anastasiades and the newly elected Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa... more »»

Military evacuating girls, women rescued from Boko Haram

April 29, 2015

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — After carrying out a mass rescue of 200 girls and 93 women from the forest stronghold of an Islamic insurgent group, Nigeria's military is evacuating them and plans to check... more »»

The Latest on Nepal: 'A few people' missing after mudslide

April 29, 2015

7:15 p.m. (1330 GMT)

The United Nations is appealing for $415 million to provide for vital needs in Nepal over the next three months. more »»

Romanian gov't declassifies communist-era prison documents

April 29, 2015

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's government has declassified secret documents relating to prisons where hundreds of thousands of opponents of the former communist regime were incarcerated. more »»

European court: Bans on gay men blood donors sometimes OK

April 29, 2015

PARIS (AP) — The European Court of Justice ruled Wednesday that EU governments may ban gay men from ever donating blood, but only under strict conditions. more »»

 
 
 

 

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