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FILE - In this April 29, 2015 file photo, villagers wait in the rain as an aid relief helicopter lands at their remote mountain village of Gumda, Nepal. Nearly everything was lost two years ago, when a terrifying earthquake rattled the Himalayan nation on April 25, 2015, killing more than 9,000 people and toppling nearly a million homes nationwide. The government has been criticized for moving slowly in dispersing funds that would allow people to rebuild on their own. (AP Photo/Wally Santana, File)
April 25, 2017 - 06:04 am
SANKHU, Nepal (AP) — The paved alleys are still lined by the skeletons of homes once filled with families. Shop shelves are empty, and the water well in the center of town remains clogged by fallen debris. Children carefully side-step piles of broken brick on their way to school. This is life today...
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April 25, 2017 - 06:04 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's highest administrative court has rejected the main opposition party's bid to appeal the result of the April 16 referendum on boosting the president's powers. The Republican People's Party, or CHP, is contesting the referendum due to a number of voting irregularities,...
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In this Saturday, April 15, 2017, photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves during a military parade to celebrate the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung in Pyongyang, North Korea. The broad avenues of Pyongyang were, by authoritarian North Korea’s standards, fairly empty ahead of Tuesday’s 85th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People’s Army, one of the biggest events on the country’s calendar. In recent years, the army commemoration has taken a backseat to the April 15th celebration of North Korea founder Kim Il Sung’s birth, which saw thousands choking the avenues to prepare for the country’s biggest holiday. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
April 25, 2017 - 05:04 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The North Korean capital's broad, clean avenues were, by the authoritarian nation's usually over-the-top celebratory standards, fairly subdued ahead of Tuesday's 85th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People's Army. For years, the army celebration rivaled the April...
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April 25, 2017 - 05:04 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish warplanes carried out airstrikes on Tuesday against suspected Kurdish rebel positions in northern Iraq and in northeastern Syria, the military said, in a bid to prevent militants from smuggling fighters and weapons into Turkey. The attack killed at least 18 Syrian...
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April 25, 2017 - 05:04 am
GENEVA (AP) — Swiss pharmaceuticals group Novartis says net income fell 15 percent in the first quarter as it continued to adjust to generic competition for its Gleevec leukemia drug and stopped work on a hoped-for treatment for heart failure. The Basel-based company said net income dropped to $1.7...
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Chief nuclear negotiators from left to right, Joseph Yun, U.S. special representative for North Korea policy, Kenji Kanasugi, director general of the Japanese Foreign Ministry's Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, and Kim Hong-kyun, special representative for Korean Peninsula peace and security affairs at the South Korean Foreign Ministry, join hands before their meeting about North Korean issues at the Iikura Guesthouse in Tokyo Tuesday, April 25, 2017. North Korea marks the founding anniversary of its military on Tuesday, and South Korea and its allies are bracing for the possibility that it could conduct another nuclear test or launch an intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time. (Toru Yamanaka/Pool Photo via AP)
April 25, 2017 - 05:04 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The Latest on tensions on the Korean Peninsula (all times local): 4 p.m. China says its diplomatic channels with North Korea remain open and exchanges are normal, despite a spike in tensions on the Korean Peninsula. Foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang told reporters...
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French centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron pays respect during a ceremony marking 102nd anniversary of the slaying of Armenians by Ottoman Turks in a brief ceremony, Monday April 24, 2017 in Paris. Macron, a centrist with pro-business, pro-European views, will face far-right leader Marine Le Pen in the May 7 runoff of the presidential election. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
April 25, 2017 - 05:04 am
PARIS (AP) — Researchers with the Japanese anti-virus firm Trend Micro say the campaign of French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron has been targeted by Russia-linked hackers, adding more details to previous suggestions that the centrist politician was being singled out for electronic...
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April 25, 2017 - 05:04 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish warplanes carried out airstrikes on Tuesday against suspected Kurdish rebel positions in northern Iraq and in northeastern Syria, the military said, in a bid to prevent militants from smuggling fighters and weapons into Turkey. A Syrian Kurdish militia force said the...
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German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, pays respects at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, Monday, April 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Dan Baliltyl)
April 25, 2017 - 05:04 am
BERLIN (AP) — German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel says it would be "regrettable" if Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cancels their meeting in Jerusalem because of his appointment with groups critical of Israel's actions in the West Bank. Gabriel describes that encounter as "completely...
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A portrait of killed police officer Xavier Jugele is seen in the courtyard of the Paris Police headquarters before an official homage, Tuesday, April 25, 2017. A gunman shot and killed Jugele on the famed Champs-Elysees just days before the firt round of the French presidential vote. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
April 25, 2017 - 05:04 am
PARIS (AP) — France's top officials and presidential candidates are attending a national ceremony to honor the police officer killed by an Islamic extremist on the Champs-Elysees. Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron, who are facing off in France's May 7 presidential...
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