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'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 »»

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 »»

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 on... 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 »»

Nepal quake toll tops 5,000 as aid reaches epicenter area

April 29, 2015

PASLANG, Nepal (AP) — Aid reached a hilly district near the epicenter of Nepal's earthquake for the first time Wednesday, four days after the quake struck and as the death toll from the disaster... more »»

Togo's president wins re-election

April 29, 2015

LOME, Togo (AP) — Togo's President Faure Gnassingbe won re-election for a third term in office, according to provisional results, extending a family dynasty that has already lasted nearly a... more »»

The Latest on Nepal: 1st Spanish evacuees return home

April 29, 2015

3:00 p.m. (0915 GMT)

The first 44 Spaniards who were stranded in Nepal have returned home on an air force plane with Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo accompanying the. more »»

The Latest on Nepal: Banks, ATMs reopen in Kathmandu

April 29, 2015

2:30 p.m. (0845 GMT)

In another sign of life inching back to normal, banks in Kathmandu opened for few hours Wednesday and stuffed their ATMs with cas. more »»

Filipino boxers try to follow Pacquiao's path out of poverty

April 29, 2015

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Manny Pacquiao's rise from crushing poverty to global fame and fortune has inspired a whole generation of Filipino fighters, who look up to his legend as their dream an... more »»

The Latest on Nepal: Protesters complain no aid reached them

April 29, 2015

12:05 p.m. (0620 GMT)

About 200 people have blocked traffic in Kathmandu to protest the slow pace of aid delivery. more »»

Japan PM to make historic address to Congress, talk trade

April 29, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will seek support for a trans-Pacific trade pact that has divided U.S. more »»

Saudi king names counterterrorism czar as new crown prince

April 29, 2015

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Saudi king on Wednesday removed his half-brother from the post of crown prince, replacing him with his nephew, and elevated his son to the position of deputy crown... more »»

Nepal quake survivor drank urine while trapped for 82 hours

April 29, 2015

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) —  A man pulled from the rubble of a collapsed hotel by a French rescue team more than three days after the deadly Nepal earthquake says he was forced to drink his own urine... more »»

Syrian insurgent gains expose Assad weaknesses

April 29, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — In the span of a month, Syrian insurgents have routed government forces across the country's northwest, flushing them out of strongholds in a string of embarrassing defeats for... more »»

For Afghanistan's abandoned children, help is scarce

April 29, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Starved and beaten by his stepmother, the little boy with big brown eyes was already withdrawn and unhappy by the time his father banished him from the family home and... more »»

The Latest on Nepal: Under rubble, man says he drank urine

April 29, 2015

10:30 a.m. (0445 GMT)

A man pulled from the rubble of a collapsed building in Kathmandu more than three days after the deadly Nepal earthquake says he drank his own urine to survive. more »»

Indonesia confirms it executed 8 for drug smuggling

April 29, 2015

CILACAP, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia brushed aside last-minute appeals and executed eight people convicted of drug smuggling on Wednesday, although a Philippine woman was granted a stay of... more »»

Near Nepal quake epicenter, desperate villagers await help

April 29, 2015

PASLANG, Nepal (AP) — There is almost nothing left of this village but enormous piles of broken red bricks and heaps of mud and dust. more »»

The Latest on Nepal: Life slowly returns to Kathmandu

April 29, 2015

9.15 a.m. (0330 GMT)

While many villages across Nepal are still waiting for rescue and relief teams, life in the capital, Kathmandu, is slowly returning to norma. more »»

 
 
 

 

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