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  • Breakaway Turkish Cypriots vote for leader in runoff

    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Breakaway Turkish Cypriots are voting Sunday for a leader in a runoff that pits moderate Mustafa Akinci against hard-line incumbent Dervis Eroglu. The poll will determine who Turkish Cypriots will entrust…

  • Protests after Burundi leader is nominated for a third term

    BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Hundreds of people in Burundi protested in the capital Sunday after the country’s ruling party nominated President Pierre Nkurunziza to run for a third term. There were clashes between protesters and…

  • Image from the quake: Heavy damage in Nepal ancient city

    THE IMAGE: In this photo by Niranjan Shrestha, a man in Nepal’s ancient city of Bhaktapur cries Sunday as he walks through debris caused by the powerful earthquake that struck the region on Saturday. ___…

  • Boko Haram attacks Niger army base, defense ministry says

    NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Suspected Boko Haram fighters in motorized canoes attacked a Niger army base on an island in Lake Chad, the body of water touching all four countries that have been targeted by…

  • Car bombs kill at least 14 civilians in Iraq

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Car bombs ripped through commercial areas in and around the Iraqi capital on Sunday, killing at least 14 civilians, officials said. The deadliest attack took place in Khilani Square, a busy commercial…

  • Ceremonies mark liberation of 2 Nazi camps 70 years ago

    BERLIN (AP) — Holocaust survivors and officials have gathered at the memorial site of the former concentration camp Bergen-Belsen in northern Germany to commemorate the liberation of the camp seventy years ago. The camp was…

  • More than 2,200 confirmed dead in Nepal earthquake

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A powerful aftershock shook Nepal on Sunday, making buildings sway and sending panicked Kathmandu residents running into the streets a day after a massive earthquake left more than 2,200 people dead.…

  • First survivors of Mount Everest avalanche reach Kathmandu

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The first group of survivors from an earthquake-triggered avalanche that swept through the Mount Everest base camp were flown to Nepal’s capital on Sunday and taken to hospitals. None appeared to…

  • Syrian air raids target rebel-held town in northwest

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian military aircraft bombed the northwestern town of Jisr al-Shughour on Sunday, a day after insurgents seized control of it as part of a broader offensive that has left government forces in…

  • Indonesia gives 72-hour notice for executions

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia notified nine foreigners and a local man convicted of drug trafficking that their executions will be carried out within days, ignoring appeals by the U.N. chief and foreign leaders to…

  • Sudan’s pyramids, nearly as grand as Egypt’s, go unvisited

    AL-BERGAWIYA, Sudan (AP) — The small, steep pyramids rising up from the desert hills of northern Sudan resemble those in neighboring Egypt, but unlike the famed pyramids of Giza, the Sudanese site is largely deserted.…

  • German, French rescue teams on way to Nepal

    BERLIN (AP) — A German rescue organization and the French government said on Sunday they are sending rescue and relief teams to Nepal, where a massive earthquake left more than 2,000 dead. International Search and…

  • Pope urges assistance for Nepal quake victims

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has led prayers in St. Peter’s Square for the dead and displaced from the massive earthquake in Nepal and surrounding areas. Francis called for assistance for the survivors during…

  • Japan’s prime minister goes to US to showcase close ties

    TOKYO (AP) — Showcasing already close ties and promoting even closer ones are the main goals for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as he visits the United States this week. The weeklong visit begins today…

  • Togo counts votes as president seeks third term

    LOME, Togo (AP) — Election officials in Togo are tabulating results one day after a presidential election that appeared to have a weak turnout. The election pits incumbent President Faure Gnassingbe, who is seeking a…