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  • Kazakhstan’s longtime leader secures crushing election win

    ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) — Election officials in Kazakhstan say preliminary results of Sunday’s nationwide polls show the long-ruling president confirming his incumbency with 97.7 percent of the vote. The Central Elections Commission said Monday that…

  • The Latest: Facebook activates Safety Check for Nepal

    10 a.m. (0415 GMT) Facebook has activated its “Safety Check” feature in response to the earthquake in Nepal. The feature, launched in October, allows users to tell friends and family they are safe if they…

  • Asian markets rise after Wall Street gains

    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Monday after Wall Street gained on strong earnings and investors looked ahead to Apple results and this week’s U.S. Federal Reserve meeting. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index…

  • AP NewsAlert

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal police official says at least 3,218 people have been confirmed dead after massive quake.

  • Government official says death toll from Nepal earthquake rises to 2,789

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Government official says death toll from Nepal earthquake rises to 2,789.

  • AP PHOTOS: Quake in Nepal leaves more than 2,500 dead

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s worst earthquake in more than 80 years has so far claimed more than 2,500 lives. There has been panic as aftershocks hit the area, but there was also time to…

  • Indonesia gives 72-hour execution notice to drug traffickers

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian leaders on Monday continued to lobby Indonesia to spare the lives of two Australians on death row despite 10 prisoners being given formal notice that they could die within days.…

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

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in the U.S. on Sunday for a weeklong visit to showcase the success of the alliance built from Tokyo’s defeat in World War II, while promoting…

  • Officials say heavy rains kill 37 in northwest Pakistan

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Heavy rains and strong winds tore through northwest Pakistan on Sunday, uprooting trees, collapsing buildings and killing at least 37 people, officials said. The storm also injured over 200 people, provincial…

  • Quake agony revealed quietly on trip from Nepal airport

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Soon after landing at Kathmandu airport, the Thai Airways captain made a bizarre announcement to passengers: Nobody is in the control tower. That meant we could taxi no farther, and we…

  • Death toll climbs following Nepal quake: Things to Know

    The death toll climbed and aftershocks continued a day after a powerful earthquake struck the Nepal region, triggering an avalanche on Mount Everest and setting off an urgent aid response. The key information known at…

  • Mountaineers, guides stream from Everest after avalanche

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Mountaineers, guides and porters streamed from Mount Everest base camp on Sunday in the wake of a deadly earthquake-triggered avalanche that obliterated parts of the rocky village of nylon tents. Some…

  • Death toll from Nepal earthquake tops 2,500

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Death toll from Nepal earthquake tops 2,500.

  • Kazakhstan goes to polls as president expected to win

    ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) — Voters in oil-rich Kazakhstan turned out in abundance Sunday for a carefully choreographed presidential election intended to cement the rule of the incumbent, who has ruled over the former Soviet republic…

  • Indonesia gives 72-hour execution notice to drug traffickers

    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…