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  • US pilot, Chinese killed in light aircraft crash in China

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media are reporting that an American pilot and a Chinese passenger have been killed in a light airplane crash in eastern China. The official Xinhua news agency said Sunday night…

  • Rebels kill 8 Indian paramilitary soldiers

    GAUHATI, India (AP) — Suspected rebels on Sunday ambushed and killed eight Indian paramilitary soldiers in the remote, troubled northeast, police said. Naga rebels armed with automatic weapons fired at two trucks carrying the soldiers…

  • Nepal shuts airport to big jets; more bodies found

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Runway damage forced Nepalese authorities to close the main airport Sunday to large aircraft delivering aid to millions of people following the massive earthquake, but U.N. officials said the overall logistics…

  • The Latest on Nepal: 109 foreigners still missing; 57 died

    09:20 p.m. (1535 GMT) Nepal’s Tourist Police say 109 foreigners are still unaccounted for, including 12 Russians and nine Americans. A total of 57 have been killed, including 40 Indians, and another 52 are injured.…

  • Nepal’s wrenching choices: ‘I feel like I could die anytime’

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Four days after the earthquake ripped apart the supporting wall attaching her ancient brick house to the tilting seven-story building next door, Parbati Gautam moved back in. As the aftershocks keep…

  • Afghanistan: Taliban offensive forces thousands from homes

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Fierce fighting between government forces and Taliban insurgents in northern Afghanistan has forced thousands of people to flee their homes, officials said Sunday. Around 2,000 families have been displaced since the…

  • 3 Nepal earthquake survivors found in mountainous village CORRECTS day of rescue

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — 3 Nepal earthquake survivors found in mountainous village CORRECTS day of rescue.

  • Quake hobbles Nepal, so villagers fend for selves

    POKHARIDANDA, Nepal (AP) — Knock-kneed children drag scavenged sleeping mats into tarpaulin tents. Grandmothers clear rocks from demolition sites once called homes. And prodigal sons who rushed home to comfort their mothers are building new…

  • S. Korea confirms college student held in N. Korea

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea confirmed on Sunday that North Korea detained a South Korean student of New York University, but said it was still unclear whether the 21-year-old New Jersey resident attempted…

  • China teaches top cadres Western ideas despite backlash

    SHANGHAI (AP) — In the still, early hours, cadres make their way down tree-lined paths. They walk through a polished lobby, down dim hallways and settle themselves in rows in plain, wood-paneled classrooms. Here, they…

  • ‘Nepali’ or ‘Nepalese’? A linguist chimes in

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — What is the difference between the words “Nepali” and “Nepalese”? Very little, it seems — even if the question has come up repeatedly in newsrooms since the April 25 earthquake. The…

  • An elderly Nepali villager, and memories of the 1934 quake

    POKHARIDANDA, Nepal (AP) — He was 9 years old when he felt the earth tremble for the first time. He’d been out in a field, grazing his goats on wild grass below Nepal’s snow-covered peaks.…

  • Chairman of Taiwan’s ruling party visits mainland

    SHANGHAI (AP) — The chairman of Taiwan’s ruling Nationalist party said Sunday that further cooperation between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan was of utmost importance ahead of expected talks with President Xi Jinping as the…

  • ‘We need help': Aid scarce in quake-hit Nepal villages

    PAUWATHOK, Nepal (AP) — At the entrance of this destroyed mountain village stands a wooden sign cobbled together from the debris of homes flattened by Nepal’s devastating earthquake. Its message: “WE NEED HELP. PLEASE HELP.”…

  • The Latest on Nepal: Diarrhea fears in worst-hit quake areas

    10:10 a.m. (0425 GMT) Nepal’s health secretary says there have been reports of people being hit by diarrhea in several districts in remote mountain villages worst-hit by the April 25 earthquake. However, he says there…