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  • Nepal shuts airport to big jets; more bodies found

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Runway damage is forcing authorities in Nepal to close the main airport outside Kathmandu to large aircraft delivering aid to millions of people following the massive earthquake, but U.N. officials say…

  • 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…

  • Ex-US Rep. Inglis gets JFK courage award for climate stance

    BOSTON (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Bob Inglis received the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award on Sunday for reversing his position on climate change despite the predictable political fallout that helped cost the…

  • Congressmen to reconsider separate funding for Iraq factions

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Congress may reconsider a provision in an upcoming bill funding the training of the Iraqi army that would also send weapons directly to Arab Sunnis and Kurds, a congressman visiting Baghdad said…

  • Small group of nationalist Russian bikers enters Germany

    BERLIN (AP) — Police say a small group of nationalist Russian bikers has entered Germany, part of a ride from Moscow that is due to end in Berlin on May 9. Bavarian police said the…

  • Moldovans call for reforms, probe into missing bank funds

    CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Thousands have protested against Moldova’s government, saying it has failed to implement reforms to bring the country closer to the European Union. Protesters also called on the government to investigate the…

  • Blogger, 24, hoping to use site as springboard into politics

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Politics often came up around the dinner table when Brooke Winn was growing up. No one in her family was elected to public office, she said, but everyone was interested. The…

  • SC Police stations act as havens for online buyers, sellers

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Some law enforcement agencies in South Carolina are offering up their parking lots as a well-lit, secure place to finalize deals made on Craigslist and other online marketplaces. Officers say they…

  • Spain premier makes visit to 2 west African countries

    MADRID (AP) — Spain’s prime minister has started a two-day trip to two west African countries as Europe faces pressure from jihadis and migrants making perilous sea crossings seeking a better life. Mariano Rajoy landed…

  • France tightens Gulf ties with jet deal, security talks

    PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande is seeking to solidify strategic alliances in the Persian Gulf, as he heads to Qatar to sign a 7 billion-euro ($7.8 billion) fighter jet deal and then gets…

  • John Kerry tries to pacify Israeli worries over Iran deal

    JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sought to pacify Israeli worries over an emerging nuclear deal with Iran in an interview aired Sunday, dismissing some concerns as brought on by “hysteria” over…

  • British leaders in final push before May 7 election

    LONDON (AP) — With four days to go till Britain’s election, leaders of the country’s main political parties were using the long weekend to make a final push to win over undecided voters before the…

  • Togo court declares president re-elected from final results

    LOME, Togo (AP) — Togo’s constitutional court declared Faure Gnassingbe president for a third five-year term after tallying final votes on Sunday. Aboudou Assouma, head of the Constitutional Court, said on state television that the…

  • Merkel joins survivors, US vets to mark Dachau liberation

    DACHAU, Germany (AP) — It was a shocking, horrifying “beautiful day.” Survivors and liberators alike recalled on Sunday the horror of the Dachau concentration camp and the overwhelming relief of its liberation 70 years ago.…