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  • Togo votes as president seeks to continue family dynasty
    Associated Press | April 25, 2015 5:44 am
    Togo's president, whose family has ruled this small West African nation for nearly 50 years, appealed for peace as he vied for re-election Saturday against four other candidates.
  • Nepal quake: Hundreds dead, history crumbled, Everest shaken
    Associated Press | April 25, 2015 5:04 am
    A powerful earthquake struck Nepal Saturday, killing at least 718 people across a swath of four countries as the violently shaking earth collapsed houses, leveled centuries-old temples and triggered avalanches on Mt. Everest. It was the worst tremor to hit the poor South Asian nation in over 80 years.
  • Rebels enter northwest Syrian town as government withdraws
    Associated Press | April 25, 2015 4:56 am
    Hard-line Syrian rebel groups entered a strategic town Saturday in northwestern Syria, sending government troops fleeing after intense clashes that have seen them take nearly all of a crucial province.
  • Italy marks 70th anniversary of anti-Nazi uprising
    Associated Press | April 25, 2015 4:56 am
    Italy on Saturday celebrated the 70th anniversary of a partisan uprising against the Nazis and their Fascist allies near the end of World War II.
  • Thousands march in South Korea anti-government protest
    Associated Press | April 25, 2015 4:53 am
    Thousands of South Koreans marched in Seoul for the second straight day Saturday to protest government labor policies and the handling of a ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people a year ago.
  • 8 dead as quake-triggered avalanche sweeps Everest
    Associated Press | April 25, 2015 4:52 am
    An avalanche swept the face of Mount Everest after the massive earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday, killing at least eight people and leaving an unknown number missing and injured near the mountain's most dangerous spot, an official said.
  • Iraqi army battles Islamic State militants near Fallujah
    Associated Press | April 25, 2015 4:48 am
    Fierce clashes erupted northeast of Fallujah on Saturday between the Iraqi army and Islamic State militants following an ambush the day before that killed a general and staff officers.
  • Surfer critically injured by shark off southern Australia
    Associated Press | April 25, 2015 4:16 am
    A surfer was in critical condition after a shark attacked him Saturday in southern Australia, police said.
  • At least 20 dead, dozens injured in India after Nepal quake
    Associated Press | April 25, 2015 3:48 am
    Officials say at least 20 people have been killed and dozens more injured in India in a powerful earthquake that struck neighboring Nepal.
  • Russian bikers begin run despite Polish entry ban
    Associated Press | April 25, 2015 3:48 am
    Riders from a Russian nationalist motorcycle group have begun their run commemorating the Red Army's offensive against Nazi Germany, despite Poland's announcement that it would refuse to let them in the country.
  • TV: 2 dead, 100 injured in Bangladesh from Nepal quake
    Associated Press | April 25, 2015 2:40 am
    A TV report says that two people were killed and more than 100 injured in Bangladesh in an earthquake that originated in Nepal.
  • Risk and worry await S. Korea work to lift doomed ferry
    Associated Press | April 25, 2015 2:16 am
    Salvaging the corroded, 6,800-ton ferry Sewol from deep beneath a channel notorious for dangerous currents will be difficult, expensive and potentially risky. It will also be one more major headache for a government already reeling from accusations that its incompetence and corruption were partly responsible for the 304 people killed when the ship sank a year ago.
  • Turkish plane makes emergency landing
    Associated Press | April 25, 2015 1:48 am
    A Turkish Airline official says a plane returning from Milan made an emergency landing in Istanbul and ran off the runway. The plane left a trail of sparks and smoke as it landed but all passengers were evacuated safely.
  • Man arrested over drone at Japanese prime minister's office
    Associated Press | April 25, 2015 1:32 am
    Japanese police have arrested a man who admitted to landing a drone with low-level radioactive sand on the roof of the prime minister's office to protest the government's nuclear energy policy, officials said Saturday.
  • Gunmen kill activist in Pakistan after Baluchistan event
    Associated Press | April 25, 2015 1:32 am
    Gunmen on a motorcycle killed a prominent women's rights activist in Pakistan just hours after she held a forum on the country's restive Baluchistan region, home to a long-running insurgency, police said Saturday.