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Rescuers pull out survivor as Nepal capital remains on edge

April 30, 2015

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A long-absent noise — cheers — rang out in Nepal's capital Thursday as rescuers pulled a teenager alive from the earthquake rubble he had been trapped in for five day. more »»

The Latest on Nepal: Air, road congestion slow aid delivery

April 30, 2015

3 p.m. (0915 GMT)

Relief aid group Oxfam says congestion at Kathmandu airport, blocked roads, fuel shortages and difficult terrain are slowing down the pace of aid delivery. more »»

The Latest on Nepal: Teen survived for days 'by good faith'

April 30, 2015

12:50 p.m. (0705 GMT)

Nepalese police say the boy who was pulled from rubble five days after the earthquake is an 18-year-old who made it alive by "good fait. more »»

Jordan's overland trade paralyzed by Iraq, Syria border woes

April 30, 2015

JABER CROSSING, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's overland trade has largely been paralyzed by recent border attacks from insurgents in neighboring Syria and Iraq — a spillover of regional turmoil... more »»

Nepal economy shattered by quake, recovery to take years

April 30, 2015

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — What took moments to flatten will take years to rebuild.

In mere seconds a powerful earthquake devastated a swathe of Nepal. more »»

Near Syrian border, wounded fighters and civilians recover

April 30, 2015

KILIS, Turkey (AP) — Sitting up in bed, 16-year-old Anas Baroudi lifts up an orange blanket to show where his left foot used to be, before he lost it almost three years ago in Syria's civil war. more »»

The Latest on Nepal: Race against time to deliver supplies

April 30, 2015

10 a.m. (0415 GMT)

In quake-wracked Nepal, everyone who is able is joining the aid effort. more »»

Behind Nepal's Shangri-la image, poverty and misery

April 30, 2015

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Even amid the misery, with entire neighborhoods sleeping on sidewalks for fear of a massive earthquake's aftershocks, even with no running water, no electricity, and anger... more »»

The Latest on Nepal: In ravaged hamlets, lives were spared

April 30, 2015

7:45 a.m. (0200 GMT)

Police in Nepal say the death toll from Saturday's earthquake has topped 5,500. more »»

Aid begins arriving in Nepal's remote quake-hit villages

April 30, 2015

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The first supplies of food aid began reaching remote, earthquake-shattered mountain villages in Nepal, while thousands clamored to board buses out of Kathmandu, either to... more »»

Syrian opposition, activists report chemical attack in Idlib

April 29, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Syrian activist groups on Wednesday reported another suspected chemical attack in the northwestern province of Idlib, with one group tweeting that a dozen people were... more »»

France investigates accusations that soldiers raped children

April 29, 2015

PARIS (AP) — French prosecutors and military authorities are investigating accusations that French soldiers in Central African Republic sexually abused children they were sent to protect. more »»

Export freeze sows bitterness in Venezuela chocolate trade

April 29, 2015

EL CLAVO, Venezuela (AP) — William Machado worked all winter harvesting palm-sized yellow cacao pods and drying the flavorful beans insid. more »»

Aid begins arriving in Nepal's remote quake-hit villages

April 29, 2015

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The first supplies of food aid began reaching remote, earthquake-shattered mountain villages in Nepal on Wednesday, while thousands clamored to board buses out of... more »»

Greece to present reforms draft to creditors to unlock loans

April 29, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece says it will discuss with its European creditors on Thursday a draft bill of reforms it hopes will earn their approval and pave the way for the unlocking of vitally... more »»

3 killed in attack in Mali's north

April 29, 2015

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Gunmen in three cars attacked a town in Mali's north on Wednesday, killing three people including the head of the national guard, a resident and an official said. more »»

Burundi still tense with protests as US sends diplomat

April 29, 2015

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Protesters were again on the streets Wednesday, angry over the Burundian president's third term bid that they say is unconstitutional, as a top U.S. more »»

Girls, women rescued from Boko Haram need psychological care

April 29, 2015

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Some of the nearly 300 girls and women freed by Nigeria's military from the forest stronghold of Boko Haram were so transformed by their captivity that they opened fire on... more »»

Japan PM offers condolences for WWII dead in historic speech

April 29, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe offered condolences Wednesday for Americans killed in World War II in the first address by a Japanese leader to a joint meeting of Congress, but stoppe... more »»

 
 
 

 

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