• Car bombs, suicide attack kill at least 22 in Iraq

    At least 22 people were killed in explosions across Iraq on Sunday, including a suicide car bomb attack on a military post in western Anbar province, police and medical sources said. "Deash terrorists used a suicide car bomb attack to distract our soldiers and then they clashed with soldiers, but…

  • Syrian jets pound insurgent-held town: monitor

    Syrian jets killed at least 34 people in air strikes on the town of Jisr al-Shughour in northwestern Syria on Sunday, a group monitoring the war said, one day after it was seized by Islamist fighters closing in on government-held territory by the coast. Syrian state television said the military…

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  • No military solution to boat migrant crisis: U.N. chief to paper

    There is no military solution to migrants drowning in the Mediterranean, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon said on Sunday, as European leaders search for ways to manage the flow of people leaving North Africa in rickety boats. The disaster has shocked the European Union into pledging more money…

  • Presidential zingers from the White House Correspondents' Dinner

    Nearing the twilight of his presidency, Barack Obama joked on familiar topics at his appearance Saturday night at the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner: his alleged foreign birth, his graying hair, his wife’s healthy-eating campaign. Democratic presidential candidates also came under…

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  • Nepal quake: 'The earth hasn't stopped trembling.'

    One day after a massive Himalayan earthquake, strong aftershocks continue to sow fear and confusion here. The death toll from the 7.8 magnitude quake, the deadliest since 1934, has risen to 2,254, almost all in Nepal, with nearly 6,000 injuries reported. There is no official tally of missing…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Interview: Hank Paulson on dealing with China and Xi Jinping

    Henry Paulson’s ties to China date back 25 years and span more than 100 visits. In 2006 he went out of his way to meet a relatively unknown provincial leader named Xi Jinping, now China’s president. Paulson is engaged with both China's economy and its natural world and environment, one of his…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Baltimore is not Ferguson: Police violence and its aftermath

    Like Ferguson, Mo., Baltimore, Md., is going through the community-wrenching aftermath of the death of a black man stopped by police for a minor infraction that quickly escalated from confrontation into grief for a family, deep procedural questions for the police, and a probe of possible civil…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Everton overpower United as Chelsea aim to close on title

    Everton made a mockery of the Premier League table as they beat Manchester United 3-0 in fine style on Sunday to dent their visitors' hopes of direct entry into the Champions League. Had United won on Merseyside, they would have climbed into second place.

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  • Fighting rages in Yemen's 3rd-largest city, strikes continue

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Deadly street battles raged in Yemen's third-largest city on Sunday, as airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition battling Shiite rebels struck targets in several cities, security officials said.

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  • Quake overwhelms Nepal's weak healthcare system

    By Rupam Jain Nair KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A massive earthquake in Nepal has exposed the woeful state of its medical facilities as hospitals struggle to treat vast numbers of injured with limited supplies and staff. The country of 28 million has only 2.1 physicians and 50 hospital beds for every…

    Reuters28 mins ago
  • No time to lose: Global response to Nepal quake gears up

    LONDON (AP) — There is still time to save lives — that's why governments and aid agencies Sunday rushed doctors, volunteers and equipment to Nepal without waiting for the dust to settle.

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  • Embattled Ukraine fights for debt deal on financial front

    As government troops face off against pro-Russian separatists, Ukraine is also manoeuvring on the financial front, scrambling to stave off disaster by renegotiating its foreign debts. Kiev's pro-Western government owes billions of dollars to US and London-based investors, among others, as well as…

    AFP31 mins ago
  • Moderate Akinci leads Turkish Cypriot leadership election

    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Challenger Mustafa Akinci has opened up an unassailable lead over incumbent hard-liner Dervis Eroglu in a runoff election to determine the next leader of the breakaway Turkish Cypriots.

    Associated Press32 mins ago
  • Top Asian News at 4:30 p.m. GMT

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Sleeping in the streets and shell-shocked, Nepalese cremated the dead and dug through rubble for the missing Sunday, a day after a massive Himalayan earthquake killed more than 2,500 people. Aftershocks tormented them, making buildings sway and sending panicked Kathmandu…

    Associated Press33 mins ago
  • Aftershocks cause more terror as Nepal quake toll tops 2,500

    Powerful aftershocks rocked Nepal Sunday, panicking survivors of a quake that killed more than 2,500 and triggering new avalanches at Everest base camp, as mass cremations were held in the devastated capital Kathmandu. "People being stretchered out as choppers land -- half a dozen this morning,"…

    AFP40 mins ago
  • Ex-US Ranger's long march to honor WWII hero

    ALBANY, New York (AP) — For years after Col. William O. Darby was killed in Italy in World War II, fellow soldiers would make a pilgrimage to his family's home just to talk to his mother about the fallen hero credited with forming the elite U.S. Army Rangers.

    Associated Press48 mins ago
  • Activists: Syrian air raids kill 34 in northwestern town

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government aircraft pounded opposition-held areas in the country's northwest on Sunday, killing at least 34 in one strike on a town near the Turkish border, activists said.

    Associated Press51 mins ago