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The Latest on Nepal: 3 pulled from rubble 8 days after quake

  4:20 p.m. (1035 GMT) Rescuers have pulled from the rubble three survivors in a mountainous village, eight days since the earthquake. Surya Prasad Upadhaya, government administrator in Sindhupalchok district, said Sunday that two men and a woman were pulled out from near Syauli village, about 60 kilometers (38 miles) west of the capital, Kathmandu. […]

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Italy: 3,690 migrants rescued from Mediterranean in 1 day

  ROME (AP) — The Italian Coast Guard says 3,690 migrants have been rescued at sea in 17 different operations. The rescue operations took place Saturday in the Mediterranean Sea south of Sicily as smugglers’ boats took advantage of calm seas and good weather. Some of the migrants were to arrive Sunday at Italian ports, […]

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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 to enter the North illegally. An official from South Korea’s Unification Ministry, which handles affairs with North Korea, said […]

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Pilot to fly solar plane across Pacific for 5 days, 5 nights

  BEIJING (AP) — A pilot said Sunday that he is anxious but excited about flying a solar plane solo from China to Hawaii on the longest leg of the first attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fuel. André Borschberg, 62, is due to fly over the Pacific Ocean for five […]

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Should Britain stay in the EU? Question hovers in election

    LONDON (AP) — Ian Robinson, co-owner of a small investment firm in London, is watching Britain’s general election this Thursday with unease. A victory for Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservative Party could bring Britain a step closer to leaving the 28-nation European Union, a move many companies fear would cause damage by increasing […]

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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 structures to shelter them from the rain. A week after the magnitude-7.8 earthquake hit Nepal near here, in the central […]

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Al-Qaeda branch claims murder of Bangladesh-born US blogger

Dhaka, Bangladesh – Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) has claimed responsibility for the murder of an American atheist blogger in Bangladesh over two months ago, according to SITE Intelligence Group. Avijit Roy was hacked to death by two assailants with machetes on the streets of the capital Dhaka in February as he returned from a […]

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Nepal shuts airport to big jets; more bodies found

KATHMANDU, Nepal — 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 United Nations (U.N.) officials said the overall logistics situation was improving. The death toll climbed to 7,057, including six foreigners and 45 Nepalese found over the weekend […]

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Nepal minister says quake toll will climb ‘much higher’

Kathmandu, Nepal | AFP –The death toll from a massive quake in Nepal will climb “much higher” as emergency workers reach remote villages, the mountainous country’s finance minister said Sunday. “There are still villages where we know that all houses have been destroyed, but have not yet been able to reach. The aftershocks have not receded and we […]

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William and Kate spend first day at home with Britain’s new princess

London, United Kingdom –Prince William and his wife Kate were on Sunday spending their first day back at home with their baby daughter as Britain eagerly awaited a name for the new royal princess. The couple, their firstborn Prince George and the new arrival were expected to spend the next few days relaxing together at […]

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