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Toll at 1,394 in devastating Nepal quake

Temblor topples buildings, sets off deadly avalanche

Subscriber onlyKATMANDU, Nepal -- A magnitude-7.8 earthquake hit Nepal on Saturday, causing widespread fatalities, damage to historic temples and homes, and avalanches near Mount Everest, authorities said. Continue reading...

Roots long buried now growing new identities

In Turkey, an Armenian rediscovery

Subscriber onlyDIYARBAKIR, Turkey -- For the first 25 years of his life, Armen Demirjian thought he was Kurdish. Then the elders in his village told him his family's secret: His grandfather was Armenian, a survivor of the massacre carried out by the Ottoman Turks a century ago. Continue reading...

Gunmen slay Pakistani activist

Friends, colleagues say women’s-rights leader assassinated

Subscriber onlyKARACHI, Pakistan -- 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. Continue reading...

Syria sends airstrikes after town seized

Subscriber onlyBEIRUT -- Hard-line Syrian rebel groups seized a strategic town in northwestern Syria on Saturday, sending government troops fleeing after intense clashes in which the opposition has taken nearly all of a crucial province. Continue reading...

Xenophobia in S. Africa does not deter foreigners

Subscriber onlyAngry mobs that have burned foreigners alive and ransacked their businesses in South Africa aren't enough to deter more people from flocking to the country. Continue reading...

Soldiers honored at Gallipoli

Prince, premiers tell of heroism as they mark 1915 invasion

Subscriber onlyGALLIPOLI, Turkey -- For the first time, Bill Grayden, 95, went to Gallipoli, where his father stormed the beach and took a bullet through his lung during the ill-fated British-led World War I invasion. Continue reading...

2 knife attackers slain, Israel police say

Subscriber onlyJERUSALEM -- Israeli police officers Saturday shot dead two knife-wielding Palestinians in response to separate attacks against Israeli officers, police said, before a third attack later in the day left three officers injured. Continue reading...

Jerusalem area uses Palestinians as crime fighters

Israeli ban lifted in suburbs

Subscriber onlyABU DIS, West Bank -- After years of Israeli objections, armed Palestinian police in dark blue uniforms have taken up positions in a lawless West Bank suburb of Jerusalem, highlighting the shared interests of Israel and the Palestinian self-rule government on day-to-day issues even when political tensions run high. Continue reading...

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Al-Qaida execs said thinned by drones

Subscriber onlyLONDON -- Revelations of high-level losses among al-Qaida's top leadership in Pakistan's tribal belt have underscored how years of U.S. drone strikes have diminished and dispersed the militant group's upper ranks and forced them to cede prominence and influence to more aggressive offshoots in Yemen and Somalia. Continue reading...

Armenia marks grim centenary

1.5 million deaths laid to Turks; Putin, Hollande on hand

Subscriber onlyYEREVAN, Armenia -- The presidents of Russia and France joined other leaders Friday at ceremonies commemorating the massacre of Armenians a century ago by Ottoman Turks, an event that still stirs bitter feelings as both sides argue over whether to call it genocide. Continue reading...

Syrian general linked to assassination dies

Subscriber onlyBEIRUT -- Rostom Ghazali, the Syrian general once considered the most powerful man in Lebanon and a key suspect in the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, has died in a hospital in the capital, Damascus, a Syrian activist and local media reported Friday. Continue reading...

Vatican said terror target in '10

Decade-long probe links ring in Italy to attacks in Pakistan

Subscriber onlyMILAN -- Islamic extremists suspected in a bomb attack in a Pakistani market that killed more than 100 people had also planned an attack against the Vatican in 2010 that was never carried out, an Italian prosecutor said Friday. Continue reading...

Train kills 14 rail walkers in Macedonia

Subscriber onlyVELES, Macedonia -- Fourteen people believed to be from Afghanistan and Somalia, walking in the dark along train tracks toward the European Union, were killed by a nighttime express train in a remote river gorge in Macedonia, police said Friday. Continue reading...

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Subscriber only2,000 told to flee volcanic mudflows Continue reading...

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