Saturday, April 25, 2015

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GALLIPOLI, Turkey (AP) - As dawn broke, families of soldiers, leaders and visitors gathered near former battlefields, honoring thousands of Australians and New Zealanders who fought in the Gallipoli campaign of World War I on the 100th anniversary of the ill-fated British-led invasion.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - It was no gaggle of geese, but two birds and a baby waddling through a downtown Montana city stopped traffic and brought out the shutterbugs.
WASHINGTON - The accidental killing of two hostages in a U.S. operation against al-Qaeda has put a new spotlight on the Obama administration's reliance on drones in the battle against terrorism - and has also raised pressure on the White House to revise the nation's oft-criticized strategy for dealing with abducted Americans and their families.
NEW YORK - Former Olympic champion Bruce Jenner says that "for all intents and purposes, I am a woman."
BALTIMORE - In the clearest acknowledgment of failure yet, Baltimore police said Friday that Freddie Gray should have received medical attention at the spot where he was arrested - before he was put inside a police van.
FLORIDA 3 more convictions in hazing death The last three defendants in the death of a Florida A&M drum major were convicted of manslaughter and hazing...
A bomb threat made by an anonymous 911 caller forced the evacuation of hundreds of tourists Friday from the Statue of Liberty, but a sweep of the landmark by investigators turned up no explosives.
MACEDONIA Train kills migrants in remote gorge A group of migrants trying to reach European opportunity via what's billed by smugglers as a "safe"...
European creditors turned up the heat on Greece Friday to deliver an economic reform program that it needs to avoid a possible default and even an exit from the euro.
A story in Friday's Inquirer mischaracterized the Gap's policy regarding employee evaluations. It no longer uses formal ratings and therefore doesn't discuss them with employees. However, managers still informally rank employees as a way to allocate payroll.
YEREVAN, 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 which still stirs bitter feelings as both sides argue over whether to call it genocide.
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) - A powerful, 7.9-magnitude earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday, collapsing houses, centuries-old temples and cutting open roads in the worst tremor in the Himalayan nation in over 80 years.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkey's state-run television says a Turkish Airlines plane bound for Milan made an emergency landing at Istanbul after one its engines caught fire. All passengers were safely evacuated.
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) - 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.
ROME (AP) - Italy is celebrating the 70th anniversary of a partisan uprising against the Nazis and their Fascist allies at the end of World War II.
RIGA, Latvia (AP) - The eurozone's top official hopes the criticism Greece's finance minister has faced over the country's failure to present an economic reform plan on time will prompt a positive response soon.
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) - Strong earthquake felt in Nepal's capital, some damage reported.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - An Afghan provincial official says that at least five members of a family have been killed after an insurgent mortar struck their house in the country's east.
ABU DIS, West Bank (AP) - After years of Israeli objections, armed Palestinian police in dark blue uniforms have taken up positions in this 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.
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli police say its officers have shot dead a knife-wielding Palestinian teen who tried to stab them in east Jerusalem.
BEIJING (AP) - One of five leading Chinese feminist advocates said she went through lengthy and verbally abusive interrogations after she was conditionally released in a case that has attracted international attention.
BEIJING (AP) - One of five leading Chinese feminist advocates said she went through lengthy and verbally abusive interrogations after she was conditionally released in a case that has attracted international attention.
GALLIPOLI, Turkey (AP) - As dawn broke, families of soldiers, leaders and visitors gathered near former battlefields, honoring thousands of Australians and New Zealanders who fought in the Gallipoli campaign of World War I on the 100th anniversary of the ill-fated British-led invasion.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) - The Philippines accused China of aggressive maneuvers against its reconnaissance plane and fishermen in disputed seas where Beijing has stepped up construction of artificial islands, but China reiterated its claim on the strategic waterways.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - The jailed mayor of Venezuela's capital may be released from prison to house arrest for health reasons.