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KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) - An official in Nepal says at least 2,152 people are now confirmed dead in the massive earthquake that hit just outside of Kathmandu.
KATHMANDU, Nepal - An avalanche triggered by a massive earthquake swept across Nepal's Mount Everest region on Saturday, killing at least 17 climbers and guides, slamming into a section of the mountaineering base camp, and leaving an unknown number of people injured and missing, officials said.
A months-long internal investigation of Brian Williams by NBC News has turned up 11 instances in which the anchorman publicly embellished details of his reporting exploits, according to a person familiar with details of the probe.
WASHINGTON Thousands gather to oppose gay marriage Busloads of people from across the country descended on the National Mall on Saturday to voice opposition...
GOP luminaries and presidential hopefuls reiterated support for Israel and skepticism about a proposed nuclear deal with Iran as members of the Republican Jewish Coalition gathered Saturday at the casino of mega-donor Sheldon Adelson.
KOREA Rally protests official policies, ferry fallout Thousands of South Koreans marched in Seoul for a second day Saturday to protest government labor...
Italy on Saturday celebrated the 70th anniversary of a partisan uprising against the Nazis and their Fascist allies near the end of World War II.
BALTIMORE - Thousands of protesters took to the streets Saturday in the largest Freddie Gray rally yet, and after hours of peaceful demonstrations, pockets of protesters smashed out police car windows and storefronts.
GALLIPOLI, Turkey - For the first time at age 95, Bill Grayden has come 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.
SANA'A, Yemen - Street battles raged Saturday in the Yemeni port city of Aden as the capital, Sana'a, was bombarded for the first time since Saudi Arabia declared an easing of its air offensive four days earlier.
DENVER - When a gunman opened fire inside a packed movie theater in July 2012, killing 12 and injuring 70, it did more than spread fear and heartbreak across the Denver suburbs. It helped revive the national debate over gun control.
BERLIN (AP) - Holocaust survivors and officials have gathered at the memorial site of the former concentration camp Bergen-Belsen in northern Germany to commemorate the liberation of the camp seventy years ago.
AL-BERGAWIYA, Sudan (AP) - The small, steep pyramids rising up from the desert hills of northern Sudan resemble those in neighboring Egypt, but unlike the famed pyramids of Giza, the Sudanese site is largely deserted.
BERLIN (AP) - A German rescue organization and the French government said on Sunday they are sending rescue and relief teams to Nepal, where a massive earthquake left more than 2,000 dead.
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) - The first group of survivors from an earthquake-triggered avalanche that swept through the Mount Everest base camp were flown to Nepal's capital on Sunday and taken to hospitals. None appeared to have life-threatening injuries.
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis has led prayers in St. Peter's Square for the dead and displaced from the massive earthquake in Nepal and surrounding areas.
BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian activists say government aircraft are bombing a northwestern town recently captured by Islamic rebel fighters.
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) - Hundreds in Burundi are protesting against the ruling party's decision to nominate the president to run for a third term.
NIAMEY, Niger (AP) - Niger's defense ministry says suspected Boko Haram fighters attacked an army base on the island of Karamga in Lake Chad.
LONDON (AP) - In this era of Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and selfies, Britain's Parliament has taken a step back to the 1700s, choosing an artist armed with pencil and paper to offer insight into the general election campaign.
BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi officials say car bombings in and around Baghdad have killed at least six civilians.
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) - U.S. Geological Survey says Kathmandu region has been hit by magnitude 6.7 aftershock.
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) - A major aftershock shakes Kathmandu, sending people yelling and running for open ground.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - The Philippines is urging the 10-member Southeast Asian Nations to take immediate steps to halt land reclamation by China in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, warning that failure to do so will see Beijing take "de facto control" of the area.
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) - An Afghan official says a gunman shot and killed an acting police chief and a civilian in the southern Uruzgan province.
(EDITOR'S NOTE - More than two decades of war in Vietnam, first involving the French and then the Americans, ended with the last days of April 1975. Peter Arnett, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of combat for The Associated Press and later gained fame as a CNN correspondent, has written a new memoir, "Saigon Has Fallen," about his dozen-plus years reporting on Vietnam. Arnett has recounted this period before but approaches it with a fresh perspective for the 40th anniversary of the war's end. The book is published by RosettaBooks in partnership with The Associated Press ( This is an edited excerpt, focused on the war's final throes.)