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Nigeria: 1st group of released females brought to safety

May 2, 2015

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — The first group of nearly 300 Nigerian girls and women released from Boko Haram were brought by the military to the safety of a refugee camp in the country's northeast... more »»

US to look into claim airstrike killed 52 civilians in Syria

May 2, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — The U.S. military said Saturday it was looking into an activist group's claim that at least 52 civilians were killed in U.. more »»

Qatar says Taliban, Afghan officials to hold 2 days of talks

May 2, 2015

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Afghan and Taliban officials will hold two days of "reconciliation" talks in Qatar, the Gulf nation's state news agency reported Saturday, although both sides sought to downpla... more »»

Britain has a new princess _ and eagerly awaits her name

May 2, 2015

LONDON (AP) — From Prince Charles to the bettors at the corner store, everyone in Britain was hoping for a girl. more »»

Pope defends soon-to-be saint vs Native American objections

May 2, 2015

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis on Saturday praised the zeal of an 18th-century Franciscan missionary he will make a saint when he visits the United States this fall but whom Native Americans contend... more »»

The Latest on Nepal: Chance of finding more survivors slim

May 2, 2015

9:30 p.m. (1545 GMT)

Nepal's Home Ministry official Laxmi Dhakal says hopes of finding any more survivors are fading away as more than a week has passed since the massive earthquake. more »»

The Latest on Nepal: Prayers, candlelight vigil in Kathmandu

May 2, 2015

9 p.m. (1515 GMT)

Dozens of Nepalese have gathered in central Kathmandu's Maitighar Mandala Park to recite a prayer and light candles for those who perished in the earthquake. more »»

Activists: Suspected chemical attacks in Syria injure 40

May 2, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Suspected chlorine gas attacks by Syrian government helicopters injured some 40 people and killed a child in the country's northwest, activists said Saturday, a day after an... more »»

It's a girl! Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to a princess

May 2, 2015

LONDON (AP) — A princess is born.

Prince William's wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, "was safely delivered of a daughter" Saturday morning, less than three hours after checking into S. more »»

Damaged by deadly quake, fate of Nepal heritage unsure

May 2, 2015

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The blue-rimmed eyes of Kathmandu's gold-spired Swayambhunath stupa stare silently from a hilltop overlooking this city in the Himalayan foothills. more »»

Canadian prime minister visits Iraq as bomb attacks kill 13

May 2, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper made a surprise visit Saturday to Iraq pledging to continue its support for the country's battle against the Islamic State group. more »»

Crime and mystery writer Ruth Rendell dies at 85

May 2, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Mystery writer Ruth Rendell, who brought psychological insight and social conscience to the classic British detective story, has died at the age of 8. more »»

Burundi: 3 killed in grenade attacks as tension continues

May 2, 2015

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Three people have died in grenade attacks in Burundi, a spokesman for the ministry of public security said Saturday, during a week that has seen street protests against... more »»

Kerry pledges closer US ties with reform-minded Sri Lanka

May 2, 2015

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — U.S. more »»

New royal baby: Destined to be a 'spare to the heir'?

May 2, 2015

LONDON (AP) — When Prince William and his wife, Kate, announced the arrival of their first child in 2013, Britain jubilantly celebrated the birth of a future kin. more »»

Aid still scarce in Nepal's remote villages as anger grows

May 2, 2015

MAJUWA, Nepal (AP) — With help still not reaching some isolated villages a week after Nepal's devastating earthquake, a top international aid official said Saturday that more helicopters were... more »»

The Latest on Nepal: Death toll goes up to 6,841

May 2, 2015

6:10 p.m. (1225 GMT)

Nepal police say the death toll from last week's magnitude-. more »»

The Latest on Nepal: Volunteers hand out clothes, food

May 2, 2015

5:50 p.m. (1205 GMT)

In Kathmandu, hundreds of volunteers have turned out to help those who have been left homeless by the magnitude-7.8 quake a week ago. more »»

Iraq: Suicide attack west of Baghdad kills at least 6

May 2, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide car bomber on Saturday attacked Iraqi forces west of the capital, Baghdad, killing at least six troops, officials said, as the Canadian prime minister paid a surprise... more »»

Thai police dig up 26 bodies at suspected trafficking camp

May 2, 2015

PADANG BESAR, Thailand (AP) — Police officials in Thailand trekked into the mountains and dug up 26 bodies from dozens of shallow graves at an abandoned jungle camp that's been linked to human... more »»

 
 
 

 

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