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  • Kazakhstan's longtime leader secures crushing election win

    32 minutes ago

    (AP) ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) — Election officials in Kazakhstan say preliminary results of Sunday's nationwide polls show the long-ruling president confirming his incumbency with 97.7 percent of the vote. The Central Elections Commission said Monday that turnout reached a record 95 ...

  • Soldiers clear ash from around Chile's Calbuco volcano

    1 hour, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Soldiers were sent to clear ash from towns and roads near Chile's Calbuco volcano, which was quieter but continued to release columns of ash days after emitting twin spectacular eruptions. Late Sunday, Chile's National Geology and ...

  • The Latest: Death toll in Nepal quake more than 3,200

    1 hour, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — 8.45 a.m. (0300 GMT) Nepal's Deputy Inspector General of Police Komal Singh Bam says at least 3,218 people have been confirmed killed in Saturday's earthquake. So far 18 people have also been confirmed dead in an ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily Derby' game

    3 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO (AP) — The winning numbers in Sunday evening's drawing of the California Lottery's "Daily Derby" game were: 1st:9 Winning Spirit-2nd:5 California Classic-3rd:10 Solid Gold, Race Time: 1:48.59 (1st: 9 Winning Spirit, 2nd: 5 California Classic, 3rd: 10 Solid Gold; ...

  • Government official says death toll from Nepal earthquake rises to 2,789

    3 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Government official says death toll from Nepal earthquake rises to 2,789.

  • Obama sends aide to funeral of arrested Baltimore man

    4 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says the head of President Barack Obama's initiative for young men of color will attend the funeral of a Baltimore man who died after sustaining serious injuries while in police custody. Broderick Johnson, assistant ...

  • Australia says Indonesia gave 72 hours notice of executions

    5 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's foreign minister says Indonesia has given two Australians on death row 72 hours notice of their executions. Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan are among 10 drug traffickers facing execution by an Indonesian firing squad. Australian ...

  • Ex- Guantanamo detainees keep up protest in Uruguay

    6 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Four former Guantanamo Bay prisoners protested for a third day Sunday in front of the U.S. Embassy in Uruguay, saying Washington should provide them with housing and financial support because of their prolonged incarceration. The four ...

  • Pentagon: US military sending aid to quake-ravaged Nepal

    9 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says a U.S. military plane has departed from the Dover Air Force Base in Delaware bound for earthquake-stricken Nepal. Onboard are 70 personnel, including a U.S. Agency for International Development disaster assistance response team, a ...

  • Israel launches airstrike on Syrian border after seeing bomb

    9 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military says it has launched an airstrike on its border with Syria after spotting militants carrying a bomb. A military statement Sunday night said it launched the strike after troops saw "a group of armed terrorists" ...

  • Israel says it launches airstrike on its border with Syria after seeing militants with a bomb

    9 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel says it launches airstrike on its border with Syria after seeing militants with a bomb.

  • Officials say heavy rains kill 37 in northwest Pakistan

    10 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Officials in northwestern Pakistan say heavy rains have killed at least 37 people. Provincial Information Minister Mushtaq Ghani says the storm Sunday also injured over 200 people. The storm included hailstorms and strong winds and saw ...

  • Official: Palestinian operatives helped free Syria hostages

    10 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — A top Palestinian intelligence official has provided first details of the release of two Swedish hostages held in Syria for 17 months, saying the captors drove them to a pre-arranged drop-off point, pushed them out of the ...

  • Official results show moderate Mustafa Akinci elected leader of breakaway Turkish Cypriots

    12 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Official results show moderate Mustafa Akinci elected leader of breakaway Turkish Cypriots.

  • 3 young women jailed in Russia for twerking

    12 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — A court in southern Russia has sentenced one teenager to 15 days in jail and two young women to 10 days for twerking next to a World War II memorial. Russia celebrates the 70th anniversary of the ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Powerball' game

    13 hours ago

    (AP) ATLANTA (AP) — The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the "Powerball" game were: 21-33-35-38-45, Powerball: 12 (twenty-one, thirty-three, thirty-five, thirty-eight, forty-five, Powerball: twelve) Estimated jackpot: $50 million ___ Arizona Winners: Combination Prize No. AZ Winners Jackpot $50,000,000 0 ...

  • No time to lose: Global response to Nepal quake gears up

    13 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — There is still time to save lives — that's why governments and aid agencies Sunday rushed doctors, volunteers and equipment to Nepal without waiting for the dust to settle. Substantial logistical hurdles remain, but there were hopeful ...

  • Palestinian official skeptical about next Israeli government

    13 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — The chief Palestinian negotiator is expressing skepticism about peace prospects with the next Israeli government following comments made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the recent campaign. In the final days of the campaign, Netanyahu said ...

  • Saudi Arabia: Military training aircraft crashes, killing 2

    13 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's Defense Ministry says a military training aircraft has crashed, killing the instructor and a student pilot. The official Saudi Press Agency quoted the ministry as saying the accident happened Sunday morning and involved ...

  • Quake agony revealed quietly on trip from Nepal airport

    13 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Soon after landing at Kathmandu airport, the Thai Airways captain made a bizarre announcement to passengers: Nobody is in the control tower. That meant we could taxi no farther, and we were trapped on the tarmac. ...

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