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Avalanche sweeps Everest; 6 killed, 9 missing

By Fri, Apr 18, 2014 12:16PM UTC Pic: AP.

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Officials say about five climbers are feared missing after an avalanche swept the slopes of Mount Everest and hit a route used to assent the world’s highest peak. Nepal Tourism Ministry official Madhu Sudan Burlakoti says the avalanche hit the area just below Camp 2 around 6:30 a.m. Friday.

WORLD: Combat vehicles in east Ukraine raise Russian flag

By Wed, Apr 16, 2014 5:27PM UTC A pro-Russian gunman stands guard at a seized police station in the eastern Ukraine town of Slovyansk. Pic: AP.

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — An Associated Press reporter says he saw a column of combat vehicles in an eastern Ukrainian city, occupied by pro-Russian insurgents and flying Russian flags.

Partial results show tight race in Afghan election

By Mon, Apr 14, 2014 10:25AM UTC

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Partial results in Afghanistan’s crucial presidential election show a tight race between ex-foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah and former finance minister Ashraf Ghani. Abdullah has received 41.9 percent of the votes counted so far and Ghani has 37.6 percent. The chairman of the Independent Election Commission, Ahmad

Powerful earthquake hits near Papua New Guinea

By Fri, Apr 11, 2014 3:56PM UTC

SYDNEY (AP) — A powerful earthquake has struck off the South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-7.3 earthquake was located 61 kilometers (38 miles) southwest of the town of Panguna on Bougainville Island. It

International community praises Afghan vote

By Mon, Apr 07, 2014 9:30AM UTC

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The international community has widely praised Afghanistan for holding national elections that saw a heavy turnout despite complaints about a shortage of ballots and reports of fraud. Millions of Afghans defied Taliban threats and crowded into mosques and schools being used as polling centers to vote

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