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  • A solar-powered motorbike, to empower Afghans

    A solar-powered motorbike, to empower Afghans
    When Mustafa Mohammadi told his parents he wanted to spend tens of thousands of afghanis and several weeks building a solar-powered motorbike, they thought he was delusional. "There's no guarantee the thing will work," his father told him. His...
  • Rescuers find 3 survivors in Nepal days after quake

    Rescuers have found three survivors in a mountainous village in Nepal, several days since the earthquake, an official said Sunday. Two men and a woman had been pulled from the rubble near Syauli village earlier this week, government administrator Surya...
  • 3 survivors pulled from rubble of Nepal earthquake in mountain village

    3 survivors pulled from rubble of Nepal earthquake in mountain village
    An official says rescuers have found three survivors in a mountainous village in Nepal, several days after the earthquake. Surya Prasad Upadhaya, a government administrator, says two men and a woman had been pulled from the rubble near Syauli village...
  • Villagers near Nepal quake's epicenter ponder realities of rebuilding

    Villagers near Nepal quake's epicenter ponder realities of rebuilding
    The wiry young soldier, wearing an "I Love Nepal" cap and army shorts, said he enlisted to support his family. When the April 25 earthquake ripped through Nepal, he was at a military training facility a day's drive from home. Jumping onto a bus, Bhoj...
  • Afghanistan: Taliban offensive forces thousands from homes

    Fierce fighting between government forces and Taliban insurgents in northern Afghanistan has forced thousands of people to flee their homes, officials said Sunday. Around 2,000 families have been displaced since the Taliban launched a surprise attack...
  • Damaged by deadly quake, fate of Nepal heritage unsure

    Perched on a hilltop, the blue-rimmed eyes of Kathmandu's gold-spired Swayambhunath stupa have long stared silently across this sprawling city nestled in the Himalayan foothills. But since Nepal was shattered by a mammoth earthquake a week ago, those...
  • N. Korea arrests S. Korean studying in US for illegal entry

    North Korea said it has arrested a South Korean student of New York University for illegally entering the country from China last month. Won Moon Joo, who North Korea says has permanent residency in the U.S. and lives in New Jersey, was arrested on April...
  • China teaches top cadres Western ideas despite backlash

    In the still, early hours, cadres make their way down tree-lined paths. They walk through a polished lobby, down dim hallways and settle themselves in rows in plain, wood-paneled classrooms. Here, they sit at the vanguard of the Communist Party of China....
  • Afghan trial in mob killing that sparked outrage begins

    The trial of 49 suspects, including 19 police officers, on charges relating to the brutal mob killing of an Afghan woman began Saturday in Kabul. The opening of the trial at Afghanistan's Primary Court was broadcast live on nationwide television. The...
  • 'We need help': Aid scarce in quake-hit Nepal villages

    At the entrance of this destroyed mountain village stands a wooden sign cobbled together from the debris of homes flattened by Nepal's devastating earthquake. Its message: "WE NEED HELP. PLEASE HELP." A steep winding road leads up to the ruins of the...
  • The Latest on Nepal: Diarrhea fears in worst-hit quake areas

    10:10 a.m. (0425 GMT) Nepal's health secretary says there have been reports of people being hit by diarrhea in several districts in remote mountain villages worst-hit by the April 25 earthquake. However, he says there is no epidemic yet and authorities...