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  • Australia says Europeans seek advice on stopping migrants

    Europeans grappling with mass migration from Libya were seeking information about Australia's controversial success in stopping asylum seeker boats reaching its shores, the Australian prime minister said Monday. Refugee advocates and human rights...
  • Nepal quake aid effort gains U.S. troops, aircraft; more people rescued

    A U.S. military contingent arrived just before sunset Sunday, more than a week after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake, bringing massive cargo planes and a team of four Osprey helicopters to join the international aid effort at Nepal’s international...
  • Beallsville's loss of Vietnam War soldiers still felt

    The teenage boy spotted a U.S. military vehicle creeping slowly up the farm's driveway and minutes later saw his dad dart for the cornfields, as if trying to outrun the news. Even at 14, Roger Schnegg knew in an instant what that surreal scene meant:...
  • Kerry pledges closer US ties with reform-minded Sri Lanka

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday championed the new Sri Lankan government's push for democratic reform and promised closer ties with the strategically located Indian Ocean nation. "In this journey to restore your democracy, the American...
  • Chicago's Nepalese working toward $75,000 quake aid relief goal

     Chicago's Nepalese working toward $75,000 quake aid relief goal
    Chicago's Nepalese community held a fundraiser Sunday as part of a broader campaign to raise $75,000 this month to aid rebuilding efforts after a recent earthquake that killed thousands and displaced millions more. The Nepali American Center organized...
  • Rebels kill 8 Indian paramilitary soldiers

    Suspected rebels on Sunday ambushed and killed eight Indian paramilitary soldiers in the remote, troubled northeast, police said. Naga rebels armed with automatic weapons fired at two trucks carrying the soldiers in Nagaland state, in a region...
  • N. Korea arrests South Korean studying in U.S. for illegal entry

    N. Korea arrests South Korean studying in U.S. 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...
  • Afghan forces bear heavy toll in first battles with Taliban since US reduced role

    Afghan security forces are sustaining high casualties in their first battles against the Taliban since the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan ended in December after more than 13 years. The number of killed and wounded so far this year is about 70...
  • Analysis: Saudi Arabia searches for next step in Yemen campaign

    ISLAMABAD Reports over the weekend that Houthi rebels had crossed into Saudi Arabia from Yemen and killed three Saudi border guards have renewed discussion about whether the Saudi-led coalition is looking for ways to launch a ground invasion to thwart the...
  • The Latest on Nepal: 109 foreigners still missing; 57 died

    09:20 p.m. (1535 GMT) Nepal's Tourist Police say 109 foreigners are still unaccounted for, including 12 Russians and nine Americans. A total of 57 have been killed, including 40 Indians, and another 52 are injured. — Binaj Gurubacharya,...
  • North Korea holding NYU student, claims he entered illegally

    North Korea holding NYU student, claims he entered illegally
    South Korea confirmed Sunday that North Korea had detained a New York University student for illegally entering the country across the border with China. The North's official state Korean Central News Agency identified the student as Joo Won-moon, a...