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  • Indonesia informs death row convicts execution just days away

    By Heru Aspirhanto CILACAP, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesia has informed two Australians, one Nigerian and four other death-row drug convicts that they will be executed in a matter of days, possibly as soon as Tuesday. The Attorney General's office said notices that they would face a firing squad…

    Reuters57 mins ago
  • Islamist fighters seize Syria's Jisr al-Shughour, army says redeploys

    By Mariam Karouny BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamist insurgents including al-Qaeda's wing in Syria, Nusra Front, captured the northwestern Syrian town of Jisr al-Shughour on Saturday, for the first time in the four-year-old conflict. Opposition fighters and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said…

    Reuters
  • UK's Lib Dems rule out Scottish deal, potentially shunning Labour

    The leader of Britain's Liberal Democrats ruled out joining a government that relied on support from Scotland's nationalists, raising a potential obstacle to a coalition deal with the opposition Labour Party after a national election on May 7. Nick Clegg, deputy prime minister who may again be…

    Reuters
  • Protesters vow to 'shut down' Baltimore over Freddie Gray killing

    Allegations in the Freddie Gray case that Baltimore is a “cops’ playground” where police mete out street justice with impunity are driving vows from civil rights protesters to “shut down” Baltimore on a busy and sunny spring weekend, with the Red Sox in town to face the Orioles. Six Baltimore…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • 100 years later, Australia remembers 'baptism of fire' at Gallipoli

    To many Australians the real birth of their nation took place not at federation on Jan. 1, 1901, but in the pre-dawn hours of April 25, 1915, when the first of 60,000 volunteer soldiers landed on the beaches of Turkey’s Gallipoli peninsula. Australia actually suffered far greater casualties in the…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Clinton Foundation stories: why Hillary campaign can't dismiss them

    It’s been a bad week for Hillary Clinton, news-wise. There’s been an outpouring of stories about the appearance of conflicts of interest between her role as secretary of State and her family and foundation finances. For instance, The New York Times had a lengthy piece about Russia, uranium, and…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • 'Man-made' earthquakes: Is fracking adding to seismic activity in US?

    The new earthquake hazard map from researchers at the US Geological Survey points out 17 typically dormant areas where wastewater injections from hydraulic fracturing operations might be the root cause of high seismic activity. Oklahoma is leading the way, registering more quakes of magnitude 3 or…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Hamburg grabs Bundesliga lifeline with 3-2 win over Augsburg

    BERLIN (AP) — Pierre-Michel Lasogga scored twice as Hamburger SV boosted its chances of avoiding Bundesliga relegation with a 3-2 win over Augsburg on Saturday.

    Associated Press13 mins ago
  • US routs Canada 7-2 in semifinal at under-18 hockey worlds

    ZUG, Switzerland (AP) — The United States defeated Canada 7-2 on Saturday to advance to the final of the under-18 world hockey championship.

    Associated Press13 mins ago
  • Newcastle loses 7th straight Premier League match

    NEWCASTLE, England (AP) —  Swansea condemned Newcastle to an unwanted club record of seven straight Premier League defeats, beating the Magpies 3-2 at St James' Park on Saturday.

    Associated Press15 mins ago
  • Watford back in Premier League after 8-year absence

    WATFORD, England (AP) — Watford sealed its return to the Premier League after an eight-year absence after winning on Saturday seeing its promotion rival lose in England's second tier.

    Associated Press21 mins ago
  • Nepal quake: Hundreds dead, history crumbles, Everest shaken

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A powerful earthquake struck Nepal Saturday, killing at least 1,180 people across a swath of four countries as the violently shaking earth collapsed houses, leveled centuries-old temples and triggered avalanches on Mt. Everest. It was the worst tremor to hit the poor South…

    Associated Press23 mins ago
  • Hull beats Crystal Palace 2-0 in Premier League

    LONDON (AP) — Dame N'Doye scored twice to give Hull a 2-0 win at Crystal Palace on Saturday that lifted the team away from the Premier League relegation zone.

    Associated Press24 mins ago
  • Death toll from Nepal earthquake passes 1,000: police

    Kathmandu (Nepal) (AFP) - The death toll from a massive earthquake that devastated parts of Nepal on Saturday has passed 1,000, according to police.

    AFP27 mins ago
  • Nepal police say at least 1,130 dead in massive earthquake centered outside of Kathmandu

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal police say at least 1,130 dead in massive earthquake centered outside of Kathmandu.

    Associated Press30 mins ago
  • Top Asian News at 4:00 p.m. GMT

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A powerful earthquake struck Nepal Saturday, killing at least 926 people across a swath of four countries as the violently shaking earth collapsed houses, leveled centuries-old temples and triggered avalanches on Mt. Everest. It was the worst tremor to hit the poor South…

    Associated Press30 mins ago
  • 10 dead, more missing in quake-triggered Everest avalanche

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An avalanche triggered by a massive earthquake in Nepal swept across Mount Everest on Saturday, killing at least 10 climbers and guides, slamming into a section of the mountaineering base camp, and leaving an unknown number of people injured and missing, officials said.

    Associated Press33 mins ago
  • Leicester beats Burnley in Premier League relegation scrap

    BURNLEY, England (AP) — Leicester scored just a minute after Burnley missed a penalty, securing a 1-0 win in a high-stakes game between teams fighting to avoid relegation from the Premier League.

    Associated Press33 mins ago