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The death toll from Nepal's earthquake rose to 3,218 on April 27, two days after the massive quake ripped across this Himalayan nation, leaving tens of thousands shell-shocked and sleeping in streets
Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev extended his quarter-century rule over the oil-rich, ex-Soviet republic with a crushing 97.7 percent of ballots in an election where opposition parties did not field a candidate, officials said April 27
A leftist moderate promising to press for a peace deal in ethnically-split Cyprus swept to victory in the presidential election run-off in the TRNC
Greek Cypriots welcomed the election of a moderate Turkish Cypriot leader in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) on April 27, saying they anticipated a swift resumption of stalled peace talks
South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on April 27 accepted the resignation of her prime minister over a widening bribery scandal that has tainted senior members of her faltering administration
A coalition of Islamist rebels said they seized a Syrian army base in northwestern Idlib province at dawn on April 27 after a suicide bomber from al Qaeda's Nusra Front drove a truck packed with explosives inside and set it off
Reduced to piles of rubble and splintered wood, Nepal’s rich cultural heritage has suffered a devastating blow from a massive earthquake that tore through the country, as these 'before-and-after' photos show.
Syrian government warplanes has pounded the northwestern city of Jisr al-Shughur, a day after its capture by Al-Qaeda and its allies, a monitoring group said.
Taking care of pensioners who are his bedrock of support has been a key feature of President Vladimir Putin’s rule, but as crisis bites, the Russian government is mooting an idea that has been taboo for 80 years: Raising the retirement age.
THE HAGUE - Agence France-Presse
Former Bosnian Serb wartime commander Ratko Mladic contested charges of deliberately shelling civilians during the siege of Sarajevo
MOGADISHU - Agence France-Presse
Somalia's Shebab Islamists killed at least six UN workers on April 20 when they exploded a huge bomb in a staff bus in the northeastern town of Garowe, police said
ISIL shows purported executions in Libya of Ethiopia Christians
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) jihadist group released on April 19 a video purportedly showing the executions of some 30 Ethiopian Christians captured in Libya
Shabaab militants kill regional Somali lawmaker in capital
Gunmen from Somali Islamist group Shabaab killed a regional lawmaker on April 18 after he had taken his wife to hospital in the capital Mogadishu, the group and officials said
BEIRUT - Agence France-Presse
MOVSES - Agence France-Presse
Locals sigh with relief as their Armenian village of Movses, close to the border with Azerbaijan, disappears in the lilac mist rolling down from the Kardash mountain, where Azeri snipers have fortified positions.
Baltimore - Agence France-Presse
Petraeus sentenced to 2 years’ probation for military leak
Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an extramarital affair with his biographer, was sentenced on April 23 to two years’ probation and fined $100,000 for giving her classified material while she was working on the book
Chile volcano erupts for first time in decades, then again
A volcano in Chile that had been inactive for 50-plus years suddenly erupted twice in the space of hours with tremendous force, blasting huge clouds of ash into the air and forcing the evacuation of some 5,000 people.
MOSCOW - Agence France-Presse
A former Chechen police officer who admitted to taking part in the murder of Russian opposition activist Boris Nemtsov "likely confessed under torture", a member of the Kremlin's rights council told on March 11
ASTANA - Agence France-Presse
U.S. President Barack Obama has said he takes 'full responsibility' for a U.S. counterterrorism mission that inadvertently killed an American and an Italian held hostage by al-Qaeda.
Putin, Austria name 1915 killings ‘genocide’
Russian President Vladimir Putin has joined the list of world leaders and governments who have named the killing of Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire “genocide,” just one day after the Austrian parliament issued a similar declaration, prompting Turkey to recall its ambassador
Russian, French presidents attend Yerevan commemoration
Russian and French presidents, who have both named the killing of Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire during World War I 'genocide,' attended ceremonies in Yerevan April 24
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