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More than 1,500 killed by 7.8-magnitude quake in Nepal

The death toll is rising in the densely populated Kathmandu Valley. The violent quake caused avalanches at Mount Everest.

Death toll in Nepal quake exceeds 1,900

Rescuers and medical workers were overwhelmed as the injured flooded into hospitals and Nepal’s capital became a tent city. The effects of the earthquake were felt in India, Tibet and Bangladesh.

Ukraine’s military mobilization undermined by draft dodgers

Many eligible draftees do not think the unofficial “war” against pro-Russian rebels is worth risking their lives.

World crises may be multiplying, but campaign turns Britain further inward

No matter who wins in the May 7 vote, the country is likely to slip back from foreign affairs.

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17 reported dead in Mount Everest avalanche, but toll expected to rise

17 reported dead in Mount Everest avalanche, but toll expected to rise

Mountaineering guide reports that at least 17 climbers and guides were killed in the quake-triggered slide.

After months of scandals, new rules in Mexico to tackle corruption

After months of scandals, new rules in Mexico to tackle corruption

The Congress passed a new national anti-corruption system that many hope will address impunity.

What Nepal’s earthquake felt like from a hotel in Kathmandu

What Nepal’s earthquake felt like from a hotel in Kathmandu

“The floor rolled in front of me. It felt like a small boat tossed by enormous waves.”

How the U.S. plans to combat Arctic climate change

How the U.S. plans to combat Arctic climate change

The U.S. becomes chair of the Arctic Council as the region is warming faster than any place on Earth.

On centennial of horrific massacres, Turkey reaches out to Armenians but rejects the term ‘genocide’

On centennial of horrific massacres, Turkey reaches out to Armenians but rejects the term ‘genocide’

Century-old wounds over the mass slaughter were on full display at international commemorations.

Italian authorities: Terror suspects planned Vatican attack

Italian police said the suspected Islamic extremists also allegedly staged attacks in Pakistan sought to topple the Pakistani government.

Chinese woman given legal reprieve after killing abusive husband

Chinese woman given legal reprieve after killing abusive husband

Li Yan was initially sentenced to death in a case that sparked a debate over domestic violence.

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Magnitude 7.8 earthquake hits Nepal

Densely populated capital, Kathmandu, is shaken; hundreds are reported dead.

Eric Holder’s final day at the office

During a farewell speech, the attorney general said he took pride in his efforts to empower the powerless and protect civil rights.

Calbuco volcano erupts in southern Chile

The volcano erupted for the first time in more than 42 years, billowing a huge ash cloud over a sparsely populated area.

Best news photos of the week

An elephant’s kiss, presidential campaigning, protests over Freddie Gray’s death and more from the week’s news.

Winners of the Sony World Pictures awards

American photographer John Moore won the competition with his images of the Ebola crisis in West Africa.

Day in photos

Whirling dervishes, woolly mammoth mystery, Calbuco volcano’s ash cover and more.

Armenia marks centennial of massacre

The presidents of Russia and France joined other leaders in commemorating the killing of 1.5 million during World War I.

The Day: Earth Day 2015,
an Apple Watch knockoff

Earth Day, Chile’s Calbuco volcano erupts, Chinese factories churn out Apple Watch alternative and more.

Deadly immigration riots in South Africa

Hundreds leave the country after anti-immigrant violence.

The Day in Photos

Giving up the swimming pool, a pet pig becomes an Internet sensation in China and a rally for better wages.

Saudi-led airstrikes hit Yemen

Smoke rises in the capital city of Sanaa and the southern port city of Aden in the campaign to quell an uprising by Houthi rebels.

Animal views

Fun and fascinating creatures around the world.

Day in photos

Belgium’s Blue Forest, simulated skydiving on a cruise ship, Cuban crocodiles and more.

Responding to disaster in the Mediterranean Sea

An overloaded boat with hundreds of desperate migrants capsized and sank off the Libyan coast on Sunday.

Along the train tracks in Brazil, a noisy, noxious existence

Residents said they had seen no benefits after 30 years of trains: just noise, clouds of iron ore dust and a dangerous barrier.

UNICEF workers killed in bombing in Somalia

A blast struck a van carrying employees of the United Nations’ children’s agency on Monday.

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