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An Injured person receives treatment outside the Medicare Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, Saturday, April 25, 2015. A strong magnitude-7.9 earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings, officials said. (AP Photo/ Niranjan Shrestha)

U.S. sending disaster response team to Nepal

Associated Press

The United States is sending a disaster response team and $1 million in aid to Nepal following a devastating earthquake that shook three countries.

Men look at a car destroyed by a recent Saudi-led airstrike  in Yemen's capital, Sanaa,  Saturday, April 25, 2015.  With combatants fighting in neighborhoods and Saudi-led coalition warplanes pounding Iran-backed rebels from the sky, Yemen's war is wreaking a particularly bloody toll among civilians: more than 550 have been killed in the past month, including 115 children, the U.N. said Friday. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

U.N. chief appoints new Yemen special envoy

- Associated Press

The U.N. chief appointed a new special envoy to Yemen as pressure grows to return to peace talks while fighting continues in the Arab world’s poorest country.

People rest on debris at Durbar Square after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, Saturday, April 25, 2015. A strong magnitude-7.9 earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings, officials said. (AP Photo/ Niranjan Shrestha)

Nepal quake kills 1,865; aid pours in amid aftershocks

- Associated Press

Tens of thousands of Nepalese who spent the night under a chilly sky were jolted awake by strong aftershocks Sunday, and rescuers aided by international teams cleared rubble in search of survivors after a powerful earthquake killed at least 1,865 people across the Himalayan region.

From left, Armenian Apostolic Church leader, Catholicos Garegin II, Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic and Russian President Vladimir Putin attend a ceremony at the Tsitsernakaberd Genocide memorial complex in Yerevan, Armenia, Friday, April 24, 2015. (Alexei Nikolsky/RIA Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Armenia marks centennial of killing of 1.5 million

- Associated Press

The presidents of Russia and France joined other leaders Friday at ceremonies commemorating the massacre 100 years ago of 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks, an event which remains a diplomatic sore point for both sides.

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, left, and rebel leader Riek Machar, right, shake hands and pray before signing an agreement of the cease-fire of the conflict in South Sudan in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,  Friday, May 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Elias Asmare) ** FILE **

South Sudan opposition leader says troops surround his home

- Associated Press

An opposition leader in South Sudan said on Friday that government troops had surrounded his house in the capital, raising fears of insecurity in the city where a fight among the armed forces sparked a nationwide rebellion in 2013.

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Adam Gadahn, the American-born spokesman for al Qaeda, was the first American to be charged with treason in 50 years. Gadahn was killed in January by an U.S. drone strike, the White House confirmed. (SITE INTELLIGENCE GROUP)

U.S. drone strike in Afghanistan kills top American in al Qaeda

- The Washington Times

How Adam Gadahn, a heavy metal rock enthusiast from a small Southern California town, became Azzam the American, a leading propagandist and the highest-ranked American in al Qaeda's terror hierarchy, is one of the stranger odysseys of the global war on terror, an odyssey that ended abruptly earlier this year when Gadahn was reportedly killed by a U.S. drone strike in the remote border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan.

NBA Orlando Magic interim coach James Borrego, left, and former NBA player Dikembe Mutombo conduct their first clinic for Cuban basketball players in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, April 23, 2015. Mutombo, along with former NBA great Steve Nash, has opened a training camp for Cuban basketball players, hoping to boost the game's popularity on the communist-run island following the declaration of detente between Washington and Havana. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)

Basketball diplomacy: NBA greats teach Cubans basketball

- Associated Press

Basketball great Dikembe Mutombo sank baskets from seemingly every position on the court Thursday as a half-dozen Cuban players watched admiringly on the first day of an NBA training camp aimed at boosting the game's popularity on the communist-run island following the declaration of detente between Washington and Havana.

"Preserving mankind's cultural heritage is an increasingly difficult challenge in today's society. To think that some of these treasured artifacts were recovered from garages, exposed to the elements, is unimaginable," ICE Director Sarah R. Saldana said.

U.S. returning stolen Egyptian artifacts to Cairo

- The Washington Times

Thanks to a group of modern-day Monuments Men, a valuable cache of ancient Egyptian artifacts pilfered by U.S. smuggling rings is on its way home.

Alondra Luna Nunez smiles after attending a press conference upon her arrival to the Guanajuato International Airport in Silao, Mexico, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. The 14-year-old Mexican girl, who was taken from her school by police and sent kicking and screaming to the U.S., returned home after DNA tests showed she is not related to an American woman searching for her missing daughter. There was no immediate explanation of why authorities did not confirm her identity before sending her out of the country. (AP Photo/Mario Armas)

Mexican girl mistakenly sent to US woman is back home

- Associated Press

Alondra Luna Nunez was a young girl when she had a mishap with a remote-control car, leaving a scar between her eyebrows. Last week, that scar resulted in the teenager being misidentified as a missing girl from Texas, and then spirited north to live with a woman who claimed to be her mother.

The North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un does not appear interested in holding sincere talks on giving up his nuclear arms. (Associated Press)

Kim Jong-un stirs Chinese controversy over name of mountain he claims to have scaled

The story Monday of North Korea's obese leader, Kim Jong-un, scaling a 9,000-foot mountain — in leather shoes and neat dress coat, on a pair of legs that had undergone operation and needed a walking cane only a couple of months ago — has stirred up a firestorm on China's Internet, the world's largest closed cyber community with over 600 million users known as Netizens.

Florida Senate sends president, Congress a message on Iran

Associated Press

The Florida Senate is sending a message to President Barack Obama and Congress that it wants new economic sanctions against Iran if the country doesn't agree that it won't use its nuclear program for weapons.

A protestor holds up a sign during a demonstration outside of an emergency EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, April 23, 2015. Protestors on Thursday called on EU leaders to take more effective action to save lives in the Mediterranean, where hundreds of migrants are missing and feared drowned in recent days. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

EU leaders commit ships, aid for action on Med migrants

- Associated Press

European Union leaders on Thursday started committing new resources to save lives in the Mediterranean at an emergency summit convened after hundreds of migrants drowned in the space of a few days, and were discussing laying the ground for military action against traffickers.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, speaks during her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 26, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Pelosi says trade fight isn't attack on Obama

- The Washington Times

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi insisted Thursday that she's fighting with, not against, President Obama on trade, saying her criticism of his request for fast-track authority to negotiate free trade deals is meant to be constructive.

In this photo made available Thursday, April 23, 2015, migrants crowd and inflatable dinghy as rescue vassel "Denaro" of the Italian Coast Guard approaches them, off the Libyan coast, in the Mediterranean Sea, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. European Union leaders gathering for an extraordinary summit are facing calls from all sides to take emergency action to save lives in the Mediterranean, where hundreds of migrants are missing and feared drowned in recent days. (Alessandro Di Meo/ANSA via AP Photo)

EU leaders face calls to take swift action on Mediterranean migrants

- Associated Press

European Union leaders gathering for an extraordinary summit are facing calls from all sides to take emergency action to save lives in the Mediterranean, where hundreds of migrants are missing and feared drowned in recent days.