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April 25, 2015 - 7:01am
2 min 58 sec ago

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — A surfer is in critical condition after a shark attacked him in southern Australia.

Police said in a statement that the 26-year-old man suffered "serious leg injuries" when he was attacked Saturday about 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of Port Lincoln in South Australia state.

He was flown by helicopter in critical condition from a Port Lincoln hospital to the main hospital in the state capital, Adelaide.

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April 25, 2015 - 6:45am
2 min 58 sec ago

NEW DELHI (AP) — Officials say at least 20 people have been killed and dozens more injured in India in a powerful earthquake that struck neighboring Nepal.

A government official in the eastern state of Bihar says at least 14 deaths were reported in seven districts that share a border with Nepal. At least 35 other people were injured in Saturday's magnitude-7.8 quake.

The official, Vyasji, who goes by one name and heads the state's disaster management...

April 25, 2015 - 6:43am
2 min 57 sec ago

MOSCOW (AP) — Riders from a Russian nationalist motorcycle group have begun their run commemorating the Red Army's offensive against Nazi Germany, despite Poland's announcement that it would refuse to let them in the country.

About 20 bikers including members of the Night Wolves group set off from Moscow Saturday, with the aim of crossing into Poland before eventually reaching Berlin on May 9. Poland, alarmed by the aggressive nationalism of the Night Wolves, on Friday...

April 25, 2015 - 6:28am
2 min 57 sec ago

LOME, Togo (AP) — Voters have begun casting their ballots for president in the West African nation of Togo, a country that has been ruled by the same family for nearly 50 years.

President Faure Gnassingbe cast his ballot in the capital, Lome, on Saturday morning. Gnassingbe's father ruled Togo for 38 years before dying of a heart attack in 2005. The son assumed power and later that year won an election, widely viewed as violent and flawed. He won another election in 2010...

April 25, 2015 - 6:07am
2 min 57 sec ago

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A powerful earthquake struck Nepal today, killing at least 71 people in the densely populated Kathmandu Valley and triggering avalanches in the Himalayas, including Mount Everest.

Damage is heavy and officials say at least 30 people on Everest were injured. At least 30 people died in neighboring countries, including at least 20 in India.

The magnitude 7.8 quake struck before noon today, local time and was followed by a...

April 25, 2015 - 5:48am
2 min 57 sec ago

BEIRUT (AP) — Activists and opposition media are reporting that several hard-line Syrian rebel groups have pushed their way into a strategic town in northwestern Syria following intense clashes that lasted only days.

Opposition television station Orient News reported Saturday from inside the town of Jisr al-Shughour in Idlib province. Rebel fighters from Islamic factions, including the al-Qaida-affiliated Nusra Front, appeared to be milling in the town's central square,...

April 25, 2015 - 5:45am
2 min 58 sec ago

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An official with Nepal's mountaineering department says the bodies of eight people have been recovered on Mount Everest after the massive earthquake triggered an avalanche.

Gyanendra Shretha says an unknown number of people remain missing or injured.

April 25, 2015 - 5:08am
2 min 58 sec ago

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Interior Ministry spokesman says three suicide car bombs attacked security forces at a border crossing with neighboring Jordan, causing casualties.

Brig. Gen. Saad Maan could not confirm how many people were killed or wounded at the Trebill border crossing Saturday.

Trebill is the only border crossing between the two neighboring countries and is in a remote desert area and leads to Iraq's Anbar province.

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April 25, 2015 - 4:18am
2 min 57 sec ago

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish Airline official says a plane returning from Milan made an emergency landing in Istanbul and ran off the runway. The plane left a trail of sparks and smoke as it landed but all passengers were evacuated safely.

Spokesman Ali Genc told The Associated Press on Saturday that it was not clear if the plane, flight TK 1878, caught fire as it landed or earlier. The pilots asked to make an emergency landing when a first attempt to land failed, he...

April 25, 2015 - 4:08am
2 min 57 sec ago

ROME (AP) — Italy is celebrating the 70th anniversary of a partisan uprising against the Nazis and their Fascist allies at the end of World War II.

President Sergio Mattarella marked Liberation Day on Saturday by laying a wreath on the tomb of the unknown soldier in Rome.

The anniversary marks the day in 1945 when the Italian resistance movement proclaimed an insurgency as the Allies were pushing German forces out of the peninsula....

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