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Rebels enter northwest Syrian town as government withdraws
BEIRUT (AP) — Hard-line Syrian rebel groups entered a strategic town Saturday in northwestern Syria, sending government troops fleeing after intense clashes that have seen them take nearly all of a cr
8 dead as quake-triggered avalanche sweeps Everest
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.
479 dead as 7.8 quake hits Nepal, causing big damage
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A powerful earthquake struck Nepal Saturday, killing at least 479 people across a swath of four countries as the violently shaking earth collapsed houses, leveled centuries-old
Questions after Indiana school stage collapse injures 16
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The superintendent of an Indiana school district where a stage collapsed, injuring 16 high school students when they plunged into an orchestra pit, said Friday that the section tha
3 suicide car bombs target Iraq-Jordan border crossing
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Interior Ministry spokesman says three suicide car bombs attacked security forces at a border crossing with neighboring Jordan, causing casualties.
Starbucks: Computer outage fixed; stores reopen Saturday
SEATTLE (AP) — A computer outage hit thousands of Starbucks stores, and some gave away free drinks before many closed early to the dismay of caffeine-craving patrons.
Togo votes as president seeks to continue family dynasty
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.
Key facts about Nepal, site of magnitude-7.8 quake
Key facts about Nepal, where an earthquake magnitude-7.8 hit Saturday:
The world's strongest earthquakes since 1900
A magnitude-7.8 earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley on Saturday, the worst quake in the Himalayan nation in over 80 years.
Chatfield woman plans two-year trip by solar-powered bike
CHATFIELD — Chatfield resident Hanna Elshoff just can't wait any longer.
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