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Saudi Arabia is considering temporary halts in coalition air strikes on rebels in Yemen to allow for the delivery of aid into the country, Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Monday.

France's Le Pen due to be disciplined by FN leaders

The bitter family dispute within France's far-right National Front was set to come to a head Monday as party leaders prepared to discuss the status of founder Jean-Marie Le Pen after his latest controversial outbursts.

Centenarian located alive beneath earthquake rubble

A 101-year-old man was pulled Saturday from the scattered rubble of his former house, nearly a week after a devastating earthquake struck Gorkha, Nepal, leaving thousands dead.

Italy set to vote on radical overhaul of electoral system

Italy's parliament was set Monday to approve a radical new electoral law designed to end decades of political instability by ensuring that elections always produce governments with working majorities.

Kerry in Kenya calls for unity to defeat terrorism

US Secretary of State John Kerry called for unity in the face of terror attacks Monday, as he visited a memorial in Kenya to the 1998 bombing of the US embassy.

Israeli PM to meet Ethiopian community after clashes

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was to meet members of Israel's Ethiopian community Monday in a bid to ease tensions after clashes over allegations of police brutality and widespread discrimination.

Nepal urges foreign aid workers to pack up and go home

The Nepalese government is asking the estimated 4,050 international rescue workers in the country to pack their bags and head home. The government claims that major rescue operations have been concluded and that locals can handle the rest.

Australia gift to Britain's new princess to help pygmy possums

Australia will send a fine woollen blanket embroidered with yellow flowers to Britain's new princess, but the royal baby will also be honoured with a more unusual gift -- support for a rare possum.

'We are victors': Russia fetes WWII win despite Western snub

Russia is preparing this week to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany with imperial flair and a military parade viewed as an unapologetic show of force.

Russians embrace Kremlin-backed WWII ribbon

Millions of Russians will on May 9 don black-and-orange striped ribbons to mark Soviet victory in World War II, but critics accuse the Kremlin of using them to link wartime glory to current policies.

US military planes to begin Nepal quake relief sorties

US transport aircraft were due to make "an immediate difference" to the aid effort in Nepal Monday, shuttling supplies and rescue teams to remote areas devastated by an earthquake that killed more than 7,300 people.Nine days after a 7.

Police kill two gunmen at US Mohammed cartoon event

Police shot dead two gunmen Sunday outside a Prophet Mohammed cartoon contest in Texas attended by Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders, authorities said.

U.S. says no Syrian civilians killed in coalition air strike

The U.S. military denied a report that strikes led by Washington had killed at least 52 civilians in northern Syria earlier this week, saying those killed were actually fighters.

Nigerian military accused of revenge killing of civilians

Residents and community leaders have accused the Nigerian military on Sunday of killing 80 civilians and destroying homes as revenge for the deaths of six soldiers killed by Tarok youths on Thursday last week.

Costa Rica scare as ship carrying chemicals sinks

Costa Rican authorities declared an emergency after a ship carrying 180 tons of ammonium nitrate sunk off the country's Pacific coast.

Climbing firms call off Everest season after quake

Mountaineering companies Sunday called off their spring expeditions to Mount Everest, marking the second year with virtually no summits after an quake-triggered avalanche killed 18 on the world's highest peak.The 7.

A blast and gunfire: Mexico's chopper battle

A blast and gunfire rattled the hamlet in western Mexico where a drug cartel brought down a military helicopter in an intense battle that left three troops dead and three more missing.

HRW claims Saudi-led coalition used cluster bombs in Yemen

Human Rights Watch claims to have credible evidence that the Saudi-led coalition used cluster munitions against Houthi rebels in bombings in Yemen as part of Operation Decisive Storm.

Ten Russian bikers reach German border ahead of WWII rally

Ten pro-Kremlin Russian bikers, part of a larger group on a controversial World War II victory ride through Europe, reached the German border late Sunday, the Bavarian authorities said.

Police fire stun grenades at Tel Aviv rally by Ethiopian Israelis

Police fired stun grenades to disperse a rally by Ethiopian Israelis demonstrating in central Tel Aviv on Sunday against alleged police brutality and widespread discrimination.

Two dead, 21 injured in Athens prison fighting

Two inmates were killed and 21 others injured during fighting that broke out in an Athens prison on Sunday, the justice ministry said.

Tales of horror being told by survivors of Boko Haram

Tragic stories are coming out of Nigeria as 275 women and girls, rescued from Boko Haram after more than a year in captivity and brought to a refugee camp, say it's still hard to believe they are safe at last.

Another 2,100-plus migrants rescued in Med: Italian coastguard

The Italian coastguard said it had coordinated the rescue on Sunday of more than 2,150 migrants as they sailed across the Mediterranean on rickety boats, bringing the number of people rescued this weekend to 5,800.

Big Brother or vital protection? French MPs set to OK spy bill

Four months after jihadist attacks in Paris killed 17 people, French MPs are set to approve a controversial bill giving spies sweeping new surveillance powers deemed "heavily intrusive" by critics.

Nepal shuts International airport to large jets flying in relief

Nepal's only international airport has been closed to large jets flying in relief supplies because of runway damage incurred from the constant stream of aircraft bringing in aid to the millions of people impacted by the earthquake April 25.

Spanish rebel party Podemos seeks second wind

Spain's anti-austerity party Podemos, whose meteoric rise has upended the country's politics, is seeking a second wind as an internal crisis over strategy hits and polls show its popularity may have peaked.

Fidel Castro meets Japanese foreign minister in Havana

Cuba's former president Fidel Castro has met with Japan's foreign minister, Fumio Kishida, local media reported.

Breakaway Nagorny Karabakh elects new parliament

Azerbaijan's separatist region of Nagorny Karabakh went to the polls Sunday to elect a new parliament in a vote denounced as illegitimate by Baku and the West.

Malaysia: Islamic leader warns comedians not to make people laugh

An Islamic mufti has warned Malaysian comedians against telling jokes that cause excessive laughter. According to the mufti, Islam urges emotional moderation and refrain from excessive laughter, crying, or other emotional expressions.

Light earthquake shakes Los Angeles

A light, magnitude-3.9 earthquake shook the Los Angeles region early Sunday, the US Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.The quake hit at 4:07 am (1107 GMT) at a depth of 6.1 miles (9.

Ukrainian soldier and civilian killed in intensifying clashes

A Ukrainian soldier and a civilian were killed in the past 24 hours in Ukraine's separatist-held east amid a marked increase in fighting despite a fragile ceasefire, authorities said Sunday.

Kerry due in Kenya after years of estrangement

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Kenya on Sunday for talks on security cooperation and ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit to his late father's home country.

Baltimore lifts curfew, National Guard begins pullout

Baltimore lifted a curfew Sunday that was imposed across the US East Coast city following widespread riots, as thousands of National Guard troops began to pull out.

UNESCO to award press freedom prize to jailed Syria activist

The UN's cultural body will on Sunday award its annual press freedom prize to Mazen Darwish, a Syrian journalist and rights activist who has been jailed by the regime for more than three years.

France's Le Pen says father should not speak in party name

France's far-right National Front chief Marine Le Pen said Sunday her father should "no longer be able to speak in the name of" the party, as a bitter public feud between the two deepens.

Battle to get aid to Nepal's quake-hit mountain villages

More than a week after Nepal's devastating earthquake, large swathes of the Himalayan nation have yet to receive any outside help as aid workers battle landslides, avalanches and a helicopter shortage to reach communities in some of the world's remotes...

5,800 migrants rescued in Mediterranean

Another 5,800 migrants desperate to reach Europe were rescued this weekend as they tried to cross the Mediterranean on rickety boats, more than 2,150 of them on Sunday, the Italian coastguard said.

101-year-old man pulled alive from Nepal quake rubble

A 101-year-old man was pulled alive from the rubble of his house in Nepal seven days after it collapsed in a deadly earthquake, police said Sunday.

Soldiers who assaulted C.Africa kids 'should own up': France

France's defence minister has urged soldiers "to give themselves up" if they are guilty of sexually assaulting hungry Central African kids, as questions remain on why the probe into the alleged crimes is taking so long.

Saudi-led troops in 'limited' first Yemen deployment

The Saudi-led coalition battling rebels in Yemen sent a "limited" force to the city of Aden Sunday, Yemeni sources said, in what would be its first ground deployment inside the country.

Spanish rebel party Podemos seeks second wind

Spain's anti-austerity party Podemos, whose meteoric rise has upended the country's politics, is seeking a second wind as an internal crisis over strategy hits and polls show its popularity may have peaked.