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Liberia declared Ebola-free, but outbreak continues over border

MONROVIA — Liberia was declared free from Ebola by the government and the World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday after 42 days without a new case of the virus, which killed more than 4,700 people there during a year-long epidemic.

UN races to feed quake survivors

ROME — Eleven days after a devastating earthquake rocked Nepal, U.N. officials are scrambling to get aid to remote mountain regions, deploying yaks, goats and old Russian helicopters to carry rice and high-energy biscuits to 1.4 million hungry people.

Rescuers step up hunt for bodies in Nepal

KATHMANDU — Nepalese soldiers and villagers dug through snow mounds in a remote hamlet on Wednesday in search of scores of bodies of villagers and trekkers believed to be buried in an avalanche set off by last month’s devastating earthquake, officials said.

Trekkers’ bodies found in Nepal

KATHMANDU — Nepali police and local volunteers found the bodies of about 100 trekkers and villagers buried in an avalanche set off by last month’s devastating earthquake and were digging through snow and ice for signs of dozens more missing, officials said on Monday.

Forest fire threatens Chernobyl nuclear zone

KIEV -- Emergency services were battling on yesterday to prevent Ukraine’s largest forest fire since 1992 from spreading towards the abandoned Chernobyl nuclear power plant, Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said.

Saudi Arabia arrests 93 Islamic State suspects

DUBAI - Saudi Arabia has arrested 93 people suspected of belonging to the Islamic State militant group, including two people who planned a failed suicide car bombing against the U.S. embassy in Riyadh, the interior ministry said on Tuesday.

Drug convicts executed in Indonesia, Filipina spared

CILACAP, Indonesia - Eight drug-trafficking convicts from several countries were executed by an Indonesian firing squad shortly after midnight on Wednesday, local media said, but a Filipina who was on death row with them was unexpectedly spared at the last minute.

Auschwitz bookkeeper admits ‘moral guilt’ at trial

LUENEBURG, Germany — A 93-year-old former bookkeeper at Auschwitz who is accused of assisting in the mass murder of Jews told a German court that he felt morally guilty for his work at the Nazi death camp, describing in detail the grisly killings he had witnessed there.

Pakistan PM to intensify diplomatic efforts to solve Yemen conflict

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan is to intensify diplomatic efforts to try to resolve the crisis in Yemen, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Monday, days after his Gulf allies criticized Pakistan for not joining a Saudi-led coalition conducting air strikes there.

More than 5,600 migrants rescued

ROME — At least nine people died when an overcrowded migrant boat capsized off the coast of Libya and 144 more were rescued, the Italian coast guard said on Monday, after another heavy weekend for maritime rescue services operating off North Africa.

North Korea fires missiles during U.S. defense chief visit

OSAN, South Korea - North Korea has fired two surface-to-air missiles off its west coast, South Korea said on Thursday, with the latest in a string of short-range firings by the North coming shortly before the U.S. defense secretary arrived in the region.

At least 147 at Kenyan university killed; siege ends

GARISSA, Kenya — Gunmen from the Islamist militant group al Shabaab stormed a university in Kenya and killed at least 147 people on Thursday, in the worst attack on Kenyan soil since the U.S. embassy was bombed in 1998.

Prosecutors: Co-pilot studied suicide methods online

BERLIN — Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot alleged to have intentionally downed Germanwings flight 4U9525 killing himself and 149 others on board, researched suicide methods and cockpit door security mechanism on the internet, German prosecutors said Thursday.

Initial deal reached on nuclear program

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Iran and world powers reached a framework agreement on Thursday on curbing Iran's nuclear program for at least a decade, a step towards a final pact that could end 12 years of brinkmanship, threats and confrontation.