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India's rescue and relief crews are toiling round the clock in Nepal. Behind the disturbing narrative of death and destruction, these men have their own tales to tell.
A New York City plainclothes police officer was seriously injured when he was shot in the head on Saturday while attempting to question a man from his cruiser, and authorities said a suspect had been arrested and was in custody.
The birth of a princess on Saturday demonstrated the enduring strength of Britain's rulers, consolidating four generations of a family now more popular than ever, but cannot hide the weaknesses of an ageing institution.
At least 12 Iraqi soldiers and paramilitary forces were killed on Saturday by suicide car bombs targeting an outpost in western Anbar province, while attacks in the capital killed at least 14 civilians, security and medical sources said.
It has been a week since Nepal was hit by the worst earthquake in 80 years and it has killed thousands of people, destroyed hundreds of buildings and devastated its capital Kathmandu.
When Prince William and his wife, Kate, announced the arrival of their first child in 2013, Britain jubilantly celebrated the birth of a future king. Two years later it's a different story.
Maldives police arrested 193 people including the leader of an opposition party after clashes broke out late on Friday with protesters demanding the government free the Indian Ocean archipelago's ex-president from prison.
Next-door neighbor Mexico is no longer the top supplier of immigrants to the United States. It’s been beaten to it by not one but two countries: China and India, and in that order.
At the entrance of this destroyed mountain village, a wooden sign stands, cobbled together from debris of homes flattened by Nepal's devastating earthquake. Its message: "WE NEED HELP. PLEASE HELP."
Perched on a hilltop, the blue-rimmed eyes of Kathmandu's gold-spired Swayambhunath stupa have long stared silently across this sprawling city nestled in the Himalayan foothills.
It’s been two days since any signs of life have been detected among the mountains of rubble in Kathmandu. However, the death toll has crossed 7,000 and fresh tremors continue to rock the country.
In a statement, the Taliban earlier identified eight people they said would take part in the talks on their behalf. However, they said the discussions "should not be misconstrued as peace or negotiation talks."
They are one of the most famous couples on the planet, one day destined to be Britain's king and queen. And now, the birth of Prince William and his wife Kate's second child caps a momentous four years for the golden couple, completing their journey from student sweethearts to regal domesticity.
A week after an avalanche triggered by the devastating earthquake in Nepal killed 18 people at the base camp of Mount Everest, uncertainty persists about the spring climbing season on the world's tallest peak.