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Villages Near Nepal Earthquake's Epicenter Are Desperate as Death Toll Tops ...

New York Times

SAURPANI, Nepal — Five hours by car from Katmandu, then by foot for several miles past the spot where the road is blocked by boulders and mud, people from the villages near the epicenter of Nepal's powerful earthquake are burying their dead, despairing ...

Scores of stranded climbers airlifted from Mt. Everest camps

Los Angeles Times

Climbers and Nepalese sherpa guides stranded on Mt. Everest woke before dawn Tuesday to evacuate to base camp, cut off from the higher reaches of the mountain after an earthquake-triggered avalanche. lRelated Nepal quake survivors face shortages; ...

Surrogate mothers from Nepal will be allowed to come to Israel

Ynetnews

Attorney general approves plan to allow heavily pregnant surrogate mothers to come to Israel; first airlift from quake-struck country landed late Sunday, carrying newborns and injured Israelis after 7.9 quake shattered Nepal. Mati Siver ...

UN inquiry finds wrongdoings on both sides in Gaza summer war

Ynetnews

UN releases summary of 207-page report on Gaza conflict condemning Israeli fire on 7 UN schools housing refugees, Hamas hiding rockets in empty schools; Foreign Ministry says all incidents have been investigated. Associated Press, Reuters ...

Indonesia rebuffs last-ditch bids to delay drug-convict executions

Reuters

CILACAP, Indonesia/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Indonesia said the execution of nine drug traffickers would go ahead this week, rebuffing last-minute appeals from Australia and the Philippines to spare their nationals and ignoring a decision by the Constitutional ...

Obama Gives Japan's Abe an Impromptu Tour of Lincoln Memorial

Bloomberg

US President Barack Obama accompanies Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a visit to Lincoln Memorial on April 27, 2015 in Washington, DC. Photographer: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images. US President Barack Obama accompanies Japan's ...

In US-Japan Talks, China Is the Elephant in the Room

ABC News

When President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meet on Tuesday, a major subtext of their discussions will be the world leader not in the room — Chinese President Xi Jinping. China's rise underlies both the economic and security ...

Iran aims to use NPT conference to renew international pressure on Israel

Haaretz

Jerusalem to attend non-proliferation meet for first time in 20 years; Iran FM at opening of conference: 'Israel is the single [worst] violator of this international regime [the NPT].' By Barak Ravid | Apr. 27, 2015 | 11:24 PM ...

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