Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and their newborn baby princess, Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, wave to the public as they leave St. Mary's Hospital's exclusive Lindo Wing in London on Saturday.

Britain's new princess named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

The princess is the second child of Prince William and his wife, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge.

about 12 hours ago

Afghan, Taliban representatives meet in Qatar

For once, neither side denied that the sessions were taking place.

about 22 hours ago

Nigerian military is accused of killing civilians

Community leaders and residents of central Plateau state say the killings were to avenge the deaths of six soldiers.

about 22 hours ago

Nepal bureaucracy blamed for quake aid ‘bottleneck’

Officials of aid organizations and Western governments have been grumbling about Nepal’s government since the earthquake struck April 25.

about 22 hours ago

Italy says 5,800 migrants rescued

The recoveries come as part of one of the biggest rescue operations this year.

about 22 hours ago

In U.K. politics, all eyes turn to Scotland – again

Polls show that the Scottish National Party will win the majority of Scottish constituencies in the British general election Thursday.

about 22 hours ago

Pilot prepares for flight in solar-powered craft

No one before has attempted a solar-powered flight over such a large expanse of ocean — 5,070 miles.

about 22 hours ago

World briefs: New princess meets British royal family

PLUS: Arab coalition troops land; Spy investigation launched; Al-Qaida claims killing.

about 22 hours ago

 An Israeli man from the Ethiopian community is wounded Sunday after clashes with Israeli security forces in the coastal city of Tel Aviv during a protest against alleged police brutality and institutionalized discrimination.

Israel protest turns violent

An anti-racism protest descended into one of the most violent demonstrations in Israel’s commercial capital in years.

about 22 hours ago

 Nepalese army distribute drinking water and packed noodles Sunday for people who have had their homes damaged and living in tents after the April 25 earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal. With monsoon rains expected in a few weeks, Nepal has pleaded with donors to send tents and temporary shelters for earthquake victims who have been living in the open for more than a week.

Rescuers find 3 survivors after earthquake in Nepal

Surya Prasad Upadhaya, a government administrator, says two men and a woman had been pulled from the rubble near Syauli village.

1 day ago

Analysis: Conservative Party's fortune is cautionary tale for GOP

Striking a balance between energizing the party’s conservative base and attracting new voters through modernizing efforts is far from easy.

1 day ago

Islamic State captures half of Iraqi oil refinery

The surprise IS advance came despite U.S.-led aerial bombardment of IS positions in central Iraqi city of Baiji, which includes the

1 day ago

Dozens tried for mob killing of Afghan woman that sparked outcry

The attack was captured by mobile phone video and distributed online.

1 day ago

World briefs: U.S. troops to help get aid to Nepal

Plus: Yemen rebels’ appeal; bodies, trafficking tied; N. Korea holds student.

1 day ago

 Britain's Prince William, right, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, with their newborn daughter pose for the media outside St. Mary's Hospital's exclusive Lindo Wing, London, Saturday. The duchess gave birth to the princess on Saturday morning.

It’s a girl! Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to princess

The royal baby, fourth in line to the throne, weighs 8 pounds 3 ounces. The announcement was greeted by cheers outside the hospital.

2 days ago

 Mylan headquarters stands July 14, 2014, in Canonsburg.

Mylan created Dutch-style poison pill to protect itself

The poison pill could help Mylan thwart a hostile, $43 billion takeover bid from Israeli drugmaker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries.

2 days ago

 Tony Appleton, a town crier, announces the birth of the royal baby outside the Lindo Wing, St. Mary's Hospital, London, Saturday.

Oyez! Eccentric, unofficial town crier announcing royal baby's birth captures world attention

Town crier Tony Appleton took to the steps Saturday outside London’s St. Mary’s Hospital to loudly proclaim the birth of Britain’s princess.

2 days ago

 A member of the Houthi group sits on the rubble of houses destroyed by an overnight Saudi-led airstrike on a residential area in Sanaa, Yemen’s capital, on Friday.

Saudi-Yemen border clash kills 3 Saudi troops, Yemeni rebels

Also, Saudi-led airstrikes continued to bomb rebel positions inside Yemen on Friday.

2 days ago

White House looks to ease Arab fears over Iran nuclear pact

The Obama administration wants to persuade Arab allies this month at a Camp David that the United States has their backs.

2 days ago

 Protesters run with the portrait of Turkish far-left revolutionary Deniz Gezmis, founder of the People’s Liberation Army of Turkey, during a May Day rally at Sihhiye Square in Ankara on Friday.

Police fire tear gas and water cannons at Istanbul protesters

At least 250 people were detained, according to the Istanbul Bar Association.

2 days ago

NSA scandal rekindles in Germany, with an inward twist

The uproar shaking the halls of power here could aptly be titled, “NSA Scandal II, the Sequel.”

2 days ago

World Briefs: Labour leader clouds U.K. politics

Plus: Nepal aid needs persist; Iranian politician derided; clashes in Maldives; Mexico drug violence; and more.

2 days ago

 Mobs of Vietnamese people scale the wall of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, Vietnam, trying to get to the helicopter pickup zone, a day before the end of the Vietnam War on April 30, 1975.

40 years ago, U.S. Marines heard ‘Tiger out,’ the message that meant the Vietnam War had ended

The last U.S. Marines to depart the Vietnam war from the U.S. Embassy roof in Saigon recall the helicopter chaos.

3 days ago

 Earthquake survivor Krishna Devi Khadka, 24, is rescued Thursday by joint rescue team members from Norway, France and Israel after Saturday's earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Moments of joy in Nepal as 2 are rescued 5 days after quake

Two survivors, a teen boy and a young woman, are rescued in Kathmandu five days after the quake that devastated Nepal.

3 days ago

U.S. Navy escorting cargo ships in Hormuz

Navy ships are accompanying U.S.-flagged cargo vessels and may join refueling tankers passing through the Strait of Hormuz.

3 days ago

National briefs: Chicago to get Obama library, sources say

Also: $612 billion defense bill; Smith picked to head USAID; FBI agent in Bulger trial lied; Atlanta cheating sentences reduced.

3 days ago

World briefs: Germany foils suspected terror attack

Plus: Malala’s attackers jailed; Joint naval drills; Conservatives lead in polls; Greek concessions

3 days ago

 Ashok Gurung, from Bhutan near Nepal, holds a sign during a candle vigil for the people of Nepal on Wednesday. The Vigil for Nepal was held in Market Square.

Pittsburgh Nepalis heartened by communitywide offers of help

A vigil in Pittsburgh’s Market Square for victims of the earthquake in Nepal drew comments from residents with family members there.

4 days ago

 Pemba Tamang is carried on a stretcher after being pulled, dazed and dusty, from the wreckage of a seven-story Kathmandu building that collapsed around him five days ago when an enormous earthquake shook Nepal.

Rescuers pull out survivor five days after Nepal quake

Hundreds cheered as 18-year-old Pemba Tamang was pulled out of the wreckage.

4 days ago

 Police stand in front of a home in the courtyard of a building where suspected Salafist Islamist extremists are believed to live, in Oberursel near Frankfurt, Germany, today.

Report: German police foil planned Islamist attack near Frankfurt

Police began surveillance after the couple bought large quantities of chemicals that could be used to make home-made bombs.

4 days ago

 Prince Mohammed bin Nayef was named crown prince in a historic move.

A Saudi royal shake-up with a goal of stability

The 79-year-old king promoted the two princes most responsible for the kingdom’s security into the line of succession.

4 days ago

U.S. attacks in Afghanistan go beyond White House’s pledges

Administration officials have insisted that the troops’ role is relegated to counterterrorism.

4 days ago

 Nepalese riot police officials stand alert on a street in Kathmandu on Wednesday as earthquake survivors desperate to leave the Nepalese capital show their anger after promised special bus services failed to materialize.

Hope of finding more Nepal quake survivors fades as toll tops 5,200

But after days of complaints, a somewhat stronger presence of foreign search and rescue teams and assistance convoys was evident.

4 days ago

 A rendering of the proposed Oncology Institute at the Hospital International de Colombia (HIC).

UPMC to develop, help manage oncology center in Colombia

UPMC will act as co-manager of the Oncology Institute at the Hospital International de Colombia and provide visiting staff from Pittsburgh.

4 days ago

Iran official warns Congress about nuclear deal

The foreign minister said the U.S. will isolate itself if lawmakers act to nullify a nuclear deal the White House is working to finalize.

4 days ago

 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Japan’s Abe avoids specifics in speech on trade accord

The prime minister faced a Congress divided by President Barack Obama’s drive to obtain fast-track negotiating authority.

4 days ago

World Briefs: Mistrust hampers war against Islamic State

Plus: Pope backs equal pay; Britain to comply with EU clean air rules; Russian shuttle; N. Korean officials executed; Finland on edge.

4 days ago

 An injured girl is carried Tuesday by a soldier with the Nepal Army to a helicopter for treatment and evacuation from the village of Sindhupalchowk following Saturday's earthquake in Nepal.

As human crisis takes priority in Nepal, a cultural disaster takes shape

Thousands of people have died as a result of Saturday’s earthquake. Now the country is witnessing the destruction of much of its heritage.

5 days ago

 President Barack Obama hosts a state arrival ceremony Tuesday for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the South Lawn of the White House.

Obama defends U.S.-Japan alliance as no threat to China

President Barack Obama’s remarks came a day after the United States and Japan announced a revised defense agreement.

5 days ago

U.S. sends destroyer after Iran seizes ship

The episode threatened already fragile negotiations over reining in Iran’s nuclear ambitions, but U.S. officials played down its

5 days ago

Nigerian army claims rescue of girls and women from Boko Haram

But none of the hostages was a schoolgirl kidnapped by Boko Haram more than a year ago from Chibok.

5 days ago

World Briefs: Indonesia executes 8 drug suspects

Plus: Ferry skipper resentenced; Afghanistan landslide; Yemen strife persists; fire threatens Chernobyl; and more.

5 days ago

 Sita Karka, suffering two broken legs from Saturday's massive earthquake, arrives today by helicopter from the heavily damaged Ranachour village at a landing zone in the town of Gorkha, Nepal.

Pittsburgh Nepalese aid organizations mobilize

Two Nepalese workers at Kobold Expedition Tools, a watch company based in Lawrence County, have not yet been located.

6 days ago

Nepalis dig through quake rubble for survivors, toll could reach 10,000

International aid has begun arriving in the Himalayan nation three days after Saturday’s 7.9-magnitude quake, but disbursement is slow.

6 days ago

Japan and U.S. set new rules for military cooperation

The former guidelines were geared specifically toward the defense of Japan, but the new rules eliminate any geographic restrictions.

6 days ago

Opposition says 1,000 killed in Angola clash with religious sect

The statement is in contrast to the police report, which said 13 civilians were killed during fighting with members of a Christian group.

6 days ago

 Sam Rest, a behavioral economics major at Carnegie Mellon University.

CMU student safe after witnessing avalanche on Mount Everest

Sam Rest and his small group of five had trekked to base camp and were halfway back when a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck 85 miles away.

5 days ago

75 percent of extreme weather due to climate change, study finds

Heat waves and heavy storms are occurring four times more often than they did before carbon pollution started driving up thermometers.

6 days ago

World briefs: Kerry meets with Iranian counterpart

Plus: Gaza conflict report; Pope to address climate; Afghanistan fighting

6 days ago

 Victims of Saturday's earthquake rest Monday inside an Indian Air Force helicopter as they are evacuated from Trishuli Bazar to the airport in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Quake toll tops 4,400; remote areas desperate

Aid workers and officials in remote, shattered villages near the epicenter pleaded Monday for food, shelter and medicine.

6 days ago


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