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Trekker rescued after 47 days in Nepal celebrates birthday

Binaj Gurubacharya, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 7:45am

A Taiwanese trekker who was rescued after 47 days on a mountain in Nepal celebrated his 21st birthday at a hospital in the capital on Friday.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 7:45am

Turning to diplomacy after flexing military muscle, the United States will urge the U.N. Security Council on Friday to increase economic pressure on North Korea over its nuclear weapons program, leaning on China in particular to turn the screws on its wayward ally. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet with his counterparts from allies Japan and South Korea before chairing a ministerial meeting of the U.N.'s top decision-making body.

The Latest: Zidane: French should stop Le Pen in election

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 7:45am

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UK jury convicts doctor of performing unnecessary surgeries

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 7:45am

A jury in central England has found a prominent breast surgeon guilty of carrying out unnecessary operations.

UN rights chief to visit Ethiopia after deadly protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 7:45am

The United Nations says the U.N. human rights chief will visit Ethiopia next month at the invitation of the government, which has rejected U.N. and other outside offers to investigate months of deadly protests.

Local flooding, flood alerts under heavy rain in Poland

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 7:40am

Local authorities in Poland said Friday that floods or potential flooding have been reported in southern and central regions, following days of heavy rain and snow, but Prime Minister Beata Szydlo said "everything is under control."

Macedonian opposition chief shuns emergency political talks

Konstantin Testorides, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 7:34am

Macedonia's opposition chief rejected the president's call for emergency party leaders' talks Friday, hours after demonstrators — mostly supporters of the country's dominant conservative party — invaded parliament and assaulted opposition lawmakers.

9 dead of mystery illness in Liberia as Ebola is ruled out

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 7:34am

United Nations officials say at least nine people have died from a mysterious illness in Liberia, and all tests have been negative for the Ebola virus.

The Latest: NATO warns Macedonia over violence in parliament

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 7:30am

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Montenegro lawmakers convene for NATO membership vote

Predrag Milic, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 7:24am

Montenegro's parliament was holding a session Friday to ratify the Balkan country's membership in NATO and make a historic turn toward the West amid protests by Russia and the pro-Russia opposition.

Germany arrests Swiss citizen suspected of espionage

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 7:24am

German prosecutors say authorities have arrested a 54-year-old Swiss citizen on suspicion of espionage.

Woman, 66, is fifth victim to die in Stockholm truck attack

David Keyton, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 7:14am

A woman in her 60s who was injured in the April 7 truck attack in Stockholm has died, Swedish authorities said Friday, raising the death toll to five.

World War II still casts shadow over France amid campaigning

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 7:04am

The darkest moment in France's modern history ended seven decades ago with the Nazis' defeat, yet still casts a lingering shadow of shame — one now clouding the race to elect a new president.

Turkey arrests American and Briton entering from Syria

Zeynep Bilginsoy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 6:55am

An American and a British man, allegedly members of the Islamic State group, were arrested in Turkey after crossing the border from Syria and handing themselves over to the authorities, officials said Friday.

Indonesian women's group issues edict against child marriage

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 6:53am

Indonesia's main Muslim women's group has issued an edict against child marriage, urging the government of the world's most populous Muslim nation to increase the legal minimum age for females to marry from 16 to 18 years, the group said Friday.

EU summit to assess Ireland's future in wake of Brexit

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 6:40am

European Union leaders meeting Saturday to approve the guidelines that will drive divorce negotiations with Britain will also assess wording which would allow a united Ireland —including Northern Ireland — to become part of the bloc at a potential future date.

Poland's ruling Party backs out of plan to expand Warsaw

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 6:34am

Poland's ruling party said Friday it is withdrawing a plan to expand the capital city following protests, saying it needs more consultation with the people.

The Latest: Japanese fighter jets join US carrier in drills

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 6:30am

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UK police shoot 1, arrest 6 others in counterterror raids

Gregory Katz and Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 6:23am

British police said Friday they had disrupted an active terror plot with raids in London and southeastern England. One woman was shot and seriously wounded as heavily armed counterterrorism officers stormed a house in a residential London street.