A car is seen next to a collapsed house, after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, in Xigaze Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region, China, April 25, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

7.9 magnitude Nepal earthquake kills 449: police

KATHMANDU - The death toll from a powerful 7.9 earthquake that struck Nepal has risen to 449, most of it in the Kathmandu Valley, police said.   Full Article | Video 

More fighting, air strikes in Yemen, civilian death toll exceeds 550 6:17am EDT

ADEN - Fighting between Yemen's warring factions raged in southern and central parts of the country and air strikes hit Houthi militia forces in Aden on Friday, but there were no fresh moves toward dialogue.

A bagpiper from the Australian army salutes during a dawn ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Gallipoli, at Anzac Cove in Gallipoli April 25, 2015. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

Thousands gather to mark Gallipoli centenary

GALLIPOLI PENINSULA, Turkey/SYDNEY - Leaders and dignitaries from Australia, New Zealand and Turkey led thousands at dawn ceremonies on Turkey's Gallipoli peninsula to mark the 100th anniversary of a World War One battle  Full Article | Video 

An image of the Statue of Liberty is pictured though a rain covered taxi window in New York April 15, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Here comes the flood of foreign money

NEW YORK - Officials declined to investigate the funding of a campaign to defeat a Los Angeles County initiative by an international conglomerate, raising fears among campaign finance reform advocates that foreign funds may flood U.S. elections.  Full Article 

LGBT activist Daniel Maury relaxes at home with his partner, Mark Paulson, and dog Luca in New York April 13, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

How Wall Street came out on gay marriage

WASHINGTON - Wall Street's evolution on gay rights mirrors a broader shift on the issue in corporate America and society. But in some ways it has been a more difficult transition for a financial industry.  Video | Full Article 

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un views the dawn from the summit of Mt Paektu April 18, 2015, in this photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on April 19, 2015. REUTERS/KCNA

Inside North Korea's propaganda machine

Recent rumors about North Korean textbooks exhorting a young Kim Jong Un’s prowess as a driver and sailor have sparked a renewed interest in just how weird North Korea is. Why is their propaganda so odd, we ask. Do they believe it all?  Commentary 

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Severe quake hits Nepal

Scenes of devastation in Nepal as a 7.9 magitude quake brings down buildings, killing several and injuring more. Paul Chapman reports.