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Devastating Nepal quake kills over 1,000, some in Everest avalanche

KATHMANDU - A powerful earthquake struck Nepal and sent tremors through northern India on Saturday, killing more than 1,000 people, toppling a 19th-century tower in the capital Kathmandu and touching off a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest. | Video

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UK's Lib Dems rule out Scottish deal, potentially shunning Labour

LONDON - The leader of Britain's Liberal Democrats ruled out joining a government that relied on support from Scotland's nationalists, raising a potential obstacle to a coalition deal with the opposition Labour Party after a national election on May 7.

9:38am EDT

Biggest Serb party in Bosnia threatens 2018 secession

SARAJEVO - The largest Serb party in Bosnia said on Saturday it would push for a referendum on independence for the country's autonomous Serb Republic in 2018, setting it on a collision course with the West, unless the region is granted greater powers.

11:55am EDT

Moscow to investigate amid struggle over Chechen authority

MOSCOW - Russia announced on Saturday it would investigate the shooting dead of a Chechen that has highlighted tensions between central police authorities and a hardline Chechen regional leader brought in by President Vladimir Putin to quell separatism.

Russia 10:01am EDT

Islamic State takes military barracks, dam in Iraq's Anbar: sources

BAGHDAD - Islamic State militants in Iraq took partial control of a water dam and military barracks guarding it in the western Anbar province after fierce fighting through the night that continued on Saturday, security sources and witnesses said.

Iraq, 8:29am EDT

Chile volcano ash cloud reaches Brazil, flights canceled

SANTIAGO - Ash from the Chilean volcano Calbuco, which erupted without warning this week, reached as far as southern Brazil on Saturday and prompted some airlines to cancel flights to the capitals of Chile, Argentina and Uruguay.

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