A bruised rebel fighter in battle fatigues is tied to a traffic pole, avoiding glances as a crude message hung about his neck flutters in the wind: “I am a marauder. I beat up and robbed my countrymen.”
Seventy years have passed since the United States shocked the world by dropping atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. As nuclear powers gather this week to discuss a landmark disarmament treaty, the now-fragile survivors warn this may be their last chance to use their personal horror to hurry that work along.
Mukhtar al-Asam, head of the Sudanese Elections Committee, said that 46 percent of eligible voters had cast presidential ballots in four days of voting that began April 13, and that the turnout was lowest in the capital, Khartoum, and its surroundings, at just 34 percent. “The elections were useless,” said Mouyaser Hasan, 26, an engineer in Khartoum who said he did not vote.
Mountaineers, guides and porters streamed from Mount Everest base camp in the wake of a deadly earthquake-triggered avalanche that obliterated parts of the rocky village of nylon tents. Some warned that dozens of people may still be missing.
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Refugees are straining the economies of the countries to which they’ve fled, where few can find work, and they’re boarding boats all along the Mediterranean coast in often ill-fated leaps toward Europe.
Saudi Arabia has abruptly suspended a 26-day bombing campaign against Iran-backed rebels in Yemen that it had undertaken with U.S. support but that had been criticized by humanitarian aid groups for causing hundreds of civilian deaths.
A 14-year-old Mexican girl who was taken by authorities and sent screaming to live in the United States was returned home Wednesday after DNA tests showed she is not the daughter of the Houston woman who claimed her.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met at the residence of Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations in New York for the first time since April 2, when world powers and Iran sealed a framework agreement that would limit Iran’s ability to build a nuclear weapon.
Helicopters crisscrossed the skies above the mountains of Gorkha district Tuesday near the epicenter of the weekend earthquake, ferrying the injured to clinics, and taking emergency supplies back to remote villages devastated by the disaster in Nepal that killed more than 4,400 people across the region.