President Barack Obama laughs as he listens to Larry Wilmore, the guest host from Comedy Central, speak at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner at the Washington Hilton in Washington, Saturday, April 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 1, 2016 9:43 am

Obama drew plenty of laughs with his barbed remarks to a ballroom filled with journalists, politicians, and movie and television stars.

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May 1, 2016 9:16 am

Berrigan emerged as a leader of the radical anti-war movement in the 1960s and was imprisoned for burning draft files

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May 1, 2016 8:48 am

The April 16 quake was the worst to strike Ecuador in decades.

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May 1, 2016 8:31 am

Nikhil Chandra Joarder, 50, a resident of the Dubail village under Gopalpur upazila of the Tangail district, was hacked to death Saturday afternoon.

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China has by far the world's biggest fish industry, but depleted fishery resources close to China's shores have made fishing in disputed waters an economic necessity, fishermen and industry executives say.

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May 1, 2016 7:34 am

Kerry had made clear the United States wanted Russia to apply pressure to the Assad government to get it to stop "indiscriminate aerial attacks" in Aleppo, a spokesperson said.

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April 30, 2016 8:37 pm

Eleven giant pyres of tusks, and another of rhino horns, are arranged in a semi-circle now expected to burn for days in Nairobi's national park.

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April 30, 2016 8:32 pm

The purchase hit snags after US Congress withheld 60 per cent of the aid earmarked for subsidising the deal opposed by some American lawmakers and India.

In this photo taken on Sunday, April 17, 2016 migrants ask for help from a dinghy boat as they are approached by the SOS Mediterranee's ship Aquarius, background, off the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa. The European Union's border agency says the number of migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea to Italy more than doubled last month. Frontex said in a statement on Monday that almost 9,600 migrants attempted the crossing, one of the most perilous sea voyages for people seeking sanctuary or jobs in Europe. (Patrick Bar/SOS Mediterranee via AP)
April 30, 2016 8:30 pm

"According to testimonies gathered by IOM in Lampedusa 84 people went missing," said IOM spokesman Flavio Di Giacomo on his Twitter feed.

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April 30, 2016 7:46 pm

The outcome represents a significant realignment of competing factions in the Islamic republic, with conservative MPs losing their dominance and being outnumbered for the first time since 2004.

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The Suwalong hydropower project at the junction of Mangkam county in Tibet and Batang county in Sichuan province has a design capacity of 1.2 gigawatts.

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April 30, 2016 7:46 pm

Nikhil Chandra Joarder, 50, a resident of the Dubail village under Gopalpur upazila of the Tangail district, was hacked to death this afternoon.

Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, left, shakes hands with China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi during a meeting at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse, in Beijing, China, Saturday, April 30, 2016. (Jason Lee/Pool Photo via AP)
April 30, 2016 5:45 pm

Beijing portrayed the visit by Fumio Kishida as an act of outreach to an angry China.

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April 30, 2016 5:37 pm

The May Day is taking place at a period of particular tension in Turkey after a succession of deadly attacks this year blamed on jihadists and Kurdish militants.

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April 30, 2016 4:35 pm

Monitors compiled the list dating back to the declaration of ISIS in June 2014, showing regular beheadings, shootings, stonings and other methods of murder such as throwing people off buildings and setting them on fire.

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April 30, 2016 3:25 pm

"Federalism is an arrangement to keep the country together, not to divide. There are many examples in other countries as to how federalism had not divided countries," Chief Minister CV Wigneswaran said.

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IS claimed the attack and said it was carried out by a suicide bomber who detonated a vehicle laden with three tonnes of explosives.

Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, left, shakes hands with China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi during a meeting at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse, in Beijing, China, Saturday, April 30, 2016. (Jason Lee/Pool Photo via AP)
April 30, 2016 1:44 pm

Ties between the two nations have been thawing recently after meetings between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

An Iranian woman attends a polling station to vote for parliamentary runoff elections at the city of Qods about 12 miles (20 kilometers) west of the capital Tehran, Iran, Friday, April 29, 2016. Iranians voted Friday in the country's parliamentary runoff elections, a key polling that is expected to decide exactly how much power moderate forces backing President Hassan Rouhani will have in the next legislature.  (AP Photo)
April 30, 2016 11:33 am

Results from Friday's second ballot will decide who has the most power when lawmakers are sworn in next month

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April 30, 2016 11:06 am

Pakistan has given no commitment on the release of Afridi, who was jailed in 2012 for 33 years.

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This is the largest-ever airlift of lions and was organized by Animal Defenders International

Kenya Red Cross personnel work at the site of a building collapse in Nairobi, Kenya, Saturday, April 30, 2016. A six-story residential building in a low income area of the Kenyan capital collapsed Friday under heavy rain and flooding, trapping an unknown number of people in the rubble, Kenyan officials said.(AP Photo/Sayyid Abdul Azim)
April 30, 2016 10:18 am

A search-and-rescue team managed to pull three children and an adult out from the remains of the building in the Huruma area.

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April 30, 2016 10:03 am

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence described Ted Cruz as "a principled conservative'' as he made his support official during an afternoon radio interview

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Lane, 35, lured an unsuspecting seven-month pregnant Michelle Wilkins to her house in March 2015.

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April 30, 2016 9:32 am

President Juan Carlos Varela called for the review after the "Panama Papers" leak involving the Mossack Fonseca law firm suggested rich foreigners were using the accounts to hide their wealth.

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The anti-porn authority in Beijing has probed several Internet video player service providers for spreading lewd videos.

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Zuma has denied the corruption allegations, which were dropped in 2009 shortly before the election in which he became president.

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April 30, 2016 12:19 am

"I would tell them let him out and I'm sure they would let him out," Trump said with confidence.

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April 29, 2016 10:09 pm

"I would tell them let him out and I'm sure they would let him out," Trump said with confidence.

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April 29, 2016 6:41 pm

German government spokesman Steffen Seibert told a news conference the destruction was targeted and therefore constituted the "murder of a huge number of civilians".

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April 29, 2016 5:16 pm

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane said Friday's court ruling was a major blow for the president, who has faced months of criticism over various corruption scandals and the country's dire economic outlook.

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April 29, 2016 6:58 pm

The United States Geological Survey said the 7.0-magnitude quake -- originally reported as 7.3, struck at a relatively shallow depth of 35 kilometres, some 209 kilometres from the capital Port Vila.

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April 29, 2016 4:54 pm

Bangladesh's government denies that transnational jihadist groups have been behind a spate of bloody attacks on secular writers, bloggers, foreigners and religious minorities

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April 29, 2016 10:12 pm

The crash took place on the island of Turoey, near Bergen, Kronen said. He did not explain why people had ended up in the water. He could not say what kind of helicopter was involved.

Since 1950, India has faced 13 droughts and 10 of these were in El Nino years and one in a La Nina year. (Reuters)
April 29, 2016 4:21 pm

Much of Asia has been punished by a bone-dry heat wave marked by record-high temperatures, threatening the livelihoods of countless millions.