Protests after Burundi leader is nominated for a third term
Death toll climbs following Nepal quake: Things to Know
Kipchoge wins his 1st London Marathon in Kenyan top 4
More than 2,200 confirmed dead in Nepal earthquake
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) ? Sleeping in the streets and shell-shocked, Nepalese cremated the dead and dug through rubble for the missing Sunday, a day after a massive Himalayan earthquake killed more than 2,200 people. Aftershocks tormented them, making buildings sway and sending panicked Kathmandu residents running into the streets.
Ukraine's ceasefire under pressure as one more serviceman killed
By Natalia Zinets KIEV (Reuters) - A fragile ceasefire between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists came under renewed pressure on Sunday with the Ukrainian military reporting a serviceman had been killed and seven others wounded in rebel attacks. The casualties, which follow the death on Saturday of another serviceman in shelling in the south east, occurred as the Ukrainian military and the rebels accused each other of violating a peace deal signed in Minsk, Belarus, in February. The latest violence has revived concerns that the deal, brokered by the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France, could collapse, even though international monitors say violations were relatively limited. More than 6,100 civilians, separatists and pro-Kiev service staff have been killed so far in the conflict.
SEC's stock market reform club locks out retail brokers
By John McCrank NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is convening a group of financial industry veterans for the first time next month to consider stock market reforms, but one group will be conspicuously absent: retail brokerages. The SEC's 17-member Market Structure Advisory Committee includes representatives of fund companies, an exchange, off-exchange trading venues, dealers, and academia, among others. The group, which meets four times a year, will review old rules, and advise the SEC on a range of new regulations designed to make sure the market is as stable and fair as possible. Still, given that the SEC has said its main priority is to protect retail investors, the omission of retail brokers raises questions, because without their point of view the panel may recommend changes that favor institutional investors, analysts said.
Nigeria recalls diplomats from South Africa over attacksLAGOS, Nigeria (AP) ? Nigeria says it is recalling its top diplomats in South Africa because of "ongoing xenophobia targeting foreigners."
Sudan's pyramids, nearly as grand as Egypt's, go unvisited
AL-BERGAWIYA, Sudan (AP) ? The small, steep pyramids rising up from the desert hills of northern Sudan resemble those in neighboring Egypt, but unlike the famed pyramids of Giza, the Sudanese site is largely deserted.
Police teargas protesters against Burundi president seeking third term
By Patrick Nduwimana BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - Burundian riot police on Sunday forcibly dispersed crowds protesting against the president seeking a third term, a decision critics said is unconstitutional and could rekindle turmoil after a decade of calm in the East African state. Witnesses said police used water cannon and tear gas and in some cases live bullets to scatter demonstrators in four districts of Bujumbura after President Pierre Nkurunziza's government banned protests for or against his move. At least one police officer and a protester were injured in the disturbances. Burundi's ruling CNDD-FDD party nominated Nkurunziza as its presidential candidate on Saturday, prompting hundreds of civil society groups to condemn the move as a "coup" against the constitution, which limits leaders to two terms in office.
Syrian air raids target rebel-held town in northwest
BEIRUT (AP) ? Syrian military aircraft bombed the northwestern town of Jisr al-Shughour on Sunday, a day after insurgents seized control of it as part of a broader offensive that has left government forces in the area reeling.