6 killed, 9 missing in avalanche on Everest

An avalanche swept the slopes of Mount Everest on Friday along a route used to climb the world's highest peak, killing at least six Nepalese guides and leaving nine missing, officials said.The Sherpa guides had gone early in the m...

India goes to polls in biggest voting day

NEW DELHI (AFP) ― India hosted its biggest day of voting Thursday in its marathon election, with the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty battling to save the ruling Congress party from defeat to opposition Hindu nationalist leader Narendra Modi...

Pakistani Taliban say cease-fire over but talks ongoing

ISLAMABAD (AP) ― The Pakistani Taliban said Wednesday it would not renew a cease-fire it called over a month ago to facilitate peace negotiations but said it would still continue talks with the government. The surprising announce...

Ukraine, U.S. to cajole, threaten Russia

GENEVA (AP) ― Ukraine is hoping to placate Russia and calm hostilities with its neighbor even as the U.S. prepares a new round of sanctions to punish Moscow for what it regards as fomenting unrest. The carrot-stick strategy emerg...