BALTIMORE (AP) — Protesters who have been holding demonstrations almost daily this week over the death of Freddie Gray are promising their biggest march yet a day after the Baltimore Police Department acknowledged that it failed to get him the medical attention he needed after his arrest.
Reigning champion Kei Nishikori booked his place in the Barcelona Open final with a 6-1, 6-2 thrashing of Slovakia's Martin Klizan on Saturday. The 25-year-old Japanese will face Spain's Pablo Andujar in Sunday's final after he upset compatriot David Ferrer 7-6 (7/5), 6-3. Klizan had won the only previous meeting between the two in a shock straight sets win over an injured Nishikori at last year's French Open.
By Pavel Polityuk and Jason Bush KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Ukrainian military and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine traded accusations on Saturday, reviving concerns that a peace deal signed in Minsk in February may collapse, although monitors said the violations were still relatively limited. One Ukrainian serviceman was killed and two were wounded when separatists shelled Ukraine's National Guard on Saturday at Shyrokyne, a village east of the port of Mariupol on the Sea of Azov in Ukraine's southeast, Kiev's military said. Rebel leaders in eastern Ukraine also stepped up accusations.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Seven members of the Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox were fined and six suspended by Major League Baseball on Saturday for their roles in a brawl days earlier.
The United States will send a disaster response team to Nepal and has authorized an initial $1 million in aid after a major earthquake killed hundreds in the mountainous Asian nation, U.S. aid officials said on Saturday. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) said in a tweet it was working with the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) to launch a team and described the funding as an initial amount "to address immediate needs." On its Twitter account, the OFDA said it was monitoring the situation and remained on standby.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Authorities have filed preliminary murder charges against a man in the death of an Indiana University student whose body was found in a rural area not long after she was reported missing.
WASHINGTON (AP) — With debate gearing up over the coming expiration of the Patriot Act surveillance law, the Obama administration on Saturday unveiled a 6-year-old report examining the once-secret program to collect information on Americans' calls and emails.
Kathmandu (AFP) - 16:33 GMT - AFP IS NOW CLOSING THIS LIVE REPORT - on the Nepal quake, which killed more than 1,200 people as it tore through large parts of Nepal, toppling office blocks and towers in Kathmandu and triggering a deadly avalanche at Everest base camp.
NEW YORK (AP) — A wily coyote is no match for the NYPD.
By Gopal Sharma and Ross Adkin KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepalese tourist guide Naba Raj Amgai had just returned home from a mountain-biking trip when his home in the capital Kathmandu began to shake, sending a fridge and television smashing to the ground. "I still haven't gone back inside." The magnitude 7.9 earthquake, Nepal's biggest for 81 years, struck west of Kathmandu just before noon on Saturday. The quake was also felt across Bangladesh, northern India and Chinese Tibet, collapsing ancient buildings, modern complexes and modest village homes. "I was eating near the city center in Kathmandu when suddenly the tables started trembling and paintings on the wall fell on the ground," Devyani Pant, an Indian tourist in Kathmandu, told Reuters.
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen on a motorcycle killed a prominent women's rights activist in Pakistan just hours after she held a forum on the country's restive Baluchistan region, home to a long-running insurgency, police said Saturday.
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Burundi's ruling party on Saturday nominated President Pierre Nkurunziza to be its candidate for a third term in elections on June 26, a move expected to stoke political tensions.
The premier of the German state of Lower Saxony, which owns 20 percent of Volkswagen , said the resignation of VW Chairman Ferdinand Piech announced on Saturday was necessary to create clarity about the carmaker's leadership. "I regret the resignation of Ferdinand Piech, but it was unavoidable in the end," Stephan Weil said in a statement. Deputy Chairman Berthold Huber, who is to take over from Piech until a permanent successor has been named, echoed his comments, saying an end had to be put to uncertainty among employees of Volkswagen caused by the leadership crisis that started earlier this month.
David Cameron's Conservative Party saw its lead in an opinion poll narrow on Saturday, with a survey for the Observer newspaper giving it a 1 percentage point lead over the Labour Party ahead of the May 7 election. The poll by market research company Opinium put the Conservatives on 34 percent, with support for Labour at 33 percent.
Piech, the 78-year-old grandson of the inventor of the Volkswagen Beetle, had previously seen off other executives who crossed him, including his hand-picked successor as Volkswagen CEO, Bernd Pischetsrieder. "Against this background, Professor Doctor Ferdinand K. Piech resigned from his office as chairman as well as all his supervisory board mandates within the Volkswagen group with immediate effect." The leadership row burst into the open this month when the news weekly Der Spiegel quoted Piech, the patriarch of the family that owns 51 percent of voting rights in VW, as saying he had "distanced" himself from CEO Winterkorn.