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Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza won't back down on his bid for a third term in power, a spokesman said Tuesday, dismissing calls by protesters who have clashed with police for three days. "We won't back down, that is out of the question," presidential communications chief Willy Nyamitwe told AFP, blaming demonstrators for the violence and accusing some of them of carrying guns.
Schmidt, AFP's South Asia photo chief, and Kathmandu bureau chief Ammu Kannampilly had just reached Everest base camp on assignment Saturday when an avalanche -- triggered by the 7.8-magnitude quake that has killed more than 4,310 in Nepal -- thundered down the mountain. "I said I need to find my camera and he just handed it over to me, encased basically in a block of snow.
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi-led coalition warplanes pounded Shiite rebels and their allies overnight and throughout the day Tuesday in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, and in the south, while officials loyal to the country's exiled government criticized past attempts by the coalition to airdrop weapons to pro-government fighters in Yemen.