he Nepal Center of North Carolina hosted a 5K Sunday and raised about $15,000 to build an elementary school in central Nepal. The country was devastated by an April 7.8 magnitude earthquake and a May aftershock. More than 8,800 people lost their lives, and nearly 600,000 homes were destroyed. Another 280,000 homes were damaged.
Austria's decision to start inspecting trucks at its border with Hungary after 71 migrants died in a food truck has created a huge, 25-kilometer (15 1/2-mile) traffic jam on the main Budapest-Vienna highway.
The Hotel Okura, a favored Tokyo lodging for U.S. presidents, movie stars and other celebrities, is closing the doors of its landmark half-century-old main building on Monday to make way for a pair of glass towers ahead of the 2020 Olympics.
A colorful and complex figure in Maryland politics, Marvin Mandel was seen by some as an innovator who reorganized state government to be more efficient. For others, he was forever stained by his conviction for selling the powers of office.
In the Middle East this past week, workers in Libya collected the bodies of migrants who drowned while trying to make their way across the Mediterranean to Europe. The death toll continued to rise after two boats capsized off the western coastal city of Zuwara with an estimated 500 migrants onboard.
Salem High School will open its doors to the community Monday to commemorate the life of an alumni — Adam Ward, the 27-year-old cameraman for a Roanoke television station who was slain on live TV last week.