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Need for aid after earthquake is acute in Nepal capital, but more so in villages

Nepal's earthquake-hit capital was short on everything Monday, but in much of the countryside, it was worse

Sudan's al-Bashir re-elected with 94 percent of vote

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir won re-election with 94 percent of the vote, according to official results announced on Monday, extending his 25-year rule despite international war crimes charges... Read more »

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Thousands attend funeral for Freddie Gray in Baltimore

The six Baltimore police officers suspended after a man suffered serious spinal injuries while in custody should tell the public what happened, an attorney for the man's family said at his funeral... Read more »

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Car bombings in Iraq's capital kill at least 20 civilians

A series of car bombings targeting busy commercial areas in Iraq's capital killed at least 20 civilians Monday, officials said. Read more »

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Corinthian Colleges closes all 28 remaining campuses

Corinthian Colleges canceled classes Monday and shut down all of its remaining 28 ground campuses, displacing about 16,000 students, less than two weeks after the Education Department announced it... Read more »

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Compromise GOP budget hikes war funds, targets 'Obamacare'

House and Senate GOP negotiators neared agreement Monday on a budget blueprint that would enable Republicans controlling Congress to more easily target President Barack Obama's signature health... Read more »

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UN: Israeli actions killed 44 Palestinians at UN shelters

A U.N. inquiry has found that at least 44 Palestinians were killed and at least 227 injured by "Israeli actions" while sheltering at U.N. locations during last year's Gaza war. Read more »

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Global effort to help Nepal earthquake victims intensifies

Emergency aid flights are landing Monday in earthquake-ravaged Nepal to try to locate and rescue victims as governments and agencies promise more help. Read more »

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Cash handoffs, extortion fuel Mediterranean trafficking

Fleeing war, persecution and poverty, migrants desperate to reach Europe are paying thousands of dollars apiece to become pawns in a multimillion-dollar trafficking network that stretches from the... Read more »

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US citizen imprisoned in United Arab Emirates over parody video wants a pardon, compensation

An American who spent nine months in a United Arab Emirates prison for his role in an online parody video is seeking a pardon and financial compensation. Read more »

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Loretta Lynch sworn in as new US attorney general

Loretta Lynch was sworn in Monday as the 83rd U.S. attorney general, the first African-American woman to serve as the nation's top law enforcement official. Read more »

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Kerry, Zarif set for nuke talks in NY as Senate weighs move

The Obama administration moved on two fronts Monday to advance its nuclear diplomacy with Iran, with talks between top U.S. and Iranian diplomats and an aggressive effort to sell the emerging deal... Read more »

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'Avengers' stars wary of artificial intelligence

The cast of "Avengers: Age of Ultron" may battle out-of-control artificial intelligence onscreen but in real life, they're not so sure about cutting-edge technology. The Associated Press talked... Read more »

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Bach: India not ready to bid for 2024 Olympics

India is not ready to bid for the 2024 Olympics but could be a candidate to host the games in the future, IOC President Thomas Bach said on Monday. Read more »

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Yemen's exiled government declares 3 disaster zones

Yemen's exiled government on Monday declared three areas in the country engulfed in fighting between Shiite rebels, their allies and pro-government forces as "disaster" zones, including the... Read more »

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South Africa: Charity, solidarity arise in anti-foreigner attacks

Recent attacks on immigrants and their businesses in some parts of South Africa revealed anger over limited economic opportunities and a degree of intolerance, but they also gave rise to charity... Read more »

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It's nail-biting time on Broadway ahead of Tony nominations

Will the list include a musical set in a funeral home of all places? Or one set in Paris? Is there room for a brand-new show that makes William Shakespeare look like Mick Jagger? Can a dark,... Read more »

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US, Japan boost defense ties with eyes on China, NKorea

The United States and Japan are hoping to boost their defense relationship, allowing Japan to play a bigger role in global military operations with an eye on potential threats from China and North... Read more »

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Boston Marathon bomber's lawyer urges jury to spare his life

A lawyer for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev urged a jury Monday to spare the young man's life, portraying him as "a good kid" who was led astray by his belligerent older brother. Read more »

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Report: Journalists face deadliest time 'in recent history'

Extremist groups and the governments that restrict liberties to combat those militants have created "the most deadly and dangerous period for journalists in recent history," according to a new... Read more »

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The Latest on Nepal Quake: Stronger quake may be yet to come

An engineer who works on earthquake risks says the 7.8-magnitude temblor that struck on Saturday may not be the Big One for Nepal. Read more »

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Clinton Foundation acknowledges mistakes in revealing donors

The acting chief executive of the Clinton Foundation says the global philanthropy is working quickly to remedy mistakes it made in how it disclosed donors, saying that its policies on transparency... Read more »

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American Civil War commemorated way down south of Dixie

It had all the trappings of a down-home country fair somewhere well below the Mason-Dixon line: Lynyrd Skynyrd medleys, mile-long lines for fried chicken, barbeque and draft beer, and a plethora of... Read more »

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Expats try phones, social apps to connect to quake-hit Nepal

After the earthquake hit Nepal, Prem Raja Mahat spent a sleepless night at his Baltimore home, trying again and again to reach his son, who was visiting friends and family back in Mahat's home... Read more »

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Saudi-led strikes target Yemen's Shiite rebels across Yemen

Saudi-led airstrikes on Monday targeted Shiite rebels across Yemen, killing at least at least five people in the southern port city of Aden and striking a weapons depot in the rebel-held capital,... Read more »

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In post-quake aid rush, Nepal neighbors jockey for position

Wedged between the two rising Asian powers of China and India, landlocked Nepal watched rescuers and offers of help pour in from both sides within hours of an earthquake that killed more than 4,000... Read more »

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