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Desperate Nepalis flee capital as aftershocks spread fear

KATHMANDU - Hundreds of Nepalis were fleeing the capital Kathmandu for the plains on Monday, terror-stricken by two days of powerful aftershocks following a massive earthquake that killed more than 3,200 people and faced with shortages of food and water. | Video

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Asian shares inch up; focus on central banks, Greece

TOKYO - Asian shares scaled seven-year highs following stellar earnings from a few U.S. hi-tech giants, but investors were cautious ahead of central bank meetings this week in the U.S. and Japan and on deadlock in creditors' talks with Greece.

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Republican presidential contenders woo evangelical voters

DES MOINES, Iowa - Republican presidential hopefuls in Iowa and elsewhere have recently begun sounding a call to arms to Christian conservatives, describing what they say is an urgent threat to religious liberty.

Gunshots fired at rapper Lil Wayne's tour buses on Georgia highway

- Multiple gunshots were fired early Sunday into two buses carrying Grammy-winning rap music star Lil Wayne and his entourage on a Georgia highway following a performance in Atlanta, but no one was hurt, police said.

U.S., Entertainment 26 Apr 2015

Top U.S. court appears on cusp of declaring right to gay marriage

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court's arguments on Tuesday over same-sex marriage will cap more than two decades of litigation and a transformation in public attitudes. | Video

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 26 Apr 2015

German Chancellor, Greek PM agree to stay in touch to reach debt deal

ATHENS - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed in a phone conversation on Sunday to maintain contact during talks between Athens and its lenders to reach a debt deal, a Greek government official said.

Greece, World 26 Apr 2015
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Kerry, Iran's Zarif to meet at UN anti-nuclear arms conference

UNITED NATIONS - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will meet U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the opening of a UN conference on the global anti-nuclear weapons treaty on Monday, as they try to make progress in talks on a long-term atomic deal.