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Devastating Nepal quake kills over 1,300, some in Everest avalanche

KATHMANDU - A powerful earthquake struck Nepal and sent tremors through northern India on Saturday, killing more than 1,300 people, touching off a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest and toppling a 19th-century tower in the capital Kathmandu. | Video

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Exclusive: Brother says accused Tunisian was forced to captain migrant boat at gunpoint

TUNIS - The Tunisian man accused of piloting a migrant boat that sank off Libya, killing more than 700 people, is himself a migrant who was forced at gunpoint to captain the ship because of his experience as a fisherman, his brother said on Saturday.

Indonesia informs death row convicts execution just days away

CILACAP, Indonesia - Indonesia has informed two Australians, one Nigerian and four other death-row drug convicts that they will be executed in a matter of days, possibly as soon as Tuesday.

Islamist fighters seize Syria's Jisr al-Shughour, army says redeploys

BEIRUT - Islamist insurgents including al-Qaeda's wing in Syria, Nusra Front, captured the northwestern Syrian town of Jisr al-Shughour on Saturday, for the first time in the four-year-old conflict.

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Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists trade accusations as Minsk deal frays

KIEV/MOSCOW - 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.

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Three Islamic State car bombs hit Iraq-Jordan border crossing, four dead

BAGHDAD/AMMAN - Three suicide car bombs exploded at a border crossing between Iraq and Jordan on Saturday, killing four soldiers, a witness and an Iraqi border police source said, in an attack claimed shortly afterwards by Islamic State.

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Indiana university cleared after report of armed person

- An Indiana university gave the all clear early on Saturday after being locked down for several hours over a reported armed person, possibly with explosives, near the school's administration building, officials said.

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UK Conservatives' lead narrows to 1 point over Labour in Opinium poll

LONDON - 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 opposition Labour Party ahead of the May 7 election.