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Desperate Nepalese sleep in open as aftershocks spread fear

KATHMANDU - Thousands of desperate Nepalese spent another night in the open in the early hours of Monday, terrorized by strong aftershocks that continued to shake the country two days after a massive quake struck, killing almost 2,500 people. | Video

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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.

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No military solution to boat migrant crisis: U.N. chief to paper

ROME - There is no military solution to migrants drowning in the Mediterranean, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon said on Sunday, as European leaders search for ways to manage the flow of people leaving North Africa in rickety boats.

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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.

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Ukraine's ceasefire under pressure as one more serviceman killed

KIEV - A fragile ceasefire between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists came under renewed pressure on Sunday with the Ukrainian military reporting a serviceman had been killed and seven others wounded in rebel attacks. | Video

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Deutsche Bank first-quarter profit falls by half as legal charges bite

FRANKFURT - Deutsche Bank's earnings fell by half in the first quarter, a greater-than-expected drop as hefty legal charges eroded gains in investment banking revenue, while it prepares to unveil details of a strategic overhaul.

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Oklahoma lethal injection drug faces U.S. Supreme Court test

- The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments this week on whether a drug used in Oklahoma's lethal injection mix should be banned in a case that comes as a shortage of execution chemicals has sent some states scrambling for alternatives.

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US Secretary of State Kerry to meet with Iran foreign minister Monday

WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday in New York, a senior State Department official said on Sunday.