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Desperate Nepalis flee capital as aftershocks spread fear

BHAKTAPUR, Nepal - Thousands of Nepalis began fleeing the capital Kathmandu on Monday, terror-stricken by two days of powerful aftershocks and looming shortages of food and water after an earthquake that killed more than 3,700 people. | Video

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Fitch downgrades Japan, joins Moody's in warning on fiscal policy

TOKYO - Fitch Ratings downgraded Japan's credit rating by one notch after the government failed to take steps in this fiscal year's budget to offset a delay in a sales tax increase, the agency said on Monday.

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Islamist rebels capture army base in Syria's Idlib province

AMMAN - A coalition of Islamist rebels seized an army base in northwestern Syria at dawn on Monday after a suicide bomber from al Qaeda's Nusra Front drove a truck packed with explosives into the compound and blew it up.

World, Syria 6:48am EDT

Greek government reshuffles EU/IMF negotiating team after Riga debacle

ATHENS - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday reshuffled his team handling talks with European and IMF lenders, after his finance minister was sharply criticized for his performance at a euro zone meeting last week.

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Clinton Foundation admits making mistakes on taxes

- The Clinton Foundation's acting chief executive admitted on Sunday that the charity had made mistakes on how it listed government donors on its tax returns and said it was working to make sure it does not happen in the future.

26 Apr 2015

Baltimore mayor says outsiders turned peaceful protest violent

BALTIMORE - Baltimore's mayor and police on Sunday again blamed outside agitators for violence and vandalism that flared during a mostly peaceful protest over last week's death of a young black man who sustained an unexplained spinal injury while under arrest. | Video

26 Apr 2015

Iranian general accuses Saudis of following in Israeli footsteps

ANKARA - The commander of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards accused Saudi Arabia on Monday of following in Israel's footsteps in the Islamic world by carrying out air strikes in Yemen, the official IRNA news agency reported.