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Nepal's hospitals swamped as quake toll passes 2,400, thousands injured

KATHMANDU - Overwhelmed doctors moved hundreds of patients onto the streets of Nepal's capital on Sunday when aftershocks rattled hospitals and buildings already damaged by an earthquake that killed more than 2,400 people and devastated Kathmandu valley. | 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.

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 1:56pm EDT

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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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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Russia's Putin says taking Crimea righted historical injustice

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin said Moscow's seizure of Crimea righted a historical injustice, according to news agency reports on Sunday citing a new documentary film.

World, Russia 10:51am EDT
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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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Eyeing Arab ties, Israel to observe nuclear pact meeting

JERUSALEM - Israel will take part as an observer in a major nuclear non-proliferation conference that opens at the United Nations on Monday, ending a 20-year absence in hope of fostering dialogue with Arab states, a senior Israeli official said.