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Baltimore erupts in riots after funeral of man who died in police custody

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BALTIMORE - Baltimore erupted in violence on Monday as hundreds of rioters looted stores, burned buildings and injured at least 15 police officers following the funeral of a 25-year-old black man who died after he was injured in police custody. | Video

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Convicts in isolation cells, await execution in Indonesia

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JAKARTA/SYDNEY - Nine drug traffickers were being held in isolation cells at an Indonesian maximum security prison awaiting execution by firing squad, after Indonesian authorities notified them they had no hope of reprieve.

Angry Nepalis wait for quake help as death toll passes 4,000

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KATHMANDU - Shock turned to anger in Nepal on Tuesday as some of the tens of thousands stricken by a devastating earthquake, which killed more than 4,000 people, expressed frustration at what they said was their government's slow response to the crisis. | Video

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Angry Nepalis wait for quake help as death toll passes 4,000

KATHMANDU - Shock turned to anger in Nepal on Tuesday as some of the tens of thousands stricken by a devastating earthquake, which killed more than 4,000 people, expressed frustration at what they said was their government's slow response to the crisis.

U.S. attorney general condemns 'senseless acts of violence' in Baltimore

WASHINGTON - U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch condemned the violence that erupted in Baltimore on Monday and said the Justice Department would provide any assistance needed.

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After quake and avalanche, Everest climber not yet ready to quit

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NEW DELHI - Climber Nick Cienski has not given up on his world record bid to scale six 8,000-metre peaks this calendar year, despite narrowly escaping a huge avalanche on Mount Everest set off by an earthquake that killed thousands of people in Nepal.

Possible Democratic presidential hopeful O'Malley saddened by Baltimore violence

- Former Maryland Governor and possible Democratic presidential contender Martin O'Malley said on Monday he was saddened by the situation in Baltimore, where violence erupted after the funeral of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died after he was injured in police custody.

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Kerry says Iran, world powers closer than ever to historic nuclear deal

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UNITED NATIONS - The United States and five other major powers are closer than ever to a deal with Iran that would end a 12-year-old standoff over Tehran's nuclear program, though more tough negotiations lie ahead, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday. | Video

Asian shares at seven-year highs, cheered by Apple earnings

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TOKYO - Asian stocks scaled fresh seven-year peaks on Tuesday as Apple's upbeat earnings offset underlying caution ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy meeting scheduled to start later in the session.

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Stage set for landmark U.S. Supreme Court gay marriage arguments

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WASHINGTON - A day before the U.S. Supreme Court hears landmark arguments on whether the Constitution provides a right to same-sex marriage, activists on both sides of the contentious social issue converged on the white marble courthouse to voice their views. | Video

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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.