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Desperate Nepalese sleep in open as aftershocks spread fear

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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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Fighting escalates across Yemen, air strikes on capital Sanaa

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ADEN/CAIRO - Air raids, naval shelling and ground fighting shook Yemen on Sunday in some of the most widespread combat since a Saudi-led alliance intervened last month against Iranian-allied Houthi militia who have seized large tracts of the country. | Video

World, Yemen 6:17pm EDT

Syrian jets pound insurgent-held town: monitor

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BEIRUT - Syrian jets killed at least 34 people in air strikes on the town of Jisr al-Shughour in northwestern Syria on Sunday, a group monitoring the war said, one day after it was seized by Islamist fighters closing in on government-held territory by the coast.

World, Syria 2:35pm EDT

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

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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.

World, United Nations 1:53pm EDT

U.S. Secretary of State Kerry to meet with Iran foreign minister Monday

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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.

Politics, World 6:53pm EDT

Ukraine's ceasefire under pressure as one more serviceman killed

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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

World, Russia 5:24pm EDT

Eyeing Arab ties, Israel to observe nuclear pact meeting

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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.

German Chancellor, Greek PM agree to stay in touch to reach debt deal

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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.

Greece, World 3:00pm EDT

Chile volcano quietens but remains unstable

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SANTIAGO - The Chilean volcano Calbuco was quieter on Sunday after unexpectedly erupting last week and puffing out plumes of gray ash, but authorities said it could erupt again and worries about the environmental impact grew.

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Independent leftist Akinci wins North Cyprus presidential election: commission

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NICOSIA - Mustafa Akinci, a leftist moderate promising to push harder for a peace deal in ethnically-split Cyprus, swept to victory in a presidential election runoff in the Turkish Cypriot north of the island on Sunday.

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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.