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Nepalis dig through quake rubble for survivors, PM says toll could be 10,000


KATHMANDU - The death toll from Nepal's devastating earthquake could reach 10,000, the prime minister said on Tuesday, as residents frustrated by the government's slow response used their bare hands to dig for signs of their loved ones. | Video

Nine face midnight firing squad in Indonesia, hopes for reprieve gone


CILACAP, Indonesia - Nine drug traffickers held emotional farewell meetings with their families at an Indonesian prison on Tuesday, after Jakarta rejected last-ditch pleas from around the world for clemency and ordered their mass execution to proceed within hours. | Video

Special Report: For UK political donors, an unintended tax break


LONDON - Some of Britain's biggest political donors, including a dozen senior lawmakers, have benefited from a little-noticed loophole that lets them avoid tax on millions of pounds in donations to political parties, a Reuters analysis has found.

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Tsipras presses for early Greek debt deal but flags referendum


ATHENS - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday he was confident of an early deal with international creditors, after shaking up his negotiating team and sidelining his outspoken finance minister who has infuriated euro zone partners.

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Ukrainian serviceman killed in rebel attacks in eastern Ukraine: Kiev military

KIEV - A Ukrainian serviceman has been killed and 14 others wounded as pro-Russian separatists significantly increased attacks on government forces despite a ceasefire, a spokesman for the Ukrainian military said on Tuesday.

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Two projectiles hit Israeli-occupied Golan, no casualties

JERUSALEM - Two projectiles hit the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Tuesday, causing no casualties, Israeli military sources said, describing the incident as apparent errant fire from Syria's civil war.

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Finnish military fires depth charges at suspected submarine

HELSINKI - The Finnish military fired on Tuesday handheld underwater depth charges as a warning against a suspected submarine in waters near Helsinki, an incident that comes amid growing military tensions with neighboring Russia.

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Greek, Turkish Cypriot leaders to discuss ways to end conflict

NICOSIA - Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades will meet newly elected Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci on May 2 to push stalled peace talks forward, a Cypriot government spokesman said on Tuesday.

China 'extremely concerned' by ASEAN statement on disputed sea


BEIJING - China's foreign ministry said on Tuesday that it was "extremely concerned" after leaders of Southeast Asian countries expressed worry about land reclamation and navigational freedom in the disputed South China Sea.

World, China 5:22am EDT

Modern day slavery too often goes unpunished in India, says report

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A shortage of specialized legal care and protection means that victims of trafficking and bonded labor in India fail to get justice and perpetrators continue to buy and sell people with impunity, a report said on Monday.

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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.