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Angry Nepalis dig in rubble themselves as quake toll passes 4,000

KATHMANDU - Hundreds of Nepalis, angered and frustrated by the government's slow response, were digging through rubble themselves on Tuesday to find remains of their loved ones after a devastating earthquake three days ago killed more than 4,000 people. | Video

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S.Korea court finds ferry captain guilty of homicide for 304 deaths

SEOUL - The captain of a South Korean ferry that sank last year, killing 304 people, was found guilty of homicide by an appeals court on Tuesday and sentenced to life in prison, overturning an earlier conviction for negligence.

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U.S., Japan unveil new defense guidelines for global Japanese role

NEW YORK - Japan and the United States unveiled new guidelines for defense cooperation on Monday, reflecting Japan's willingness to take on a more robust international role at a time of growing Chinese power and rising concerns about nuclear-armed North Korea.

Japan 27 Apr 2015

Saudis pound arms depots in Yemen as bread, medicine run short

ADEN - The humanitarian situation in Yemen has become catastrophic, relief officials said on Monday, as Saudi-led aircraft pounded Iran-allied Houthi militiamen and rebel army units for a second day, dashing hopes for a pause in fighting to let aid in. | Video

U.S. POW wants Japan leader to accept responsibility for wartime past

WASHINGTON - Lester Tenney, a 94-year-old American survivor of the 1942 Bataan Death March, said he hoped to deliver a simple message about wartime responsibility to Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe if the two meet in Washington this week.

Japan 27 Apr 2015

Britain's Conservatives take one point lead ahead of election: YouGov poll

- British Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives took a one percentage point lead over the opposition Labour Party, according to a YouGov opinion poll for the Sun newspaper published on Monday.

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