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Nepal scrambles to organize quake relief, many flee capital

KATHMANDU, Nepal - Nepalese officials scrambled on Monday to get aid from the main airport to people left homeless and hungry by a devastating earthquake two days earlier, while thousands tired of waiting fled the capital Kathmandu for the surrounding plains. | Video

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Greece moves to sideline Varoufakis after reform talks fiasco

ATHENS - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday reshuffled his team handling talks with European and IMF lenders, a move widely seen as an effort to relegate embattled Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis to a less active role in negotiations.

Greece, IMF 11:30am EDT

Indonesia rebuffs last-ditch bids to delay drug-convict executions

CILACAP, Indonesia/SYDNEY - Indonesia said the execution of nine drug traffickers would go ahead this week, rebuffing last-minute appeals from Australia and the Philippines to spare their nationals and ignoring a decision by the Constitutional Court to hear a final challenge. | Video

Indonesia, Australia 10:25am EDT

Israel invites bids for 77 settler homes

JERUSALEM - Israel invited bids on Monday to construct 77 new homes in two settlements on occupied land in East Jerusalem, drawing a swift Palestinian condemnation.

Israel 7:50am EDT

Italy's Renzi appeals to party rebels to pass electoral reform

ROME - Prime Minister Matteo Renzi appealed on Monday to dissidents within his party to support a fiercely contested proposal for electoral reform, saying the dignity of the ruling Democratic Party (PD) is at stake.

Italy 10:18am EDT

Japan's Prime Minister Abe says 'heart aches' over WW2 sex slaves

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday his heart ached for women who were forced into prostitution by the nation's military during World War Two, and he stood by previous Japanese leaders' apologies for the country's wartime history.

United Nations, Japan 10:47am EDT

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