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Bad weather disrupts links with avalanche-hit Nepal village

KATHMANDU - Bad weather has cut links with a remote village in Nepal where dozens of villagers and trekkers are believed to be buried under an avalanche set off by last month's devastating earthquake, officials said on Tuesday. | Video

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Saudi king says setting up center to coordinate Yemen humanitarian work

DUBAI - Saudi King Salman announced on Tuesday the establishment of a center to coordinate humanitarian assistance for Yemen, and invited the United Nations to join in relief work for the Arab country.

United Nations, Yemen 8:00am EDT

French lawmakers back easy-spying bill in counterterror move

PARIS - French lawmakers approved a bill on Tuesday to let intelligence services deploy fly-on-the-wall spying devices more easily against suspected terrorists after Islamist militant attacks killed 17 people in January.

12:45pm EDT

Hezbollah clashes with Nusra Front on Lebanon-Syria border

BEIRUT - Hezbollah fighters and gunmen from al Qaeda's Syria wing Nusra Front clashed on Tuesday in eastern Lebanon near the border with Syria, Hezbollah's television channel and a military source in the Lebanese group said.

Syria, Lebanon 10:21am EDT

Congo army says kills 16 Ugandan rebels, loses four soldiers

KINSHASA - The army of Democratic Republic of Congo killed 16 Ugandan Islamist rebels over the weekend in fierce fighting, a military spokesman said on Tuesday, part of a campaign to drive the militants from the country's volatile eastern region.

United Nations, Congo, Africa 12:55pm EDT

Britain could face second election before Christmas, warns deputy PM

LONDON - Britain faces a disruptive second election before Christmas if either of the two main parties try to govern alone as minority governments after Thursday's ballot, Nick Clegg, the deputy prime minister and Liberal Democrat leader, warned on Tuesday.

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