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About 100 bodies found in Nepal trekking village

KATHMANDU - Nepali police and local volunteers found the bodies of about 100 trekkers and villagers buried in an avalanche set off by last month's devastating earthquake and were digging through snow and ice for signs of dozens more missing, officials said on Monday. | Video

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NATO starts anti submarine exercise in North Sea as tension with Russia rise

ABOARD THE USS VICKSBURG, North Sea - NATO launched one of its biggest-ever anti-submarine exercises in the North Sea on Monday, inviting non-member Sweden for the first time, amid increasing tensions between Russia and its northern neighbors.

Russia 11:44am EDT

Iraqi forces plead for help as Islamic State closes in on refinery

BAGHDAD - Iraqi forces besieged inside the country's largest oil refinery are running low on food and pleading for reinforcements to save them from Islamic State militants who have advanced deep into the compound in the past week.

Iraq 12:58pm EDT

Merkel defends German intelligence cooperation with NSA

BERLIN - Chancellor Angela Merkel defended Germany's BND intelligence agency on Monday against accusations it illegally helped the United States spy on officials and firms in Europe.

Germany 10:19am EDT

Around 7,000 Europe-bound migrants rescued, baby girl born on Italian navy ship

ROME - Around 7,000 migrants were rescued from overcrowded boats crossing the Mediterranean to Europe over the weekend and on Monday, including a woman who gave birth to a baby girl on an Italian navy ship, the coast guard said. | Video

Italy 12:09pm EDT

Ethiopian protests draw attention to racism in Israel

JERUSALEM - Images of Israeli police firing stun grenades are usually set in the West Bank and involve Palestinian protesters. But on Sunday the situation was quite different - riot police battling thousands of Ethiopian Jews in the center of Tel Aviv.

Israel 11:03am EDT

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