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Desperate Nepalis flee capital as aftershocks spread fear

KATHMANDU - Hundreds of Nepalis were fleeing the capital Kathmandu for the plains on Monday, terror-stricken by two days of powerful aftershocks following a massive earthquake that killed more than 3,200 people and faced with shortages of food and water. | Video

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Pakistan military's move on Karachi seen part of 'creeping coup'

ISLAMABAD - The chief of Pakistan's main spy agency is spearheading a campaign to wrest control of the teeming port city of Karachi from a powerful political party, the military's latest, and some say boldest, foray into civilian life in recent years.

1:22am EDT

ASEAN draft statement says South China Sea land reclamation risks security

KUALA LUMPUR - ASEAN host Malaysia is set to give in to pressure from some neighbors and address the sensitive issue of land reclamations in the South China Sea with a draft summit statement saying such action may undermine peace, security and stability.

China 1:16am EDT

Merkel-Tsipras phone call confirmed amid cash squeeze report

BERLIN - A German government spokesman confirmed on Monday that Chancellor Angela Merkel and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had a telephone conversation on Sunday but declined to comment on the contents of their conversation.

2:33am EDT

Australia pleads for stay in executions, demands Jakarta probe

SYDNEY/JAKARTA - Australia made a last-minute plea on Monday for a stay in the imminent execution of two Australian drug traffickers in Indonesia, saying reports that their trial had been tainted by corruption needed to be investigated.

Indonesia, Australia 2:34am EDT

Kazakh veteran leader Nazarbayev wins new term by a landslide

ASTANA - Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev won a new term at the helm of Central Asia's largest economy by a landslide in Sunday's election, the Central Election Commission (CEC) said.

12:58am EDT

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