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Nepal's hospitals swamped as quake toll passes 2,400, thousands injured

KATHMANDU - Overwhelmed doctors moved hundreds of patients onto the streets of Nepal's capital on Sunday when aftershocks rattled hospitals and buildings already damaged by an earthquake that killed more than 2,400 people and devastated Kathmandu valley. | Video

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No military solution to boat migrant crisis: U.N. chief to paper

ROME - There is no military solution to migrants drowning in the Mediterranean, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon said on Sunday, as European leaders search for ways to manage the flow of people leaving North Africa in rickety boats.

United Nations 10:54am EDT

Niger army fights Boko Haram for Lake Chad island after attack

NIAMEY - Niger's army is fighting to recapture an island in Lake Chad after it was seized by hundreds of Boko Haram militants aboard motorized canoes, army sources said on Sunday.

Africa 11:49am EDT

After crisis warnings, UK's Labour says no deals with Scottish nationalists

LONDON - Britain's Labour Party on Sunday ruled out a post-election deal with Scottish nationalists after Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives said such a tie-up could spark the biggest constitutional crisis since the 1936 abdication of the king.

11:51am EDT

Pleas for mercy rain on Indonesia's president as executions near

CILACAP, Indonesia - Relatives of several convicts on death row in Indonesia made emotional last-ditch appeals for mercy on Sunday, adding their voices to foreign governments and the head of the United Nations who called for the group of nine to be spared the firing squad.

Leftist takes early lead in Turkish Cypriot presidential runoff

NICOSIA - A leftist moderate promising to push for a peace deal in ethnically-split Cyprus was leading the Turkish Cypriot presidential election runoff on Sunday, with more than 65 percent of votes counted.

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