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Nepalese dig for quake survivors as toll exceeds 2,200, big aftershock hits

Nepalese dig for quake survivors as toll exceeds 2,200, big aftershock hits

(Reuters) - Rescuers dug with their bare hands and bodies piled up in Nepal on Sunday after an earthquake devastated the heavily crowded Kathmandu Valley, killing more than 2,200 people, and triggered a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest. A big aftershock between Kathmandu and Everest...

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Taliban launch spring offensive with rocket attack on U.S. base

Taliban launch spring offensive with rocket attack on U.S. base

(Reuters) - Taliban insurgents shot rockets onto a U.S. base outside Kabul and targeted Afghan government buildings in a provincial capital on Friday, as they officially launched their spring offensive in a year that has already seen fierce fighting. There were no casualties in either...

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US drone war under scrutiny after botched strike

US drone war under scrutiny after botched strike

President Barack Obama's admission that a US drone strike accidentally took the lives of two hostages has raised fresh questions about the limits and the risks of the country's "targeted killing" campaign. Since taking office in 2009, Obama has relied heavily on drone raids to hunt down...

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The Mediterranean: key route for EU-bound migrants

The Mediterranean: key route for EU-bound migrants

(AFP)- Out of the 283,000 migrants caught illegally entering the European Union in 2014, more than 220,000 arrived via the Mediterranean Sea, according to EU officials. The Mediterranean has largely replaced land borders as the favoured point of passage, with nearly 171,000 arriving via that...

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Clinton charities will refile tax returns, audit for other errors

Clinton charities will refile tax returns, audit for other errors

Hillary Clinton's family's charities are refiling at least five annual tax returns after a Reuters review found errors in how they reported donations from governments, and said they may audit other Clinton Foundation returns in case of other errors. The foundation and its list of donors...

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Shipwrecked bodies brought ashore, EU proposes doubling rescue effort

Shipwrecked bodies brought ashore, EU proposes doubling rescue effort

(Reuters) - The European Union proposed doubling the size of its Mediterranean search and rescue operations on Monday, as the first bodies were brought ashore of some 900 people feared killed in the deadliest shipwreck while trying to reach Europe. Three other rescue operations were...

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Up to 700 feared dead after migrant boat sinks off Libya

Up to 700 feared dead after migrant boat sinks off Libya

(Reuters) - As many as 700 people are feared dead after a boat carrying migrants capsized off the Libyan coast overnight, in one of the worst disasters seen in the Mediterranean migrant crisis, officials said on Sunday. Twenty eight people were rescued in the incident, which happened in...

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UN investigation finds corruption in Afghan police oversight division

UN investigation finds corruption in Afghan police oversight division

A  United Nations  sponsored report has found that Afghanistan government officials who headed oversight of the police suppressed complaints of corruption against the force and has recommended their dismissal, according to a copy of the document seen by...

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Clinton campaign: Less a breath of fresh air, more an air-freshener ad

Clinton campaign: Less a breath of fresh air, more an air-freshener ad

Hillary Clinton’s  video  launching her campaign for the Democratic nomination was a montage of the New America. That’s  the coalition Barack Obama brought to power  in 2008: African-Americans, Latinos, Asian-Americans, working women, gays and lesbians, single mothers,...

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Afghan blast kills 33; president blames Islamic State

Afghan blast kills 33; president blames Islamic State

(Reuters) - A suicide bomber in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad killed 33 people and injured more than 100 on Saturday, setting off a blast outside a bank where government workers collect salaries, the city's police chief said. President Ashraf Ghani blamed Islamic State...

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23 killed in Afghanistan bomb blast outside bank

23 killed in Afghanistan bomb blast outside bank

An explosion in eastern Afghanistan killed at least 23 people and injured 50 others on Saturday.  Local officials said a motorbike packed with explosives exploded in front of a bank in Nangarhar province.  Afghan security forces carried out two controlled blasts shortly...

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How Nigeria's 'smooth' election nearly went wrong

How Nigeria's 'smooth' election nearly went wrong

(Reuters) - As Muhammadu Buhari closed in on Nigeria's presidency, an aide to election commission chairman Attahiru Jega sent a text message to an independent voting monitor, warning of an imminent threat to the electoral process. The aide had unearthed a plot by supporters of President...

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Dozens of Sudan prisoners escape from Darfur jail

Dozens of Sudan prisoners escape from Darfur jail

Dozens of inmates have escaped from jail in Sudan's western Darfur region following clashes with prison guards, police said Wednesday. One inmate was killed and four policemen injured in clashes that erupted on Tuesday in the main prison in Zalingei, capital of Central Darfur State,...

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One dead in US campus shooting

One dead in US campus shooting

At least one person was killed Monday in a shooting on a college campus in the state of North Carolina, local media reported. The library of Wayne Community College in Goldsboro sent the campus into lockdown as law enforcement officers were looking for the suspect, reported local news...

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Clinton tries again to crack 'highest glass ceiling' with White House bid

Clinton tries again to crack 'highest glass ceiling' with White House bid

(Reuters) - Hillary Clinton will try again on Sunday to crack what she calls "the highest and hardest glass ceiling" when she starts a long-awaited second run for the White House as the prohibitive Democratic front runner. Clinton's campaign for the November 2016 election will emphasize...

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Hillary Clinton expected to announce presidential run as soon as this weekend

Hillary Clinton expected to announce presidential run as soon as this weekend

(Reuters) - Hillary Clinton is expected to announce her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016 as early as this weekend, facing no substantial competition but needing to get her organization in place for the long battle to come. A variety of sources in the Clinton...

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Obama: Words alone not enough to condemn Kenya campus attack

Obama: Words alone not enough to condemn Kenya campus attack

U.S. President Barack Obama personally offered his condolences on Friday for the victims of a deadly attack on a Kenyan university that left dead scores of students.  "Words cannot adequately condemn the terrorist atrocities that took place at Garissa University College, where innocent men...

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Moscow condemns 'anti-Russian campaign' in U.S.

Moscow condemns 'anti-Russian campaign' in U.S.

(Reuters) - Russia expressed outrage on Friday over a "frenzied anti-Russian campaign" by U.S. media and political analysts, stepping up a war of words that has intensified during the Ukraine crisis. Ties between Moscow and Washington have sunk to their lowest level since...

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