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  1. Aftershocks as Nepal toll passes 2,350

    Aftershocks as Nepal toll passes 2,350

    The death toll from a massive earthquake which devastated large parts of Nepal has passed 2,350 but the final toll is expected to be much higher.

  2. 'Batman' theater gunman to go on trial

    Centennial (United States) (AFP) - Opening statements will finally begin Monday in the long-awaited trial of James Holmes, the allegedly crazed gunman accused of opening fire in a packed Batman movie premiere in 2012, killing 12.

  3. Tennessee gay couple's date with history

    Tennessee gay couple's date with history

    Memphis (AFP) - Thom Kostura and Ijpe DeKoe are married in New York, but not in Memphis, where they now live.

  4. Toll from Nepal earthquake passes 2,350

    The official death toll from Nepal's massive earthquake has risen to more than 2,350.

  5. US parties flip-flop on experience in White House race

    US parties flip-flop on experience in White House race

    Washington (AFP) - Back in 2008, a freshman senator named Barack Obama got savaged for his inexperience.

  6. Two protestors shot dead in Burundi clashes

    Two protestors shot dead in Burundi clashes

    Bujumbura (Burundi) (AFP) - Two protestors were shot dead on Sunday in clashes with police in Burundi's capital, witnesses said, as protests escalated over a bid by the president to seek a third term.

  7. Beijing 'poised to take de facto control' of S. China Sea'

    Beijing 'poised to take de facto control' of S. China Sea'

    Kuala Lumpur (AFP) - Beijing is poised to take "de facto control" of the South China Sea, the Philippines warned Sunday, but its call for a robust Southeast Asian response at a regional summit was shot down.

  8. New UN Yemen envoy looks to revive talks as fighting rages

    New UN Yemen envoy looks to revive talks as fighting rages

    Sanaa (AFP) - A new UN envoy was looking to kickstart peace talks in Yemen as battles raged Sunday between Iran-backed rebels and pro-government forces a month after the launch of Saudi-led air strikes.

  9. Syria warplanes strike northwest city seized by rebels

    Syria warplanes strike northwest city seized by rebels

    Beirut (AFP) - Syrian government warplanes pounded the northwestern city of Jisr al-Shughur on Sunday, a day after its capture by Al-Qaeda and its allies, a monitoring group said.

  10. Swedish hostages held by Syrian jihadists return home

    Swedish hostages held by Syrian jihadists return home

    Stockholm (AFP) - Two Swedish men held hostage by Syrian jihadists have been reunited with their families in Sweden, the country's foreign ministry said on Sunday.

  11. Malaysia police say militant plot foiled ahead of summit

    Malaysia police say militant plot foiled ahead of summit

    Kuala Lumpur (AFP) - Malaysian police said they arrested on Sunday 12 suspected Islamic militants who were plotting attacks in the country just as it prepares to host a Southeast Asian summit.

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