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Angry Nepalis dig in rubble themselves as quake toll passes 4,000
KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Hundreds of Nepalis, angered and frustrated by the government's slow response, were digging through rubble themselves on Tuesday to find remains of their loved ones after a devastating earthquake three days ago killed more than 4,000 people.

Publ.Date : Tue, 28 Apr 2015 04:40:40 GMT
-Convicts in isolation cells, await execution in Indonesia
JAKARTA/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Nine drug traffickers were being held in isolation cells at an Indonesian maximum security prison awaiting execution by firing squad, after Indonesian authorities notified them they had no hope of reprieve.







Publ.Date : Tue, 28 Apr 2015 04:30:19 GMT
-S.Korea court finds ferry captain guilty of homicide for 304 deaths
SEOUL (Reuters) - The captain of a South Korean ferry that sank last year, killing 304 people, was found guilty of homicide by an appeals court on Tuesday and sentenced to life in prison, overturning an earlier conviction for negligence.







Publ.Date : Tue, 28 Apr 2015 04:24:14 GMT
-Japan PM won't attend Russian WW2 ceremony: govt spokesman
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will not attend an official ceremony in Moscow on May 9 to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two because of a schedule conflict, the nation's top government spokesman said on Tuesday.

Publ.Date : Tue, 28 Apr 2015 04:21:34 GMT
-U.S. POW wants Japan leader to accept responsibility for wartime past
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lester Tenney, a 94-year-old American survivor of the 1942 Bataan Death March, said he hoped to deliver a simple message about wartime responsibility to Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe if the two meet in Washington this week.







Publ.Date : Tue, 28 Apr 2015 01:58:25 GMT
-Kerry says Iran, world powers closer than ever to historic nuclear deal
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States and five other major powers are closer than ever to a deal with Iran that would end a 12-year-old standoff over Tehran's nuclear program, though more tough negotiations lie ahead, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday.







Publ.Date : Tue, 28 Apr 2015 00:42:44 GMT
-Saudis pound arms depots in Yemen as bread, medicine run short
ADEN (Reuters) - The humanitarian situation in Yemen has become catastrophic, relief officials said on Monday, as Saudi-led aircraft pounded Iran-allied Houthi militiamen and rebel army units for a second day, dashing hopes for a pause in fighting to let aid in.







Publ.Date : Tue, 28 Apr 2015 00:07:33 GMT
-Greece moves to sideline Varoufakis after reform talks fiasco
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday reshuffled his team handling talks with European and IMF lenders, a move widely seen as an effort to relegate embattled Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis to a less active role in negotiations.







Publ.Date : Mon, 27 Apr 2015 23:59:16 GMT
-Kerry says Iran, world powers closer than ever to historic nuclear deal
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States and five other major powers are closer than ever to a deal with Iran that would end a 12-year-old nuclear standoff, though more tough negotiations lie ahead, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday.







Publ.Date : Mon, 27 Apr 2015 22:41:32 GMT
-Saudis pound arms depots in Yemen as bread, medicine run short
ADEN (Reuters) - The humanitarian situation in Yemen has become catastrophic, relief officials said on Monday, as Saudi-led aircraft pounded Iran-allied Houthi militiamen and rebel army units for a second day, dashing hopes for a pause in fighting to let aid in.







Publ.Date : Mon, 27 Apr 2015 22:39:44 GMT
-Britain's Conservatives take one point lead ahead of election: YouGov poll
(Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives took a one percentage point lead over the opposition Labour Party, according to a YouGov opinion poll for the Sun newspaper published on Monday.

Publ.Date : Mon, 27 Apr 2015 21:59:26 GMT
-Nepal scrambles to organize quake relief, many flee capital
KATHMANDU, Nepal (Reuters) - Nepalese officials scrambled on Monday to get aid from the main airport to people left homeless and hungry by a devastating earthquake two days earlier, while thousands tired of waiting fled the capital Kathmandu for the surrounding plains.







Publ.Date : Mon, 27 Apr 2015 21:47:34 GMT
-U.S., Japan unveil new defense guidelines for global Japanese role
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Japan and the United States unveiled new guidelines for defense cooperation on Monday, reflecting Japan's willingness to take on a more robust international role at a time of growing Chinese power and rising concerns about nuclear-armed North Korea.







Publ.Date : Mon, 27 Apr 2015 21:44:08 GMT
-Kerry to travel to Sri Lanka, Kenya and Djibouti
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Sri Lanka on Saturday to meet with its new president, Maithripala Sirisena, the State Department said, following years of strained relations between Washington and the country's previous government.

Publ.Date : Mon, 27 Apr 2015 21:01:20 GMT
-Gunman kills Bosnian policeman in apparent Islamist attack
SARAJEVO (Reuters) - A gunman shouting "Allahu Akbar" (God is greatest) attacked a police station in eastern Bosnia on Monday, killing one police officer and wounding two before he was shot dead, a police spokeswoman said.







Publ.Date : Mon, 27 Apr 2015 20:09:08 GMT
-Three car bombs kill 19 in Baghdad
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Three car bombs ripped through a busy streets and marketplaces in Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 19 people, a day after a wave of bombings hit the capital.

Publ.Date : Mon, 27 Apr 2015 19:42:57 GMT
-U.S., allies conduct 31 air strikes in Syria, Iraq: U.S. military
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.-led forces targeted Islamic State militants in Syria with five air strikes from Sunday to Monday morning and conducted 26 strikes against the group in Iraq, the U.S. military said.







Publ.Date : Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:50:49 GMT
-Inquiry says Israel fired on seven UN Gaza schools in 2014 war
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Israel fired on seven United Nations schools during the 2014 Gaza war, killing 44 Palestinians who had sought shelter at some sites, while Palestinian militants hid weapons and launched attacks from several empty U.N. schools, a U.N. inquiry found.

Publ.Date : Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:34:53 GMT
-Islamic State kills five journalists working for Libyan TV station-army official
BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Islamic State militants have slit the throats of five journalists working for a Libyan TV station in the eastern part of the country, an army commander said on Monday.

Publ.Date : Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:15:32 GMT
-Mexico's ruling PRI leads field ahead of mid-term vote: poll
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) leads the field ahead of looming mid-term elections, a poll released on Monday showed, with its razor-thin majority in the lower house and ability to pass legislation at stake.

Publ.Date : Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:57:09 GMT
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-Sri Lanka to appoint a cricket corruption probe - IBNLive

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-Former president's brother arrested in Sri Lanka - Al Jazeera America

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