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Nepal troops ready aid for remote quake-hit villages
GORKHA, Nepal (AP) -- Preparing to make a push into the most isolated parts of quake-devastated Nepal, soldiers on Tuesday were readying food, water and other emergency supplies to be loaded onto helicopters in this small town near the earthquake's epicenter....

Greek PM says initial deal in bailout talks 'very close'
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's prime minister voiced hope that bailout talks between the cash-strapped country and its international creditors are "very close" to an initial deal, and ruled out early elections if the dragging negotiations fail....

The Latest on Nepal Quake: Death toll 4,438 in 3 countries
10.45 a.m. (0500 GMT)...

Ukraine's rebels mete out rough justice in authority vacuum
KRASNYI PARTYZAN, Ukraine (AP) -- A bruised rebel fighter in battle fatigues is tied to a traffic pole, avoiding glances as a crude message hung about his neck flutters in the wind: "I am a marauder. I beat up and robbed my countrymen."...

Iraq faces huge challenges dislodging Islamic State in Anbar
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi forces are on a westward push to retake Anbar, a sprawling Sunni-dominated desert province captured by the Islamic State group in their offensive last year. But as the battles for Tikrit and Ramadi have shown, it will be a hard slog for a much-diminished Iraqi army - especially given Baghdad's reticence to arm Sunni tribesmen and local fears of the Shiite militias backing government forces....

Nuclear attack survivors, 70 years later, now fading away
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- What a nuclear attack didn't take from them, old age will....

Gunman shouting Allahu akbar in Bosnia storms police station
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- A gunman stormed into a police station in a northeastern Bosnian town shouting "Allahu akbar" on Monday, killing a policeman and wounding two others, authorities said....

Cash handoffs, extortion fuel Mediterranean trafficking
PALERMO, Sicily (AP) -- Fleeing war, persecution and poverty, migrants desperate to reach Europe are paying thousands of dollars apiece to become pawns in a multimillion-dollar trafficking network that stretches from the Sahara to Sweden....

Jamaica woman brings attention to rapes targeting lesbians
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- When Angeline Jackson and a friend were ambushed at gunpoint and sexually assaulted on a wooded trail outside the Jamaican capital, police initially seemed less concerned about the attack than the fact she is a lesbian....

Captain of doomed ferry sentenced to life in prison
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The South Korean ferry captain responsible for last year's disaster that killed more than 300 people, mostly school children, was given an increased sentence of life in prison Tuesday by an appellate court that convicted him of homicide....

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Ukraine's rebels mete out rough justice in authority vacuum

Latin America/Caribbean
Jamaica woman brings attention to rapes targeting lesbians

Middle East
Iraq faces huge challenges dislodging Islamic State in Anbar