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Burundi protests persist over president's third term bid

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BUJUMBURA, Apr 27 (AP) - Streets protests hit Burundi on Monday as anger swelled over the ruling party's decision to nominate President Pierre Nkurunziza for a third term, which many say is unconstitutional.

Hundreds of demonstrators erected barricades and set tires alight in different neighborhoods of Bujumbura, Burundi's capital, and some clashed with armed police. The military was deployed on the streets after violent clashes on Sunday.

Presidential elections are scheduled for June 26...

Rescuers struggle to reach many in Nepal quake, fear worst

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Kathmandu, Apr 27 (AP) - The death toll from Nepal's earthquake soared past 3,300 Monday, and how much higher it would rise depended largely on the condition of vulnerable mountain villages that rescue workers were still struggling to reach two days after the disaster.

Reports received so far by...

Death toll in Nepal quake rises to more than 3,200

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Kathmandu, Apr 27 (AP) - The death toll from Nepal's earthquake rose to 3,218 on Monday, two days after the massive quake ripped across this Himalayan nation, leaving tens of thousands shell-shocked and sleeping in streets.

Aid groups received the first word from remote mountain villages -...

As nuclear powers meet, NYC rally demands end to weapons

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New York, Apr 27 (AP) - Global activists presented 8 million petitions to the U.N. disarmament chief on Sunday demanding a world free of nuclear weapons, kicking off a conference by world powers to review progress toward eventually achieving total disarmament.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry...

Togo counts votes as president seeks third term

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Lome, Apr 27 (AP) - Officials in Togo on Sunday added up results from a presidential vote that had the lowest turnout of any election conducted in the past decade.

President Faure Gnassingbe is seeking a third term against four opposition challengers. Gnassingbe has been in power since 2005 when...

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