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Chileans moved after dangerous volcanic mudflows detected

ENSENADA, Chile -- Authorities urged 2,000 people living near the Calbuco volcano to evacuate Friday after potentially devastating mudflows of volcanic debris were detected in a nearby river, the result of two huge eruptions this week that sent ash across large swaths of southern South America.

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Nearly 1,400 dead from earthquake in Nepal

KATHMANDU, Nepal -- Tens of thousands of people were spending the night in the open under a chilly and thunderous sky after a powerful earthquake devastated Nepal on Saturday, killing nearly 1,400, collapsing modern houses and ancient temples and triggering a landslide on Mount Everest. Officials warned the death toll would rise as more reports came in from far-flung areas.

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10 dead as quake, avalanche sweep Mount Everest

KATHMANDU, Nepal -- An avalanche triggered by a massive earthquake swept across Nepal's Mount Everest region on Saturday, killing at least 10 climbers and guides, slamming into a section of the mountaineering base camp, and leaving an unknown number of people injured and missing, officials said.

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US-Cuba relations challenge ballplayers choosing pro path

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Yasmany Tomas had three choices to continue his baseball career: stay in Cuba and make up to $2,500 a month, play in Japan with a shot at a million dollar contract, or give up family and life in the island on hopes of hitting the jackpot in the major leagues.

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Armenia marks centennial of killing of 1.5 million

YEREVAN, Armenia -- The presidents of Russia and France joined other leaders Friday at ceremonies commemorating the massacre of Armenians a century ago by Ottoman Turks, an event which still stirs bitter feelings as both sides argue over whether to call it genocide.

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Italy: Terror suspects planned Vatican attack

MILAN -- Islamic extremists suspected in a bomb attack in a Pakistani market that killed more than 100 people had also planned an attack against the Vatican in 2010 that was never carried out, an Italian prosecutor said Friday.

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EU leaders commit ships, aid to address migrant crisis

BRUSSELS -- Late to the rescue, European leaders came through Thursday with pledges of big ships, aircraft and a tripling in funds to save lives in the Mediterranean after the deaths at sea of more than 1,300 migrants over the past three weeks, and agreed to lay the groundwork for military action against traffickers.

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Saudi says campaign entering new phase

NAJRAN, Saudi Arabia -- The Saudi-led "Decisive Storm" air campaign targeting Shiite rebels in Yemen is over, a spokesman for the coalition said Tuesday, but a new phase aimed at preventing the rebels from operating is beginning.

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Prosecutors: Capsized boat captain, crew member arrested

CATANIA, Sicily-- European leaders struggled for an adequate response in the face of unremitting migrant flows and continued instability in Libya following the feared drowning of as many as 900 people in the latest Mediterranean tragedy. In Sicily early Tuesday, prosecutors said they had arrested the boat's captain and a crew member.

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