Rescue team member from Nepal, Turkey and China works during the rescue operation to rescue live victims trapped inside the collapsed hotel after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal April 27, 2015. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

Nepalis wait for quake help as death toll passes 4,000

KATHMANDU, Nepal - Foreign countries escalated efforts to get medical equipment, medicine, food, water, blankets, tents and search-and-rescue teams into Nepal, but chaotic scenes at the main international airport slowed the flow of aid.  Full Article | Video 

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UK growth slowdown to put economy back in election spotlight 12:11am BST

LONDON - Britain's economy slowed in the first three months of this year, data is likely to show on Tuesday, potentially dealing a setback to Prime Minister David Cameron who has staked his re-election bid on the strength of the recovery.

Fawziyeh, a 52-year-old Syrian woman, attends an interview with Reuters at her house in a small town south of Beirut, Lebanon. REUTERS/Aziz Taher

Two sisters from Syria, worlds apart

BEIRUT - In a small town south of Beirut, Fawziyeh keeps her apartment immaculately clean despite its crumbling walls. She shares the three-bedroom flat with 12 others including her five children – all refugees from Syria.  Full Article | Related Story 

Pakistan Army soldiers guard a street in front of a residential building during municipal by-elections in Karachi, Pakistan. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Military in Karachi seen as 'creeping coup'

ISLAMABAD - The chief of Pakistan's main spy agency is spearheading a campaign to wrest control of Karachi from a powerful political party.  Full Article 

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Applied Materials calls off takeover

TOKYO - U.S.-based Applied Materials scraps its $10 billion planned takeover of chip-making gear rival Tokyo Electron after the deal fell foul of U.S. anti-trust regulators.  Video | Full Article 

A logo is pictured at Google's European Engineering Center in Zurich. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Google launches portal to buy patents

Google is to launch an experimental portal that allows interested patent holders to sell their patents to the company.  Full Article 

A protester carries stones as he holds position against riot policemen during clashes. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Burundi police confront anti-president protesters

BURUNDI - Police fire tear gas and water cannon at protesters rallying in Burundi's capital against the president's decision to run for a third term.  Full Article | Slideshow 

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Baltimore stores looted, set on fire amid riots

Police in Baltimore are trying to stop looting and violence as rioters fill the streets and burn businesses following the funeral of a black man who died after he was injured in police custody. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).