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Nepal earthquake death toll rises above 4,000 with entire villages destroyed
The search for survivors continues in Nepal as the death toll rises above 4,000. Aerial pictures have shown entire villages near the epicenter completely destroyed.

+++ State of emergency in Baltimore - live updates +++
Violent riots and protests unfold in the city of Baltimore, triggered by the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody. Gray's funeral was held Monday in the city. Read the latest here.

Tsipras ready for reforms, to replace Varoufakis in bailout talks
Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras may be ready to compromise with the EU and introduce reforms. Finance Minister Varoufakis could be removed from the chief negotiator's position, news organizations in Athens report.

Memorial service held in Barcelona for Germanwings victims
A memorial service has been held in Barcelona for the victims of the Germanwings plane that crashed in the Alps last month, killing all 150 on board. Many of the passengers who died were Spanish nationals.

Afghan troops attacked by Taliban insurgents around northern city of Kunduz
In the latest of a growing number of attacks since the departure of foreign combat troops, Taliban fighters are threatening the northern city of Kunduz. The president delayed a visit to India to consult security chiefs.

UN blames Israel for dozens of Gaza school deaths
A UN inquiry has found that dozens of Palestinians were killed while seeking refuge at UN facilities during last year's Gaza conflict. The majority of the more than 2,200 people killed in the fighting were Palestinians.

Same-sex marriage in US: Equality through the courts?
It’s a milestone in the US movement for LGBT rights: This Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear the arguments on same-sex marriage. DW spoke to some of the lawyers who have made this the fight of their lives.

Gunman carries out 'terrorist' attack on Bosnian police station
In northern Bosnia, a gunman stormed a police station, killing one officer before dying in the crossfire. Authorities have now launched an investigation into what they are calling a "terrorist" attack.

Fresh violence erupts in Burundi over president seeking additional term
Protesters angry over Burundian President Nkurunziza's decision to seek a third term have clashed with police in Bujumbura. Several people have been killed since the violence started Sunday, activists claim.

The dangerous reality of corruption in the arms sector
In a new report, anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International revealed that two-thirds of international defense companies are not doing enough to counteract under-the-table arms deals.

Merkel says sanctions on Russia should be tied to fulfilling Minsk peace agreement
In Poland for talks with government leaders, Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that sanctions on Russia should be tied to fulfilling this year's Minsk agreement. Ukraine is just one of the bilateral meeting topics.

Tugce Albayrak's friend testifies on deadly attack
Tugce Albayrak's friend has testified on how events on a fateful November night led to her death. The young woman died after being struck by a young man at a fast-food restaurant in the German city of Offenbach.

Prosecution demands jail term for transplant scandal surgeon
The prosecution in the trial of a German surgeon has called for him to be given a jail sentence for faking medical data to give his patients priority in receiving donated organs. The scandal led to a drop in donations.

'Religious fundamentalists killed my husband'
Although the Bangladeshi authorities have yet to establish the motive behind the murder of blogger Avijit Roy, his wife claims religious fundamentalists killed her husband because of his writings.

Future of UK's health system could decide election
The latest polls show that the UK's National Health System (NHS) is the most important issue for half of British voters - ahead of the economy, immigration and the benefits system. Mike Power reports from London.


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