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at 09:17 on April 27, 2015, EDT.

The Netherlands turns all orange for the King's Day of Willem-Alexander

DORDRECHT, Netherlands - The Netherlands is bedecked in orange and the famed national football team isn't even playing. Monarch Willem-Alexander is turning 48 and the whole country is celebrating King's Day.

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at 09:08 on April 27, 2015, EDT.

Quake-aid need acute in Nepal capital, more so in villages near epicenter; toll tops 3,700

KATHMANDU, Nepal - Shelter, fuel, food, medicine, power, news, workers — Nepal's earthquake-hit capital was short on everything Monday as its people searched for lost loved ones, sorted through rubble for their belongings and struggled to provide for their families' needs. In much of the countryside, it was worse, though how much worse was only beginning to become apparent.

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at 08:49 on April 27, 2015, EDT.

Airport congestion sends back some flights; China bans climbing on Everest's northern routes

6:15 p.m. (1230 GMT)

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at 08:40 on April 27, 2015, EDT.

Head of Iran's Revolutionary Guard accuses Saudi of 'treachery,' compares it to Israel

TEHRAN, Iran - The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guard on Monday accused Saudi Arabia of treachery against the Islamic world and compared the kingdom to Israel, the official IRNA news agency reported.

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at 08:26 on April 27, 2015, EDT.

Pushing their offensive, Syrian insurgents capture military base in Idlib province

BEIRUT - Islamic insurgents overran a military base at a former factory in northwestern Syria on Monday, carting off tanks and other weapons in the latest blow to President Bashar Assad's forces in the region, activists said.

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at 08:23 on April 27, 2015, EDT.

French, Australian leaders vow to step up anti-terror co-operation amid IS threat

PARIS - French President Francois Hollande says France and Australia will reinforce their co-operation in the fight against the Islamic State group and other terrorist threats.

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