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KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The World Health Organization says a quick assessment of areas worst hit by Nepal's earthquake has found some hospitals damaged or destroyed but most are coping well with no extra staff or beds needed. The WHO says facilities are in need of essential medicine, equipment and materials. WHO says it's focused on preventing the possible spread of diarrheal diseases among at least 2.8 million displaced people.

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister is praising the country's armed forces for defeating militants in the North Waziristan tribal area, once considered the main base for the Pakistani Taliban. In his televised speech during a rare Friday visit, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is now encouraging people to return to their homes. More than 80,000 people were displaced when the army launched an operation in North Waziristan on June 15 to eliminate local and foreign militants.

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore officials expect there to be big protests today and this weekend over the death of Freddie Gray, who had sustained a severe spine injury while in police custody. Officials say the overnight curfew in the city will continue for now. Meanwhile, authorities are refusing to provide more details about the Gray investigation. They have said that Gray was obviously injured when he was arrested April 12 and put in a police van. They say the van made four stops before arriving at the police station. By that time, Gray was unresponsive.

BERLIN (AP) — Left-wing groups and trade unions are staging rallies across Europe today to mark International Workers Day. Police in Berlin says the traditional May 1 anti-capitalist protest has been calmer than previous years. Several thousand people took part. Fireworks and stones were thrown at police, injuring one officer. Fifteen people were detained. And in Turkey, authorities are determined to keep May Day protesters out of Istanbul's Taksim Square. They've stationed police with water cannons in and around the iconic spot.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Thousands of South Koreans are marching in Seoul for a third weekend to protest government labor policies and the handling of a ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people a year ago. Demonstrators occupied several downtown streets today and some clashed with police officers, who created tight perimeters with their buses to block the marchers. There are no immediate reports of injuries.

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