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Iran nuclear talks extended; Russia says deal within reach

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Six world powers and Iran met again on Wednesday in a bid to reach a preliminary accord on reining in Tehran's nuclear program, after failing to agree crucial details such as the lifting of U.N. sanctions by a midnight deadline. | Video

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South Korea charges attacker of U.S. envoy with attempted murder

SEOUL - Prosecutors have formally charged a South Korean man with attempted murder after the U.S. ambassador in Seoul was slashed in the face in a knife attack last month, leaving him with wounds needing 80 stitches, prosecutors said on Wednesday.

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Two armed people enter Turkish ruling party office in Istanbul: media

ISTANBUL - Two armed people entered an office of Turkey's ruling AK Party in an Istanbul suburb on Wednesday, the Dogan news agency reported, a day after leftist militants took a prosecutor hostage in a courthouse in the city.

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Clashes in Istanbul after police kill courthouse hostage-takers

ISTANBUL - Protesters clashed with Turkish police overnight in two Istanbul neighborhoods after far-left militants who took a prosecutor hostage in a courthouse were killed by security forces in an attempted rescue mission. | Video

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Greek economy minister sees deal with EU/IMF on reforms next week

ATHENS - Greece should reach a deal with its euro zone partners and the International Monetary Fund next week on a package of reforms, which will help to unlock remaining bailout funds, the country's economy minister said on Wednesday.

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Indonesian court to decide on Bali Nine execution appeal on April 6

JAKARTA - An Indonesian court hearing the appeals of two Australian death row convicts will announce a verdict on April 6, one of the judges determining the case said on Wednesday.

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U.S. corporations accuse Indiana and Arkansas of curbing gay rights

- Arkansas lawmakers passed a Religious Freedom Restoration Act on Tuesday that critics said would allow businesses to deny service to gays and lesbians, drawing a swift demand from Wal-Mart Stores Inc for the governor to veto the bill.

Rockslide at Myanmar jade mine kills nine, around 20 missing

YANGON - A rockslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar killed at least nine miners, and rescuers were searching for around 20 others, state media reported on Wednesday, two days after the accident.