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Iran, powers push for nuclear deal as clock ticks toward deadline

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - With a deadline hours away, Iran and six world powers ramped up the pace on Tuesday in negotiations over a preliminary deal on Tehran's nuclear program, while officials cautioned that any agreement would likely be fragile and incomplete. | Video

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Nigeria's Buhari closes in on historic election victory

ABUJA - Nigerian opposition contender Muhammadu Buhari, an ex-general who first won power three decades ago in a military coup, closed in on a historic election victory on Tuesday, maintaining a hefty lead in the vote count in Africa's most populous nation. | Video

World, Africa 7:34am EDT

Yoox buys Richemont's Net-a-Porter in all-share deal

PARIS/MILAN - Italian online fashion retailer Yoox has bought Net-a-Porter, its upmarket rival, in an all-share deal that creates an industry leader in the booming online luxury market, with combined sales of 1.3 billion euros ($1.4 billion).

Tech, Deals, Italy 6:30am EDT

Japan and U.S. look to extend naval missions after law change

TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push to allow Tokyo to come to the aid of an ally under attack will pave the way for closer cooperation between U.S. and Japanese forces across Asia, a top U.S. commander said on Tuesday.

World, Japan 4:20am EDT

Taiwan, Norway seek to join China-backed AIIB, Japan still cautious

TOKYO/TAIPEI - Japan remains cautious about signing up to the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), indicating that Tokyo will miss the March 31 deadline for application, but both Taiwan and Norway said they would seek to join the institution.

Exclusive: Cablevision to make $1 offer for New York Daily News

- U.S. cable T.V. operator Cablevision Systems Corp is planning to make an offer for the New York Daily News as early as this week, valuing the troubled tabloid at just $1, according to a person familiar with the matter.

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