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U.S. aims to make Iran nuclear deal immune to Russian, Chinese veto

UNITED NATIONS - Washington wants to be certain that any nuclear deal between Iran and major powers includes the possibility of restoring U.N. sanctions if Tehran breaks the agreement without risking Russian and Chinese vetoes, a senior U.S. official said on Tuesday.

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Facebook's Sandberg speaks at husband's memorial

STANFORD, Calif - Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg re-emerged in public on Tuesday after the accidental death of her husband last week, offering a personal tribute to him in a Silicon Valley memorial service and on her Facebook page.

Facebook, Tech 6:21am EDT

Aid agencies may stop Yemen work, Houthis say raids near border kill 43

CAIRO - Warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition struck Yemeni provinces near the Saudi border overnight, killing at least 43 civilians, Houthi sources said, as aid agencies warned that fuel shortages could halt their efforts to tackle Yemen's humanitarian crisis.

World, United Nations, Yemen 6:52am EDT

Britain's closest election in a generation goes down to the wire

LONDON - Campaigning in Britain's most unpredictable election in a generation entered its final day with the two main parties level in most polls and neither on track to command a majority in the parliament of the world's fifth largest economy.

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King's changes make Saudi policy less predictable

RIYADH - Changes in Saudi Arabia's leadership have concentrated power in an inner circle of the Al Saud dynasty, removing constraints on the monarch and making the conservative kingdom's strategic positions less predictable.

World, Saudi Arabia 6:23am EDT

Boston bomber's lawyers aim to paint Tsarnaev as teen gone astray

BOSTON - Attorneys for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will call more witnesses on Wednesday as they seek to spare his life by painting him as a normal teen who went astray when he followed his older, domineering brother in carrying out the attack.

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Netanyahu's efforts to form Israeli government go down to wire

JERUSALEM - Benjamin Netanyahu, locked in down-to-the-wire coalition talks, faces a midnight deadline to form a government or risk being denied a fourth term as Israel's prime minister.