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

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Iran and six world powers ramped up the pace at Tuesday's negotiations over a preliminary deal on the Iranian nuclear program, as their self-imposed deadline approached and both sides warned it was crucial to overcome differences that could wreck an agreement.

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

PARIS/ZURICH - Italian online fashion retailer Yoox has agreed to acquire Richemont's Net-a-Porter (NAP) in an all-share deal that will create an industry leader in the fast-growing online luxury goods market.

Tech, Deals, Italy 3:31am 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.

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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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Colorado cinema gunman's mother prays for son to be spared death penalty

DENVER - The mother of Colorado cinema gunman James Holmes says in a new book that she prays prosecutors "stop this quest for death" and allow her son to plead guilty and avoid possible execution, a California newspaper reported on Monday.

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Suspect in massive Los Angeles arson fire seen in video: L.A. Times

- A suspect who sparked a massive arson fire last year that gutted a multi-story apartment complex under construction in Los Angeles was captured on surveillance tape reviewed by authorities, the Los Angeles Times reported on Monday.

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U.S. pledges $507 million for victims of Syria crisis

KUWAIT - The United States pledged $507 million towards addressing the humanitarian crisis in Syria, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power told an international summit in Kuwait on Tuesday.