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Iran nuclear talks may be extended as U.S. sees 'big gaps'

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VIENNA - World powers and Iran struggled on Saturday to overcome crucial differences that are preventing them from ending a 12-year standoff over Tehran's atomic ambitions, raising the prospect of another extension to the high-stake talks. | Video

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U.S. pledges $135 million in additional Syria aid after U.N. warnings

ISTANBUL - The United States pledged an additional $135 million in aid for the victims of the Syrian war on Saturday, much of it to help the United Nations with a funding shortfall it had warned could force it to scale back food distribution.

World, United Nations, Syria 12:47pm EST

Islamic State kills at least 25 Iraqi tribesmen near Ramadi: officials

BAGHDAD - Islamic State militants have killed at least 25 members of a Sunni Muslim tribe in a village on the eastern edge of the provincial capital Ramadi, local officials said on Saturday, in apparent revenge for tribal opposition to the radical Islamists.

World, United Nations 1:08pm EST

U.S. and Turkey discuss transition away from Assad in Syria

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ISTANBUL - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said he and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan he had discussed a transition of power in Syria away from President Bashar al-Assad during a four-hour meeting in Istanbul on Saturday.

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Somali Islamists execute 28 non-Muslims on Kenyan bus

NAIROBI - The Somali Islamist militant group al Shabaab said it had staged an attack in Kenya on Saturday in which gunmen ordered non-Muslims off a bus and shot 28 dead, while sparing Muslim passengers.

World, Africa 3:05pm EST

U.S. plans to arm Iraq's Sunni tribesmen with AK-47s, RPGs, mortars

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WASHINGTON - The United States plans to buy arms for Sunni tribesmen in Iraq including AK-47s, rocket-propelled grenades and mortar rounds to help bolster the battle against Islamic State militants in Anbar province, according to a Pentagon document prepared for Congress.

World, Politics, Iraq 3:03pm EST

Demonstrators clash with French police over protester death

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TOULOUSE France - Protesters clashed with police in southern France on Saturday over the death of a young activist killed by a police grenade, in the latest of a series of demonstrations which have embarrassed the Socialist government.

World, France 3:24pm EST

Irish PM's party popularity hit by water levy protests: poll

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DUBLIN - The popularity of Irish prime minister Enda Kenny's party has slumped since it announced the first non-austerity budget in seven years last month and mass protests against new water charges began, an opinion poll showed on Saturday.

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Poland's ruling party grabs surprise win in regional elections

WARSAW - Poland's ruling Civic Platform (PO) party has secured a surprising win in regional elections held last week, the state election commission said on Saturday, a result likely to further aggravate tension over the already contentious vote.

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Suspected Islamist fighters in Mali kill two children, abduct 10

BAMAKO - Suspected Islamist fighters kidnapped 10 children and killed two others who tried to escape near two towns in Mali on Saturday, capping a week of violence in the West African country's desert north, a senior Malian military official said.

World, Africa, Mali 5:43pm EST
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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.