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Israel's Netanyahu to address Congress on Iran, faces partial boycott


WASHINGTON - Almost a quarter of Democratic U.S. lawmakers are expected to boycott Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday as he escalates his campaign against President Barack Obama's Iran diplomacy in a speech to Congress that has put unprecedented stress on the two leaders' already strained ties.

Politics, Israel, World 11:29am EST

Iran calls Obama's 10-year nuclear demand 'unacceptable'


MONTREUX, Switzerland - Iran on Tuesday rejected as "unacceptable" U.S. President Barack Obama's demand that it freeze sensitive nuclear activities for at least 10 years, but said it would continue talks aimed at securing a deal, Iran's semi-official Fars news agency reported. | Video

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Russians stand in line to mourn by coffin of slain Nemtsov


MOSCOW - Thousands of Russians, many carrying red carnations, on Tuesday filed past the coffin of Boris Nemtsov, the Kremlin critic whose killing last week, friends say, showed the hazards of speaking out against Russian President Vladimir Putin. | Video

World, Russia 11:05am EST

Iraqi forces try to seal off Islamic State around Tikrit


BAGHDAD - Thousands of Iraqi soldiers and Shi'ite militiamen sought to seal off Islamic State fighters in Tikrit and nearby towns on Tuesday, the second day of Iraq's biggest offensive yet against a stronghold of the radical Sunni Islamist militants. | Video

World, Iraq 11:07am EST

Ukraine says return of Crimea a must for mending ties with Russia


TOKYO - No normalization of ties between Ukraine and Russia is likely unless the region of Crimea, now under Russian control, is returned to Kiev's sovereignty, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said on Tuesday.

World, Russia 11:12am EST

North Korea warns U.S. about pre-emptive strike 'if necessary'


GENEVA - North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong said on Tuesday that his country had the power to deter an "ever-increasing nuclear threat" by the United States with a pre-emptive strike if necessary.

World, North Korea 10:50am EST

Syrian rebels reject U.N. envoy's ceasefire plan

ISTANBUL - Syrian rebels dealt a blow to a U.N. envoy's proposal for a ceasefire in the northern city of Aleppo as his team headed there on Tuesday, saying the plan would only benefit the Syrian government at the expense of the opposition.

World, Syria 11:11am EST

Film on 2012 Delhi gang rape stokes debate on Indian male mindset


NEW DELHI - A new documentary based on the fatal gang rape of a woman in New Delhi in 2012 highlights gender inequality and sex crimes in India, with the seeming lack of remorse among those convicted of the crime shocking even the film's director.

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FBI to help investigate U.S. citizen blogger killing in Bangladesh

DHAKA - The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will help investigate the case of an American blogger hacked to death in Dhaka last week, a senior police official said on Tuesday.

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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.