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IAEA chief heads to Iran as nuclear talks reach last stretch

VIENNA - The global nuclear watchdog said on Wednesday its boss would fly to Tehran to discuss some of the last big issues that need to be resolved so that Iran and world powers can reach a breakthrough final nuclear deal by a new deadline of next week.

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Talk of Syria action may be Erdogan's latest gambit to pressure the West

ANKARA - Alarmed by Syrian Kurds' advances against Islamic State, and irked by Western reluctance to tackle Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, President Tayyip Erdogan has once again raised the prospect of a Turkish military intervention in Syria.

Syria 12:16pm EDT

Mass killer Breivik accuses Norway of violating his human rights

OSLO - Mass killer Anders Behring Breivik launched legal action on Wednesday accusing the Norwegian state of violating his human rights by keeping him in strict isolation in prison four years after he massacred 77 people.

Norway 11:10am EDT

Houthi shells kill 18 in Yemen, dengue fever spreading rapidly

ADEN - Shells fired by Yemen's dominant Houthi group killed 18 people near the southern port city of Aden early on Wednesday, local officials and witnesses said, while the United Nations warned a dengue fever outbreak in Aden was rapidly gaining pace.

United Nations, Yemen 10:38am EDT

Kuwait arrests two police officers in crackdown on militants: media

KUWAIT - Kuwait has arrested two police officers in a security crackdown on Islamist militants launched after last week's deadly bombing of a mosque claimed by Islamic State, newspapers reported on Wednesday.

11:03am EDT

Ivory Coast reinforces border security after Mali attacks

ABIDJAN - Ivory Coast has reinforced security along its northern frontier after recent attacks just across the border in Mali blamed on Islamist insurgents, a government spokesman said on Wednesday.

Ivory Coast, Africa, Mali 12:31pm EDT

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