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Iran, powers close in on two-three page nuclear deal; success uncertain: officials

LAUSANNE, Switzerland/ANKARA - Iran and major powers are close to agreement on a 2- or 3-page accord with specific numbers that would form the basis of a long-term settlement aimed at ending a 12-year standoff over Tehran's nuclear ambitions, officials said on Friday.

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China's Xi preaches peace in key note address

BOAO, China - Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Saturday that turmoil at home or abroad were not in the country's interests as its bitter past has shown, pledging that Beijing will never stray from its proclaimed path of peaceful development.

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Libya forces said to leave bases near oil ports; hopes they may reopen

BENGHAZI, Libya - Forces loyal to a rival Libyan government controlling the capital Tripoli have withdrawn from frontline bases near the country's biggest oil ports, a spokesman said on Friday, raising hopes the ports might soon be reopened.

Libya 27 Mar 2015

Two Saudi pilots eject over Red Sea, rescued with U.S. help: state news

CAIRO - Two Saudi pilots ejected over the Red Sea on Friday after their fighter plane suffered a technical problem and were rescued with U.S. assistance, state media said.

27 Mar 2015

Delayed results show opposition conservatives win El Salvador vote

SAN SALVADOR - El Salvador's main conservative opposition party narrowly won the most seats in legislative elections earlier this month, electoral authorities said on Friday, a result which could force the ruling leftist government to seek a middle ground with the newly elected lawmakers.

27 Mar 2015

Turkey says U.S.-led campaign to train Syria rebels delayed by Washington

ISTANBUL - A campaign to train Syrian opposition forces to fight hardline Islamic State militants, which was due to start this month, has been delayed by Washington, Turkey's foreign minister said on Friday.

Turkey, Syria 27 Mar 2015

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