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Despite progress, Iran nuclear talks hit impasse on details

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Major powers and Iran were closer to a preliminary accord on Tehran's nuclear program as marathon talks ran into Wednesday, but were stuck over key details such as lifting U.N. sanctions and Iran's future atomic research. | Video

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Iraq claims victory over Islamic State in Tikrit

TIKRIT, Iraq - The Iraqi government claimed victory over Islamic State insurgents in Tikrit on Wednesday after a month-long battle for the city supported by Shi'ite militiamen and U.S.-led air strikes, saying that only small pockets of resistance remained. | Video

Iraq 1:28pm EDT

Thailand's ruling junta lifts martial law

BANGKOK - Thailand's ruling junta announced in a televised statement on Wednesday that it had lifted martial law, in place across the country since just before a coup 10 months ago.

Thailand 11:43am EDT

Exclusive: Yemen food imports disrupted, conflict pressures supply chain

DUBAI - A week into Saudi-led air-strikes in Yemen, food imports into the Arab world's poorest country are grinding to a halt as the conflict puts fragile supply chains under growing strain and commercial suppliers stay away.

Yemen, United Nations 1:44pm EDT

Turkish police shoot two attackers outside Istanbul HQ: media

ISTANBUL - Turkish police shot two attackers outside Istanbul's police headquarters on Wednesday, killing one of them and leaving two officers injured in an exchange of fire, local media reported.

11:53am EDT

About 90 percent of Brazilians reject Rousseff's austerity drive: poll

BRASILIA - Roughly nine out of 10 Brazilians disapprove of President Dilma Rousseff's austerity drive aimed at winning back investor confidence in the economy, a nationwide poll showed on Wednesday.

Brazil 1:39pm EDT

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