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IAEA chief Amano heads to Iran as nuclear talks extended

VIENNA - International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Yukiya Amano will be in Tehran on Thursday to discuss monitoring sensitive nuclear sites with senior officials as major powers and Iran seek a breakthrough in forging a lasting nuclear agreement.

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Israel says arrests dozens of Hamas militants in West Bank

JERUSALEM - Israeli forces have arrested dozens of Hamas members suspected of planning attacks and trying to build up the Palestinian militant group in the occupied West Bank, Israel's Shin Bet security service said on Wednesday.

Israel, 7:51am EDT

Before Obama trip, U.S. gay ruling inspires hope and revulsion in Africa

HARARE - U.S. President Barack Obama hailed last week's Supreme Court decision to allow same-sex marriage as a "thunderbolt" but few share his view of gay rights in socially and religiously conservative Africa, which he visits this month.

Singapore PM takes to the stand for hours in blogger defamation case

SINGAPORE - Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong took the stand for nearly seven hours on Wednesday, answering questions from a blogger he has successfully sued for defamation as the Supreme Court tried to decide how much he should be paid in damages.

6:36am EDT

Among meadows and cherry trees, the new migrant gateway to Europe

SERBIAN-HUNGARIAN BORDER - Covered in mosquito bites from nights spent out in the open, two girls from Syria, one six and one eight, lay on blankets in a grove of cherry and apricot trees in northern Serbia waiting for the next leg of their long journey to begin.

Syria 8:01am EDT

Toyota's top female executive steps down after arrest in Japan

TOKYO - Toyota Motor Corp said on Wednesday that Julie Hamp, its first female managing officer, had resigned following her arrest last month on suspicion of illegally importing the painkiller oxycodone into Japan.

5:09am EDT

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