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Iran and powers set to extend nuclear talks if final push fails

VIENNA - Iran and six world powers looked set to miss Monday's deadline for resolving a 12-year stand-off over Tehran's nuclear ambitions and are already looking at a possible extension of the negotiations. | Video

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Low voter turnout could erode Japan PM Abe's call for fresh mandate

TOKYO - Japanese voters, puzzled as to why Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is calling an election now and unimpressed by opposition alternatives, may shun a Dec. 14 election in record numbers.

Japan 23 Nov 2014

No easy 'plan B' for Iran if nuclear talks with major powers collapse

VIENNA - Iranian officials say they can turn to Beijing and Moscow if talks in Vienna fail to end Western sanctions, but with oil prices falling, China's economy slowing and Russia in its own sanctions-induced slump, Tehran's "plan B" hardly looks ideal.

Multi-national crew reaches space station

- A Russian Soyuz rocket blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazahkstan on Sunday to deliver three new crew members to the International Space Station, including Italy's first female astronaut.

Science, Russia, Italy 23 Nov 2014

Afghan women excluded from peace talks with Taliban: aid agency

KABUL - Afghan women are excluded from efforts to negotiate peace with the Taliban and hard-won rights could be bargained away unless more is done to include them in the process, aid agency Oxfam said in a report on Monday.

Afghanistan 23 Nov 2014

Mexico summons Uruguay ambassador over president's comments on missing students

MEXICO CITY - Mexico said on Sunday it was summoning Uruguay's ambassador after Uruguayan President Jose Mujica said that the disappearance of 43 students in southwest Mexico suggests the country is a failed state.

23 Nov 2014

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