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Iran nuclear talks to drag on past deadline as U.S. threatens to walk away

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - The United States said on Tuesday that world powers and Iran would keep negotiating over an outline accord on Tehran's nuclear program beyond a midnight deadline, while warning that it was ready to abandon the talks altogether. | Video

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Lufthansa flight school knew of crash pilot's depression

BERLIN - The German pilot who crashed a plane in the French Alps last week, killing 150 people, told officials at a Lufthansa training school in 2009 that he had gone through a period of severe depression, the airline said on Tuesday. | Video

Syria, Iraq a 'finishing school' for foreign fighters: U.N. report

UNITED NATIONS - More than 25,000 foreign fighters from some 100 countries are linked to al Qaeda and Islamic State, with Syria and Iraq comprising a "veritable international finishing school for extremists," United Nations experts reported to the U.N. Security Council.

Chad, Niger troops retake Nigeria border town from Boko Haram

N'DJAMENA - Soldiers from Chad and Niger on Tuesday drove Boko Haram Islamist militants from a border town that was one of the insurgency's last footholds in northeastern Nigeria, Chad's government and army spokesmen said.

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Morocco court jails investigative reporter on adultery charges

RABAT - A Moroccan court has sentenced an investigative reporter to 10 months of prison for "taking part in adultery", his lawyers said, but rights groups said it was another blow to freedom of speech in the North African kingdom.

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Iraqi forces drive Islamic State out of central Tikrit: PM

TIKRIT, Iraq - Iraqi troops aided by Shi'ite paramilitaries have driven Islamic State out of central Tikrit, Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said on Tuesday, but the fight to retake all of Saddam Hussein's home town continued.

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