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Iran, powers push for nuclear deal as clock ticks toward deadline

- With a deadline hours away, Iran and six world powers ramped up the pace on Tuesday in negotiations over a preliminary deal on Tehran's nuclear program, while officials cautioned that any agreement clinched would likely be fragile and incomplete. | Video

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Japan and U.S. look to extend naval missions after law change

TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push to allow Tokyo to come to the aid of an ally under attack will pave the way for closer cooperation between U.S. and Japanese forces across Asia, a top U.S. commander said on Tuesday.

Japan 4:20am EDT

Thai PM asks king's permission to lift martial law

BANGKOK - Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Tuesday he has asked for King Bhumibol Adulyadej's permission to lift martial law, which has been in place since before a coup 10 months ago, replacing it with a law that maintains the army's wide-ranging powers.

Thailand 4:36am EDT

Peru's prime minister to resign after censure vote

LIMA - Peru's prime minister was ousted by Congress in a vote of no confidence late on Monday following allegations of spying on her opponents, delivering a blow to President Ollanta Humala who will now have to form another new government.

7:16am EDT

Prosecutors want at least 15 years for U.S. couple in Bali suitcase murder

DENPASAR, Indonesia - Prosecutors in the case of a U.S. couple accused of murder on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali on Tuesday called for the pair to be sentenced to at least 15 years in prison.

7:20am EDT

U.S.-led training for Syrian rebels to start in May: Turkish minister

ISTANBUL - A U.S.-led program to train Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants will start in May, Turkey's Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz was quoted as saying by the state-run Anadolu news agency on Tuesday.

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