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IAEA chief heads to Iran as nuclear talks reach last stretch

VIENNA - The global nuclear watchdog said on Wednesday its boss would fly to Tehran to discuss one of the biggest sticking points that need to be resolved so that Iran and world powers can reach a breakthrough final nuclear deal by a new deadline of next week.

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Six killed in clashes in Burundi capital ahead of poll results

BUJUMBURA - At least six people, including one policeman, were killed in Burundi's capital on Wednesday, witnesses and a police spokesman said, in the latest violent clash between police and residents since Monday's parliamentary election.

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Germany appoints senior judge to inspect list of NSA targets

- Germany on Wednesday named a former senior judge as special investigator to inspect a list of targets that German intelligence tracked on behalf of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), causing a political uproar.

Germany, 2:54pm EDT

Libyan PM hopes for agreement with rivals on Thursday

VALLETTA - The internationally recognized prime minister of Libya said he hoped to reach a power-sharing peace agreement on Thursday with his rivals during U.N.-backed talks that seek to end a conflict that threatens to break up the country.

Libya 2:46pm EDT

Houthi shells kill 18 in Yemen, dengue fever spreading

ADEN - Shells fired by Yemen's dominant Houthi group killed 18 people near the southern port city of Aden early on Wednesday, local officials and witnesses said, while the United Nations warned that a dengue fever outbreak in Aden was rapidly spreading.

United Nations, Yemen 4:40pm EDT

Mexico supreme court judge urges states to legalize gay marriage

MEXICO CITY - Now that Mexico's top court has given the green light to gay marriage, a host of states should bring their laws into line, a Supreme Court justice said.

Mexico 4:24pm EDT

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