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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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British banker's murder trial in Hong Kong adjourned until July

HONG KONG - A court in Hong Kong on Monday adjourned the trial of a 29-year-old British banker charged with killing two women until July because of the length of time needed for prosecutors to prepare their case.

23 Nov 2014

Philippines fines Chinese fishermen $102,000 each for poaching

PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines - A Philippine court on Monday fined nine Chinese fishermen $102,000 each after they were caught with hundreds of sea turtles in a disputed shoal in the South China Sea amid a festering territorial standoff between the two sides.

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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

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