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

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Iran and six world powers ramped up the pace at Tuesday's negotiations over a preliminary deal on the Iranian nuclear program, as their self-imposed deadline approached and both sides warned it was crucial to overcome differences that could wreck an agreement.

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Vietnam hit by rare strike at major footwear factory

HANOI - Thousands of workers at a major factory in southern Vietnam went on strike for a fifth day on Tuesday in protest over social insurance cover, in rare show of labor unrest in a country positioning itself as a future Asian manufacturing powerhouse.

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Poland says will train 50 Ukrainian military staff this year

WARSAW - Poland will provide training to around 50 Ukrainian army instructors this year, the Polish ministry of defense said on Tuesday, a part of NATO's efforts to boost Ukraine's defense capacity as it faces a pro-Russian rebellion in the east.

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Austria charges 14-year old with terror offences

VIENNA - Austria has charged a 14-year old boy with terror offences after he researched how to build a bomb online and made contact with militants supporting Islamic State fighters in Syria, prosecutors said on Tuesday.

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Myanmar government, rebels sign draft nationwide ceasefire accord

YANGON - Myanmar President Thein Sein attended the ceremonial signing on Tuesday of a draft ceasefire accord between the government and ethnic rebel groups that is aimed at ending more than 65 years of armed conflict in the country.

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Major power outage hits cities and provinces across Turkey

ISTANBUL - A major power outage hit cities and provinces across Turkey on Tuesday, including the capital Ankara and the biggest city Istanbul, where parts of the subway system were shut down, Reuters correspondents and local media said.

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