VIENNA - The global nuclear watchdog said on Wednesday its boss would fly to Tehran to discuss some of the last big issues 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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OSLO - Mass killer Anders Behring Breivik launched legal action on Wednesday accusing the Norwegian state of violating his human rights by keeping him in strict isolation in prison four years after he massacred 77 people.
BRASILIA/SAO PAULO - The popularity of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's government fell to a new low, driven by a deteriorating economy, higher interest rates and a widening corruption scandal tarnishing her political party, a nationwide poll showed on Wednesday.
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 a dengue fever outbreak in Aden was rapidly gaining pace.
ANKARA - Turkey's parliament voted along party lines on Wednesday to elect as its speaker Ismet Yilmaz, Defence Minister from the ruling AK Party, reducing prospects of a grand coalition between the assembly's two biggest parties.
KUWAIT - Kuwait has arrested two police officers in a security crackdown on Islamist militants launched after last week's deadly bombing of a mosque claimed by Islamic State, newspapers reported on Wednesday.