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Differences persist on deadline day for Iran nuke talks
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Diplomats scrambled Tuesday to reach consensus on the outline of an Iran nuclear deal just hours ahead of a self-imposed deadline to produce an agreement....

German co-pilot was once treated for suicidal tendencies
DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) -- How could someone once diagnosed with suicidal tendencies get a job as a commercial pilot, entrusted with the lives of hundreds of people? That's the question being asked after officials confirmed Monday that Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz received lengthy psychotherapy before receiving his pilot's license....

Despondent Gazans return to destroyed homes
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Despondent over the slow pace of post-war reconstruction, displaced Gazans have begun to return to their damaged homes, patching up the structures with cinder blocks and plastic sheets and living in the unstable and unsafe buildings while they wait for promised aid to arrive....

NEWS GUIDE: The gaps as Iran talks hit crunch time
Centrifuges. Sanctions. Nuclear research. Sticking points remain on some of the most basic issues as negotiations between world powers and Iran over Tehran's nuclear program hit crunch time....

Cliffhanger in early returns from Nigeria presidential vote
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- In a cliffhanger of an election, early returns Monday night from half the states showed Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari almost even. The U.S. and Britain warned of "disturbing indications" that the tally could be subject to political interference....

Saudi-led forces strike Yemen rebels, blockade ports
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Saudi-led naval forces imposed a blockade on Yemen's ports as coalition airstrikes on Monday repelled an advance on the southern port city of Aden by Shiite rebels and forces loyal to a former president, in what appeared to be the most intense day of fighting since the air campaign began five days ago....

A look at those involved in Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen
CAIRO (AP) -- A Saudi-led coalition is targeting Shiite rebels and their allies in Yemen in a campaign of airstrikes that began last week. Here's a look at the Sunni Arab countries involved in the fighting so far, as well as others offering material support or backing the operation:...

Muslim family carves chair for Pope Francis' Bosnia visit
ZAVIDOVICI, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- Salem Hajdarovac says he didn't sleep for a week when he heard his workshop had been granted the honor of carving a special chair that Pope Francis will sit on during his visit to Bosnia....

Iran says US drone kills 2 advisers in Iraq; US denies claim
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iran's Revolutionary Guard says a U.S. drone strike killed two of its advisers near the Iraqi city of Tikrit, where a major offensive is underway against the Islamic State group, but the U.S. said Monday its coalition conducted no airstrikes in the area during the time of the incident....

Officials examining why plane landed short of Halifax runway
TORONTO (AP) -- An Air Canada passenger plane landed so significantly short of the runway in Halifax that it hit a power line and knocked out power at the airport, the lead investigator said Monday....

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Differences persist on deadline day for Iran nuke talks

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Despondent Gazans return to destroyed homes


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