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U.S. says ready to work past deadline for Iran nuclear deal if needed

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland - The United States said it was prepared to work past a midnight deadline into Wednesday if progress was being made towards clinching a preliminary nuclear deal between Iran and global powers. | Video

World, Middle East 7:04pm BST

Buhari claims victory in historic Nigerian vote

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ABUJA - Nigeria's opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) declared an election victory on Tuesday for former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari and said Africa's most populous nation was witnessing history with its first democratic transfer of power.

World, Africa 6:40pm BST

Three arrested in connection with Paris killings

PARIS - Three men have been arrested as part of an investigation into the Paris attacks in January in which 17 people were killed, the Paris prosecutors' office said on Tuesday.

5:37pm BST

Greece fails to reach initial deal on reforms with lenders

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ATHENS - Greece failed to reach an initial deal with the European Union and the IMF to unlock aid after the creditors dismissed a package of reforms from Athens as ideas rather than a concrete plan, officials said on Tuesday.

World, Business, IMF 4:52pm BST

Heavy clashes on Saudi-Yemen border; Hadi government pleads for troops

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ADEN - Saudi troops clashed with Yemeni Houthi fighters on Tuesday in the heaviest exchange of cross-border fire since the start of a Saudi-led air offensive last week, while Yemen's foreign minister called for a rapid Arab intervention on the ground. | Video

World, Yemen, Middle East 7:01pm BST

Turkish prosecutor, captors injured in hostage shootout - website

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ISTANBUL - A website with links to a Turkish far-left group which has been holding a prosecutor captive in Istanbul said on its Twitter feed late on Tuesday that the hostage and three of his captors had been injured. | Video

7:03pm BST

France's Hollande to press ahead with reforms despite poll losses

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BERLIN - French President Francois Hollande pledged on Tuesday to press ahead with his reform drive after his ruling Socialist Party suffered heavy losses in weekend local elections.

4:16pm BST

Russia denies seeking to buy political sway with Hungarian nuclear deal

MOSCOW - Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday Russia was not seeking to buy political influence in the European Union member state Hungary through a nuclear deal, defending Moscow's cooperation with Budapest as mutually beneficial.

World, Nuclear Power 6:55pm BST

Islamic State attacks Syrian village, kills 37 - monitor

BEIRUT - Islamic State fighters killed at least 37 people in a Syrian village near the city of Hama overnight, a group monitoring the war said, part of a pattern of attacks by the ultra-radical force in government-held areas of western Syria.

Syria, World, Middle East 4:53pm BST

Crash pilot had been treated for suicidal tendencies

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DUESSELDORF, Germany - The German pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a plane in the French Alps last week was treated for suicidal tendencies years ago before he received his pilot's licence, German prosecutors said on Monday. | Video

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