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Iran, powers set to miss nuclear talks deadline, seek extension

VIENNA - Iran, the United States and other world powers are all but certain to miss Monday's deadline for negotiations to resolve a 12-year stand-off over Tehran's atomic ambitions, forcing them to seek an extension, sources say. | Video

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Iranian-British woman jailed over sport protest released on bail

LONDON - Ghoncheh Ghavami, an Iranian-British woman jailed in Tehran earlier this month for taking part in a protest against a ban on women attending some men's sporting events, has been released on bail, Britain's Foreign Office said on Sunday.

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Transitional government appointed in Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU - Burkina Faso authorities issued a decree on Sunday announcing a new interim government, with President Michel Kafando and prime minister Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Zida also taking on the key ministries of foreign affairs and defence.

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Polish opposition says local poll result 'dishonest'

WARSAW - Poland's largest opposition party said on Sunday the result of last week's local elections, which gave the ruling Civic Platform (PO) party the highest number of provincial assembly seats, was "dishonest."

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Fighters from Syrian al Qaeda wing close in on Shi'ite village

BEIRUT - Members of al Qaeda's Nusra Front and other Sunni Islamists seized an area south of a Shi'ite Muslim village in north Syria on Sunday after clashes with pro-government fighters, opposition activists said.

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Police in Tobago investigate murder of German couple on beach

PORT OF SPAIN - Police are investigating the murder of an elderly German couple found hacked to death on a beach near their home in the southern Caribbean island of Tobago on Saturday.

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UPDATE 1-Telecom firms call for change to BT's business broadband 'monopoly"

LONDON, Nov 23 - Britain's biggest telecoms service providers have filed a complaint to media regulator Ofcom demanding greater competition in the business broadband market, where they say BT has an effective monopoly.