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

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- With a deadline hours away, Iran and six world powers ramped up the pace on Tuesday in negotiations over a preliminary deal on Tehran's nuclear programme, while officials cautioned that any agreement clinched would likely be fragile and incomplete. | Video

Top News, World 4:13pm IST

Air strike kills at least 40 at Yemen camp for displaced

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ADEN - An air strike killed at least 40 people at a camp for displaced people in north Yemen on Monday, humanitarian workers said, in an attack which apparently targeted nearby Houthi fighters who are battling President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. | Video

World, Yemen, Top News 5:29am IST

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

Top News, World 10:36am IST

Islamic State attacks Syrian village, kills 30 - monitor

BEIRUT - Islamic State fighters killed at least 30 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.

World, Syria 4:07pm IST

Thai PM asks king's permission to lift martial law

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BANGKOK - Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Tuesday he has asked for King Bhumibol Adulyadej's permission to lift martial law, which has been in place since before a coup 10 months ago, replacing it with a law that maintains the army's wide-ranging powers.

Top News, World 2:09pm IST

Thai man jailed for 25 years over royal insult posts on Facebook

BANGKOK - A Thai military court on Tuesday jailed a man for 25 years for posting pictures on his Facebook page deemed insulting to Thailand's monarchy, in one of the toughest such sentences in recent years.

4:06pm IST

Malaysian police arrest media CEO, editors over sedition

KUALA LUMPUR - Police have arrested five people from a Malaysian media group, including a top executive, on suspicion of sedition, their lawyers and authorities said on Tuesday, over a news report concerning punishments meted out under Islamic law.

Top News, World 3:18pm IST

Artillery fire on Aden kills 26 overnight - medical official

ADEN - Artillery fire on the Khor Maksar district of the southern Yemeni city of Aden killed 26 people overnight, a health ministry official said on Tuesday.

World, Yemen 3:41pm IST

Armed prisoner on the run after escaping from D.C.-area hospital

- An armed prisoner was on the run early on Tuesday after escaping from a hospital in northern Virginia where shots were fired, police and CBS News said.

3:36pm IST

U.S., Kuwait pledge over $1 billion towards Syria crisis

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KUWAIT - The United States pledged $507 million and Kuwait promised $500 million towards easing Syria's humanitarian crisis at an international summit in the Kuwaiti capital on Tuesday.

World, Syria 3:26pm IST