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US, Iran resume nuclear talks after Netanyahu speech
MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) -- Undeterred by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's scathing speech against an Iran nuclear deal, U.S. and Iranian negotiators resumed work Wednesday on an agreement meant to crimp Iran's atomic program in exchange for sanctions relief....

N. Korea shifts more responsibility to factories, farmers
TOKYO (AP) -- North Korea is trying to invigorate its hidebound economy by offering more control and possibly more personal rewards to key sectors of its workforce in the country's biggest domestic policy experiment since leader Kim Jong Un assumed power....

Coal mine blast in eastern Ukraine kills 1, traps dozens
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- An explosion ripped through a coal mine before dawn Wednesday in war-torn eastern Ukraine, killing at least one miner and trapping more than 30 others underground, rebel and government officials said. One injured miner reported seeing five bodies....

A murderer and rapist's views reflect those of many in India
NEW DELHI (AP) -- When a condemned killer said the woman he and others brutally gang-raped on a New Delhi bus was responsible for what had happened to her, his comments were shocking in their callousness and lack of remorse. But the underlying view has wide acceptance in India....

British citizen fighting with Kurds killed in Syria
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- A British citizen fighting alongside Kurdish forces against the Islamic State group has been killed in Syria, a Kurdish commander said Wednesday....

Egyptians race to expand Suez Canal, hoping for trade surge
ISMAILIA, Egypt (AP) -- Bulldozers push earth and dredgers spit mud round the clock at Egypt's Suez Canal in a race to quickly expand the strategic waterway for two-way traffic, a project trumpeted by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to revive both the country's damaged economy and visions of nationalist glory....

Netanyahu says he gave 'practical alternative' to Iran deal
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday his speech to the U.S. Congress offered a "practical alternative" to a possible Iranian nuclear deal and that lawmakers now "understand better" why the deal is bad....

UK scientists work out weight of Sophie the Stegosaurus
LONDON (AP) -- Scientists at a British museum have worked out the weight of Sophie, one of the world's most complete Stegosaurus skeletons....

5 cars getting attention at the Geneva auto show
GENEVA (AP) -- Volkswagen's functional Passat family car may have taken top honors as car of the year at the annual Geneva motor show, but there is no doubt what visitors come to see at this glitzy gathering: high-end supercars....

Honey, we shrank the SUV _ and Europe loves it
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- In Europe, SUV now stands for: Shrinking Utility Vehicle....

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Abbas says Israel stripped his government of all authority