US tells Iran to consider nuclear talks extension
VIENNA (AP) — The U.S. told Iran Sunday that it's time to consider extending nuclear talks, in the first formal recognition by Washington that frenzied last-minute diplomacy may not be enough to seal a deal by a rapidly approaching deadline.
Islamic State group recruits, exploits children
BEIRUT (AP) — Teenagers carrying weapons stand at checkpoints and busy intersections in Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul. Patched onto the left arms of their black uniforms are the logos of the Islamic Police.
Suicide bomber kills at least 45 Afghans
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber blew himself up at a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing at least 45 people in the country's deadliest terrorist attack this year, officials said.
Crew blasts off for International Space Station
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — A Russian capsule carrying three astronauts from Russia, the United States and Italy has blasted off for the International Space Station.
Israeli Cabinet moves to define Israel as Jewish
JERUSALEM (AP) — In a move likely to further inflame tensions with Israel's Arab citizens, the Israeli Cabinet on Sunday approved a bill to legally define the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people.
Iraqi premier, US look to aid Islamic State battle
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces battling the Islamic State group focused their offensive Sunday on the city of Ramadi, backed by Sunni tribal fighters that the U.S. plans to arm.
Portuguese ex-premier kept in jail amid fraud case
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Former Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates is spending a third straight night in jail as officials continue to investigate him for suspected corruption, money-laundering and tax fraud.
Tunisia polls give ex-regime figure the edge
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A veteran politician from the previous regime that ran on a platform of restoring the prestige of the state took the lead in Tunisia's first free and fair presidential election Sunday, according to exit polls. But there will still likely be a runoff next month.
Strong quake in west China kills 5; 54 hurt
BEIJING (AP) — A strong earthquake that hit a sparsely populated, mountainous area of western China killed at least five people and injured 54 others, officials said Sunday. The injured included schoolchildren in a stampede.
Damage worse than thought in Japanese earthquake
TOKYO (AP) — The damage from an overnight earthquake in a mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 winter Olympics proved more extensive than initially thought.
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