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UK and Iran agree framework Iran nuclear deal possible by month-end

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British Prime Minister David Cameron and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani agreed in a phone call on Thursday that it was possible to conclude a framework Iran nuclear deal by the end of this month, Cameron's spokeswoman said. "There was a clear sign from both of them...(more) 




9/11 safety measures helped co-pilot crash plane: experts

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The post-9/11 upgrades to cockpit security might have aided a suicidal pilot in crashing his plane into the French Alps.  



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Iraq special forces advance on Tikrit, U.S. coalition joins fight

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Coalition jets launched their first air strikes against Islamic State targets in Tikrit on Wednesday, coming off the sidelines to aid Iraqi forces against the Sunni Islamist militants. Underlying the complex web of loyalties behind the conflict, a senior U.S. general said Washington had demanded the...(more) 




Cops probe mystery of Mass. home rigged with bomb

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An electrician reportedly found the sinister set-up while checking over the Milton property that had been recently been put up for sale.  



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Gulf equities slide as Saudi launches airstrikes on Yemen

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Stock markets across the Gulf Arab region and other parts of the Middle East closed slightly lower on Thursday, an expected tumble after Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes overnight on neighboring Yemen. 



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Egypt says air force, Navy join in Yemen intervention

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Cairo (AFP) - Egypt's air force and Navy are participating in a Saudi-led intervention against Shiite Huthi rebels in Yemen, the presidency said in a statement on Thursday. 



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U.S. will work to ensure Bab-el-Mandeb strait remains open: U.S. general

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The U.S. military will work with Gulf and European partners to ensure the strategic Bab el-Mandeb Strait at the tip of the Red Sea remains open to commerce despite fighting and instability in Yemen, the head of U.S. forces in the region said on Thursday. "We...(more) 



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More teenage recruits as Yemen conflict intensifies, U.N. says

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By By Tom Esslemont LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - All warring sides in Yemen are increasingly using teenage boys to swell their ranks as fighting intensifies, the U.N. children's agency (UNICEF) said on Thursday. Fighting began to spread across Yemen last September, when Houthi rebels seized...(more) 



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Iran-backed militias not involved in Tikrit clearing: U.S. general

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Iran-backed Shi'ite militias are no longer involved in operations to clear Islamic State fighters from the Iraqi city of Tikrit, a top U.S. general told Congress on Thursday, a day after the U.S.-led coalition started air strikes in support of Iraqi forces on the ground. "They...(more) 



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Glance at plane crashes blamed on deliberate pilot action

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It's rare for pilots to intentionally crash commercial airliners but Tuesday's Germanwings jet crash in the French Alps is not the first where suspicion falls on a pilot. 



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Britain says to train Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State

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Britain will send around 75 military personnel to join a U.S.-led program to train Syrian opposition forces to fight the hardline Islamic State group, Defense Minister Michael Fallon said on Thursday. The program will train and equip thousands of screened members of the opposition over the...(more) 



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Lufthansa to review pilot training: CEO

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BERLIN (Reuters) - Lufthansa will work with authorities and pilot groups to review its training and vetting procedures after one of its Germanwings pilots was suspected of having deliberately crashed a jet into the French Alps. "We have every confidence in this training process that has...(more) 



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