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Kerry and Zarif meet for second day

Kerry and ZarifUS Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif have met for a second day of talks in Vienna, as they try to make progress on reaching a nuclear arms control deal before a June 20 deadline.

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#France marks World War One on Bastille Day

Soldiers carrying the flags of 69 countries have walked down the Champs-Elysees in Paris as France's Bastille Day military parade commemorates the start of the French Revolution, and this year, the centenary of World War One.

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Costa Concordia wreck floats for first time

A salvage operation has successfully raised the wreck of the ill-fated Costa Concordia is set to begin more than two years after it sank off the Italian island of Giglio.

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Cypriots file war crimes case against #Turkey

A group of Cypriots has filed a war crimes complaint against Turkey at the International Criminal Court over what they say is its policy of settling Cyprus' breakaway north with mainland Turks.

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#Ukraine forces break rebel airport blockade

airport blockadeUkraine forces have ended a rebel blockade of a strategic airport in the east, killing at least 30 rebels, as the country traded charges and threats with Russia, over violations of their joint border during a weekend of fierce military combat.

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Newcomer Miro Cerar leads #Slovenia poll

An exit poll indicates that a newly formed party has won the most votes in Slovenia's second early election in three years.

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S Africa's Tutu backs assisted dying

South Africa's Anglican Archbishop emeritus Desmond Tutu says he supports assisted dying for the terminally ill.

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Pope promises 'solution' to priestly celibacy

Pope FrancisPope Francis has promised "solutions" to the issue of priestly celibacy in an interview that raises the possibility the Roman Catholic Church could eventually lift the interdiction on married priests.

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#Russia warning after deadly #Ukraine shelling

Ukraine's militaryRussia has promised to respond with "irreversible consequences" to a "dangerous escalation" of violence near its border, after a Russian man was killed and two women injured by shells fired across the Ukraine border.

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Merkel urges US 'not to spy on partners'

Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, says new allegations of US spying show Berlin and Washington are completely at odds over how they view the role of intelligence, and she hopes German action will persuade the US not to spy on partners.

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