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Key Issues Unresolved as Iran Nuclear Talks Continue Past Deadline


FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images(LAUSANNE, Switzerland) — Foreign negotiators, working beyond a Tuesday deadline, are optimistic that an agreement can be drafted on a nuclear accord with Iran -- with a focus on narrowing down differences between th

Netanyahu Slams Iran Nuclear Talks, Calls for 'Better Deal'


Uriel Sinai/Getty images(WASHINGTON) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stepped up his opposition to the ongoing nuclear talks between Iran, the United States and its European allies, saying it was "time for the international community to i

Nigeria Elects New President Amid Boko Haram Threat


iStock/Thinkstock(ABUJA, Nigeria) — It's goodbye to Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, who lost his job to former Army general Muhammadu Buhari in a hotly contested national election that could determine the fate of the west African nation.The ch

WHO, Iraq Ministry of Health Deny Report of Ebola in Iraq


Marcio Silva/iStock/Thinkstock(BAGHDAD) -- The World Health Organization and the Iraqi Ministry of Health on Monday denied reports of an Ebola case in Iraq."The World Health Organization and the Ministry of Health of Iraq did not verify the information ap

Iranian Foreign Minister Says Nuclear Talks 'Accomplished Quite a Bit'


BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images(LAUSANNE, Switzerland) -- The foreign minister of Iran said Tuesday night negotiators "accomplished quite a bit" and he hopes that the process of drafting an agreement can begin Wednesday."We've accomplished quite a bit

NASA Shows Off Mars Flying Saucer Technology


Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech(NEW YORK) -- A flying saucer could one day help a manned mission to Mars make a gentle landing on the surface of the Red Planet.NASA showed off its Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Tuesday during a live broadcast from its

Iraqi PM Celebrates 'Liberation' of Tikrit from ISIS Control


State Dept photo(TIKRIT, Iraq) -- Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi announced on his Twitter account Tuesday that Iraqi Security Forces had retaken the city of Tikrit from ISIS forces.In his tweet, Abadi called the city's "liberation" a "historic miles

Reports of NASA, Russia Cooperation to Build New Space Station Are False


NASA(NEW YORK) -- Reports that Russia and NASA would work together to build a new space station are untrue, the space agency said in a statement Tuesday.Over the weekend, reports had surfaced that indicated that Russia and NASA would work together to buil

Here's How Bad Internet Access Is in Cuba


Spencer Platt/Getty ImagesREPORTER'S NOTEBOOK by Serena Marshall(HAVANA) -- The Internet in Cuba is bad -- really, really bad.Imagine you are back in 2001 and set your computer up to download one, single song off Napster while you are at school all day. I

Iran's Influence: Far Beyond Its Borders


iStock/Thinkstock(TEHRAN, Iran) -- Whether it's the Iranian-backed Houthis now in direct conflict with a Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, or taking the lead of the Shia militias fighting the militant group ISIS in Iraq, the complexity of the relationship bet

Germanwings Co-Pilot Told Airline He Had 'Previous Episode of Severe Depression'


Flight Aware / ABC News(COLOGNE, Germany) -- Lufthansa issued a statement Tuesday afternoon confirming that the co-pilot of the crashed Germanwings plane had informed them of his medical history during his training.The airline said they handed those files

Stage Set for Historic Meeting Between Obama and Raul Castro


FEDERICO PARRA/AFP/Getty Images/ Pete Souza / The White House(WASHINGTON) -- The United States and Cuba are set to mark a historic milestone next week with President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro poised to share the stage at the upcoming Summit of

WATCH: Sheepdog Drone Keeps Sheep in Line


Hemera/Thinkstock(CARLOW, Ireland) -- Drones are making headlines in the U.S. for possibly being able to deliver your Amazon products to your door but in Ireland, the 21st century technology is being used to solve an age-old task: sheep herding.A video wi

Massive Blackout Plunges Turkey into Darkness


Ali Atmaca/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(ISTANBUL) — A massive nationwide power-outage has struck Turkey, causing travel chaos in major cities and leaving roughly three-quarters of the country with limited electricity.The blackout -- the worst in Turk

Turkish Airlines Flight Diverted Over Threat


Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images(ISTANBUL) -- A Turkish Airlines flight was diverted on Monday over a false bomb threat.The flight, TK15 from Istanbul to Sao Paulo, was diverted to Casablanca, Morocco, after the threat was made, according to a spokespe

Iran Nuclear Talks: As Deadline Nears, Sticking Points Fester


iStock/Thinkstock(LAUSANNE, Switzerland) -- With just over 24 hours until the deadline for negotiating parties to come to a political understanding about ending Iran’s nuclear weapons program, the most contentious issues within the talks have yet to

Pack of Stray Dogs Stand Guard at Animal Lover's Funeral


Patricia Urrutia(NEW YORK) -- A woman who spent her life caring for stray dogs received an unexpected -- and surprising -- tribute from the animals when she died.At the funeral for Margarita Suárez in Cuernavaca Morelos, Mexico, there was a pack of

Turkey Detains Five Dutch Citizens Trying to Join ISIS


iStock/Thinkstock(ISTANBUL) -- Turkish military officials say they have detained five Dutch citizens who were attempting to cross the border into Syria to join ISIS.Nearly 100 Syrian nationals were also caught trying to enter Turkey in recent days, accord

Germanwings Co-Pilot Previously Had Suicidal Thoughts, Prosecutor Says


ABC News / Flight Aware(DUSSELDORF, Germany) — Prosecutors in Germany said Monday that the co-pilot of the downed Germanwings plane had been treated by a psychotherapist because of previous suicidal tendencies.Dusseldorf prosecutor Christoph Kumpa's

Amanda Knox's Ex Speaks Out After Overturned Conviction


Franco Origlia/Getty Images(ROME) -- Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend said on Monday he will no longer tolerate being called a murderer after Italy's high court ruled to exonerate him and Knox of murder last week.Speaking in Italian, Raffaele Sollecito said at