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World powers, Iran prepare for historic nuclear talks

World powers gathered Monday for fresh talks with Iran on its controversial nuclear programme, seen as a test of a new mood since reputed moderate President Hassan Rouhani took office in August. Analysts see the new negotiations as a being led by a markedly different tone set by Iranian and the US leaders. Oct 14, 2013
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Muslim pilgrims throng Mount Arafat for hajj climax

Pilgrims in their hundreds of thousands thronged Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia from early Monday for the climax of the annual hajj pilgrimage. Officials said they expected around 1.5 million pilgrims to descend on the site. Oct 14, 2013
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US grapples with budget impasse under default cloud

The Senate convened for a rare Sunday session, just days before the US reaches its borrowing limit, to grapple with an impasse that has shut the government for nearly two weeks, sending tremors of concern around the world. Oct 14, 2013
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Two car bombs explode in central Damascus

Two cars laden with explosives and driven by suicide bombers blew up in the centre of the Syrian capital Damascus on Sunday night, state media reported. The blasts went off near the building of the national broadcaster SANA. Oct 14, 2013