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  1. Iran says Obama nuclear remarks 'unacceptable'

    Tehran (AFP) - Iran's foreign minister rejected Tuesday as "unacceptable" remarks by US President Barack Obama who said a minimum 10-year nuclear deal offered the best hope of avoiding an atomic-armed Tehran.

  2. Jailed Ukrainian pilot 'may be transferred to hospital'

    Jailed Ukrainian pilot 'may be transferred to hospital'

    Moscow (AFP) - A Ukrainian airforce pilot who has been on hunger strike in a Russian jail for 81 days will be transferred to a civilian hospital if her health deteriorates, the prison service said Tuesday.

  3. Indian state bans beef, introduces jail time for possession

    Indian state bans beef, introduces jail time for possession

    Mumbai (AFP) - India's western state of Maharashtra has introduced a ban on beef so strict that even possession could land you in jail for five years, media reports and the chief minister said Tuesday.

  4. OSCE to monitor truce violation areas: Kiev

    OSCE to monitor truce violation areas: Kiev

    Kiev (AFP) - The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany have agreed to send observers to flashpoint sites in eastern Ukraine as sporadic deadly attacks continue to rattle a shaky truce, Kiev said Tuesday.

  5. Afghanistan sets up emergency power lines to Kabul after avalanches

    Afghanistan sets up emergency power lines to Kabul after avalanches

    Kabul (AFP) - Afghan officials said Tuesday they were setting up emergency power lines to supply the capital Kabul a week after deadly avalanches caused by heavy snow plunged the city into darkness.

  6. Chile volcano erupts; 3,600 people evacuated

    Chile volcano erupts; 3,600 people evacuated

    Santiago (AFP) - A volcano in southern Chile began erupting early Tuesday forcing the evacuation of some 3,600 people in nearby towns, the government said.

  7. Nuclear rivals Pakistan and India hold first talks in a year

    Nuclear rivals Pakistan and India hold first talks in a year

    Islamabad (AFP) - Pakistan and India held their first high-level talks for nearly a year on Tuesday, with a senior Indian diplomat hailing the meeting in Islamabad as "positive and constructive".

  8. Madonna wants 'a drink' with French far-right leader Le Pen

    Madonna wants 'a drink' with French far-right leader Le Pen

    Paris (AFP) - Madonna wants to "sit down and have a drink" with France's far-right leader Marine Le Pen to hear out the woman she once demonised on stage by showing a picture of her with a swastika on her forehead.

  9. Australians to be moved to Indonesia execution site

    Australians to be moved to Indonesia execution site

    Denpasar (Indonesia) (AFP) - Two Australian drug smugglers on death row in Indonesia will be transferred Wednesday from their jail on Bali to an island off Java where they will be put to death, an official said.

  10. China rate cuts just the start as growth slows: analysts

    China rate cuts just the start as growth slows: analysts

    Beijing (AFP) - Factory employment has been falling for more than a year in the workshop of the world as Chinese growth slows, and analysts expect more intervention by the central bank after its second interest rate cut in just three months.

  11. Honduran army races gangs to reach child trash-pickers

    Honduran army races gangs to reach child trash-pickers

    Tegucigalpa (AFP) - Fourteen-year-old Cristian competes with stray dogs, scavenging birds and hundreds of other trash-pickers for food at a Honduran dump, but when the army offers him a square meal, he warily declines.

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