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  • Iran, powers close in on two-three page nuclear deal; success uncertain: officials

    Friday, 9:01 PM

    US Secretary of State John Kerry and other officials wait for a meeting at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in LausanneBy Louis Charbonneau and Parisa Hafezi LAUSANNE, Switzerland/ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran and major powers are close to agreement on a 2- or 3-page accord with specific numbers that would form the basis of a long-term settlement aimed at ending a 12-year standoff over Tehran's nuclear ambitions, officials said on Friday. Western and Iranian officials familiar with the negotiations between Iran, the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China cautioned that they still had not agreed on the framework of a deal and key details were still being hotly negotiated.


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  • Yemen Houthi rebels advance despite Saudi-led air strikes

    Friday, 5:47 PM

    An army tank moves on a street in AdenBy Mohammed Mukhashef ADEN (Reuters) - Yemen's Houthi rebels made broad gains in the country's south and east on Friday despite a second day of Saudi-led air strikes meant to check the Iranian-backed militia's efforts to overthrow President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. Shi'ite Muslim Houthi fighters and allied army units gained their first foothold on Yemen's Arabian Sea coast by seizing the port of Shaqra 100km (60 miles) east of Aden, residents told Reuters. Explosions and crackles of small gunfire rang out across Aden late on Friday as Houthis made a push on the southern port city's airport, a witness said. The advances threaten Hadi's last refuge in Yemen and potentially undermine the air campaign to support him.


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  • Torn-up sick notes show crash pilot should have been grounded

    Friday, 10:56 AM

    Andreas Lubitz runs the Airportrace half marathon in HamburgBy Tom Käckenhoff DUESSELDORF, Germany (Reuters) - German authorities said on Friday they had found torn-up sick notes showing that the pilot who crashed a plane into the French Alps was suffering from an illness that should have grounded him on the day of the tragedy. French prosecutors believe Andreas Lubitz, 27, locked himself alone in the cockpit of the Germanwings Airbus A320 on Tuesday and deliberately steered it into a mountain, killing all 150 people on board. "Documents with medical contents were confiscated that point towards an existing illness and corresponding treatment by doctors," said the prosecutors' office in Duesseldorf, where the co-pilot lived and where the doomed flight from Barcelona was heading. Germanwings said Lubitz had not submitted any sick note that would have grounded him on Tuesday, March 24, the day of the crash.


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  • Popular Nevada governor looms over fight for Reid seat

    Saturday, 1:27 AM

    FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2015 file photo, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., accompanied by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Reid is announcing he will not seek re-election to another term. The 75-year-old Reid says in a statement issued by his office Friday that he wants to make sure Democrats regain control of the Senate next year and that it would be "inappropriate" for him to soak up campaign resources when he could be focusing on putting the Democrats back in power. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's decision to retire next year leaves no clear successor in his home state of Nevada, where a popular Republican governor appears reluctant to change jobs and the pending loss of Reid's clout in Washington is causing anxiety over who might replace him.


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  • Figure skating - Tuktamysheva takes worlds gold with ease

    Saturday, 1:04 AM

    Figure skating - Tuktamysheva takes worlds gold with ease- Russian teenager Elizaveta Tuktamysheva took gold at the World Figure Skating Championships in Shanghai Saturday, finishing well ahead of her rivals after the women's free skate. The 18-year-old European Champion scored 132.74 in the final segment to finish with 210.36 overall, some distance in front of second placed Satoko Miyahara (193.60) of Japan and Russia's Elena Radionova (191.47) in third.


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  • Rugby Union - RugbyU: Error-afflicted Chiefs still too good for Cheetahs

    Saturday, 12:56 AM

    Rugby Union - RugbyU: Error-afflicted Chiefs still too good for Cheetahs- A much-improved scrum in the second half steered an ill-disciplined Waikato Chiefs to a 37-27 win over the Central Cheetahs in Hamilton on Saturday.


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  • Pressel joins Lee atop LPGA leaderboard

    Friday, 10:42 PM

    Morgan Pressel tees off during Round Two of the LPGA KIA Classic at the Aviara Golf Club on March 27, 2015 in Carlsbad, CaliforniaMorgan Pressel fired a record-equalling eight-under par 64 to join Lee Mi-Rim atop the leaderboard after two rounds of the LPGA Kia Classic. America's Pressel had eight birdies with no bogeys in a round that matched the course record at Aviara Golf Club. Her 10-under par total of 134 tied her for the halfway lead with South Korea's overnight leader Lee, who signed for a second-round 69 that included six birdies and three bogeys. They were one stroke in front of Americans Alison Lee, who climbed up the leaderboard with a 66, and Cristie Kerr, who carded a 68.


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  • Hawks clinch top seed in East with win over Heat

    Friday, 10:16 PM

    DeMarre Carroll of the Atlanta Hawks drives against Henry Walker of the Miami Heat at Philips Arena on March 27, 2015 in Atlanta, GeorgiaDeMarre Carroll scored 24 points, Paul Millsap had 21 and the Atlanta Hawks clinched the top seed in the NBA's Eastern Conference with a 99-86 win over Miami on Friday. Al Horford added 15 points and Dennis Schroder had 12 points and 11 assists for Atlanta, who have bounced back from a three-game losing streak with two straight victories. The Hawks had already secured the Southeast Division title.


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  • Rockets nab playoff berth with win over Timberwolves

    Friday, 10:15 PM

    James Harden (R) and Dwight Howard of the Houston Rockets walk off the court during their game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Toyota Center on March 27, 2015 in Houston, TexasThe Houston Rockets secured their third straight NBA post-season berth with a 120-110 victory over Minnesota. Houston drained a season-high 20 three-point shots, led by James Harden's six and Jason Terry's five. "The guy has been there all season long," Timberwolves veteran Chase Budinger said of Harden.


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  • Laser-activated nanoparticles are coming to clear your acne

    Friday, 8:38 PM

    Researchers at UC Santa Barbara have developed a high-tech solution to the bane of adolescence: acne. Acne occurs when the skin's pores become clogged. Conventional remedies generally involve stripping ...... read more

  • President Xi says China should not focus on growth rate only

    Friday, 8:35 PM

    Jinping speaks during a media conference in the Great Hall of the People in BeijingChinese President Xi Jinping said on Saturday that the country should not focus on its economic growth rate only, reiterating China's push for a more sustainable, higher-quality expansion. Chinese leaders have announced an economic growth target of around 7 percent for this year, below the 7.5 percent goal in 2014 and the slowest rate in a quarter-century. Analysts anticipate further interest rate cuts in China this year.


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  • Chevron exits Caltex Australia stake for $3.7 billion

    Friday, 7:58 PM

    A Caltex sign is seen at a petrol station in MelbourneBy Morag MacKinnon PERTH (Reuters) - U.S. energy giant Chevron sold its entire stake in refiner Caltex Australia Ltd for A$4.7 billion ($3.7 billion) in Asia’s biggest block deal this year, as falling oil prices and high costs hurt margins. Offshore institutional investor demand for the 50 percent stake in Australia’s biggest refiner was strong, with bidding driving the final price to A$35 a share, a spokeswoman for Goldman Sachs, the sole underwriter for the deal, confirmed on Saturday. The $3.7 billion deal is Asia's largest block transaction this year, eclipsing the government of India’s $3.6 billion sale of its stake in Coal India Ltd in January. Australia has seen a rush of block trades in the past month as investors look to capitalise on strong valuations following a share market that is rising on hopes of more interest rate cuts.


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