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Iran claims nuclear negotiations progress

Iran's chief negotiator has said talks in Geneva with world powers through the night on implementing a nuclear deal had made "good progress".<p>Negotiations continued throughout the night until early on Tuesday morning in the Swiss city "and the two sides have made good progress on different issues", …

Climate Change Worse Than We Thought, Likely To Be 'Catastrophic Rather Than Simply Dangerous'

Climate change may be far worse than scientists thought, causing global temperatures to rise by at least 4 degrees Celsius by 2100, or about 7.2 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a new study.<p>The study, published in the journal Nature, takes a fresh look at clouds' effect on the planet, according to …

Evacuation Lifted Following N.D. Oil Train Derailment

One day after a train carrying crude oil derailed and sparked explosions near a small North Dakota town, officials are warning of a cloud of toxic fumes. Many of the 2,400 residents of Casselton, N.D., have followed evacuation orders.<p>A fire sparked by the crash burned through the night and into …

UK gives £12.5m aid for South Sudan refugees

Funds will pay for emergency medical treatment and provision of clean water and tents to people fleeing violence<p>The government has announced a £12.5m aid package for families fleeing the violence in South Sudan.<p>At least 180,000 people have been forced from their homes by the fighting, which was …

Death Toll In Syria Surpasses 130,000, Monitoring Group Says

BEIRUT, Dec 31 (Reuters) - The death toll in Syria's civil war has risen to at least 130,433, more than a third of them civilians on both sides of the conflict, but the real figure is probably much higher, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday.<p>The conflict in Syria began in March …

UK social-service curbs to affect EU migrants

Restrictions on the free movement of workers from Bulgaria and Romania across the European Union will be lifted as of January 1, 2014.<p>The British government has responded by introducing new measures restricting the rights of EU migrants to unemployment benefits.<p>But Bulgarians and Romanians already …

Mars One Picks 1,058 Potential Astronauts for One-Way Mission

Getting into Harvard might be a cakewalk compared to getting a spot on Mars One's 2024 manned mission to the red planet. The nonprofit organization …

Space Science

All Uighur Detainees Have Been Released From Guantanamo

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The last three of 22 Uighurs detained in Guantanamo Bay since 2001 have been freed and sent to …

Bangladesh court orders arrest of apparel factory owner, five others

A Dhaka court on Tuesday ordered the arrest of six people, including the owner of Tazreen Fashions Ltd., after a fire in the apparel factory left 112 people dead last year, officials said.<p>"A senior judicial magistrate, Wasim Sheikh, today (Tuesday) accepted the charges against 13 accused and issued …

Deadline to remove Syrian chemical weapons missed

A deadline to remove the first of Syria's chemical weapons stockpile has been missed after two Scandanavian ships returned to port without picking up the deadly cargo<p>Efforts to strip Bashar Assad's regime of its chemical weapons arsenal remained on hold on Tuesday after the leading international …

Middle East