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One of world's strongest storms lashes Philippines, but nation appears to avoid major disaster

One of world's strongest storms lashes Philippines, but nation appears to avoid major disaster One of the strongest storms on record slammed into the central Philippines on Friday, killing at least four people, forcing hundreds of thousands from their homes and knocking out power and communications in several provinces. But the nation appeared to avoid a major disaster because the rapidly moving typhoon blew away before wreaking more damage, officials said.

Kerry: Still differences in Iran nuclear talks

Kerry: Still differences in Iran nuclear talks GENEVA (AP) _ U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned Friday of significant differences between Iran and six world powers trying to fashion a nuclear agreement, as he and three European foreign ministers added their weight to try to narrow the gap. But Russia expressed optimism about a deal.

Israeli PM 'utterly rejects' emerging Iran deal

Israeli PM 'utterly rejects' emerging Iran deal Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Friday that he "utterly rejects" the emerging nuclear deal between western powers and Iran, calling it a "bad deal" and promising that Israel will do everything it needs to do to defend itself.

Kerry warns differences still remain as top diplomats add weight to Iran nuclear talks

Kerry warns differences still remain as top diplomats add weight to Iran nuclear talks GENEVA (AP) _ U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned Friday of significant differences between Iran and six world powers trying to fashion a nuclear agreement, as he and three European foreign ministers added their weight to try to narrow the gap. But Russia expressed optimism about a deal.

Look at opponents of nuclear deal-making with Iran

Look at opponents of nuclear deal-making with Iran Iran wants U.S.-led sanctions rolled back, and Western nations and others seek to limit Iran's ability to enrich uranium to levels that could lead it closer to producing nuclear weapons. But negotiators face resistance from Western allies such as Israel and Gulf states toward any pact that keeps Iran's nuclear program generally intact and dissent within Iran from hard-liners opposing any nuclear concessions or diplomatic outreach to Washington.

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