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Israeli Cabinet Backs Nationality Bill That Risks Wider Rift With Arab Minority


The draft legislation emphasizes Israel’s Jewish character above its democratic nature, proposing to define Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people, a move opposed by Arab citizens.






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Iran Nuclear Negotiators, Facing Deadline and Differences, Weigh Extending Talks


Western and Iranian officials said on Sunday that with issues still unresolved on an agreement to curb Iran’s nuclear program, they might consider prolonging the talks beyond Monday.






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International Education: Bringing Education to African Girls


The World Innovation Summit for Education in Doha, Qatar, has awarded its 2014 prize to a British educator for helping millions of young girls in sub-Saharan Africa remain in school.






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Europe Takes Stronger Measures, Albeit Symbolic, to Condemn Israeli Policies


After years of growing frustration, European politicians are embracing symbolic steps to support a Palestinian state.






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Suicide bomber kills 45 at volleyball match in Afghanistan

GARDEZ, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest in a crowd of spectators at a volleyball match in Afghanistan on Sunday, killing 45 people, a provincial official said, as foreign troops withdraw from the country after more than a decade of fighting.






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No easy 'plan B' for Iran if nuclear talks with major powers collapse

VIENNA (Reuters) - Iranian officials say they can turn to Beijing and Moscow if talks in Vienna fail to end Western sanctions, but with oil prices falling, China's economy slowing and Russia in its own sanctions-induced slump, Tehran's "plan B" hardly looks ideal.
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Iranian-British woman jailed over sport protest released on bail

LONDON (Reuters) - Ghoncheh Ghavami, an Iranian-British woman jailed in Tehran earlier this month for taking part in a protest against a ban on women attending some men's sporting events, has been released on bail, Britain's Foreign's Office said on Sunday.
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Police in Tobago investigate murder of German couple on beach

PORT OF SPAIN (Reuters) - Police are investigating the murder of an elderly German couple found hacked to death on a beach near their home in the southern Caribbean island of Tobago on Saturday.






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