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IAEA-Iran Talks in Vienna on August 24

Atomic energy agency officials will meet with Iran on Friday in Vienna to discuss remaining "outstanding issues" surrounding Tehran's contested nuclear drive, the agency announced Tuesday.

The meeting on August 24, will allow "further discussions on a structured approach to resolve outstanding issues relating to Iran's nuclear program," the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in a statement.

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Obama's Campaign War Chest Pales before Romney's

President Barack Obama's campaign has $60 million less than that of Republican rival Mitt Romney, official figures showed Tuesday, following heavy spending on advertising and a fundraising lag.

In a monthly report for July filed with the Federal Election Commission, Obama claimed reserves of $124 million divided between the president's campaign and his Democratic Party.

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U.S. Drones Kill Three Militants in NW Pakistan

A U.S. drone strike on Tuesday killed at least three militants in a restive Pakistani tribal region near the Afghan border, security officials said.

Two U.S. drones fired four missiles on a vehicle in Shnakhura village, 10 kilometers from Miranshah, the main town in Pakistan's North Waziristan region, considered a bastion of Taliban and al-Qaida-linked militants.

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Police Chief Fired over Afghan Insider Attack on NATO

An Afghan district police chief has been fired after one of his men killed a NATO soldier, marking the start of a crackdown on the increasing number of insider attacks, officials said Tuesday.

The move came after President Barack Obama and top U.S. military officers expressed growing concern over the so-called green-on-blue attacks in which uniformed Afghans turn their weapons against their NATO allies.

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Russia Blames Feared Islamist for Suicide Strike

A regional leader in Russia's restless North Caucasus on Tuesday accused a feared Islamist who has claimed some of Moscow's deadliest bombings of organizing a suicide strike that killed seven police.

"It is clear that the organizer of this terrorist attack is Doku Umarov," the state RIA Novosti news agency quoted Ingush President Yunus-Bek Yevkurov as saying.

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Two Jordanian Peacekeepers Missing in Sudan's Darfur

Two peacekeepers from the African Union-U.N. mission in Darfur (UNAMID) have been missing since Monday, UNAMID said on Tuesday, the latest incident in a region witnessing an upsurge of unrest.

A brief statement from UNAMID said only that "two of its peacekeepers have gone missing" from Kebkabiya town, about 140 kilometers (87 miles) west of the North Darfur state capital El Fasher.

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Israel's Dublin Embassy Evacuated over 'False Alarm'

Irish police said the evacuation of the Israeli embassy in Dublin on Tuesday following the discovery of a suspect device was a "false alarm".

"The security operation has ceased -- it's definitely a false alarm," a spokesman told Agence France Presse.

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France Decries Blasphemy Charge against Pakistani Girl

France on Tuesday added its voice to mounting international concern over the arrest on blasphemy charges of a young Christian girl in Pakistan.

The girl, Rimsha, is reported to have Down's syndrome. She faces the death penalty for allegedly burning pages with verses from the Koran.

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Death Toll Rises from Car Bombing in Turkey

At least nine people, including four children, have died from a car bomb in a southeastern Turkish city of Gaziantap, Turkey's deputy prime minister said Tuesday, raising the earlier toll.

"The toll from this terrorist attack is now nine dead, including four children," said Besir Atalay.

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Ethiopian Deputy PM to Succeed Meles Zenawi

Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn will take over interim power following the death of leader Meles Zenawi, the government spokesman told reporters Tuesday.

"According to the Ethiopian constitution the deputy prime minister will have to go to parliament and take the oath, and the government is organizing the parliament to be summoned as soon as possible," Bereket Simon said.

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