Iran, world powers push for nuclear deal as clock ticks toward deadline

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - With a deadline hours away, Iran and six world powers ramped up the pace on Tuesday in negotiations over a preliminary deal on Tehran's nuclear program, while officials cautioned that any agreement would likely be fragile and incomplete.

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The Story Behind ‘Woman in Gold’: Nazi Art Thieves and One Painting’s Return

Gustav Klimt’s painting “Adele Bloch-Bauer I” was returned to Maria Altmann and her family.

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US plans military operations inside USA in response to statement from Chechnya Parliament speaker

Next summer, starting from July 15, US forces may launch military exercises in the states of Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Utah, Nevada and California

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Charter Communications to buy Bright House in $10.4 billion deal

(Reuters) - Charter Communications Inc said it would buy Bright House Networks in a $10.4 billion deal as it seeks to expand its cable network after losing out to Comcast Corp in a fight for Time Warner Cable Inc last year.

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Heavy clashes on Saudi-Yemen border; Hadi government pleads for troops

ADEN (Reuters) - Saudi troops clashed with Yemeni Houthi fighters on Tuesday in the heaviest exchange of cross-border fire since the start of a Saudi-led air offensive last week, while Yemen's foreign minister called for a rapid Arab intervention on the ground.

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Turkey hit by massive power cut, public transport shutdown

( - A massive power cut caused chaos and shut down public transport Tuesday across Turkey, with the government refusing to rule out that the electricity system had been the victim of an attack.

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Nation to join AIIB only if treated equally: Mao

( - Premier Mao Chi-kuo (毛治國) said yesterday that should Taiwan apply to join the Beijing-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in the future, it should be striving to receive equal treatment and to be respected as a country.

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Gap launches the ‘dad short’ – where do you sit in the family jean pool?

Gap has launched a pair of low rise and wide legged shorts – exactly what dad wears on holiday. From boyfriend jeans to nephew jeans, which family member do you sport?

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U.S. consumer confidence soars; house prices rising

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. consumer confidence rebounded strongly in March amid optimism over the labor market, a hopeful sign that a recent sharp slowdown in economic activity will be temporary.

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Leeds’ Neil Redfearn says club’s young talent is ‘tip of the iceberg’

Coach speaks with passion about ‘massive assets’: young players breaking into Leeds United first team and further talent emerging in academy
• Leeds novices befuddle Millwall to inspire hope after chaos

One year on from Massimo Cellino’s Leeds United takeover and for the first time in a while, there is an opportunity to draw breath at Elland Road. It may not last long but for Neil Redfearn and his young side it is certainly well deserved – chaos exchanged for calm at a club that has provided more than a fair share of drama in recent times.

Such are the circumstances that Redfearn has been able to spend some of the international break tuning Leeds’ pre-season plans. They cannot possibly be any more slapdash than last year’s when, under the former Forest Green Rovers manager Dave Hockaday, the players made their own packed lunches in northern Italy and won one game 16-0 against opponents more accustomed to waiting on tables.

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