Worst climate change consequences can be averted, says international panel; avian flu  outbreak in Japan leads to chicken cull; Pakistani Taliban factions agree ot one-month cease fire; Guinea-Bissau heads to the polls; and more 

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Worst Climate Change Scenarios Can Be Averted, Panel Says

Unrest intensifies in Venezuela; North Korea getting around UN sanctions by using embassies in Cuba and Singapore to facillitate illegal weapons trade; Thailand cops flak in continuing search for missing airliner; Pakistan suffers heavy losses in conflict with Taliban; Tibetans arrested to prevent anti-China demonstrations; new claims as to responsibility for Lockerbie bombing; ousted Ukrainian president insists he is still commander in chief; and more 

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New Fatal Clashes in Venezuelan Unrest

Iran nuclear talks begin; China rejects UN criticism of its policy of sending North Korean defectors back home; antigovernment protests in Bangkok kill four; Pakistan suspends Taliban talks; US diplomats expelled from Venezuela; and more 

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Iran Nuclear Talks Begin in Vienna

Obama delays Syria strike; North and South Korea to restart operations at Kaesong industrial zone; Japan sends fighter jets to islands at heart of dispute with China; Pakistan to release Taliban leader; NSA "surveillance machine" too big to understand, according to documents; and more

Top of the Agenda: Obama Delays Syria Strike

Obama mounts campaign to win support for military strike on Syria; Tony Abbott pledges to redice taxes and boost Australian economy; Muslim rebels alleged to have attacked villages in Philippines; drone and Taliban attacks hit Afghan civilians; US spied on Brazilian oil firm; and more

Top of the Agenda: Obama, Assad Take their Cases to the Press