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Duty Editor: John Weaver Tel: +852 2829 6211

-- TOP STORIES --

+ US delays missile test over North Korea tensions

+ Mandela leaves hospital after pneumonia treatment

+ World powers, Iran 'far apart' in nuclear stalemate

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SEOUL

The US delays an intercontinental ballistic missile test to avoid stoking tensions with North Korea which have soared as Pyongyang warned diplomats to consider evacuating the capital over the crisis on the Korean peninsula.

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JOHANNESBURG

Nelson Mandela leaves hospital after a 10-day stay during which the 94-year-old anti-apartheid icon was treated for pneumonia and he will receive "high care" at home, the South African president's office says.

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ALMATY

Iran and world powers fail to break the deadlock in the crisis over Tehran's nuclear drive, with the EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton saying the positions are still "far apart".

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-- AFRICA --

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KHARTOUM

Demonstrations have taken place across Sudan's troubled Darfur region against an international donors' conference that begins in Qatar on Sunday, a civil society activist and other sources say.

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GAO, Mali

After routing an Islamist insurgency in Mali early this year, France is making sure it also "wins the peace" in the west African state -- and the central market in the eastern city of Gao is acting as a symbol of that strategy.

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-- ASIA --

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KANDAHAR, Afghanistan

Six NATO personnel including a female US diplomat are killed in two separate attacks in Afghanistan, officials say, in the deadliest day for foreign forces this year.

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SHANGHAI

Chinese cities disinfect schools and crack down on trade in birds to curb the spread of a flu strain that has killed six people and sickened 18, as millions return to work and school following an extended holiday.

500 words 0400 GMT by Bill Savadove

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SEOUL

South Koreans are not immune to the international anxiety generated by North Korea's toxic threats of nuclear war, but given that their country is the direct target of many of them, they seem remarkably unshaken.

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GARHI KHUDA BAKHSH

A cancelled rally, a loathed president and a party chairman kept out of the public glare because of Taliban threats -- Gulzar Ali Khawaja has never seen anything like it.

850 words 0300 GMT by Khurram Shahzad. Picture. Video

-- EUROPE --

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ISTANBUL

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Turkey on a wide-ranging tour set to be dominated by many of the top world crises -- Syria, the Middle East peace process and North Korea.

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-- MIDDLE EAST --

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BAGHDAD

A decade after US-led forces took control of Baghdad on April 9, 2003, sealing the ouster of Saddam Hussein's brutal regime, Iraq remains plagued by deadly attacks and never-ending political crises.

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-- AMERICAS --

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WASHINGTON

A startup whose business model is based on tiny antennas receiving over-the-air television for online viewing by subscribers has put the US broadcast industry on the defensive.

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CHICAGO

Big rigs rattling past smokestacks don't make this Chicago roadway look like the greenest street in America. But their tires roll over smog-eating pavement, the streetlights run on solar and wind power, the sidewalks are made of recycled concrete and shrub-filled "bioswales" keep storm water out of sewers.

850 words 0130 GMT by Mira Oberman. Picture. Video

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