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What's happening around the world on Wednesday:

-- TOP STORIES --

+ New round of talks on Iran's nuclear programme

+ Dozens of Rohingya missing in Myanmar as cyclone looms

+ Cannes film festival opens

+ US attorney general before Congress on AP phone records

VIENNA/ISTANBUL: Iran and the UN atomic agency hold their 10th round of talks since late 2011 over Tehran's alleged efforts to develop nuclear weapons, from 0800 GMT, while in Istanbul EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton meets Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili. Picture. Video (IRAN-NUCLEAR-POLITICS)

YANGON: Myanmar ministers are due to hold a press conference on cyclone preparations after a boat carrying Rohingya Muslims fleeing the storm sank, leaving dozens missing amid fears that violent weather will lash makeshift camps for the displaced in Rakhine state. From 0430. (MYANMAR-BANGLADESH-WEATHER-CYCLONE)

CANNES, France: The 66th Cannes Film Festival opens at 1715 GMT with an opening ceremony hosted by French actress Audrey Tautou followed by the European premiere of Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" and a banquet. Picture. Graphic. Video (ENTERTAINMENT-FILM-FESTIVAL-CANNES)

- Press conference with "The Great Gatsby" team, including Leonardo DiCaprio, at 1100 GMT

- Press conference with the festival jury, including Nicole Kidman, Daniel Auteuil, Christoph Waltz and Steven Spielberg, at 1230 GMT

WASHINGTON: US Attorney General Eric Holder testifies before a House oversight panel amid an outcry over revelations that his Department of Justice secretly procured the telephone records of dozens of journalists. 1700 GMT. Picture (US-MEDIA-INDUSTRY-JUSTICE-AP)

----- OTHER AGENDA ITEMS -----

DAMASCUS: Fighting rages across Syria as the regime calls for more details about a US-Russian proposal for a conference aimed at ending the conflict now said to have claimed more than 94,000 lives. Picture. Video (SYRIA-CONFLICT)

BRUSSELS: The EU and France, led by French President Francois Hollande, co-host an international donors conference to drum up aid and support for Mali as it seeks to move on from a war against hardline Islamists and end a two-year old political crisis. From 0700 GMT. Picture. Video (EU-FRANCE-MALI-UNREST-AID)

KIGALI: Rescuers search for around 100 people feared trapped in the wreckage of a four-storey building, a day after it collapsed in northeastern Rwanda. (RWANDA-BUILDING-COLLAPSE)

GREENWICH, Connecticut: Britain's Prince Harry wraps up a trip to the United States with a polo match in Connecticut to benefit his charity Sentebale. Picture. Video (US-BRITAIN-ROYALS-HARRY-PEOPLE)

GENEVA: Christie's to auction off "one of the world's most perfect diamonds" -- a colourless, pear-shaped gem weighing 101.73 carats. Starts at 1700 GMT. Picture. Video (LIFESTYLE-SWITZERLAND-AUCTION-JEWELLERY)

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