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Duty Editor: Richard Carter

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-- TOP STORIES --

+ Desperate scramble to help typhoon victims

+ Thailand, Cambodia brace for ICJ ruling

+ UN atomic chief launches talks with Iran

+ New drive to cap greenhouse gas emissions

+ Miley Cyrus lights up joint at MTV awards

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TACLOBAN, Philippines

US military planes join a frantic effort to rescue famished survivors of a monster typhoon that may have killed 10,000 people in the Philippines, as local security forces struggle to contain looting.

800 words 1030 GMT by Jason Gutierrez. Picture. Video. Graphic

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PREAH VIHEAR, Cambodia

Thai schools close and nervous Cambodian residents dig bunkers or evacuate homes with the UN set to rule on which country owns land surrounding an ancient temple, an issue which has sparked deadly clashes.

650 words 1000 GMT by Tang Chhin Sothy Picture. Graphic.

Iran-nuclear-politics,WRAP

TEHRAN

UN atomic chief Yukiya Amano holds talks with top officials in Tehran as world powers press efforts to clinch a long-sought deal to curb Iran's nuclear activities following failed negotiations in Geneva.

650 words 1030 GMT by Mohammad Davari. Picture

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WARSAW

Nations launch a new round of talks to pave the way for a 2015 deal to cut climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions.

500 words 0930 GMT by Mary Sibierski. Picture. Video

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AMSTERDAM

US pop sensationalist Miley Cyrus takes her publicity-seeking further still by smoking a cannabis joint as she receives an award for Best Video at the MTV European Music Awards in Amsterdam.

600 words moved by Charles Onians. Picture.

-- ASIA --

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TACLOBAN, Philippines

Emily Sagalis cried tears of joy after giving birth to a "miracle" girl in a typhoon-ravaged Philippine city, then named the baby after her mother who went missing in the storm.

500 words moved by Jason Gutierrez. Picture. Video

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MANILA

Philippine authorities were sure they had done enough to prevent mass casualties from Super Typhoon Hainan, but with 10,000 people now feared dead, experts say parts of the country may be helpless against increasingly powerful storms.

700 words 0930 GMT by Mynardo Macaraig. Picture

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THE HAGUE

The UN's top court hands down its verdict in a dispute between Thailand and Cambodia over a flashpoint temple that threatens to reignite nationalist tensions.

500 words 1000 GMT by Nicolas Delaunay. Video.

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COLOMBO

Sri Lanka hosts a Commonwealth summit this week in what was intended as a showcase for its post-war revival, but is now turning into a PR disaster after the leaders of India and Canada decide to boycott over human rights concerns.

750 words moved by Amal Jayasignhe. Picture

-- EUROPE --

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MOSCOW

Three astronauts return to Earth after a 166-day mission, bringing the Olympic torch back from the International Space Station after a historic space walk.

650 words moved by Maria Antonova. Picture.

-- AFRICA --

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KAMPALA

The Democratic Republic of Congo and defeated M23 rebels are set to sign a peace deal in what diplomats hope will be a key step in efforts to end decades of war in the Great Lakes region.

700 words moved by Emmanuel Leroux-Nega

Also moved: DRCongo-unrest-rebels-Uganda-UN,INTERVIEW

-- MIDDLE EAST --

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ABU DHABI

US Secretary of State John Kerry blames Iran for the failure during marathon negotiations with world powers in Geneva to clinch an agreement to curb Tehran's nuclear programme, while seeking to reassure Israel over the talks.

600 words 0930 GMT by Jo Biddle. Picture

Also moved: Iran-nuclear-politics-talks-diplomacy-France,2ndlead

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WASHINGTON

The United States remains ready to risk the wrath of key allies Israel and Saudi Arabia by securing a swift nuclear deal with Iran despite the failure of talks in Geneva, US-based analysts say.

700 words moved by Nicolas Revise

Also moved: Iran-politics-talks-Israel-US,4thlead

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DEKWANEH, Lebanon

In a bustling neighbourhood outside Lebanon's capital Beirut, a group of Syrian refugee women are learning to translate knowledge of their regional dishes into a marketable skill.

700 words 0930 GMT by Rana Moussaoui. Picture. Video

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BAGHDAD

As the latest jihadist-Kurdish military showdown eases in northeast Syria, Baghdad is keeping a close watch on a battle which threatens even greater instability in Iraq.

700 words moved by Prashant Rao

-- AMERICAS --

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NEW YORK

Multi-platinum selling diva Lady Gaga electrifies several thousand handpicked groupies with a live performance at the Brooklyn docks, kicking off the global release of her third album.

650 words moved by Jennie Matthew. Picture. Video.

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WASHINGTON

A decade-long research effort to uncover the environmental causes of breast cancer by studying both lab animals and a group of healthy US girls has turned up some surprises, scientists say.

900 words moved by Kerry Sheridan

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