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For Mandela, the world will come to his doorstep to say goodbye
Christian Science Monitor
Leaders from all around the world and ordinary South Africans will travel to the village where Nelson Mandela will be buried to pay their tributes.

Give first-step Iran deal chance to bear fruit
Robert G. Gard Jr., Norman Seip and Stephen Cheney / Stars and Stripes
US policymakers should give the Iranian deal a chance to succeed in order to avoid  costly military action.

Putin dissolves state news agency, tightens grip on Russia media
Putin dissolves RIA Novosti and establishes  a new agency called Rossiya Segodnya to tighten the government’s grip over the media and promote Moscow’s image abroad.

Egyptian troops kill Sinai militant leader in gunbattle: army
An Islamist militant that made an attempt on the life of the interior minister has been shot dead in the Sinai Peninsula.

A new look at climate change
Mike Honda and Michael Shank / ReutersBlog
Secretary of State John Kerry discusses the role that a woman in Afghanistan, Roya Mahboob, is playing in shaping the country’s future.

Ukraine Raids Party’s Office and Encircles Protesters
New York Times
Amid the protests in Ukraine, police forces were redeployed to push protestors out of areas near government buildings.

Iran foreign minister says nuclear deal dead if U.S. passes new sanctions
Some members of the Senate are committed to issuing a new round of sanctions against Iran. Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif warns if that were to happen, the Iranian nuclear deal would be dead.


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