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Diplomats from permanent members of the UN Security Council and the European Union failed Wednesday at a meeting in China to agree on new incentives to lure Iran back to negotiations on its nuclear program. The Islamic republic repeatedly has rejected such sweeteners, although President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in a speech Wednesday that his government was open to returning to the negotiating table "in a logical and just framework."

Tibetan exiles and their sympathizers were converging on India's capital to hold their own torch-carrying ceremony as a protest against Chinese rule over their homeland. The Olympic torch is due in New Delhi Thursday amid a massive security presence, and analysts said India is "desperate" to prevent the types of disruptions that have marred the relay through other cities because it has forged its closest ties with China in almost half a century. Above, police lead a Tibetan protester off to a New Delhi jail.


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