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French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said France hopes to reach an agreement on Iran's nuclear program but that agreement has to be robust. Laurent Fabius, French Foreign Minister: "So far as the civilian use of nuclear is concerned, Iran has all the rights, one hundred percent.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said workers may have "inappropriately" tapped into a gas line before a devastating explosion that destroyed buildings, injured 22 people and left at least two people unaccounted for. But a final determination of the cause of Thursday's blast could take as long as a week as workers comb through debris to reach the basement where the blast originated, he told a City Hall news conference.

Upholding Media Freedom through laws and practice was a key topic of IPI World Congress 2015, on Friday in Yangon. 

Themed "On the path to a free Media", the congress attracted about 200 local and international journalists. A wide range of topics were tackled but media freedom in Myanmar was one of the hottest subjects, with local journalists saying that although change has been seen, media freedom is not yet fully practiced here. 

Indonesian President Joko Widodo met Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing on Friday during a visit aimed at increasing Chinese investment in a variety of infrastructure projects in the island nation. The two leaders shook hands in the Great Hall of the People before sitting down for talks. Before the meeting, Widodo, accompanied by Indonesian delegates, laid flowers outside the Monument to the Peoples' Heroes on Tian'anmen square.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Lausanne, Switzerland where a new round of talks between major powers and Iran on Tehran's nuclear program are resuming this week. The senior State Department official said Washington would not rush to complete an agreement just because there was a deadline. The official said any framework agreement must address key aspects of a future nuclear deal with Tehran that Iran and the six world powers aim to conclude by June 30.

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Updated on: 1:10PM, March 26 2015
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