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Secretary of State John Kerry gestures during a news conference after he delivered remarks to the United Nations Human Rights Council on Monday, March 2, 2015, in Geneva. Kerry discussed ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran, and tensions with Russia over Ukraine. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

John Kerry working on Iran nuclear deal as Benjamin Netanyahu criticizes it

- Associated Press

As senior U.S. and Iranian officials worked in Switzerland Tuesday to reach a nuclear deal, Israel’s leader warned against reaching an accommodation with Tehran, declaring to the U.S. Congress that Tehran aims for Mideast dominance and won’t let any such pact thwart its plan.

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Cattle farmer Ralph Kaehler, left, and his son, Cliff, testify about a bill that would set aside money to promote agricultural trade with Cuba at the Minnesota Capitol on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 in St. Paul, Minn. The Kaehlers were part of a 2002 state trade mission to Cuba and said improving U.S. relations with the island nation could lead to new trade opportunities. (AP Photo/Brian Bakst)

Bill would boost marketing of agriculture exports to Cuba

- Associated Press

Seeking to fan agriculture exports to Cuba, a Minnesota House panel took initial steps Tuesday to spend state money on promoting the shipment of goods to the island nation amid improving relations with the United States.

Britain's Prince William, left, chats with Chinese officials as he tours the Forbidden City in Beijing Monday, March 2, 2015. William presented China's president with a large envelope Monday containing an invitation from the queen to visit Britain this year, as he began the first official visit to mainland China by a senior British royal in a generation. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, Pool)

Prince William to meet elephants on final day of China tour

- Associated Press

Britain's Prince William highlighted his interest in wildlife conservation Wednesday by making the final stop on his China tour an area in the country's southwest that is home to wild Asian elephants.

In this image made from video, smoke rises from an explosion as Iraqi forces, Shiite militiamen and Sunni tribal fighters battle Islamic State militants for control of Tikrit, Iraq, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Backed by Shiite militias and Sunni tribal fighters as well as Iranian advisers, the government forces made little progress on the second day of a large-scale military operation to recapture Tikrit, which fell to the Islamic State group last summer, two local officials said. (AP Photo via AP video)

Mines, bombs slow Iraqi advance on Islamic State-held Tikrit

- Associated Press

Iraqi troops and Shiite militias battled the Islamic State group Tuesday on the outskirts of militant-held Tikrit, unable to advance further on Saddam Hussein's hometown as roadside mines and suicide attacks slowed their progress.

People follow the coffin of Boris Nemtsov during a farewell ceremony at the Sakharov center in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

Boris Nemtsov case: Russian mourners view body of slain opposition leader

- Associated Press

One by one, thousands of mourners and dignitaries filed past the white-lined coffin of slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov on Tuesday, many offering flowers as they paid their last respects to one of the most prominent figures of Russia's beleaguered opposition.

China plays down US concerns over anti-terror legislation

- Associated Press

China played down U.S. concerns that proposed anti-terror legislation would give the Chinese government sweeping power to police electronic communications and marginalize foreign companies fighting for a share of China's $465 billion technology market, saying Tuesday that the law is purely designed to address domestic security issues.

The Villarica volcano erupts near Pucon, Chile, early Tuesday, March 3, 2015. The Villarica volcano erupted Tuesday around 3 a.m. local time (0600 GMT), according to the National Emergency Office, which issued a red alert and ordered evacuations. (AP Photo/ Aton Chile)

Villarrica volcano erupts in southern Chile; thousands flee

- Associated Press

One of South America's most active volcanoes erupted early Tuesday in southern Chile, spewing heavy smoke into the air as lava surged down its slopes, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands of people.

Federal agents enter an upscale apartment complex, Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Irvine, Calif. Shortly after sunrise, federal agents swarmed the complex in the Orange County where authorities say a birth tourism business charged pregnant women $50,000 for lodging, food and transportation. The key draw for travelers is that the United States offers birthright citizenship. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Agents target industry helping Chinese women have US babies

- Associated Press

Federal agents searched three dozen homes Tuesday in California during a crackdown on so-called maternity tourism operators who arrange for pregnant Chinese women to give birth in the U.S., where their babies automatically become American citizens.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu turns and shake hands with House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio hand after addressing a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. In a speech that stirred political intrigue in two countries, Netanyahu told Congress that negotiations underway between Iran and the U.S. would "all but guarantee" that Tehran will get nuclear weapons, a step that the world must avoid at all costs. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah applauds at right.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

FACT CHECK: Did Netanyahu go too far in US speech?

- Associated Press

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu overstated Iran's domination of the Middle East and understated the timespan of the nuclear deal taking shape with Tehran, while neglecting the role of Congress in lifting Iranian sanctions, in his speech to U.S. lawmakers Tuesday.