Senators Want US Nuclear Negotiators to Take Hard Line with Iran

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_77d44e248b.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- In spite of some thawing in the relations between Washington and Tehran, Senate lawmakers say that the U.S. needs to play hardball as talks resume Tuesday over Iran's rogue nuclear program. Representatives from the so-called P5+1 countries -- U.S., Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany -- are meeting with their Iranian counterparts in Geneva in hopes of convincing Tehran to come clean at last about its nuclear ambitions.

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NSA Collected Contact Lists Globally

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_2d38d9c503.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- The National Security Agency has been compiling hundreds of millions of contact lists from e-mail and instant messaging accounts all over the world, including those of Americans, the Washington Post reports. The collection program has not been previously disclosed and intercepts address books and "buddy lists" transmitted when a user logs on, sends a message, or syncs their data, says the Post.

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Police Release Image of Man Wanted for Questioning in Madeleine McCann Case

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_d7213e7fb0.jpgMetrpolitan Police via Getty Images (LONDON) -- U.K. police have released images of a man they want to question in connection with the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, who went missing from her parents' hotel room in Portugal in 2007, when she was just 3 years old. According to London's Metropolitan Police, investigators have been able to "place more significance" on events the night the girl vanished and want the public's help in identifying the man.

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Red Cross Workers Abducted by Armed Gunmen in Syria

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_692b65f0a7.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (DAMASCUS, Syria) -- Six staff members of the International Committee of the Red Cross were abducted on Sunday morning by unidentified armed men near Sareqeb in northwestern Syria. According to an ICRC statement, the team, which also included a volunteer from the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, travelled to the Idlib governorate earlier this week to deliver medical supplies.

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UK Police Follow New Leads in Madeleine McCann Case

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_25aff59a10.jpgDan Kitwood/Getty Images (LONDON) --  U.K. police believe they may have uncovered new leads that could help in the search for Madeleine McCann, the little girl who went missing from her parent's hotel room in Portugal in 2007, when she was 3 years old. According to London's Metropolitan Police, investigators have been able to "place more significance" on events of the night girl vanished.

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