Diplomats and analysts are discussing prospects for another round of nuclear talks between six world powers and Iran. Tehran seems interested, even sending signals about possible bilateral talks with the U.S. But analysts say the window for progress is small before Iran's election season kicks in next spring. Meanwhile a new push on sanctions is expected, possibly including the sale of Iranian gas — a sensitive subject for neighboring Turkey, which recently acknowledged that it has been essentially bartering Turkish gold for Iranian gas.
On Thursday, Lord Justice Leveson is expected to release his report on regulating the British press, following phone hacking and other abuses by the tabloids. The report, and Prime Minister David Cameron's response to it, will likely be controversial.
A 21-year-old was arrested after she questioned the shutdown of Mumbai for the funeral of a controversial political leader; her friend was arrested for simply "liking" the post. The comment angered the politician's supporters, who some say intimidated police into making the arrests.
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