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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program entered a critical phase on Monday with differences still remaining less than two days before a deadline for the outline of an agreement.
Another blogger was hacked to death in Bangladesh's capital on Monday, with police arresting two suspects after the latest attack targeting independent writers. Three men attacked Washiqur Rahman, 27, near his home in the morning, just weeks after an American atheist blogger was murdered with machetes in Dhaka, a crime that triggered international outrage. "Blogger Washiqur Rahman was brutally hacked to death this morning... just 500 yards (460 metres) from his home at Dhaka's Begunbari area," said deputy police commissioner Wahidul Islam. "They hacked him in his head and neck with big knives and once he fell on the ground they then hacked his body." A fellow writer said Rahman was an atheist blogger who wrote against religious fundamentalism on Facebook using a pen name, although this could not be confirmed by police.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was found guilty Monday of unlawfully accepting money from a U.S. supporter in a retrial on corruption charges, the latest chapter in the downfall of a man who only years earlier hoped to lead the country to a historic peace agreement with the Palestinians.