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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president defended an interim nuclear deal that eases some of the international community's crippling economic sanctions in return for a freeze on part of the Islamic Republic's uranium enrichment activities, saying Saturday that improving the economy is as important as maintaining a peaceful nuclear program.
Nelson Mandela's funeral cortege will travel through the streets of the capital Pretoria on three consecutive days, the South African government said Saturday, encouraging people to line the route. "Every morning, when the remains leave the mortuary to the lying in state, those routes will be made public," said government spokesman Neo Momodu. Mandela's remains will lie in state at the Union Buildings -- the official seat of the South African government -- on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's prime minister said Saturday that while she sees no quick end to her country's deep political impasse, her government is willing to negotiate with opponents to end the crisis.