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Newsy Now: March 5 (1315 GMT)

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BY NATHAN BYRNE

ANCHOR NATHAN BYRNE

This is Newsy Now and here’s a look at your headlines.

Vladimir Putin declared his own victory in the Russian presidential election. But Putin’s apparent landslide has many crying foul, including election monitors. Here’s the BBC.

“ … voters’ choice was limited, electoral competition lacked fairness and an impartial referee was missing.”

President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet for talks today. Discussion of possible strikes on Iran will be on the agenda. Obama shared his thoughts Sunday. Fox News relays the message.

“The president told a pro-Israel group the U.S. will not hesitate to launch a military attack to stop Iran from firing a nuclear weapon, but he asked for time to allow diplomacy to work.”

At least 27 police personnel are dead after a targeted attack by gunmen in Haditha, Iraq.

Al Jazeera reports police sources are blaming al-Qaeda for the attacks. They say al-Qaeda literature was found in one of the attackers’ vehicles.

A bomb exploded in the Turkish capital city of Ankara, injuring at least one person. Last week, another bomb exploded near the ruling party’s headquarters. euronews says today’s explosion was just 30 feet away from the Turkish prime minister’s building.

“No one has claimed responsibility for either blast, but a group connected to the separatist Kurdistan Workers Party vowed last September to carry out more attacks.”

Stay with Newsy for more news analyses throughout the day. For Newsy Now, I’m Nathan Byrne, highlighting the top headlines making you smarter, faster.
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