Obama, Netanyahu to Meet with Focus on Iran
U.S. President Barack Obama hosts Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for talks Wednesday that are expected to focus on nuclear talks with Iran.
The meeting at the White House comes days after Mr. Netanyahu told the United Nations General Assembly that Iran is trying to trick the world into lifting sanctions while still allowing it to develop nuclear weapons.
He warned that a nuclear-armed Iran would be more dangerous than the Islamic State group operating in Iraq and Syria.
Iran has long insisted its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes, and said Mr. Netanyahu's speech continued a policy to "sabotage and disrupt" the nuclear negotiations with world powers.
Those talks to reach a comprehensive agreement were due to end in July, but the two sides agreed to extend the process until a new November 24 deadline.
Death Toll from Japan Volcano Rises to 48
The death toll from Saturday's massive volcanic eruption in central Japan has risen to 48, after rescuers found 12 more bodies on Wednesday.
Authorities in Nagano prefecture say the bodies were found near the ash-covered summit of Mount Ontake, which was packed with hikers at the time of the eruption.
Hundreds of police and soldiers aided by helicopters continue searching the mountain. Authorities believe an unknown number of people are still missing.
Hundreds of people were stranded on the peak after it erupted Saturday without warning around noon, local time. Most made their way down Saturday evening.
Many of the survivors suffered cuts, bruises and bone fractures, likely after being hit by rocks flying out of the volcano. Toxic fumes and the threat of further eruptions have complicated search efforts.
Mount Ontake is popular among hikers in the autumn. The volcano, which sits on the border of Nagano and Gifu prefectures west of Tokyo, had its last major eruption in 1979.