**World Powers, Iran Agree to Future Nuclear Talks **
Two days of talks between world powers and Iran about the country's controversial
nuclear program have resulted in an agreement to continue negotiations, but no major breakthroughs.
The meetings Tuesday and Wednesday in Almaty, Kazakhstan were the first since last June, when negotiations broke apart amid rigid demands by both sides.
They now plan to hold expert-level talks next month in Istanbul, Turkey, followed by another round of meetings between top negotiators in Almaty in early April.
The so-called P5+1 group of nations -- the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany -- offered this week to ease some sanctions against Iran if Tehran agrees to halt some of its nuclear activity.
**Kolkata Fire Kills 18 **
A fire has ripped through an illegal plastics market in Kolkata, India,killing at least 18 people.
Fire officials say the blaze began in the early-morning hours and trapped people who were sleeping inside. The building had only one entrance, making rescue difficult. Efforts were also hampered by thick smoke blanketing the area.
Officials said the fire was under control by mid-morning, although a cause was yet to be determined.