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Iran moderates eye more gains in run-off election

Iran moderates eye more gains in run-off election

Iranians have voted in a second round of parliamentary elections, with allies of reformist President Hassan Rouhani seeking to wrest more seats from hardliners.

Chopper crashes off Norway, 13 presumed dead

Chopper crashes off Norway, 13 presumed dead

A helicopter ferrying passengers from a Norwegian oil platform crashed in the North Sea, killing at least 11 of the 13 people on board, rescue officials said.

27 arrested after Paris protest violence

French riot police arrested 27 people during overnight clashes with dozens of youths in central Paris, following a day of protest marches over labour law reforms that turned violent.

Dozens killed as Syria hospital targeted

Dozens killed as Syria hospital targeted

Air strikes destroyed a hospital and killed dozens of people in rebel-held areas of Aleppo, including children and doctors, in an attack that a US official said appeared to be solely the work of the Syrian government.

7.3 quake rattles Vanuatu

7.3 quake rattles Vanuatu A strong 7.3 earthquake struck off the coast of Vanuatu this morning, but there is no tsunami threat to the Pacific, authorities say.

More arrests over San Bernadino shootings

Three people linked to the couple responsible for December's mass shooting in San Bernardino, California have been arrested on conspiracy, marriage fraud and other charges unrelated to the massacre, US prosecutors say.

China 'won't allow' war on peninsula

China 'won't allow' war on peninsula

China will not allow chaos and war to break out on the Korean peninsula, which would be to no one's advantage, Chinese President Xi Jinping has told a group of Asian foreign ministers.

Russian rocket blasts off

Russian rocket blasts off

Russia has launched its inaugural rocket from a new cosmodrome, a day after a technical glitch thwarted the much-publicised event in a sign of continued crisis in the nation's space industry.

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