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US vows 'strongest sanctions in history' on Iran

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionUS vows ‘unprecedented pressure on Iran’ Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said the US is imposing the “strongest sanctions in history” on Iran. In a speech in Washington, America’s top diplomat said Iran would be “battling to keep its economy alive” after the sanctions took effect. […]

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How Venezuela's crisis developed and worsened

Image copyright AFP Image caption Nicolás Maduro has won a second six-year term in office President Nicolás Maduro has been elected to a second six-year term in office amid allegations by the international community and Venezuela’s opposition that the polls were neither free nor fair. His victory comes amid a deep economic crisis which has […]

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German police stop 'truant' families at airport

Image copyright AFP Image caption German police are on the lookout for parents defying school rules Police carrying out checks at an airport in southern Germany discovered several school-aged children travelling ahead of the holidays. Reports concerning 10 families have now been sent to education officials in Bavaria, German media report. It is believed the […]

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Japanese climber dies on eighth Everest attempt

Image copyright AFP Image caption Nobukazu Kuriki is the second climber to die on the mountain this month A Japanese climber who previously lost all but one of his fingers while climbing Mount Everest has died trying to reach the mountain’s summit. Nobukazu Kuriki, 35, was found dead in his tent by Sherpas on Monday […]

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Commonwealth Games: Fifty athletes in Australia 'illegally'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cameroon’s Arcangeline Fouodji Sonkbou is one of dozens of competitors and officials who went missing Around 50 competitors have remained in Australia illegally after going missing during this year’s Commonwealth Games, a government official has said. Nearly 200 others hold bridging visas and are applying for refugee status. Australia […]

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US man squeals to police on persistent pig

Image copyright North Ridgeville Police Department Police are used to getting unusual calls, but one man in the US state of Ohio made a particularly memorable one in the early hours of Saturday morning. Officers assumed the man was either hallucinating or drunk when he said a persistent pig was following him home. “(We) responded […]