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Iran facing ‘unprecedented’ pressure from international sanctions, Rouhani says

Image copyright EPAImage caption There are regular protests against the US – and President Trump – in Iran Iran is facing “unprecedented” pressure from international sanctions, President Hassan Rouhani has said. Renewed US sanctions had led to worse economic conditions than during the country’s 1980-88 war with neighbouring Iraq, Mr Rouhani said. His comments came […]

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Dancing five-year-old amputee goes viral

Video of a five-year-old Afghan amputee which shows him joyously dancing after being fitted with a new leg has been widely shared online. Ahmad was caught in the crossfire between Taliban and Afghan government forces and lost his leg when he was just eight months old. He has since been fitted with a series of […]

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US attorney general faces contempt vote over Mueller report

Image copyright MANDEL NGAN/GettyImage caption Congressional Democrats will vote on whether Attorney General William Barr will be held in contempt Democrats in the US House of Representatives have decided to launch contempt proceedings against Attorney General William Barr. They took action after he failed to comply with a House Judiciary Committee subpoena to submit an […]

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First time black women win all three biggest US pageants

Image copyright InstagramImage caption From left to right: Kaliegh Garris, Cheslie Kryst and Nia Franklin In a historic first, the 2019 winners of America’s three biggest beauty pageants are all black women. Nia Franklin, 25, became Miss America in September, followed last week by Kaliegh Garris, 18, as Miss Teen USA and Cheslie Kryst, 28, […]

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Russian plane makes emergency landing

Russian plane makes emergency landing at Moscow airport after fire breaks out on board, state media report This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App. You […]